Thursday, April 6, 2017

Rachel Raz

News from the Early Childhood Institute at Hebrew College: 

  • In December 2016 we held the Annual Early Childhood Jewish Education Conference.
  • Israel educational seminar - in February we took a group of educators on an Israel Educational Seminar. You can see our itinerary and reflections at the following blog:
  • In December 2016 I had the opportunity to attend the Jewish Early Childhood Conference in Washington DC. Please read my article about the conference and the work of The Washington DC Federation here.
  • Last fall (2016) I attended the Israeli-American Council (IAC) Conference with 2100 other people. Please read my article about my time as a panelist here.

Coming up:
  • The Network for Research in Jewish Education (NRJE) and Association for the Scientific Study of Jewry Conference. I was invited to serve on a spotlight session at the upcoming NRJE conference that will take place June 5-6, 2017 at Brandeis University, Waltham MA. The title of the session is: Research on Professional Development in Jewish Education: What do we have and what do we need?”
  • In June 25-27, 2017 I will travel to Jackson, MS to join the conference of The Institute of Southern Jewish Life.
  • In our academic work, we are in the final stages of advising our Master of Jewish Education students and getting ready for their presentations and graduation. We are also recruiting for our fall semester and looking forward to helping a new cohort of students develop into master Jewish educators.

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