News & Events

Fair Compensation for Educators of Jewish Children

October 29, 2015

Our community must do more – from better wages and benefits to ongoing professional support – to compensate ECE educators and to retain them in our schools. For both secular and Jewish ECE educators... Read

Meltzing, Marps and Shabboptions: Hebrew at North American Jewish Summer Camps

September 18, 2015
April 18, 2016

Have you ever “meltzed” (waited/bussed) a table? Gotten a band-aid at the “marp” (infirmary)? Or selected an elective for “Shabboptions” (Shabbat options) or “t’floptions” (tefilliah options)? Then... Read

Why CASJE? - Mitchel Malkus

September 3, 2015
July 19, 2017

I became involved in Jewish education because I believe that a deep understanding of Jewish history, texts, culture, Hebrew language, and Israel is the best way to ensure a vibrant Jewish future. Read

Four Ideas for Engaging Families with Young Children in Jewish Life

September 2, 2015

Every new parent understands the pressure and stress associated with finding the best ways to create a rich and fulfilling future for their children. Faced with societal expectations, money... Read

Pathway to Engagement? The Promise of Jewish Early Childhood Education

August 5, 2015

For the first blogcast in a series on Jewish Early Childhood Education, a researcher, practitioner, and funder will participate in a conversation about Jewish ECE serving as a “gateway” into broader... Read

Helping Principals Focus on Teaching and Learning

July 16, 2015
April 18, 2016

Making Time for Instructional Leadership, a new three-volume report comissioned by the Wallace Foundation, describes how about 700 schools around the nation are using the “SAM process,” an approach... Read

The Price of Summertime Fun – or – the Real Cost of Camp

July 8, 2015
April 18, 2016

Summer is here, and I’ve been thinking about camp. For Jews, summer camp is a long standing institution full of first loves, bug bites, bug juice, Israeli shlichim, a modicum of Hebrew, bunks, s’... Read

Uncommon Conversation: Thinking Differently About Hebrew

March 7, 2015
March 7, 2015
North American Jewish Day School Conference, Room 4
Philadelphia, PA