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Curriculum Development

Developed for use in the Sh'lom Kitah Program of the Board of Jewish Education of Greater Washington in 2002-03, this manual provides practical suggestions and tools for lesson planning and classroom management. It includes excellent resources for bringing a "multiple intelligences " awareness into classrooms.
Type: Teacher Training

Guidelines for Successful Israel Education

This page highlights some creative approaches to Israel education. The title of each guideline ends in "-ate." This is an English approximation of the Hebrew word "et," that means "time", a concept emphasized in the piece's opening quote from Kohelet. The assumption behind these guidelines is that "taking the time to make it real" can pay off in more compelling Israel educational programming.

Type: Article

Hebrew in The Curriculum (Via Tutoring)

This report outlines how and why the Malibu Jewish Center & Synagogue redesigned its religious school program in 2003. The school changed the structure of Hebrew instruction from traditional group lessons to individual weekly sessions with a tutor. MJCS was able to implement this program without a tuition increase.
Type: Program Description

Proposal for a Reconstructionist Day School

Rabbi Shira Stutman (RRC '07) conceived of this model for a Reconstructionist high school that she named Lab Yeshiva. She proposes block scheduling, integrated secular and Jewish studies, and service-learning to Jewishly educate students who are not well served by traditional college-prep academies.
Type: Program Description