Not Just a School

Your August 31 article that described the exciting, innovative approach of the Jewish Journey Project was right on target. But the article’s title (“Fun Times at Hebrew School”) is misleading in a key way. From its inception, this project was designed to be an alternative to the traditional “Hebrew school,” which really no longer meets families’ needs. In practice, JJP is a Jewish after-school program with all the richness and engaging activity of any other after-school program, not a “school” at all. While this might seem a small point, it is critical to understanding both the challenge of Jewish education today and the solution that JJP so refreshingly provides.

Gidon B. IsaacsEducation Director, The Society for the Advancement of Judaism
New York, N.Y.

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