Jewish Educational Leadership
invites proposals for its upcoming issue focusing on

Communities of Difference: Challenges, Opportunities, & Limits

Jewish day schools serve as an important nexus of the Jewish community where people of many types interface on a daily basis. The differences include learning abilities and styles, race and ethnicity, religious and political ideologies, gender and sexual identity, physiological and emotional challenges, socio-economic levels, family structure, and more. The presence of such a broad range is challenging, not only at the school-wide level but at the classroom level as well.

Particularly, we are interested in hearing the following from teachers:

  • A brief description of a single challenge
  • How the teacher (or team) handled it; how the school supported you in dealing with it
  • What impact it had on the students in the classroom
  • What difficulties were encountered on the way
  • What kind of investment was required of the teacher
  • What the teacher gained/lost in the process
  • What the students gained/lost in the process

Given the sensitivities involved, we are open to submissions which will be published anonymously.

Articles should be 500-750 words in length, with no footnotes or academic references.

The journal is intended for teachers, educational leaders, and interested laypeople across a range of Jewish educational settings. Proposals should briefly share the focus of the proposed article and the key points the article will present.

Please send proposals or queries for all submissions to by January 25, 2024. Full articles will be due on March 1, 2024.