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Lilmod u'Lelamed: Elders as Learners and Teachers

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Publication Date: January 2005

Publisher(s): Coalition for the Advancement of Jewish Education

Author(s): Dayle A. Friedman

Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive

Topic: Education (Educational psychology and learning ability)

Keywords: Mentoring; Informal Jewish education; Elderly; Jewish Education

Type: Other


The author advocates an understanding of aging as enriching of (and enriched by) Torah study and other Jewish learning. Elders should be seen as both students and teachers, the author asserts, identifying approaches and methods for teaching elders, as well as ways to engage elders as teachers and mentors.

In Jewish Education News, Summer 2005.