Details on the Roundtable Fishbowl on the Future of Jewish Education
Posted by Joel H. on July 21, 2008
By Joel M. Hoffman
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(Also take a look at some results from the Roundtable Fishbowl.)
“What does success look like?”
“How do we get there?”
These two huge questions will occupy seven leading Jewish thinkers and practitioners over the course of two days at our Roundtable Fishbowl. And in preparation, we want to hear from you! If you have questions you’d like addressed, or ideas you’d like to contribute, e-mail them to Fishbowl@Caje33.Org — then come to the fishbowl to see if we’ve included your suggestion in the discussion.
The topic of the first day is “what does success look like?” Each synagogue has a certain number of children aged 5-17. What should we do them? Why? Is “seating the children behind desks for 2-5 hours a week” a good answer? What are our goals? How do we balance formal and information information? What is the role of curriculm? What about teachers?
The second day is devoted to “how do we get from here to there?” What should we keep of our current programs? What can we modify? What must we abandon? How will we staff our new programs? How will we fund it?
Our seven participants will dicuss their views on these all important topics, and you will even be able to join the conversation electronically via SMS and e-mail. (We’ll have wifi for your laptop, or you can use one of several computers we’ll have set up.) You can even get a head-start by sending e-mail now.
Participating will be:
- David Behrman
- Mara Braunfeld
- Dr. Steven Cohen
- Rabbi Ed Feinstein
- Rabbi Larry Hoffman
- Linda Klonsky
- Rabbi Danny Zemel
Dr. Joel M. Hoffman will moderate the event.
Get involved now! Send your comments, ideas, and questions to Fishbowl@Caje33.Org. You can also contribute during the fishbowl itself by sending e-mail to that same address. Use your own cell phone, Blackberry, PDA, or laptop computer; or use one of the stations we’ll have set up.
This is only going to happen once, and only at CAJE 33.