Looking for Answers at Preschool
I have been sitting at many tables lately, in my role at BJE, at which the discussion is focused on part-time Jewish education. Whatever you choose to call it- Hebrew School, Religious School, Complementary Education or Supplementary Education, this type of Jewish education remains the form of Jewish learning experienced by the majority of children enrolled in programs of Jewish education around the country.
How Do You Build an Ecosystem of Jewish Education?
Rabbi Simcha Bunim of Parshischo said that every person should have two slips of paper in his pocket. On one should be written: “The world was created for me.” On the other should be written: “I am but dust and ashes.” The trick is to have the wisdom to know which slip of paper to read at the right time.
An ecosystem is a community of living organisms (plants, animals and microbes) in conjunction with the nonliving components of their environment (things like air, water and mineral soil), interacting as a system. These components are regarded as linked together.