Jewish Education for an Evolving World | Reconstructing Judaism

Jewish Education for an Evolving World

What does reconstructing Jewish education for our evolving civilization look like?

Facilitated by Dr. Jeffrey Schein, Senior Consultant for Jewish Education at Kaplan Center for Jewish Peoplehood, and Sue Penn, Director of Congregational Learning at University Synagogue

For clergy, educators and lay leaders interested in exploring contemporary Reconstructionist Jewish education

Tuesdays, 1:30pm-3:15pm EST— January 9, January 16, January 23, January 30, February 6, February 13

Multiethnic group of girls from Camp JRF

We will explore an in-depth reconsideration of Mordecai Kaplan’s vision of Jewish education. Undoubtedly, a great many of Kaplan’s insights still inform and inspire. We will survey the contemporary landscape of Jewish education for vibrant centers of innovation, including learning from insights and experiences of the network participants. We will also “name” the unmet challenges of Jewish education today in order to direct future work. Participants are invited to meet at the Reconstructing Judaism National Convention from November 15-18, 2018, where we will tackle questions generated in this network with the “modest” goal of generating a set of design principles for the Reconstructionist Jewish education of today and tomorrow.

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Resources

“How Great Leaders Inspire Action” TEDtalks

“The Secrets of Market Demand” Alberto Savoia, Ramp

“The Design Thinking Hybrid: An Evolution of Innovation” Stanford University

“The Shelf Life of Innovative Education Models” eJewish Philanthropy