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Eisen, Arnold M. – Journal of Jewish Education, 2014
Based on the author's great privilege to have known Mike Rosenak over many years as a conversation partner on issues of Jewish though, Jewish education, and the contemporary Jewish situation, he presents an issue of current concern in the philosophy of Jewish education and considers the response that Rosenak might offer. Directly and…
Descriptors: Judaism, Religious Education, Educational Philosophy, Jews
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Resnick, David – Journal of Jewish Education, 2014
Rosenak's "Teaching Jewish Values" (1986) is perhaps his most accessible book about Jewish education. After diagnosing the "diseases" of Jewish education, he endorses "teaching Jewish values" as the curricular strategy most likely to succeed given the chasm which divides traditional Jewish subject matter and the…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Moral Values, Judaism, Religious Education
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Levisohn, Jon A. – Journal of Jewish Education, 2014
Michael Rosenak uses the twin metaphors of "language" and "literature," borrowed from Oakeshott and Peters, to argue that the goal of education is initiation into a language. This goal transcends the study of literature in that language. It includes, as well, the development of the capacity both to critique literature and to…
Descriptors: Figurative Language, Literature, Educational Objectives, Language Acquisition
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Solmsen, Bradley – Journal of Jewish Education, 2012
Woocher's vision for Reinventing Jewish Education for the 21st Century is clear, compelling, and convincing. The author agrees with Woocher's overarching analysis and deeply believes that profound change is necessary. At the same time, he wants to call for a note of caution related to Woocher's emphasis on the learner at the center. Within the…
Descriptors: Jews, Educational Change, Educational Experience, Judaism
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Kardos, Susan M. – Journal of Jewish Education, 2012
Jonathan Woocher's "Reinventing Jewish Education for the 21st Century" presents a vision for a reimagined system of Jewish education. The educational landscape is changing, Woocher says, both because of a myriad of contextual factors (economic, geopolitical, technological, sociological) and because of the very need for Jewish educational decision…
Descriptors: Educational Innovation, Jews, Educational Change, Educational Policy
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Mirvis, Jonathan – Journal of Jewish Education, 2012
Dr. Woocher's essay, states Mirvis, is seminal in the field of Jewish education. It proposes a new paradigm for Jewish education in North America. This proposed paradigm is supported by a comprehensive multi-disciplinary research drawing on literature from education, philosophy, history, sociology, psychology, and economics. The essay reflects a…
Descriptors: Jews, Judaism, Models, Relevance (Education)
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Kelman, Ari Y. – Journal of Jewish Education, 2012
This author states his belief that Jon Woocher's essay is the latest in a long line of jeremiads bemoaning the state of Jewish education. Kelman believes that, though a bit more sanguine than the other "withering portraits" he cites, Woocher's essay falls very much in their tradition of critique and corrective; "Here's what's wrong," argues each…
Descriptors: Jews, Judaism, Futures (of Society), Religious Education
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Picker, Lonna S. – Journal of Jewish Education, 2012
While Woocher's vision for the future of Jewish education is ambitious, the ability to deliver any plan successfully depends upon the strengths of professionals and the guidance and support provided for them. This author contends that unless people create opportunities for teachers/educators to explore common issues, seek possible solutions, and…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Jews, Educational Change, Educational Innovation
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Davids, Mindy B. – Journal of Jewish Education, 2012
As the author reads through Dr. Woocher's article, she was inspired and excited by his call to reassess goals and by the possibilities he describes. At the same time, she felt overwhelmed by the complexity of the issues and the breadth of potential solutions educators face as Jewish communities in 5773. Woocher points straight to the heart of…
Descriptors: Jews, Educational Practices, Teacher Role, Futures (of Society)
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Woocher, Jonathan – Journal of Jewish Education, 2012
The author writes this as one enters the period of the year dedicated to self-reflection and assessment. It is both gratifying and humbling to read the responses of distinguished colleagues to his article in the "Journal". Their comments serve as stimuli for much reflection and re-thinking as he continues to grapple with the themes addressed in…
Descriptors: Jews, Judaism, Religious Education, Parent Role
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Pekarsky, Daniel – Journal of Jewish Education, 2012
Jonathan Woocher is to be commended for offering his thought-provoking "big picture" account of where the field of Jewish education has been and where, if it is to be successful, it needs to be going under the conditions of life in the 21st century. Woocher's capacity to use an array of relevant perspectives and literatures to illuminate the…
Descriptors: Jews, Public Schools, Religious Education, Individual Development
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Alexander, Hanan – Journal of Jewish Education, 2012
This article presents the author's response to "Reinventing Jewish Education for the 21st Century" by Jonathan Woocher. The author agrees with Jonathan Woocher that American Jewish education in the 21st century requires change no less comprehensive than that initiated by Samson Benderly and his students around a century ago, and that this should…
Descriptors: Political Attitudes, Ethics, Jews, Foreign Countries
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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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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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Glaser, Jennifer – Journal of Jewish Education, 2011
This essay reviews the Vision and Practice section of the "International Handbook of Jewish Education" published in 2011. Gathered in this section, 24 Jewish educators (spread across 18 chapters) offer theoretical reflections on the state of Jewish education in the contemporary moment. These chapters seem, on first reading, a rather eclectic…
Descriptors: Jews, Educational Research, Judaism, Theory Practice Relationship
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