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Jewish Perspectives on Gun Violence


8 Essential Characteristics of Project Based Learning

Diane Zimmerman, Associate Education Director at Temple Sinai in Washington, D.C., identifies what PBL is and what it is not from the students’ and teachers’ perspectives.

The Newtown Tragedy: How to Transform the Pain into Meaningful Action

Rabbi Mark H. Levine and David E. Behrman reflect on the tragic school shooting in Newtown, CT, and offer advice for parents and Jewish educators to help children transform their pain into something meaningful.

Online Learning Center: Performance Update

It's been an exciting time. Over 200 schools have enrolled in the OLC, with more than 600 teachers and 3500 students successfully participating in online classes, using digital Hebrew and creating multimedia projects and discussions. A few schools have had difficulties, but over 80% of support ticket issues have been resolved within 24 hours. We are committed to making the OLC work for every school.