Affordable Jewish Education

Will ‘Startup Nation’ Fuel Jewish Ed-tech?

Online resources, many Israel-based, are slowly emerging for day schools — impact on teachers is the ‘No. 1’ question.

08/07/2012
Associate Editor

When Smadar Goldstein made aliyah 14 years ago, she didn’t anticipate long hours in front of a computer, a headset with earphones and microphone her constant fashion accessory.

“I wanted to teach Tanach,” she said, using the Hebrew word for the Bible. “But here, every Noach and Rachel is a Tanach teacher.”

Smadar Goldstein teaches online from her home in Jerusalem. MICHAEL DATIKASH
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