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. 


Video from the May 4, 2021 event, "Hebrew Infusion: Language and Community at American Jewish Summer Camps - A Conversation."

More information is available on the Hebrew at North American Jewish Overnight Summer Camp project page

“…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.

"What do my children understand - and what should I tell them - about the Israeli-Palestinian violence?"

Read Sivan Zakai's article in the May 13, 2021 Forward.

"...(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

Edited by Jon A. Levisohn and Jeffrey S. Kress, released November 2018.

Upcoming Events

October 26
Teaching Choices that Stay With Us: A Qualitative Exploration of Pandemic Teaching Decisions and their Lasting Impact for Jewish Education | Session 1
November 2
Teaching Choices that Stay With Us: A Qualitative Exploration of Pandemic Teaching Decisions and their Lasting Impact for Jewish Education | Session 2
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