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Applebaum, Lauren; Zakai, Sivan – Journal of Jewish Education, 2020
This article examines the practice of pretend Israel trips in Jewish early childhood education. Jewish early childhood educators who work in markedly different preschool settings, and who have differing beliefs about Israel and Israel education, nonetheless converge on a practice of pretend trips to Israel that remains remarkably stable across…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Imagination, Early Childhood Education, Judaism
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Cohen, Jonathan – Journal of Jewish Education, 2020
This article represents a first attempt to analyze and synthesize the theological, hermeneutic, and educational insights of Joseph Sander Lukinsky, who was one of the foremost Jewish educational thinkers and master practitioners of recent times. Particular attention is paid to Lukinsky's theology of revelation, to his educational theory, his…
Descriptors: Judaism, Jews, Religious Education, Hermeneutics
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Smith, Sara – Journal of Jewish Education, 2020
The development of non-Orthodox Jewish day schools in Los Angeles in the 1970s to 1990s can be attributed to a combination of factors, including the city's geography, the deterioration of public education, court-ordered busing that began in the 1970s, and strong rabbinic personalities. Yet, as elementary day schools proliferated throughout the…
Descriptors: Jews, Judaism, Day Schools, Secondary School Students
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Levites, Arielle – Journal of Jewish Education, 2020
What do Jewish day school students believe constitutes good understanding and worthwhile learning in the context of their encounter with rabbinic texts in the classroom? This article shares findings from an interview study of Jewish day school students in grades 9 through 12 regarding their attitudes toward the study of Talmud. I argue that high…
Descriptors: Jews, Judaism, Religious Education, Day Schools
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Pomson, Alex; Gonshor Cohen, Frayda; Mattenson, Pearl; Rotem, Zohar – Journal of Jewish Education, 2020
This paper is a first effort to systematically document programmatic interventions in five of the ten communities participating in The Jewish Teen Education & Engagement Funder Collaborative, a joint philanthropic effort launched in 2013. The paper identifies patterns and trends reflected in the programmatic choices made by each community. It…
Descriptors: Jews, Judaism, Intervention, Adolescents
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Weiner, Cheryl – Journal of Jewish Education, 2020
What does it mean to be a Jewish girl today and how do Jewish adolescent girls navigate their identity? The study that I undertook is exploratory and designed to understand how three girls, who are recent day school graduates, experience the process of identity development as they begin high school. While the sample is small, the study reveals new…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Females, High School Students, Jews
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Brookner, Matthew A. – Journal of Jewish Education, 2020
The values that begin to solidify during adolescence can be steered by experiential education programs designed to inculcate a set of attitudes and behaviors in their participants. One such program, Jewish Youth Philanthropy, socializes adolescents into recognizing the importance of donating both to Jewish causes and within a Jewish framework.…
Descriptors: Adolescent Attitudes, Self Concept, Jews, Judaism
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Schwartz, Katherine – Journal of Jewish Education, 2020
B'nai mitzvah is a significant motivation for engagement in Jewish education. Professionals and families devote resources in aiding young people in becoming b'nai mitzvah. This article examines the adolescent narratives of b'nai mitzvah and the ways in which adults feature in their stories. Their accounts surface a belief that adults support them…
Descriptors: Jews, Judaism, Ceremonies, Religious Education
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Kaunfer, Elie – Journal of Jewish Education, 2019
This article attempts to test the hypothesis that Jewish wisdom can impact the real-life work challenges of non-profit/philanthropy power dynamics. By examining the narratives of King Aggripas and the sages, I explore an analogue to these power dynamics in rabbinic literature. In M "Sotah" 7:8, the rabbis flatter Aggripas by calling him…
Descriptors: Judaism, Jews, Power Structure, Philanthropic Foundations
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Heller Stern, Miriam – Journal of Jewish Education, 2019
Proponents of building a "creative society" through educational innovation are calling for engaging learners in new modes of collaboration, problem solving, and original thinking. How might the enterprise of Jewish education contribute to this evolution in creative thinking and action? This article explores how "the Jewish…
Descriptors: Judaism, Religious Education, Futures (of Society), Creative Thinking
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Ochs, Vanessa L. – Journal of Jewish Education, 2019
When Jewish Sensibilities were formulated (2003) as a framework, it was not for the purpose of teaching Jews how or why to be Jewish. Rather, Jewish Sensibilities were a way for Jews to reflect on the Jewish content already in their lives; they also allowed practitioners in the field of health care to think about the Jewish patients and families…
Descriptors: Jews, Judaism, Guidelines, Teaching Methods
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Horowitz, Bethamie – Journal of Jewish Education, 2019
The analysis examines the genesis of the Lippman-Kanfer Foundation for Living Torah's Prize in Applied Jewish Wisdom (AJW) that was first awarded in 2016. The foundation invented both the phrase AJW and the prize to highlight the qualities of Jewish content being employed by promising educators and activists in the "Jewish innovation…
Descriptors: Judaism, Jews, Innovation, Awards
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Orlow, Avi Katz – Journal of Jewish Education, 2019
This article argues that contemporary resources drawing from 19th-century Mussar wisdom and Positive Psychology in the context of Jewish camp are a great vehicle for communicating our virtues and teaching "21st Century Innovation and Learning Skills." Based on practitioner research, this article draws on over a decade of working with…
Descriptors: Jews, Religious Education, Summer Programs, Resident Camp Programs
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Yares, Laura – Journal of Jewish Education, 2019
Jewish learning in the context of professional development for Jews working in the "disruptive", or engagement sector has emerged as a domain into which millions of dollars are invested annually, with very little hard data on how those investments correlate to educational growth. This article considers the Sensibilities Framework,…
Descriptors: Educational Theories, Religious Education, Jews, Judaism
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Uhrman, Abigail L.; Walton, Ginger; Oaks, Lindsey; Schleien, Stuart J.; Kress, Jeffrey S. – Journal of Jewish Education, 2019
As an increasing number of Jewish summer camps welcome campers with disabilities, it becomes more important to understand the experience of these campers and that of their neurotypical peers. In this study, campers with disabilities and neurotypical campers participated together in a photography activity. Photographs and their accompanying…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Summer Programs, Camps, Photography
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