Professional Development Resources: Life cycle

Matan Bat Mitzvah Program – Sample Lesson on Miriam

Click here to see related source: http://www.lookstein.org/resources/miriam.pdf The Matan Bat Mitzvah program consists of ten two-hour sessions during which mothers and daughters study related... Read more

A Boy Named Shuki

This article originally appeared in Moment. Reprinted here with permission. Yehoshua Abba Chananiah [aka: Shuki], my youngest son, descends from the yellow mini-bus that... Read more

Psychological and Religious Change of Orthodox Jewish Boys During a Post-High School Year of Study in an Israeli Yeshiva

The following article is a dissertation that explored processes of change in parental relationships, religious levels and mental health that occurred in American Orthodox... Read more

A Year of Study in an Israeli Yeshiva Program: Before and After

Click here to read Shalom Berger’s 1997 Azrieli Graduate School of Jewish Education and Administration, Yeshiva University, doctoral thesis. Read more

“Too Much on Our Plates”

Back in the early 50’s, my friend’s older sister, Malka, worked as secretary in one of the Bais Yaakov elementary schools.  The children were,... Read more

The Post-High School Yeshiva Experience in Israel: Goals and Benefits

This article originally appeared in Ten Da’at. Republished with permission of the author.   The following was presented at a meeting of the Educational Liaison Committee... Read more

Honoring and Mourning Adoptive and Step Parents

Reprinted from Le’ela, June 2001, no. 51   (Dr. Wolowelsky is Associate Editor of the MeOtzar HoRav Series: Selected Writings of Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik,... Read more

Responding to a Death in the School Family: A Handbook/Checklist for Educators in Jewish Community Junior and Senior High Schools

This article is a handbook/checklist for educators in Jewish Community Junior and Senior High Schools, in regards to responding to a death in the... Read more

Initial Religious Counseling for a Male Orthodox Adolescent Homosexual

Reprinted from Tradition: A Journal of Orthodox Jewish Thought, published by the Rabbinical Council of America, 29:2, Winter 1995. We present here a discussion of... Read more

A Memorial Prayer for “9/11”

As a member of Hatzoloh, I responded to the World Trade Center on the morning of September 11, 2001. Given the notable Jewish dimension... Read more
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