Monthly Archives: June 2022
Posted: June 08, 2022|Categories: New Products , Judaica , Contemporary Jewish Life
Can You See God in a Grapefruit?
by Aliza Abusch-Magder
from Salt & Honey: Jewish Teens on Feminism, Creativity, and Tradition
Thousands of juice packets. Sweet, tangy, sour. Packed so closely together in communities commonly called "pieces," and when you hand me a piece of your grapefruit, you hand me a little collection of individuals held together by a thin, opaque, fibrous skin.
When I passed the grapefruit tree on the way to the bank, I effortlessly plucked the ripe, perfumed, leathered teardrop slowly falling from its tired branch.
I casually held a world in my hand, a real-life Horton Hears a Who!
Don't you see God in Dr. Seuss? Wasn't it divine?
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Posted: June 08, 2022|Categories: Big Ideas , Contemporary Jewish Life
Social and emotional learning is at the heart of Jewish education.
According to educators Jeff Kress and Nancy Parkes in a recent article, there is substantial research evidence linking social and emotional competence and academic achievement.
“Educators in Jewish settings are not only concerned with what our learners know, but also in the sort of people they become. A goal of Jewish education, regardless of where or how it takes place, is for learning to inform practice and shape how one lives that learning in the world,” they write.
“Educators in every setting (day school teacher, bunk counselor, etc.) always shape the social and emotional growth of their learners (students, campers, etc.). SEL aims to do this in a more goal-directed, structured, and powerful way. In fact, many educators are already “doing” SEL as part of their everyday practice.”