Diversity in Jewish Education

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I created and led this national webinar on addressing diversity in Jewish education. It was co-sponsored by Kar-Ben Publishing and the National Association of Temple Educators.

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Diversity in Jewish Education

  1. 1. Embracing Diversity in the Jewish Classroom<br />with Rabbi Deborah Bodin Cohen<br />Sponsored by NATE and Kar-Ben Publishers<br />
  2. 2. Did you Know?<br />
  3. 3. Goal<br />
  4. 4. Our Time Together<br />
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  6. 6. Rate of Interfaith Marriage(source: National Jewish Population Study)<br />Before 1970 13%<br />1970-1979 28%<br />1980-1984 38%<br />1985-1995 43%<br />1996-2001 47%<br />
  7. 7. About 1/3 of Interfaith couples decide to raise their children as Jewish.<br />
  8. 8. In Reform Synagogues<br />
  9. 9. Jewish Households<br />
  10. 10. Diversity – Not Just from Interfaith Marriage<br /> 6.5-10% of American Jews are Asian, Latino, or African-American.<br />Over 5% of Jewish households with children include an adopted child. According to the U.S. Census , adopted children make up 2.5% of all children. <br />
  11. 11. One Contemporary Family<br />
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  13. 13. URJ 2005 Report on Diversity in Religious Schools<br />
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  15. 15. New American Reform Responsa of the CCARChristian Children in the Religious SchoolJanuary 1989<br />
  16. 16. 1995 UAHC (URJ) ResolutionEnrollment Policies in Reform Religious Schools<br />
  17. 17. Two Policy Examples<br />
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  19. 19. Diversity Education in a Jewish SettingJudith Rosenbaum, Ph.D., Jewish Women’s Archives<br />
  20. 20. Barbara Lee Rosoff’s Guidelines for Today’s Jewish Classroom<br />
  21. 21. Arlene Chernow’s 3-Point Suggestions for Jewish Educators<br />
  22. 22. Scenario 1<br />
  23. 23. Scenario 2<br />
  24. 24. At Temple Emanuel,My Congregation<br />
  25. 25. Some Reform Movement Resources<br />
  26. 26. Other Resources<br />
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  29. 29. Thank You toKar-Ben Publishing, www.karben.comand the National Association of Temple Educators, www.natenet.org for organizing this program.<br />
  30. 30. Please remember to fill out our evaluations.<br />
  31. 31. My contact information:Rabbi Deborah Bodin Cohenwww.DeborahBodinCohen.comdbcohen@templeemanuel.org856-489-0035<br />

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