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Mar 11, 2021, 10:27 PM
Build back better for the Jewish community too
As we mark the one-year anniversary of the first case of the coronavirus in America, the Jewish community is looking ahead towards “the new normal” that will emerge after the pandemic. Non-profits, including many dedicated to Jewish education and...
Jun 25, 2020, 6:23 PM
A conversation on racial justice must lead to action
In the midst of a live video conversation on Jewish education’s role and responsibility to work for racial justice, Yoshi Silverstein of Mitsui Collective captured the urgency of this moment: “It’s a very ‘white’ response to say ‘Let’s learn...
Oct 17, 2019, 11:19 PM
Rabbis’ role in fighting the new wave of anti-Semitism
Through my work and personal life, I have been privileged to form close relationships with rabbis throughout the world. As a Jewish educator, I turn to them for pedagogical advice and information on trends in Jewish education. As a...
Nov 1, 2018, 6:06 PM
Good Israel Education is Good Education
Last week I returned from JFNA’s General Assembly in Tel-Aviv, which was preceded by a Jewish Agency convening about Israel Education. In both forums, I heard two distinct critiques about the state of Israel Education in North America (and,...
Mar 9, 2018, 2:20 PM
Post-Parkland activism shows teens don’t need our praise; they need a place at the table
The kids know what they're doing; it's on adults to empower them to take over the conversation with policymakers
Nov 8, 2017, 12:11 AM
‘For Which It Stands’: My America
It was the night of November 8, 2016, and my wife and I went with friends to a packed bar in Brooklyn for what we anticipated to be a night of celebration. As the evening progressed and the election...
Apr 6, 2017, 8:03 PM
The Wicked Child as a Discerning Connoisseur
One of the more common explanations about the wicked child is that they are labeled as such because of their choice to disassociate themselves from the community -- presumably the Jewish community. This makes sense given that it is written,...
David Bryfman, PhD, is CEO of The Jewish Education Project in New York. He hosts the weekly livecast, Adapting: The Future of Jewish Education.