FROM ADULT EDUCATION TO ADULT JEWISH EDUCATION Into this vast area
of scholarship, the study of adult Jewish education dates only ... About two
decades later, Betsy Dolgin Katz authored Reinventing Adult Jewish Learning (
Author: Sarah Tauber
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
How do religious educators meaningfully engage adult learners? How do they invite adults to begin a learning journey and inspire them to stay on it? In an era of "spiritual but not religious," how can religious educators, and clergy in particular, respond to the yearnings of adults for connection, wholeness, and purpose? Open Minds, Devoted Hearts offers the examples of three outstanding congregational rabbis whose teaching answers that call to action. Through innovatively incorporating biographical portraits and educational scholarship the book provides a comprehensive exploration of how the themes of narrative, transformation, and spirituality bring adult religious educators and learners into a powerful interactive educational process. The portraits and accompanying analysis reveal how constructing personal meaning and building sacred community through study situates adult learning as a dynamic centerpiece of an energized congregational life.
CONCLUSION One of the signs that adult Jewish learning is being taken more
seriously is the time and effort being devoted ... Resources and model programs
are now available so that individual institutions do not have to reinvent the wheel.
Jewish populations in transition disrupted or dislocated families , elderly adults
who lack family support , newly Jewish individuals who lack ... are " in transition ,
” they tend to take on new learning projects ( both formal and self - directed ) in
order to reinvent themselves and their lives . ... Jewish adults feel most pulled to
new Jewish learning experiences during middle adulthood , roughly ages 35-60 .
Author: Nachama Skolnik Moskowitz
Publisher: Behrman House, Inc
A collection of essays by leaders in the field of Jewish education geared to Jewish teachers in supplementary and day schools.
They adapt to the reality that adult life may compel them to live in diverse settings,
develop several “possible selves” ... they regard education as a resource for
helping them to adapt to change and to achieve successful self-reinvention (
Aslanian & Brickell 1980; Tennant & Pogson 1995). ... In this respect adultJewish learners likely mirror other Jewish adults (such as those studied by horowitz [
2000] and ...
Author: Roberta Louis Goodman
Publisher: Torah Aura Productions
When What We Know about Jewish Education was first published in 1992, Stuart Kelman recognized that knowledge and understanding would greatly enhance the ability of professionals and lay leaders to address the many challenges facing Jewish education. With increased innovation, the entry of new funders, and the connection between Jewish education and the quality of Jewish life, research and evaluation have become, over the last two decades, an integral part of decision making, planning, programming, and funding.
Contemporary Art and Design for Jewish Life Daniel Belasco, Arnold M. Eisen ...
The intellectual battle of religious education here becomes both playful and
emblematic of the steady increase of Orthodox ... 50 Goldvicht , who grew up in a
Hasidic community in Israel , was not permitted to enjoy the ritual , so as an adult
Author: Daniel Belasco
Publisher: Yale University Press
A guidebook to the most current trends in contemporary Jewish art and design, Reinventing Ritual provides an unprecedented look at the work and thought of contemporary artists as they respond to the needs and practices of traditional culture. Beautifully illustrated with new art from Israel, Europe, and the Americas, this publication features both traditional and avant-garde sculpture, textiles, architecture, metalwork, and ceramics by forty leading artists. Author Daniel Belasco surveys current trends in Jewish ritual art and the influences of feminism, environmentalism, multiculturalism, and new media; Julie Lasky provides a groundbreaking discussion of the role of recycling and social consciousness in contemporary Jewish design; Danya Ruttenberg, a recently ordained rabbi, offers a lively perspective on the constantly evolving Jewish impulse "to concretize the encounter with the Divine"; Arnold M. Eisen writes an absorbing and personal commentary on the role of ritual in Jewish life today; and Tamar Rubin contributes an illustrated timeline covering key Jewish cultural and historical events from 1994 to 2008.
American Jewish religious institutions in the 21st century : At least partially in
recognition of the ambivalent prognoses for American Jews , a revitalization
already is ... The synagogue is already in the process of “ reinventing ” itself , Jewish education is being reconceptualized and strengthened , and nearly all ...
As part of this shift to education for adults , • Jewish pre - schools will continue to
As Jewish professionals , we have the great opportunity and responsibility to
build our youth into strong , vibrant , and ... OF A SUCCESSFUL YOUTH
PROGRAM Starting a Youth Program does not necessarily mean reinventing
new concepts .
Author: Robert E. Tornberg
Publisher: Behrman House, Inc
Category: Jewish religious education
Classroom teaching. it addresses supplementary school settings and features a Noticeably larger section devoted to the growing day school sector.
The ex - conversos in western Europe have therefore been called “ the new Jews
, ” as they had to reinvent a tradition ... in schools was now learned from books ,
often by adult immigrants , and it was learned from books written in European ...
Author: John M. Efron
Publisher: Prentice Hall
New research has conspired to unsettle many established ideas about the Jewish past, challenging how historians have thought about and described it, and sometimes making it appear less accessible than it was thought to be in earlier generations. While these recent developments would appear to make a history of the Jewish people more difficult, the authors of The Jews: A History believe it has deepened and broadened our understanding. Though the reader will find in The Jews many familiar names, in its pages will also be found a broader spectrum of people: mothers, children, workers, students, artists, and radicals whose perspectives greatly expands the story of Jewish life from ancient times to the present.
Reinventing Community on America's Edge Ellen Eisenberg, Ava Fran Kahn,
William Toll ... While still residing part - time in New York , he initiated weekend
camp experiences for adults and summer sessions for college students that
reattached Jews with limited religious ... movie producers , and fund - raisers ,
often inspired by their wives - would integrate their Jewish learning acquired “ at
leisure ” at ...
Author: Ellen Eisenberg
The first interpretive history of the Jews of the pacific coast
Author: Association of Jewish LibrariesPublish On: 1998
Roger S . Kohn , Oberlin College , Oberlin , OH Gruen , Erich S . Heritage and
Hellenism : The Reinvention of Jewish Tradition . Berkeley , CA : University ... His study suggests that Jews were not mere passive recipients , but rather active
pursuers of Hellenic genres and legends . ... For all college and adult Jewish
ED 393 145 Mainstream and Margins : Jews , Blacks , and Other Americans . ED
395 061/1 ... ED 390 512 Reinventing Governance : Maricopa Conducts Strategic
Conversations . ED 395 646 Research : Current ... Professional Practices in Adult Education and Human Resource Development Series . ED 387 705/1 Public ...
enrolled in an adult Jewish education course , a classmate might be encouraged
to join you . ... studies have found , speak to each other seriously only several
minutes a week — Torah discussions could be a way to reinvent family dialogue .
Author: Roselyn Bell
Publisher: Avon Books
Covers adoption, circumcision, bar and bat mitzvas, college selection, education, holidays, divorce, intermarriage, and names
When we adults are in a talkative mood , they learn to compete for time in the
spotlight . ... This ceremony commemorates the weekly family holiday that is
celebrated , as most Jewish holidays are , around the dinner ... 170 REINVENTING HOME.
Author: Laurie Abraham
Publisher: New York, N.Y., U.S.A. : Plume
Category: Social Science
Essays by six women from different backgrounds and age groups discuss the importance of maintaining a rich domestic life, addressing such issues as spring cleaning, home repair, privacy, self-reliance, and the dilemma of balancing domestic and professiona
Educational strategies for Jewish survival , the Central Jewish Institute , 1916 –
1944 . ... 1916 - 1944 ) , as a historical case study of the achievements ,
challenges and unforeseen consequences of reinventing education as a strategy
for Jewish continuity . ... Sociocultural connections , language learning anxiety ,
and communities of practice : Insights and perceptions of the adult online
Spanish learner .
What ever happened to the noble principles and symbiotic worldly equilibria of
Jewish essence and modernism predicted through veltlekhkayt ? ... How can the
Workmen's Circle reinvent itself , to use a nineties term that implies redefinition of
philosophy ... and pageantry that children and adults will wait for , next year ,
again ; by stimulating adult Jewish education ; by stressing the need to know
Re-inventing Rites of Passage Ronald L. Grimes, Director of Ritual Studies
International and Professor Emeritus of Religion and ... One reason for its
displacement was pressure from Christians, who had begun fantasizing that Jews were ceremonially desecrating the host in mock communions. ... Younger
children are less worried than adults about the distinctions among play, ritual,
work, and drama.
Author: Ronald L. Grimes
Publisher: Univ of California Press
The book also explores innovative rites for other important events such as beginning school, same-sex commitment ceremonies, abortion, becoming seriously ill, divorce and retirement."--BOOK JACKET.
Over and over , national Jewish statistics tell us that one of the greatest factors in
young adults ' Jewish identity is a meaningful Israel experience ... This is
important because Humanistic Jewish teachers in each community tend to feel
isolated and to " reinvent the wheel ” in creating their own curricula and lessons
... the national Jewish education scene and allow all Jews to benefit from hearing
our voice .
Perhaps the most sustained attempt to reinvent pragmatism as a critical
philosophy is Cornel West's (1999a) passionate enunciation of prophetic
pragmatism. The prophetic element in this phiTosophy “harks back to the Jewish
and Christian ...
Contemporary Jewish Studies in Canada Daniel Maoz, Andrea Gondos.
Bibliography ... Jerusalem , Israel , August 3 , 2009 ( unpublished ; available from
author as " Chavruta as Deep Learning : Post - Modern Reinvention of Ancient
Tradition " ) . Mezirow , J. Transformative dimensions of adult learning . San
Author: Daniel Maoz
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Pub
Category: Social Science
Characteristic histories and literatures of the Jewish people are brought together in this volume and arranged in the form of a cultural mosaic, a distinctly Canadian approach to life. The articles and scholarly contributions contained herein investigate Jewish life and thought, not merely in the Canadian and contemporary context but also in other geographical localities and historical epochs that were formative in the shaping of Jewish history. The wealth of knowledge represented within these pages engages traditional ancient Jewish sources (Talmud and Tanakh, Mishnah and Midrash); topics in Jewish mysticism (Lurianic Kabbala, popularization of kabbalistic literature, the Tosher Rebbe); historical and contemporary themes that address aspects and environ of everyday life (kitchen, classroom, theologians desk, synagogue, Holocaust survival, womens and peace studies). Jewish life and identity, better described than defined, come alive in the reading of this book. Both general readers and specialists will find value in this collection of studies. For the former, it offers a glimpse into the complicated network of themes and perspectives in which contemporary Jews engage. Rich bibliographies of cogent resources avail themselves to the latter. They will nevertheless commonly conclude that, however diverse the terrain, Jewish Studies in Canadawith research ongoing and range ever-expandingoffers vibrant and real response to key questions raised in past generations: Who is a Jew? and What is Judaism?