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Jewish Education Talks

May 31, 2020

We are privileged to host Professor Adam Mendelsohn in this episode. He discusses important findings from a recent set of surveys conducted by the Kaplan Centre for Jewish Studies. Although at first glance, the South African community survey is not immediately relevant to Jewish education, it is obvious to me that these...


May 26, 2020

This was fun! In a very flexible, generative discussion, Efraim and I bounce ideas off each other. Some of it is pretty theoretical and abstract, but other parts clearly have practical applications for the teacher in the classroom and for the school within its societal context. 

Efraim shared his personal background...


May 15, 2020

Join us for a brilliant episode with Dr. Sharon Silverman, the incoming Chair of the Board of Trustees of Spertus Institute for Jewish Learning and Leadership. She is an educator, academic, and published author. Scroll down for a full bio.  

Student Voices: We Believe in You 

Spertus Institute for Jewish Learning and...


May 7, 2020

Saul Kaplan shares some of his experiences and wisdom about Jewish education in this short interview. Some of the powerful ideas he mentioned are:

  • The importance of ownership
    • an example of what this looks like
  • The importance of the teacher
  • Considering the input/output process to ensure the system...