Education Fall 2012


Technology’s Limits in Education

By Barry W. Holtz

FALL EDUCATION: Much of the development of digital Jewish education tools is extraordinary. But Barry W. Holtz considers what they mean for a community committed to education.Read More


Rethinking Holocaust Education

By Simi Lampert

FALL EDUCATION: Some young adults are beginning to resent the way the Holocaust has been taught. They want to embrace a more uplifting Jewish identity.Read More


Fun Times at Hebrew School

By Blair Thornburgh

FALL EDUCATION: Hebrew school once meant boring lectures. But now students can learn through classes like painting, Bible Raps and Midrash Manicures.Read More


Why Social Media Can Be Good

By Allison Fine

FALL EDUCATION: Social media has plenty of benefits for children. They far outweigh the risks of stranger danger, online bullying and bad spelling.Read More





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