Parsha Blog: Bo

by By Jill Shoshany, Emery/Weiner School Jan 20, 2015 Houston, Texas
RELATED TOPICS: Jewish Studies

This week’s parashah depicts the continuation of the 10 plagues and the actual Yetziat Mitzrayim (leaving of Egypt). The emotional richness of the story always strikes me, but as I was reading throughout the parasha this year two major ideas stuck out to me. The first comes in 13:8, commanding the people to tell their children of the work of Hashem. Here we have a clear indication of the importance of education and how essential history is to the Jewish people.

Book Bag: Beautiful Student Work and a Culture of Excellence

by By Brian King, Head of School Jan 19, 2015 Milwaukee Jewish Day School

Review of An Ethic of Excellence: Building a Culture of Craftsmanship with Students, by Ron Berger (Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann) 2003.

Sulam Alumni Projects: The Agnon School

by Amy Pincus, Leah Spector and Karil Bialostosky Jan 06, 2015

Blog #3

Parsha Blog: Shmot

by Tzivia Garfinkel Jan 05, 2015 Bernard Zell Anshe Emet Day School, Chicago, Illinois
RELATED TOPICS: Jewish Studies

Sefer Shemot, The Book of Names

Sulam Alumni Projects: The Agnon School

by Amy Pincus, Leah Spector and Karil Bialostosky Dec 22, 2014

Blog #2: Why are we infusing values and social action into our curriculum?

Sulam Alumni Projects: Portland Jewish Academy

by Sarah Glass Dec 16, 2014
RELATED TOPICS: Jewish Studies

Blog #2:

Limmud 2.0 - PJA's Adult and Family Education Project has gotten off to a nice start. Two programs that are in full swing now are Café Limmud and the Limmud 2.0 Book Group. These two programs are good examples of the wide range of programs we hope to offer throughout the year.

To Know, To Learn, To Pray: Professional Development for Prayer in Israeli Schools

by By Michal Bergman Dec 12, 2014

“I want the children to pray from their hearts, but I have a feeling I'm not able to bring them to true prayer. I know I'm doing something wrong, but I don’t know what else to do.” These are the words spoken by a primary school teacher in the joint education system for religious and secular children, and describes the frustration experienced by the teacher in prayers for the religious children.

Chanukkah Lights up Day Schools

Dec 10, 2014
RELATED TOPICS: Jewish StudiesIsrael

From modern-day Maccabees to a competition for recycled menorahs, see what other schools are doing to make Chanukkah different and special at their schools.

Etan Weiss, Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School, Rockville, Maryland:

Sulam Alumni Projects: Tarbut V'Torah

by By Rabbi Stuart Light Dec 02, 2014

Blog #2: Finding the Right God Talk Speaker

A core part of our 9th and 12th grade theology program is to expose our students to speakers with a wide variety of answers to standard theology questions. As a coordinator of this program, the first natural step is to search broadly for and invite different types of Jews who span the denominational spectrum. But at some point, the students may want more than just a Jewish perspective. The questions that I want to raise this month are: 

Parashat Blog - Vayislach

by Deborah R. Starr EdD Dec 02, 2014 Temple Beth Am Day School, Pinecrest, Florida
RELATED TOPICS: Jewish StudiesStudents

In Genesis 33, Jacob and Esau finally meet after an absence of 20 years. They embrace and have an exchange of words. When Jacob offers Esau hundreds and hundreds of heads of cattle and sheep as a gift of reconciliation, Esau initially refuses by stating, "I have plenty, my brother; let what you have remain yours." But Jacob replies, "No, I pray you; if you would do me this favor, accept from me this gift; for to see your face is like seeing the face of God, and you have received me favorably.