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Tauber, Sarah M. – Journal of Jewish Education, 2013
Almost no literature in the academic field of Jewish education exists that studies congregational rabbis as teachers of adults. This article seeks to contribute to filling the gap in the extant literature base. Using portraiture, the study describes and analyzes the aims of rabbinic teaching of adults in a synagogue setting. The findings suggest…
Descriptors: Adult Learning, Jews, Teacher Characteristics, Clergy
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Krakowski, Moshe – Journal of Jewish Education, 2011
This essay reviews the Applications section of the "International Handbook of Jewish Education" published in 2011. Because of the variety of contexts in which Jewish education research can be applied, this section comprises a large number of diverse chapters that are not all explicitly theoretically or thematically linked. The scope of this…
Descriptors: Jews, Judaism, Religious Education, Day Schools
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Schuster, Diane Tickton – Journal of Jewish Education, 2011
Research about Jewish choral singers provides insight to a previously unstudied population of adult Jewish learners. Drawing on over 2,000 responses to the First-Ever Survey of Jewish Choral Activity, this article describes how Jewish choral experiences enable adults to deepen their involvement in Jewish life and learning. Survey results suggest…
Descriptors: Jews, Singing, Skill Development, Adult Education
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Schein, Jeffrey – Journal of Jewish Education, 2009
The emerging field of educational visioning is full of challenges and phenomena worthy of careful analysis and documentation. A relatively neglected phenomenon is the learning curve of the leaders (often lay leaders) involved in the visioning process. This article documents a range of experiences of the author serving as a vision coach to five…
Descriptors: Jews, Educational Change, Institutional Mission, Goal Orientation
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Rechnitzer, Haim O.; Brandes, Gabriella Minnes – Journal of Jewish Education, 2009
In this article, we explore the transition from philosophical and theological manifestos to their practical and educational implementation as we analyze the official American Reform-Judaism discourse as curricular text. This analysis provides a tool for a discussion of the relationships between vision and its implementation particularly for…
Descriptors: Jews, Educational Change, Institutional Mission, Philosophy
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Levisohn, Jon A. – Journal of Jewish Education, 2008
Barry Holtz' (2003) presentation of a map of orientations for the teaching of Bible provides a certain kind of focus for research, enabling us to ask deeper and richer question about those orientations. This article investigates the teaching of one teacher, in two different settings--more specifically, how that teacher introduces Bible in those…
Descriptors: Biblical Literature, Teaching Methods, Comparative Analysis, Educational Research
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Grant, Lisa D. – Journal of Jewish Education, 2008
This articles explores how a group of women in the Former Soviet Union grapple with questions of Jewish identity and Jewish "authenticity" as they participate in adult Jewish learning program that employs methods of feminist pedagogy and transformative learning. The study reflects on areas of dissonance between the transformational…
Descriptors: Feminism, Jews, Females, Transformative Learning
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Cousens, Beth; Morrison, Jeremy S.; Fendrick, Susan P. – Journal of Jewish Education, 2008
This article investigates the use of the contextual orientation to the Bible--which seeks to understand the Bible as a product of its time, and in the context of historical-critical biblical scholarship--as a deliberate, significant aspect of a teacher's overall approach to reaching Jewish adults in their 20s and 30s. Through classroom observation…
Descriptors: Biblical Literature, Jews, Investigations, Observation
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Chazan, Barry – Journal of Jewish Education, 2005
This article proposes a reconfiguration of the academic study of Jewish education that would (1) emphasize the "critical" analysis of an expanded range of issues (2) draw upon a broad range of disciplines and fields of study; and (3) formulate a new research agenda. The article argues that the focus on a "critical" approach to Jewish education…
Descriptors: Jews, Judaism, Teaching Methods, Religious Education
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Schuster, Diane Tickton; Grant, Lisa D. – Journal of Jewish Education, 2005
This article describes the emergence of the field of adult Jewish learning and the need for research in this burgeoning aspect of contemporary Jewish life. The authors describe the context in which the upsurge of adult Jewish learning has occurred, drawing attention to the absence of systematic data collection about programs, funding structures,…
Descriptors: Jews, Teaching Methods, Judaism, Religious Education
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Schuster, Diane Tickton – Journal of Jewish Education, 2005
During the past decade, the author has conducted research about the learning journeys of contemporary Jewish adults enriched by insights of adult education scholars and practitioners. While the author has benefited from the perspectives of colleagues, it is the burgeoning population of adult students that has most profoundly influenced her…
Descriptors: Jews, Adult Students, Adult Learning, Judaism
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Pomson, Alex – Journal of Jewish Education, 2005
This article proposes to read events of the educational past not as history but as midrash. It juxtaposes an historical account of a watershed experiment in adult education (Franz Rosenzweig's Freie Judisches Lehrhaus) with an ethnographic account of a presently practicing elementary school teacher. These accounts are generically different and…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Elementary School Teachers, Educational Experiments, Religious Education
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Ingall, Carol K. – Journal of Jewish Education, 2004
Anna G. Sherman (1897?-1980) taught Hebrew language at the various extension schools of the Jewish Theological Seminary (JTS) in a career that began in 1923 and lasted for nearly forty years. Her name appears on the academic registers of the institution--with respites for residence in "Eretz Yisrael," childbirth, or illness--through 1960-1964,…
Descriptors: Semitic Languages, Jews, Religious Education, Second Language Instruction
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Woocher, Meredith L. – Journal of Jewish Education, 2004
In this paper, the author begins with a brief classroom scene that illustrates a number of significant features of contemporary American Jewish life. The engagement of adult students with Jewish text study is an example and outgrowth of the flourishing of programs of adult Jewish learning over the past two decades. Thousands of similar Jewish…
Descriptors: Jews, Judaism, Adult Education, Adult Learning