Jewish Journey Project

Flex Time For Students, Parents

With creative marketing, Jewish Journey Project lets kids choose what they learn — and when.

05/22/2013
Associate Editor

First in a three-part series on Hebrew schools offering choice and flexibility.

Timon Malloy dropped out of Hebrew school before his bar mitzvah and wasn’t planning on subjecting his 8-year-old twins to the same experience.

An intergenerational cooking class offered through Jewish Journey Project. Courtesy of Jewish Journey Project

A Jewish Journey Here

08/07/2012
Special To The Jewish Week

On the spectrum of risky behavior, I fall toward the nervous end of cautious: I’m the type who analyzes every detail of every decision, resulting in paralysis over routine matters such as purchasing a new bedspread.

Elicia Brown

URJ Overhauling The Bar/Bat Mitzvah

In bid for relevance and to retain youth, Reform educators are seeking to ‘revolutionize’ the ritual.

06/19/2012
Editor and Publisher

Simon Kuh didn’t chant a Haftorah for his bar mitzvah several Shabbat mornings ago at Temple Emanuel of Beverly Hills. Instead, the 13-year-old reported on his recent ride alone on a city bus, the 720 Wilshire, across Los Angeles on a Friday at rush hour “to see my city from a different perspective.”

Gary Rosenblatt

Will New Hebrew School Model Help Or Undermine Partner Synagogues?

Collaborative Jewish Journey Project recruits pilot cohort, but turf questions linger.

05/29/2012
Associate Editor

Does Hebrew school sound a little too 20th century for your third grader?

How about eight weeks of “Talmudic Stories In Stop-Motion Animation,” a session of “Create Your Own Hip-Hop Siddur” or a winter break spent doing Jewish theater? Or perhaps your child would prefer to learn Hebrew through a Saturday-night ropes course taught by a former Israel Defense Forces lieutenant?

Temple Emanu-El’s Mitzvah Corps, in which seventh graders tutor. Photo by Shulamit Seidler-Feller

Will New Hebrew School Model Help Or Undermine Synagogues?

Collaborative Jewish Journey Project recruits pilot cohort, but turf questions linger.

05/23/2012
Associate Editor

Does Hebrew school sound a little too 20th century for your third grader?

How about eight weeks of “Talmudic Stories In Stop-Motion Animation,” a session of “Create Your Own Hip-Hop Siddur” or a winter break spent doing Jewish theater? Or perhaps your child would prefer to learn Hebrew through a Saturday-night ropes course taught by a former Israel Defense Forces lieutenant?

The Jewish Journey Project is the brainchild of Rabbi Joy Levitt.
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