Topic: Jewish Education That Leads to Thriving
The archetypal approach to Jewish supplemental education is to support the ongoing passage of Jewish tradition, help build Jewish identities, and impart Jewish knowledge on learners so, at the very least, they can become Bat/Bar Mitzvah. But contemporary research indicates that Jewish families today relate to Judaism in a different way than previous generations; they are seeking Jewish learning that helps them thrive as individuals and as Jews in the world. How can we look beyond conventional ways of thinking of Jewish education? How can we design meaningful learning experiences that leave learners feeling engaged, inspired, and thirsty for more?
At this workshop, co-facilitated by The Jewish Education Project and the Jewish Education Collaborative of Greater Atlanta, participants will be exposed to elements of Positive Psychology, Mussar, the GenZ Now Study, etc. to better understand what we mean when we talk about Jewish education that leads to thriving. Participants will explore the implications of this shift in orientation on Jewish education today and walk away with resources begin this conversation in their own communities.
9:30 – 10:00 AM | Arrival, Light Breakfast
10:00 AM – 2:00 PM | Workshop (Kosher lunch included)
2:00 – 2:30 PM | Brief Educators Council Meeting