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Uhrman, Abigail L. – Journal of Jewish Education, 2017
The following study describes the experiences of parents with a child with a disability in Jewish day schools. The findings suggest marked differences in the experiences of parents whose child was able to remain in the day school and those who left as a result of their child's disability. In the latter group, the themes of loneliness and…
Descriptors: Jews, Parent Attitudes, Day Schools, Disabilities
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Novick, Rona M.; Salomon, Laya – Journal of Jewish Education, 2017
Compelling reasons exist for moving toward inclusion of diverse learners in Jewish day schools. Graduate programs face the challenge of preparing pre- and in-service teachers as effective educators for inclusive settings. While the development of skills is vital, the inculcation of positive attitudes regarding diverse learners may be equally…
Descriptors: Jews, Religious Education, Day Schools, Inclusion
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Muszkat-Barkan, Michal; Grant, Lisa D. – Journal of Jewish Education, 2015
This research explores the impact of a year studying in Israel on Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion (HUC-JIR) rabbinical students' emotional connection toward and knowledge about the State of Israel and the Jewish People. We want to better understand the students' beliefs, ideas, and behaviors that emerge from their experience…
Descriptors: Jews, Foreign Countries, Study Abroad, Judaism
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Backenroth, Ofra; Sinclair, Alex – Journal of Jewish Education, 2014
In this article we explore how we as teacher educators translate a new vision of Israel education into curricular practice in the preparation of emerging Jewish educators. Using a practitioner inquiry mode of research, we reflect on our existential vision of Israel education and its translation into practice as creators and directors of a semester…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Education, Teacher Educators, Inquiry
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Sherman, Robert M. – Journal of Jewish Education, 2012
Jonathan Woocher opens his clarion call for a new paradigm in Jewish education with a nod to Samson Benderly, founding executive of the Bureau of Jewish Education in New York (BJENY), who at the beginning of the 20th century set out to design a communal system built upon the twin pillars of progressive educational theory and practice and cultural…
Descriptors: Educational Innovation, Jews, Change Agents, Educational Change
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Silverstein, Jordana – Journal of Jewish Education, 2012
This article examines the ways that, in Holocaust education in Jewish schools in Melbourne and New York at the beginning of the 21st century, knowledge of the Holocaust is transferred to students in chronological form. It begins by asking: What work do chronological narratives do within the Holocaust historical narratives offered within Jewish…
Descriptors: Jews, Death, History, History Instruction
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Sales, Amy L.; Samuel, Nicole; Koren, Annette; Shain, Michelle – Journal of Jewish Education, 2010
The Re-Imagine Project (of the Experiment in Congregational Education) is an attempt to engender innovation in congregational schools. A long-term study of 24 participating congregations in Greater New York examined the extent to which the effort yielded new models of education (radical change). The study included surveys of task force members and…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Jews, Judaism, Religious Education
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Sigel, Deena – Journal of Jewish Education, 2009
The Torah teacher faces a dilemma of how to teach complex, ancient, sacred texts to modern children. How can she convey the relationship between rabbinic commentary and Scripture? This article recounts the story--and the challenges--of one midrash mini-course that I taught an American class as part of a wider research project. The aim of the…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Metropolitan Areas, Foreign Countries, Teaching Methods
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Stern, Miriam Heller – Journal of Jewish Education, 2007
This article presents the author's response to Joseph Reimer's essay titled, "Beyond More Jews Doing Jewish: Clarifying the Goals of Informal Jewish Education." Joseph Reimer states that the challenge for informal education is to move beyond socialization to clarify and achieve "deeper" educational goals. Distinguishing between…
Descriptors: Schools of Education, Socialization, Jews, Informal Education
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Brown, Steven M.; Malkus, Mitchel – Journal of Jewish Education, 2007
Although paired study ("hevruta") has been a part of Jewish learning and an essential aspect of rabbinic education for centuries, over the past decade it has become an increasingly formalized vehicle in the training of rabbis in non-Orthodox seminaries. Little research has focused on its organization and process and what role it plays…
Descriptors: Jews, Learning Strategies, Cooperative Learning, Teaching Methods
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Ingall, Carol K. – Journal of Jewish Education, 2005
Tzipora Jochsberger (1920-) educator, composer, and musicologist, dreamed of using the arts to introduce Jews to the richness of their heritage. The founder and director of the Hebrew Arts School in New York (1952-1986), Jochsberger's contributions deserve the attention of Jewish educators and artists who are looking to the arts to address the…
Descriptors: Semitic Languages, Jews, Judaism, Religious Education