Yair Saperstein, Instilling a passion for science in Washington Heights.

05/21/2012 - 20:00

Yair Saperstein, 21


Yair Saperstein has been a science guy for a long time (witness the permanently singed hair on the back of his hand from an elementary-school science “‘magic show” that went amiss).

Yair Saperstein

Game Time For Teachers

01/23/2012 - 19:00
Associate Editor

David Bryfman, director of the Jewish Education Project’s New Center for Collaborative Leadership, would love one day to see Hebrew school teachers team up with computer programmers to develop educational games.

In the meantime, he’s hoping to get more Jewish educators trained in “games-based learning” — exploring ways to add high-tech and low-tech play in their classrooms, learning how to use free game-designing platforms like ARIS, SCVNGR and Gamestar Mechanic.

Playing for the Tribe: Growing interest in Jewish educational video games.

The Revolution In Teen Outreach

Synagogues, educational groups rethinking offerings and restructuring programs to reach a new generation.
Associate Editor
01/10/2011 - 19:00

For eighth graders enrolled in Temple Emanu-El’s religious schoolTemple Emanu-El’s religious school, the lessons this year are less aleph-bet and more ABC.

Once a month, the young teens make the short trek from Upper East Side to East Harlem to volunteer with elementary-age kids at the Association to Benefit Children, an agency that offers numerous services for disadvantaged children.

Eighth graders at Temple Emanu-El volunteer at Harlem’s Association to Benefit Children as part of a service-learning program.

What the Bible Teaches about Social Media

Here is an interesting article by my colleague Rabbi Ruth Abusch-Magder, Ph.D., who is the Rabbi-in-Residence of Be'chol Lashon and the editor of Tzeh U'llimad:

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