Abraham Shapiro Academic Complex, 216
Hornstein Program in Jewish Professional Leadership
Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Center for Studies in Jewish Education
DegreesHarvard University, Ed.D.
Brandeis University, M.A.
Harvard University, M.Ed.
City College of New York, B.A.
ExpertiseJewish experiential education, professional leadership development and Jewish learning in summer camps
ProfileI have two sets of primary interests. The first is in Jewish education with a special interest in experiential learning and the professionals who create those possibilities. The second is in child development as that relates to teacher preparation and
particularly the areas of creativity and caring and their intersection.
|ED||157b||The Psychology of Student Learning|
|ED||163b||Creativity and Caring|
|ED||173b||The Psychology of Love: Education for Close Relationships|
|HRNS||205f||Summer Camp: The American Jewish Experience|
|HRNS||206f||Informal Jewish Education|
|HRNS||216f||The Sabbath: A Textual Exploration|
|HRNS||248f||Jewish Texts for Professional Leaders|
Awards and Honors
National Jewish Book Award in Education (Succeding at Jewish Education: How One Synagogue Made It Work) (1997)
Human Development Research Award, American Educational Research Association, for research on moral development of kibutz adolescents and young adults (1988)
Reimer, Joseph B. "Balancing Educational Practice with Psychological Theory: Lukinsky's Bold Camp Ramah Curriculum." Journal of Jewish Education 82. 2 (2016). (forthcoming)
Reimer, Joseph B. "The power of optimal Jewish experiences: Experiential Jewish education a decade after Chazan.." Experience and Jewish Education. Ed. David Bryfman. Los Angeles: Torah Aura, 2015. 31-40.
Reimer, Joseph B. "No Religion is an Island: Teaching world religions to adolescents in a Jewish context." Journal of Jewish Education 79. 4 (2014): 395-413.
Reimer, Joseph B, ed. Is a new paradigm the need of the hour?. Philadelphia: Journal of Jewish Education, 78,4 2013.
Reimer, Joseph B. "Providing Optimal Jewish Experiences: The Case of Camp Ramah in Wisconsin." Journal of Jewish Education 78. 2 (2013): 114-134.
Reimer, Joseph B. "The power of optimal Jewish experiences: Experiential Jewish education a decade after Chazan." Experiential Jewish Education. Ed. David Bryfman. Los Amgeles: Tora Ora, 2013
Reimer, Joseph B, Mitchell Cohen and Jeffrey S. Kress (Eds.), ed. Leadership at Ramah: The Changing role fo the camp director. 2010 ed. New York: National Ramah Commission and Jewish Theological Seminary, 2011.
Reimer, Joseph B, ed. Vision, Leadership and Change: The Case of Ramah Summer Camps. Journal of Jewish Education: 76,3 2011.
Reimer, Joseph B. "Creative Collaborations." Sh'ma vol. 39/658 March 2009: 19.
Reimer, Joseph B. "Experiential Jewish Education." What we now know about Jewish education: Perspectives on research for practice. Ed. RL Goodman, PA Flexner. LD Bloomberg. Los Angeles: Torah Aura, 2009. 343-352.
Reimer, Joseph B. "Shabbatonim as experiential education in North American day high schools." Jewish day schools, Jewish communites. Ed. Alex Pomson and Howard Deitcher. Oxford, UK: Littman Library of Jewish Civilization, 2009. 341-360.
Reimer, Joseph B, ed. How Jewish Experiential Learning Works. New York: Covenant Foundation, 2008.
Reimer, Joseph B. "A Place of Our Own: The Rise of Reform Jewish Camping." Journal of Jewish Education vol. 74 of 1 2008
Reimer, Joseph B. "The Conversation Continues." Journal of Jewish Education 73. 2 (2008): 147-8.
Reimer, Joseph B. "Beyond More Jews Doing Jewish: Clarifying the Goals of Informal Jewish Education." Journal of Jewish Education 72. 3 (2007).
Reimer, Joseph B. Succeeding at Jewish Education: How One Synagogue Made It Work. Philadelphia: Jewish Publication Society, 1997.
Reimer, Joseph B. To Build a Profession: Careers in Jewish Education. Waltham: Brandeis University, 1987.
Reimer, Joseph B, with R. Hersh and D.O Paolitto. Promoting Moral Growth: From Piaget to Kohlberg. NewYork: Longman, 1979.