Professional Development Resources Tag: Identity

Case Study: Informal activities and religious identity during year in Israel

What impact, if any, do informal activities/conversations between Seminary teachers and students have on the religious observance and/or identification of their graduates, and are... Read more

Religious Counseling and Pesak Halakhah in a Yeshivah Setting

  Introduction: Many years ago, a student who had previously expressed no interest in studying in Israel after high school approached me with a... Read more

Jewish Education for Jewish Commitment

  Introduction: Professor Isadore Twersky, z”l, presented the “meta-goal” of Jewish education at a meeting of the Commission on Jewish Education in North America... Read more

Two Aspects of Jewish Identity

Click here to read this very interesting article about Jewish identity. Read more

Classroom Teaching with Mark Smilowitz: An Interview with Rabbi Aytan Kadden

An Interview with Rabbi Aytan Kadden – 045 – In this episode Mark talks with Israel’s Teacher of the Year Rabbi Aytan Kadden about empowering... Read more

Classroom Teaching with Mark Smilowitz: Words to Use and Avoid

Words to Use and Avoid – 029 – Our choice of language can have significant impact on a student’s self-image. This episode explores a number... Read more

Classroom Teaching with Mark Smilowitz: The Role of Love

The Role of Love – 016 – Like flowers need water, students need love to grow. Here are ten ways to show your love for... Read more