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Contact: The Journal of the Steinhardt Foundation for Jewish Life -- Supplementary Jewish Education: What Can Be Done?

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Publication Date: January 2007

Publisher(s): Steinhardt Foundation for Jewish Life

Author(s): Michael H. Steinhardt; Nathan Laufer; Lauren Applebaum

Series: Contact: The Journal of the Steinhardt Foundation for Jewish Life, Eli Valley (ed), vol.10, no.1, Au

Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive

Topic: Agriculture, forestry and fishing (Agricultural economics and farm holdings)
Culture and religion (Religion and religious groups)

Keywords: Educators; Curriculum; Part-time (supplementary) schools; Congregations

Type: Other


This issue of Contact examines ways in which afternoon schools can take the initiative in creating innovative, dynamic and rewarding Jewish educational experiences. Rabbi Nathan Laufer, Lauren Applebaum, Rafi Esterson, Rabbi Daniel Freelander, Rabbi Jan Katzew, Heather Brown, and Margie Tarmy Berkowitz all discuss specific new schools curricula and initiatives attempting to recreate the religious school experience. Also included are articles by Michael H. Steinhardt, Saul Kaiserman, Jacob Schreiber, Rabbi Jeffrey Schein, and Bill Robinson.