These and Those

Musings from Students of the Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies in Jerusalem

Tag Archives: Pardes Center for Jewish Educators (PCJE)

Hanukkah in Jerusalem 2011

Posted on April 27, 2012 by Cheryl Stone

Photos from Shilo Trip

Posted on April 25, 2012 by Cheryl Stone

Last semester, I visited Shilo with the Pardes Social Justice Track. It was so cool! Its funny but we just don’t think of that as being the first holy site, or at least I don’t. The mishkan was there nearly 400 years! Click on the photos to enlarge them:

[Student Profile] Rob Murstein

Posted on April 12, 2012 by David Bogomolny

Rob Murstein comes from a ‘very liturgical’ family; they attend Shabbat services every Friday evening, Saturday morning, and Saturday afternoon until havdalah. Rob’s father is a regular Torah reader at shul, his brother studied chazzanut with their cantor, and Rob himself read Torah at shul for the first time when he was six years old; and then again at Continue Reading »

Only one more day =(

Posted on March 28, 2012 by Andrea Wiese

Wow, it has flown by.  I really can’t believe that I only get to teach these wonderful students just one last day. We have studied pieces of Tanakh, Mishah, and Talmud. They have read about the “Jewish” life cycle, mitzvot that the father is obligated to do for his son, the importance of creating a Continue Reading »

[PEP Student] Looking Back @ Student Teaching

Posted on March 26, 2012 by Rabbi Julie Gordon

On Thursday I completed my teaching at the Kellman Brown Academy, a medium size warm and friendly Solomon Schechter (Conservative) day school in Cherry Hill, NJ. The school has terrific staff and it was a great match for me.  I was mentored by a talented fourth grade teacher who encouraged me as I deepened my Continue Reading »

[PEP Student] Back in the Second Grade and Loving it

Posted on March 24, 2012 by Hannah Perlis

This week is my last week of student teaching.  As I reflect on my time spent here in Massachusetts, I truly believe it has helped my professional career, as well as my personal perception.  I was a bit apprehensive before starting the internship.  I didn’t know if I would have ‘good students,’ a ‘good school,’ Continue Reading »

[PEP Student] Teach the Way You Daven

Posted on March 21, 2012 by Esther Mazal

Since I lifted off from the Holy Land on February 23th, life has definitely been a whirlwind on what I affectionately like to refer to as “My Whirlwind North American Tour” (sounds snazzy, huh?). From New York City to Boston to Detroit (to Toronto for an impromptu drop-in in my hometown, then back to Detroit Continue Reading »

[PEP Student] Developments in Talmud Study

Posted on March 20, 2012 by Daniel Weinreb

“Kids these days. They don’t learn like before. They have all the information at their fingertips. Confronted with a problem, they need only to glance over to a different page and lo and behold their questions are answered. Learning used to be a social process, with emphasis on learning from someone else, or better yet, Continue Reading »

[PEP Student] Student Teaching Update from Joanne Loiben

Posted on March 20, 2012 by Joanne Loiben

Greetings from Kansas! You can call me Dorothy.   I love life in the Midwest. Hustled and quaint wrapped up into a neat little package. The clouds are rolling in as I prepare my lessons for the week. The weather man predicts a nasty chain of storms. My mentor warned me that a storm here Continue Reading »

[PEP Student] The Narcissistic Use of Technology In Life, and In the Classroom

Posted on March 19, 2012 by Daniel Weinreb

Cell phones seem narcissistic to me. When I’m on public transportation and another traveler subjects me to the inanities of cell-phone conversation, my blood pressure raises a few millimeters in a Sphygmomanometer. I think I’m more sensitive than most people but I don’t think I’m off the charts. The larger issue is that technologies seem Continue Reading »