Conference on Teaching Rabbinic Literature

photos by Heratch Ekmekjian and David J. Weinstein

The Initiative on Bridging Scholarship and Pedagogy hosted a research conference on teaching rabbinic literature at Brandeis in January 2008, featuring 50 presentations and bringing together more than 200 academics and educators representing 30 Jewish day schools, 20 universities, 12 yeshivot and rabbinical seminaries from across the denominations, and numerous other educational institutions

Jon A. Levisohn
, Conference Chair
Beth Polasky, Conference Coordinator


What is "bridging scholarship and pedagogy?" To learn more, go to the Bridging Initiative main page or go directly to the working paper, "What is Bridging Scholarship and Pedagogy?" [PDF], by Jon A. Levisohn.

This conference was hosted by the Mandel Center for Studies in Jewish Education, a partnership between the Mandel Foundation of Cleveland, Ohio, and Brandeis University. The Mandel Center gratefully acknowledges the support of the Mandel Foundation and its leadership. The Mandel Center also acknowledges additional support for this conference from Combined Jewish Philanthropies; from Targum Shlishi, a Raquel and Aryeh Rubin Foundation; and from the Wabash Center for Teaching and Learning in Theology and Religion.