Browsing All posts tagged under »education«

Graphing Religions and Income –

May 14, 2011


via Some of the income differences probably stem from culture. Some faiths place great importance on formal education. But the differences are also self-reinforcing. People who make more money can send their children to better schools, exacerbating the many advantages they have over poorer children.

NY Times film critic A.O. Scott to teach Holocaust in film class – New York NY

March 16, 2011


NY Times film critic A.O. Scott will give four lectures with illustrative film clips on The Holocaust in Film on consecutive Sunday evenings from 7:00 to 9:00 PM starting this Sunday March 20, 2010 at Park Slope Jewish Center (where Mr. Scott is a member) located at Eighth Avenue and 14th Street in Brooklyn. Continue reading […]

Jewish education 101: 90@190: Open Beit Midrash Mondays at Mechon Hadar

November 8, 2010


Do you have ninety minutes a week to dedicate to Jewish study? For the next four Mondays Mechon Hadar offers free classes on Monday evenings: 90@190: An Open Beit Midrash at Mechon Hadar Read the entire article and view a sample lecture on

Sunday 11/7/10: Taste of Limmud or Israel/Jewish-American relations panel – New York NY

November 4, 2010


  NYC Jewish events Sunday Nov. 7, 2010: Global Day of Jewish Learning and panel discussion on Israel/Jewish American relations. For details read the article on  

Americans’ Religious Knowledge Has Major Gaps, Survey Finds | The Rundown News Blog | PBS NewsHour | PBS

September 28, 2010


By: Lea Winerman Despite their religious faith, many Americans are ignorant of key facts about their own and other world religions, according to a survey released Tuesday by the Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life. In a survey of 32 religious knowledge questions, Americans on average answered 16 correctly, the surveyors found. Fewer than […]

Keith and Cindy Hamada: An oral history of a Jewish-American marriage – New York NY

September 1, 2010


With the new school year about to commence many New York area Jewish parents will have to find a way to fund their children’s day school tuitions. In my June 10, 2010 post I shared my interview with Mindi Wernick and Malkie Grozalsky in which they speak of having made financial sacrifices to send their children […]

Who Is (and Is Not) teaching in “Modern Orthodox” Schools: A View from Israel | Institute for Jewish Ideas and Ideals

July 14, 2010


The article describes the narrowing and indeed closing of Israeli Orthodox teachers’ minds, teachers who pride themselves on their insularity and ignorance of all things not Jewish. To read the article click here

The Creativity Crisis – Newsweek

July 10, 2010


Back in 1958, Ted Schwarzrock was an 8-year-old third grader when he became one of the “Torrance kids,” a group of nearly 400 Minneapolis children who completed a series of creativity tasks newly designed by professor E. Paul Torrance. Schwarzrock still vividly remembers the moment when a psychologist handed him a fire truck and asked, […]

The Family Values Paradox – The Daily Dish | By Andrew Sullivan

May 4, 2010


« The View From Your Window | Main | Race And Intelligence, Again, Ctd » The Family Values Paradox 04 May 2010 08:34 am Jonathan Rauch reviews Naomi Cahn and June Carbone’s new book, Red Families v. Blue Families. Rauch writes that “if you want to find two-parent families with stable marriages and coddled kids, […]

Day of Kabbalah and other February Jewish culture events

February 5, 2010


via To read the article click here