In 2014 and 2015, CASJE hosted a series of Blogcasts - online, multi day, text based panels on a hot topic in Jewish education research, funding, or practice. The Blogcasts were open to anyone and viewers were encouraged to join the conversation with comments and questions for the panelists. The topics of conversation came out of CASJE's signature Problem Formulation Convenings (PFC). These PFCs brought together an interdisciplinary group of researchers, practitioners, and funders to deliberate and conceptualize a particular problem area. A PFC ensured that the questions being pursued are those most important to practice. Blogcasts were an opportunity to dig deeper into questions raised at the PFCs.




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Encounters and Journeys: Cultivating Jewish Peoplehood?

December 16, 2015

Is there a distinct type of travel experience? Or a special interaction with an Israeli peer? What are the defining characteristics of these experiences that lead to positive, long-term outcomes in Jewish Peoplehood? This blogcast dug deeply into these questions and others throughout the conversation.

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Pathway to Engagement? The Promise of Jewish Early Childhood Education

August 05, 2015

In this Blogcast on Jewish Early Childhood Education, a researcher, practitioner, and funder participated in a conversation about Jewish ECE serving as a “gateway” into broader Jewish community engagement and education.

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Jewish Camp: How’s the Magic Made?

February 17-20, 2015

In partnership with the Foundation For Jewish Camp. This unique online four-day event brought together six experts in their fields to discuss Jewish Camp, its impact on education, and how best to foster its success.

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Contemporary Antisemitism and Jewish Education: What's To Be Done?

December 2, 2014

This unique online four-day event brings together an historian, a psychologist, two researchers, a rabbi and a Jewish educator from North America and the United Kingdom to make sense of contemporary antisemitism and consider how to have meaningful dialogue on it in the classroom.

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Teaching and Learning Hebrew: Let's Talk About It

October 21, 2014

For years, Hebrew language has been a staple of the Jewish education curriculum. To what end? Or, in contemporary terms, what is the ROI of Hebrew in Jewish education? How can research extend the promise of Hebrew? This week, CASJE is bringing together experts to think about the place of Hebrew in Jewish education. The conversation developed over the course of a few days and was open to anyone.

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Beyond Jewish Identity: Rethinking Jewish Education

June 15, 2014

Watch a week-long blogcast as it unfolds between funders, practitioners, and researchers! In partnership with the Jack, Joseph, and Morton Mandel Center for Studies in Jewish Education at Brandeis University.

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