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Jewish Education – More Crucial Today than Ever 

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21.09.2020

C.S. Lewis was almost prophetic when he wrote, “The great thing, if one can, is to stop regarding all the unpleasant things as interruptions of one’s ‘own,’ or ‘real’ life. The truth is of course that what one calls the interruptions are precisely one’s real life — the life God is sending one day by day.” Although Lewis couldn’t know about COVID-19 and the interruptions it would bring, his words can guide us from looking at COVID-19 as an interruption to a challenge on how to better our efforts. Nowhere is this more true than in the area of Jewish education.

Famed educator Mickey Katzburg wrote, “The number one concern I hear in conversations is how to structure the educational experience when it has gone virtual, or has become a blend of frontal and online learning.” Looking forward, Senior educator Dr. Jonathan Mirvis wrote, “When we move out of lockdown, we will find ourselves in a world that is radically different from the one we left with far reaching implications for diaspora Jewish education.” Our new “real life” presents us with a challenge of how to improve Jewish education.

It is crucial that we focus on Jewish education while in the middle of the COVID-19 crises. With limited resources and opportunity, communities........

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