The Lookstein Center Bulletin Board

Events and Opportunities for Educators

Project Birkat Hamazon

The DeZimra Institute invites all educators to join its worldwide initiative promoting the importance of Birkat Hamazon. Benchers, educational materials, a curriculum developed by the Lookstein Center, and more, are all available to participants free of charge.

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What Girls Learn in Jewish Families

Learning About Learning: A Conversation with Professor Ilana Horwitz | March 15, 1-1:30 p.m. Via Zoom / Free / Register at What Girls Learn in Jewish Families In the past, Jewish families, like many others, offered girls fewer educational opportunities than boys. But that has not been the case for some time now. In her...

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Free Webinar on Teaching Gemara

On February 13th at 8:30pm ET, Hidden Sparks will be hosting a free webinar on the topic of "Learning Gemara: A Task Analysis" presented by Rabbi Avi Wasser, Director of Learning and Academic Support at Katz Yeshiva High School in Boca Raton, FL. Learning Gemara is a complex task involving many cognitive functions and academic skills. Lack of...

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Spotlight on Mahloket

February 28, 2023 1 - 2:15 ET Via Zoom / Free / Register at Mahloket—that is, dispute or principled debate—has long been celebrated as a Jewish ideal, not only within Jewish texts (where sages debate laws, interpretations and principles) but within the practice of engagement with those texts as well (where, for...

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Children’s Theories About Judaism

Learning About Learning: A Conversation with Dr. Anna Hartman Children’s Theories About Judaism February 8, 1-1:30 p.m. Via Zoom / Free / Register at Children’s ideas about the world are rich, nuanced, sometimes amusing and surprising, and for Anna Hartman, always fascinating. In this session, she will share her doctoral...

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Job Opportunity: Associate Director, Mandel Center for Studies in Jewish Education / Brandeis University

The Associate Director is an essential member of the leadership team for this outward-facing research center serving as the academic equivalent of a COO or Chief of Staff. Qualified candidates will have: • managerial and leadership experience; • a strong interest in and knowledge of the contemporary Jewish community; • an MA in a relevant field;...

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Masters in Jewish/Special Education

Applications now being accepted for the next cohort of the Touro University Master's program in Jewish/Special Education. Classes begin in late January 2023. This unique program prepares you to serve the Jewish community in Yeshivas and Special Education schools and programs. Candidates are eligible for New York State Teacher Certification. Learn...

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Course Starting Soon: How to Facilitate Hebrew Language Acquisition in the Classroom

ב"ה אם את מורה לעברית, ומעונינת להתפתח מקצועית ולרכוש כלים עדכניים להוראת שפה שניה על פי הגישה התפקודית, מקומך איתנו! הצטרפי עוד היום למסלול ההכשרה המיוחד שלנו עבור מורות המלמדות עברית בבתי ספר תורניים Do you teach Hebrew as a language, or wish you could? Would you like to enhance and update your professional knowledge and skill in a very...

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Founding Chief Executive Officer

The Bay Area is one of the largest, most vibrant, and most diverse Jewish communities in North America, home to over 15,000 households that include Jewish children ages 0-4. But despite these large numbers, only 16% of the children who reside in this region are enrolled in Jewish preschools (compared to the national average of 20-25%)....

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