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Issues in the field of informal Jewish education

The Future of Jewish Camping in North America
This is a write up of a talk that Joseph Reimer gave at the Mandel Center for Jewish Education at Brandeis University in March 2008.

Implementing a Planning Process for Change:  The Case of BIMA Moving to Brandeis

This case study was written by Joseph Reimer for the Foundation for Jewish Camp's Executive Leadership Institute for Camp Directors, November 2007

Five Lenses for Jewish Learning
These lenses are offered to help Jewish experiential educators become more aware of what makes a given educational activity "Jewish".

“What is Informal Jewish Education?” (PDF)
This article provides a number of critical success factors and considers the main challenges facing the field.

“Getting from Good to Excellent in Informal Jewish Education”
This article discusses principles of excellence in informal Jewish education and how to get there.

“Snapshot of the Field” (PDF)
In 2001, the IJE issued an RFP for grants to develop innovative informal Jewish education programs for youth. This analysis of the 86 proposals provides an overview of the informal education opportunities offered to Jewish youth and of the needs of the field.