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Experiments in Learning at Studio 70

At Studio 70, we believe innovation demands seriousness and rigor as much as creativity and a willingness to take risks and fail. In a recent Harvard Business Review article on innovation...

January 28th, 2019|

Ivrit Where It Counts

Every day at 1:45 pm the announcement is made in the Edah afterschool program, “Ha Misada Petucha” (the restaurant is open). The Misada is part full-service restaurant, part immersive language learning space, and it hums with activity each day as children sit at the counter and order something to eat.

March 14th, 2019|

Legos for Everyone

On a recent afternoon, a group of second graders stand around a table. Taped the long way down the middle of the table is a strip of blue construction paper, a river...

January 28th, 2019|

eJP: Field Trips for Everyone

There’s nothing like a field trip to shake things up. And this goes the same for teachers as it does for students. Getting out of your every-day space to see something new ...

March 22nd, 2018|

eJP: Cohort Based Learning on Local Scale

Whether it’s Steven Covey who said “Interdependent people combine their own efforts, with the efforts of others to achieve their greatest success” or... Michael Jordan who said “Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence wins championships"...

February 13th, 2018|

eJP: Community is Not a Commodity – A Response

My first Grateful Dead Concert was in 1989. I was in the 7th grade and there was no turning back. I was hooked. When I was 15 I ran off with the band for the first time, much to my parent’s chagrin. When I was 17 I dropped out of high school to follow the band around full time, and today I continue to consider my Grateful Dead family as among my closest friends and community, and the music – the music of my soul.

July 4th, 2016|

Upstart: Edah Brings More Innovation to the World of Jewish Education

Imagine you’re a new college graduate and you’re playing around with the idea of becoming a Jewish Educator. You have already taken advantage of some isolated part-time opportunities to teach Hebrew school and had some enriching summer leadership experiences. But, the chance to work full-time in a full-year teaching capacity straight out of college is a long shot, since many of these roles require more advanced degrees.

May 26th, 2016|

J-Weekly: opinions | What is Jewish education without Hebrew language?

For at least 2,000 years, Judaism has been a text-based religion. Many would argue it’s been longer than that. And, with some exceptions, the language of our texts is Hebrew. Yes, Aramaic plays a part. The Talmud, lots of midrashim and ancient biblical translations often were written in Aramaic — but even then, written in the Hebrew alphabet. It shares many of the same words and cognates, and is at the very least a not-too-distant cousin of Hebrew. For as long as Jews have been calling themselves Jews, we’ve been doing all that Jewish stuff in Hebrew.

April 15th, 2016|
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