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Jewish Education Talks

Jan 15, 2021

In this episode, Ronnie Gotkin, a veteran Jewish educator, shares some of the key challenges that confront Jewish education and Jewish educators today in Cape Town. 

A sample of the topics we cover in the episode: 

  1. Ronnie's roles and career
  2. If you have the motivation, Hebrew fluency is attainable
  3. Hebrew education
  4. The...


Jan 15, 2021

What educational work goes on in Jewish Cape Town beyond schools? Rachel Bootcov joins us to discuss her role in the community, her views on various educational questions and challenges, the main considerations when creating programming for youth, and other issues. 

Rachel is deeply involved in Jewish youth education....


Jan 13, 2021

If you have not read Chaya Herman's book, Prophets and profits, then what have you been doing?! In this magnificent book, Herman presents a critical account of the upheaval surrounding a Jewish day school in South Africa. She records various stakeholders' experiences as the school community navigates the treacherous...


Jan 13, 2021

This episode introduces the listener to M.E. Katz, a prominent Jewish education personality in Cape Town. His prominence is twofold. First, his professional career was spent as a Jewish educator and principal of Herzlia. Second, he produced (in 1980) a work on the history of Jewish education in Southern Africa that...