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Inspirational keynotes, workshops and networking opportunities for educators, administrators, board members and stakeholders of network member schools will engage participants around design thinking, school change, board development, educational leadership, innovative technologies, contemporary ideas of Jewish pluralism, Israel curricula, modes of prayer education, special needs inclusion, early childhood education and more. 

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Sunday, January 19 • 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Jews in the Pew

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The Pew Research Center report, "A Portrait of Jewish Americans," released last October, has been interpreted variously as the death knell for the American Jewish future and as an indicator of Jewish success in America. But beyond the hyperbole, what are the implications for Jewish day schools? Are there lessons to be learned for how we speak to contemporary American Jewish families and what we offer them? Must we reconsider our approaches to Jewish education?

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Miriam Prum Hess

Director, Centers for Excellence in Day School Education and Jewish Educational Engagement
Miriam Prum Hess directs the Centers for Excellence in Day School Education and Jewish Educational Engagement at BJE. In this role, she consults with the 38 day schools in Los Angeles to establish operational and educational best practices, develop joint purchasing initiatives, and garner increased financial support for Jewish education.  In addition, she created JKidLA and the Concierge Program for Jewish Education, which enable... Read More →
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Jon A. Levisohn

Associate Academic Director, Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Center for Studies in Jewish Education
Jon Levisohn is associate academic director of the Mandel Center and associate professor of Near Eastern & Judaic Studies and the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Chair of Jewish Educational Thought at Brandeis University. At the Mandel Center he currently supervises projects on Pedagogies of Engagement in Jewish Studies, Pedagogy Lishma: Using Studies of Teaching to Promote Learning, and Learning to Read Talmud, and is co-chairing a conference... Read More →

Sunday January 19, 2014 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Westchester A Westin LAX

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