Promoting the Study of Learners and Learning Across Jewish Educational Contexts and Settings
When Jewish educators articulate ambitious learning outcomes, when we cultivate shared responsibility for learning and assess learning consistently, and when we are relentlessly curious about students’ understandings, we move towards Jewish education that can make a deep and lasting difference in the lives of students and the vibrancy of the Jewish community.Our vision for the future of Jewish education
News and Recent Events
This engaging event featured Hebrew Infusion: Language and Community at American Jewish Summer Camps authors, Sarah Bunin Benor, Jonathan Krasner and Sharon Avni, in conversation with Riv Ellen Prell and Shaul Kelner, moderated by Jon Levisohn.
“…The COVID-19 pandemic put an obvious wrench in our plans . . . However, it quickly became apparent that this setback was in fact an opportunity, and that pivoting to include digital media as a site of Jewish learning could open up opportunities for asking our questions in the digital context.”
Read more of Laura Yares and Sharon Avni's reflection piece in Digital Fieldwork, a blog developed by Georgetown University and Indiana University.
"...(we have) been able to do something that has not been possible in other Jewish contexts, allowing for a depth of different types of learning.”
Read more in The Jerusalem Post article, "Shtisel: How a TV show on a haredi family has enthralled Jews and non-Jews."
April 11, 2021
with Kathy Simon
The recording of the April 11, 2021 is available.
by Jonathan Krasner, Sarah Bunin Benor and Sharon Avni
2020 National Jewish Book Award Recipient
Our founding director, Sharon Feiman-Nemser, is now emerita. See our tribute to her and hear what friends and colleagues had to say.
by Arielle Levites
Edited by Jon A. Levisohn and Ari Y. Kelman, from the Rethinking Jewish Identity and Education project, published September 2019.