Education


Zach Braff's New Movie, 'Wish I Was Here,' Plays on Actor's Jewish Upbringing

By Forward Staff

In ‘Wish I Was Here,’ Zach Braff plays a struggling Hollywood actor whose decision to pull his kids out of Jewish day school leads him on a spiritual journey.Read More


Project Zug Promotes Jewish Textual Study Using Internet Video Technology

By Michael Kaminer

Project Zug uses online video chat platform Skype to connect Jews around the world through hevruta, the age-old Jewish tradition of studying in pairs.Read More


As Teens Defect from Shul, Congregations Find Ways to Revamp Programming

By Sarah Seltzer

Bar and bat mitzvahs are often treated as a lavish culmination of a child’s Jewish education. How can synagogues keep teens coming back after the party’s over?Read More


Hebrew School Has Nowhere To Go But Up

By Rob Weinberg

Study after study shows that Hebrew schools are failing to engage Jewish teens. It’s a shofar blast for change — so why does nothing happen?Read More


David Coleman, the Most Influential Education Figure You've Never Heard Of

By Joy Resmovits

David Coleman, president of the College Board, is at the center of this nation’s fierce curriculum wars. So how come you’ve never heard of him?Read More


For One Teen, Getting a Jewish Education Was a Form of Rebellion

By Lilit Marcus

While her more religious friends were rejecting their Jewish roots, Lilit Marcus decided she needed to know more about hers.Read More


Have Judaica Will Travel — Through Dixie

By Johnna Kaplan

Rachel Jarman Myers journeys across Mississippi with a Traveling Trunk of Judaica from the Deep South. Many of the children she encounters have never met a Jewish person.Read More


Brooklyn GED Program Seeks To Help Put Haredi Men 'On the Path' to Employment

By Yermi Brenner

Brooklyn-based B’Derech helps Haredi men acquire secular skills so they can find work in a competitive job market, while respecting the traditional yeshiva system.Read More


Jewish Gap-Year Program Opens in Portland

By Chavie Lieber

A new social justice program teaches teens construction skills and Jewish texts. It’s designed for those who want to take time off before college, without journeying to Israel.Read More


First American-Style Liberal Arts College Opens Doors In Israel This Fall

By Nathan Jeffay

The liberal arts curriculum offered at a new college in Israel is miles away from the traditionally career-oriented education offered at most of the country’s universities.Read More


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