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Zakai, Sivan – Journal of Jewish Education, 2014
By examining writing about Israel education since the founding of the State, this paper highlights three questions that have surfaced repeatedly in Jewish educational discourse: What is the purpose of teaching American Jews about Israel? Who is best equipped to teach American Jews about Israel? How can Israel education foster positive…
Descriptors: Jews, Judaism, Religious Education, Foreign Countries
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Woocher, Jonathan; O'Brien, Kate; Isaacs, Leora – Journal of Jewish Education, 2010
For millions of American Jews, the words "Jewish education" most likely conjure images of days spent in synagogue classrooms decoding Hebrew, reciting prayers, learning holiday customs, and reading about biblical figures. This is the past, but (we hope) not the future of congregational education. This form of part-time, mostly…
Descriptors: Jews, Educational Change, Religious Education, Judaism
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Katzman, Avi; Marom, Daniel – Journal of Jewish Education, 2007
The following is a translation of the introduction to "Medabrim Chazon" (Jerusalem: Keter, 2006), the Hebrew translation of "Visions of Jewish Education," edited by Seymour Fox, Israel Scheffler, and Daniel Marom (Cambridge, 2003). "Visions of Jewish Education" is an effort by leading scholars to improve the quality…
Descriptors: Semitic Languages, Jews, Translation, Judaism
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Schein, Jeffrey – 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." The author focuses his response on Reimer's notions of challenging advocates of informal Jewish education to "go deeper" into the learning processes they envision. The…
Descriptors: Jews, Day Camp Programs, Judaism, Learning Processes