Teaching Jewishly: New Practices for Today’s Needs

Teaching Jewishly: New Practices for Today’s Needs

AN ONLINE SYMPOSIUM

Delve into bold new methods and practices for teaching Jewishly – designed by the 2022 M² Research Fellows to increase the depth and impact of 21st-century Jewish education!

 

Location
WORLDWIDE
Speakers
19 People
Date
January 25, 2023

Symposium HIGHLIGHTS

Teaching Jewishly: New Practices for Today’s Needs
FELLOW-LED WORKSHOPS
Choose from an array of fellow-led workshops that address urgent issues
Teaching Jewishly: New Practices for Today’s Needs
TEACHING JEWISHLY
Make the “how” of teaching Jewish just as Jewish as the content
Teaching Jewishly: New Practices for Today’s Needs
PRACTICAL RESOURCES
Implement and adapt innovative, original practices in your own setting
Teaching Jewishly: New Practices for Today’s Needs
PEER CONSULTATION
Consult with 19 senior educators to deepen your own craft

Schedule

By drawing from the depth of Jewish wisdom and tradition, these master-practitioners collaboratively worked to develop new Jewish pedagogies which collectively address some of today’s most burning questions, including: managing disagreement and polarization among learners, intimate community building, and a greater embodiment of wellbeing, among others.

  • 12:00pm - 12:05pm EST
    Settling in: Baruch Haba

    Welcome

  • 12:05pm - 12:15pm EST
    Creating Sacred Space
    Shira Hecht-Koller and Jake Marmer
  • 12:15pm - 12:30pm EST
    The Quest & The Journey
    Mollie Andron and Shuki Taylor

    Join us for an opening session exploring our journey and what is a Jewish pedagogy

  • 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm EST
    On Pedagogies of Love, Impressing and Creating Sanctity

    Please select one of these three thematic sessions in which fellows’ will discuss their development of pedagogy and practice. The format of the session will be an interview between fellows. The goal is for participants to learn about the different pedagogies and understand how fellows developed their pedagogy from idea to practice to a resource. Participants will also leave the session with a resource for enacting a pedagogy.

    LOVE
    Adam Eilath and Lisa Goldstein

    How can we cultivate a stance of love?

    INTEGRATION
    Chana Silberstein and Rabbi Rachel Bovitz

    How can we feel moved by texts that they become a part of us?

    CREATING SANCTITY
    Shira Hecht-Koller and Jake Marmer

    How can we expand the notion of what is sacred?

  • 1:00pm - 1:10pm EST
    Exploring Place and Positionality
    Yoshi Silverstein
  • 1:10PM - 1:35PM EST
    The Four Qualifiers
    Shuki Taylor and Elyssa Moss Rabinowitz
  • 1:35pm - 2:05pm EST
    On Pedagogy: Visibility, In-Dialogue, Integration

    Please select one of these three thematic sessions in which fellows’ will discuss their development of pedagogy and practice. The format of the session will be an interview between fellows. The goal is for participants to learn about the different pedagogies and understand how fellows developed their pedagogy from idea to practice to a resource. Participants will also leave the session with a resource for enacting a pedagogy.

    VISIBILITY
    Yoshi Silverstein and Rabbi Ari Weiss

    How can we see the face of each person and recognize their needs?

    IN-DIALOGUE
    Marta Jankowska and Jon Adam Ross

    How can we hold multiple truths for the sake of expansion and growth?

    IMPRESSING
    Simon Klarfeld and Leah Kahn

    How can educators and parents become essential in the learning of the Torah?

  • 2:05 pm - 2:15 pm EST
    An Occasion for Siyyum
    RABBI RACHEL BOVITZ
  • 2:15 pm - 2:25 pm EST
    Lessons Learned and Moving Forward
    Mollie Andron and Adam Eilath
  • 2:25 pm - 2:30 pm EST
    A Moment for Blessing
    Rabbi Lisa Goldstein

    Spontaneous Blessings

  • 2:30 pm EST
    Lehitraot

    Closing

    The Speakers

    Hear from the 2022 M² Research Fellows, a vibrant group of Jewish educators who have drawn from the wisdom of Jewish tradition to deepen our educational practices
    Teaching Jewishly: New Practices for Today’s Needs
    Rabbi Michelle Dardashti
    Rabbi and Associate
    Teaching Jewishly: New Practices for Today’s Needs
    Cantor Rabbi Robert Jury
    Founder & Clinical Director
    Teaching Jewishly: New Practices for Today’s Needs
    Rabbi Dr. Meesh Hammer Kossoy
    Director, Year Program
    Teaching Jewishly: New Practices for Today’s Needs
    Faith Leener
    Founding Executive Director
    Teaching Jewishly: New Practices for Today’s Needs
    Andrea Lieber
    Professor or Religion
    Teaching Jewishly: New Practices for Today’s Needs
    Rabbi Yechiel Hoffman
    Independent