12 episodes

A podcast where we talk about what's new, what's challenging, what's exciting, and what's inspiring in Jewish day school education.

Find Yourself a Teacher Jody Passanisi & Shara Peters

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    • 5.0, 4 Ratings

A podcast where we talk about what's new, what's challenging, what's exciting, and what's inspiring in Jewish day school education.

    Episode 12: Kids in the Age of Tech with Stephanie Bien

    Episode 12: Kids in the Age of Tech with Stephanie Bien

    Therapist and author Stephanie Bien joins us to discuss how the era of ever-present technology has shaped childhood and parenting, as well as how to address bullying in school settings, both in person and online.

    • 47 min
    Episode 11: Making Time for Relationships with Kim Cavallo

    Episode 11: Making Time for Relationships with Kim Cavallo

    Kim Cavallo, founder and CEO of lilspace, talks to us about her experience with the Jewish day school system, how to create activities that connect different generations, and the importance of connecting with others in an era of ever-present screens.

    • 39 min
    Episode 10: Facing History and Ourselves with Emily Weisberg

    Episode 10: Facing History and Ourselves with Emily Weisberg

    In this episode, Shara and Jody talk to Emily Weisberg, Program Associate in Jewish Education at Facing History and Ourselves. Emily works with educators in the Jewish community to foster open conversations about privilege, hatred, and intolerance. We discuss how to help bring these important conversations into the Jewish day school classroom.

    • 45 min
    Episode 9: Differentiating Instruction with Molly Bogad

    Episode 9: Differentiating Instruction with Molly Bogad

    In this episode, Rabbi Scott (filling in for Shara) and Jody talk to Molly Bogad, an educational therapist. Molly, who works with individual students in both independent and Jewish day schools, discusses how Jewish day schools can help partner with ed therapists to meet the needs of all learners. 

    • 42 min
    Episode 8: Partnering with Parents with Larry Kligman

    Episode 8: Partnering with Parents with Larry Kligman

    Larry Kligman, Head of School and alumnus at Heschel Day School in Northridge, CA., talks with us about the partnerships between parents, teachers and leaders at Jewish Day Schools.

    • 37 min
    Episode 7: Talking Tefilah with Rabbi Adam Schaffer

    Episode 7: Talking Tefilah with Rabbi Adam Schaffer

    Rabbi Adam Schaffer, longtime Jewish educator, talks to us about the challenges of "teaching" prayer in Jewish day schools, while giving students the tools they need for meaningful participation. 

    • 1 hr 4 min

Customer Reviews

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Dominic Passanisi ,

Great podcast!

Really enjoy this - thoughtful and engaging.

Jimboliz ,

Building Bridges

Find Yourself a Podcast... Episode #2: Building Bridges

I just finished listening to the second episode of this podcast.

What a timely topic, tolerance. We don't hear a lot about tolerance anymore, or empathy, or understanding. We seem to be in a time where mindless bullying has become the unspoken, but accepted norm, and in some political arenas, glorified as a sign of strength.

But behind the guest's classroom recommendations is a confidence in tolerance that that is profound, important, and undervalued. When we wonder how we can affect change, faced with political choices are all ethically challenged, we look to early education, not as indoctrination, not with any political agenda, but simply recognizing our differences, understanding and accepting them, as perhaps, only children can.

It has increasingly become an acceptable alternative to build walls as barriers, propose deportation of those "different" as a means of protection, as if it is a solution to the radicalization of minorities, when actually it is causation. What I so enjoyed about this discussion was the underlying courage and confidence that their guest had in her own, and in her students' faith, so much so that she was willing and open to have her students openly discuss and understand their differences.

What better place to begin than in early education, before the preconceptions can be learned, and what better way to prevent the alienation that leads to the radicalization that so many fear, than to understand our differences ? What a message.

One of the questions that I believe one of the moderators posed was something like, "What do you do if you do not have a Muslim community to share experiences with?" The guest replied, something like, "Well, perhaps you can find a Christian, or some other group that you can get to know." To me, that was the most important point. In this country, and perhaps in this world, so many different people and cultures have been brought so closely together, that we better learn the lessons of our children rather than the fear and prejudice of our own past.

I so much enjoyed this podcast and am glad I found it.

Benfarris12 ,

Amazing

It is helpful to have something like this as a Jewish Day School educator.

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