Jewish Pedagogies Circle:
Research Papers and Educational Resources

A core component of the Jewish Pedagogies Circle is the fellows’ development of a research paper and educational resource. These are the fruits of their labor. We offer them to you to use and explore with your learners and colleagues.  As the text says, nahafoch kola ba, turn it and turn it again, for there is much wisdom and insight in these works. We are grateful to those pioneering participants and faculty of the Jewish Pedagogies Circle, and we hope their contributions to the field will serve to stimulate, excite, and prompt more work in this area and invite feedback and participation in this important conversation.


A Pedagogy of Siyyum

A pedagogy of siyyum can help raise up a new generation of Jewish learners who feel connected to their heritage in a meaningful, creative way.

Rabbi Rachel Bovitz

(Midrashic) Petichta Pedagogy

The midrashic form of the Petichta invites an approach to pedagogy that embraces difference.

Marta Jankowska

LeSha: Lemida Sh’Goreret Ahavah: Learning That Leads to Love

A pedagogy that utilizes educational experiences to cultivate love between students in a Jewish classroom.

Adam Eilath

The Pedagogy of Blessing/Berakhah

Offering each other blessings has the power to transform both the one who blesses and those who receive it.

Rabbi Lisa Goldstein

Creating Sacred Space

When we plan our educational spaces with deliberation and intention we can make room for the sacred.

Shira Hecht-Koller

The Pedagogy of Asking: A Methodology for Crafting Artful Questions

When asking questions, a clear and intentional approach can make a world of difference in our students minds and hearts.

Leah Kahn

Parents As Learners, Teachers and Partners In Their Children’s Jewish Education

It may have taken a pandemic to remind us that the home provides a critically important place for education.

Simon Klarfeld

Contemporary Poetry As A Sacred Jewish Text

Learning poetry as sacred text can infuse educational spaces with intimacy and communal connection.

Jake Marmer

Pedagogy of Mutual Humanization

A pedagogy of mutual humanization places relationship at the center of the educational experience.

Jon Adam Ross

Chazarah and Shinun:
Reviewing To The Point of Mastery

A pedagogy of review and mastery can create a sense of deep ownership and connection.

Dr. Chana Silberstein

Jewish Place and Positionality:
A Choreography of Pedagogical Practice

By engaging intentionally with spatial dynamics, Jewish educators can elevate learning through powerful embodied practices.

Yoshi Silverstein

Tokhahah: A Pedagogy of Loving Rebuke

Loving rebuke, a pedagogy that embraces disagreement, can be transformative and even holy.

Rabbi Ari Weiss

Illustrations by Olivia McGiff

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