Chavurah... The Graphic Novel

Chavurah - A Three Part Graphic Novel

Welcome to Chavurah, A Graphic Novel in three parts! Chavurah is an educational model that comes in many shapes and sizes. We are presenting one approach based on how it was developed at the Community Synagogue of Rye (NY). Even there it has changed over the years. The Chavurah model is NOT a recipe or formula to be followed, but a set of principles and values to be adapted to and within your particular community's needs and interests. 


Click on VIEW GRAPHIC NOVEL below to begin... (or if you've already interacted with the stories, scroll down this page for further options).


Our Chavurah Graphic Novel is one in a series of Digital Experiments that we developing and sharing out in 2019. We hope it was/will be an inviting and refreshing way to explore innovative models of Jewish education in action through new media.

Once you've viewed the stories we invite you to:

Chavurah Model of Jewish Education Three Stories


Related Resources

Model Adaptation
Community Synagogue of Rye (CSR), NY. Learners in 5th-7th grade meet weekly with a moreh derech (guide/teacher) in each other’s homes to explore Jewish answers to everyday questions. The model includes Family Limmud monthly.
How can we deepen our students' exposure to the arts in a rich and meaningful way? What is the connection to neuroscience and how might that influence how we incorporate the arts or argue for them in our budgets? How does an Arts-based Jewish educational model differ from episodic Arts-based experiences?

Related networks

Ellen Rank
This continuing network will bring you together with other educators for peer support and critical colleagueship. You will share and get feedback on new ideas you are developing as well as challenges you are confronting. This network is a great opportunity for you to engage in text study, to build new collegial relationships, and to learn about new resources and the work of your fellow educators. Network activities will include: text study; case studies; reflection; protocols for sharing both new innovative learning experiences as well as challenges; and resource sharing. You will identify and work towards a professional goal as well as contribute to the field by designing and/or implementing innovative strategies in your own setting or in the larger community.