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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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Efron, Efrat; Winter, Jeffrey S.; Bressman, Sherri – Journal of Jewish Education, 2012
Mentoring is a powerful and often effective tool in supporting the work of new and experienced teachers. It can also be a means of attracting and retaining talented teachers in schools which face challenges in staffing and turnover. In this article we describe and analyze the first 2 years of a mentoring program designed to support teacher…
Descriptors: Experienced Teachers, Teacher Recruitment, Jews, Mentors
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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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Reimer, Joseph – Journal of Jewish Education, 2012
How do Jewish residential summer camps provide campers and staff with opportunities to learn and grow as Jews? Sales and Saxe (2004) have viewed this growth through the lens of their socialization theory. This article asks: Can there be more to the camp experience than being socialized into the norms and values of a well-aligned Jewish…
Descriptors: Drama, Recreational Activities, Jews, Audiences
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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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Gesser-Edelsburg, Anat – Journal of Jewish Education, 2012
Following the political assassination of Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin, in 1998 Israel's national theater Habimah produced the play "Civil War." The play addressed the religious/hawkish-secular/dovish rift in Israel through a critical reading of events from Jewish history and raises the potential of civil war and political violence in…
Descriptors: Jews, Foreign Countries, War, Current Events
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Pomson, Alex; Held, Daniel – Journal of Jewish Education, 2012
This article takes up categories from literature on political and civic engagement to help make sense of data collected from interviews with 40 American Jewish day high school students about what they think and feel about Israel. Viewed through a set of lenses that distinguish between the manifestations and motivations of political and civic…
Descriptors: Jews, Citizen Participation, Foreign Countries, Literature
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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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Boyd, Jonathan – Journal of Jewish Education, 2011
This essay reviews the Geographical section of the "International Handbook of Jewish Education" published in 2011. The differences between countries, their unique histories and cultures, are important, but their similarities are arguably more revealing. Indeed, on occasions when similar phenomena are examined in different places by different…
Descriptors: Jews, Educational Practices, Religious Education, History
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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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Bekerman, Zvi; Rosenfeld, Sue – Journal of Jewish Education, 2011
Jewish educators are expected not only to imbue their students with Jewish knowledge but with Jewish feelings and Jewish actions as well--in short, with Jewish identity. However, in spite of a growing understanding among researchers that identity is fluid and dynamic, many of the traditional methods for assessing Jewish identity reflect…
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Jews, Judaism, Ethnicity
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Lehmann, Devra – Journal of Jewish Education, 2011
In light of recent developments in the Modern Orthodox community's approach to homosexuality, this article presents a classroom discussion on homosexuality that took place at a Modern Orthodox high school. An examination of the discussion's heteroglossia, or multiplicity of languages existing in tension, along with attention to the discussion's…
Descriptors: Discussion, Homosexuality, Empathy, Academic Discourse
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Rotstein, Evie L. – Journal of Jewish Education, 2011
Research typically has focused on the benefits of mentoring for those who are mentored by more experienced educators (Odell & Huling, 2000; Feiman-Nemser, 2001). Few studies examine the inherent benefits for the mentors. This study investigates the benefit of the mentoring experience for the veteran educator. It analyzes how the experience has…
Descriptors: Mentors, Jews, Interviews, Surveys
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Lynn-Sachs, Michelle – Journal of Jewish Education, 2011
This article focuses on one aspect of a case study of three congregations (Jewish, Catholic, and Protestant): the structure of the religious education programs. The three institutions were structured in much the same way, and the way they were structured looked like public school. If we have more in common with our neighborhood churches and public…
Descriptors: Jews, Religious Education, Comparative Analysis, Scholarship
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