The 100 Languages of Children Meet the 70 Faces of Torah: Preparing the Encounter of Jewish and Reggio Emilia-Style Approaches to Early Childhood
Rabbi Jeffrey Schein and Deb Schein describe their assumptions and search for a metaphor to describe the groundbreaking work they are doing in bringing the philosophy of early childhood education from the Reggio Emilia approach in Italy to Jewish early childhood education in North America.
Rabbi Shai Gluskin offers a personal reflection on setting limits as a parent and the personal growth he experienced as a result of deeply engaging with that aspect of parenting. The author looks towards some of the language of Jewish mysticism to help explain the balance of unconditional and conditional love; both are needed in the raising of children.
This is Adat Shalom's special needs policy. In 2001 this document was developed by the education board under education director Mary Meyerson. The policy balances the desire to be inclusive with the need to be practical about what the congregation can actually promise to provide.
This article explores the benefits and difficulties of mixed-age religious school classes. It was first printed in 1989 in Reconstructing Jewish Education: A Process Guide, ed. Dr. Jeffrey Schein.