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  1. Education at University Synagogue

    Students in our community at University Synagogue in southern California have experienced a substantial amount of tragedy over the past year, including hate crimes and gun violence. As more and more places of worship become vulnerable and we increase security measures, we must be aware of how our students respond, especially as it becomes more difficult to shield young people from the news.

    https://archive.reconstructingjudaism.org/news/teaching-resilience-children

    Posted on: 2019/06/07 - 11:39am

  2. Toddlers Turn On to Torah

    How can you delight two- and three-year-olds with chanting Torah in ancient melodies called trope? How do you pull them into the storyline, and get them to call out questions and jump out of their seats at the end of each section to shout Hazak! Hazak! Venithazek! (Be strong! Be strong! And may we be strengthened), as if it were a chorus from the latest Disney blockbuster? Rabbi Marisa Elana James did just that as a rabbinical student during her year as director of programming at a congregation in New York City.

    https://archive.reconstructingjudaism.org/news/toddlers-turn-torah

    Posted on: 2000/01/01 - 12:00am