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Weikel, Alison – Journal of Jewish Education, 2019
This study explores how structured reflective practice by teachers in a Reform congregational school contributes to relational growth and the development of an inquiry stance in teaching. Analysis of teachers' responses to weekly prompts about their classroom experiences reveals three prominent themes: classroom management as inquiry, the tension…
Descriptors: Judaism, Religious Education, Course Content, Problem Solving
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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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Raider-Roth, Miriam; Stieha, Vicki; Kohan, Mark; Turpin, Carrie – Journal of Jewish Education, 2014
This article discusses an action research study of a week-long Summer Teachers Institute which immersed teachers in the study of Jewish historical and cultural texts. We investigate how this kind of cultural immersion created opportunities for transformative learning--the kind of learning that would not merely be the application of "new…
Descriptors: Action Research, Religious Education, Cultural Education, Jews
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Joseph, Samuel K. – Journal of Jewish Education, 2005
As part of their requirements, second-year rabbinical students at Hebrew Union College--Jewish Institute of Religion, Cincinnati campus, must teach religious school or Hebrew school for a full year in one of the local congregations. At the same time, they take a course in the practices of Jewish education. The students must create a portfolio…
Descriptors: Portfolios (Background Materials), Jews, Judaism, Staff Meetings