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Guidelines for Successful Israel Education

This page highlights some creative approaches to Israel education. The title of each guideline ends in "-ate." This is an English approximation of the Hebrew word "et," that means "time", a concept emphasized in the piece's opening quote from Kohelet. The assumption behind these guidelines is that "taking the time to make it real" can pay off in more compelling Israel educational programming.

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Educating Future Jews: Jewish-Americans or American Jews?

A frank exploration of the purpose of religious school and how conflicts between religious status and identity can be addressed by Reconstructionist congregations. Are we teaching our children to approach American culture and values from a Jewish perspective or are we teaching them to explore Jewish culture and values from an American perspective?
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The 100 Languages of Children Meet the 70 Faces of Torah: Preparing the Encounter of Jewish and Reggio Emilia-Style Approaches to Early Childhood

Rabbi Jeffrey Schein and Deb Schein describe their assumptions and search for a metaphor to describe the groundbreaking work they are doing in bringing the philosophy of early childhood education from the Reggio Emilia approach in Italy to Jewish early childhood education in North America.
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