Teaching and Learning in Jewish Day Schools

The Teaching and Learning in Jewish Day Schools book project emerged from the 2018 Inside Jewish Day Schools conference and brings together 13 scholarly chapters that examine what we know about teaching and learning in Jewish day schools.

  • Introduction - Jonathan B. Krasner
  • Chapter 1: Learning the Language of Zionism - Sivan Zakai 
  • Chapter 2: Knowledge and Connection as Outcomes of Israel Education - Jonah Hassenfeld 
  • Chapter 3: Intercomprehending in Action: Text-Based Discussion in a 7th Grade Bible Classroom - Ziva R. Hassenfeld 
  • Chapter 4: Connected but not Confident: The Gender Confidence Gap Regarding Israeli Politics and History - Ilana M. Horwitz 
  • Chapter 5: Understanding Attitudes of Jewish Day School Students: A New Typology of Jewish Engagement - Janet Krasner Aronson and Raquel Magidin de Kramer 
  • Chapter 6: Responsive Classrooms Meet the Rabbis: The Impact of Delet on Teachers’ Community Building Practice - Sharon Feiman-Nemser and Shira Horowitz 
  • Chapter 7: What do Parents Want from Hebrew Studies in Jewish Day School Education? - Sharon Avni
  • Chapter 8: Three Conceptions of Rabbinics: Understanding Teachers’ Thinking - Joshua S. Ladon 
  • Chapter 9: Four Approaches to the Instruction of Halakha - Yaakov Jaffe 
  • Chapter 10: Signature Pedagogy and Constituent Authenticity: A New Model of Authentic Activity in Jewish Day School Classrooms - Moshe Krakowski 
  • Chapter 11: Orienting Students to Engage with Pluralism: A Cultural Approach - Susan L. Shevitz
  • Chapter 12: Designing Schools Around Five Dimensions of Community - Shira Hammerman 
  • Chapter 13: Sometimes Seen: The Experience of Latinx Students in Jewish Day Schools - Erik Ludwig 
  • Conclusion: What We’ve Learned about Teaching and Learning in Jewish Day Schools, and What We Still Need to Learn - Jon A. Levisohn