When considering a project that will include a change of goals in the culture of your program, it is helpful to use a visual organizer called a logic model. “A logic model is a systematic and visual way to present and share your understanding of the resources you have to operate your program, the activities you plan, and the changes or results you hope to achieve.” (W.K. Kellogg Foundation 2004). Use this logic model template for your program.
: Articles & Blogs recommended by Federation’s Jewish Life and Learning educational department
- Letters to the Next Generation
Looking for some good quotes for a back-to-school newsletter or an inspirational speech to open the academic year? Read Rabbi Dr. Sir Jonathan Sachs musings on how Jewish education is our letter into the future.
- Instagram Your Jewish Identity
Blog describing a way to help students articulate their Jewish identity using Instagram. It is a project from DreamLabs, a gathering of artists who try to encourage creativity in the classroom.
- Building Strong Relationships Between Parents and Educators
Learn about six strategies for involving parents in the educational program of their children.
- Racial Diversity and the American Jewish Community
Being pluralistic and accessible to your families must to go beyond simple acceptance and “cerebral” understanding. The new demographics of the Jewish family requires we use new inclusive language and graphics in all our materials and communications. The Journal of Jewish Communal Service gives a good background to the challenge and rewards of working with the new Jewish family.
- The Unique Place of Congregational Education in the Lives of Children, Teens, and Families
This short paper explores the distinctive positive characteristics of congregational education which impact the Jewish educational lives of children, teens, adults, and families, and outlines a set of questions that leaders in our field must consider when contemplating new models and strategies.
- Educating for Jewish Identity Doesn't Cut it Anymore: Why Jewish education is important beyond creating a Jewish identity.
- Toward Adult Jewish Literacy: The challenges in improving adult Jewish literacy.
Help students, community members and congregants have real conversations across their political differences. Hillel International’s Ask Big Questions Civics Edition card booklet is an amazing tool! Booklets feature eight Big Questions to help get people talking about the election, their values, and civic life. Ask Big Questions works with universities and organizations across North America that share our commitment to educating young adults in the habits and skills of listening, trust, and empathy that are essential to the future our nation and our world.