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  Drops of Honey - Tasting, talking and tagging Jewish education in Pittsburgh and the rest of the Jewish world! A blog by Rabbi Scott Aaron.
EMS2_measuring_success.jpg Evaluation Research for Jewish Education: Everyone Making Shabbat for Themselves by dropsofhoney
There is an old teaching in the Jewish tradition that one reason the community needs a system of standards and practice is to prevent everyone from making Shabbat for themselves.  Shabbat is a comm...
9XNG_israel_flag.jpg Israel Education: Evolving a Field to Meet a Growing Need by dropsofhoney
A study was released recently that goes a long way towards helping American Jewry set parameters on whay and how our community educates itself about Israel.  Defining Israel Education  was authored...
IEDE_happy_fam_310x205.jpg What would make day school more attactive to non-Orthodox parents? by dropsofhoney
I've discussed day schools here at length in the past and the competing interests for non-Orthodox families when it comes to school decisions.  A major supporter of day schools, the Avi Chai founda...
JVHL_plasticstrees56.jpg Breaking Down the Silos: Sharing Educational Skill Development across Denominational Lines by dropsofhoney
A recent article in the Jewish Chronicle  tells about an initiative I am priviledged to teach in on developing better experiential educators for the Jewish community.  We know the value of experien...
7WHS_JCNLogo.png Podcasting: Jewish Education's New Bandwidth by dropsofhoney
I have had a busy last few weeks both personally and professionally which has kept me away from the blog unfortunately, but that doesn't mean I haven't been keeping my eye out for items to share as...
7NG0_Spertus_logo.png Spertus College: A Preview of How Pittsburgh Will Benefit by dropsofhoney
I have written here before about the Spertus College Masters of Arts in Jewish Professional Studies cohort the Agency for Jewish Learning sponsors here in Pittsburgh along with the Jewish Federatio...
The United States Constitution Religious Law and American Freedoms: Remembering the Lessons of History by dropsofhoney
Monday evening, December 12, I was honored to be on a panel discussing different religious legal systems at a forum organized by the Pittsburgh Area Jewish Committee .  I was joined by Father Larry...
Jewish campers Jewish Camping in Pittsburgh: EKC and Beyond by dropsofhoney
As most of us know by now, Jewish camping has been identified as an important formative experience in the Jewish identity of children.  In a community like Pittsburgh, a community-run camp like Emm...
9S7G_todah.jpg Talking Turkey about Teaching Appreciation by dropsofhoney
Every year my colleague Ed Frim, Executive Director of the AJL , sends around a compilation of Jewishly-relevant prayers of Thanksgiving for use at the big turkey feast.  I thought it would be nice...
8PS0_adult_education_classes.jpg Adult Education and Spiritual Direction: One Journey. by dropsofhoney
The following is a blog post from a friend and student, Barbara Shuman, who is also the former co-chair of the AJL's  Adult Education committee here in Pittsburgh and now one of our Vice Presidents...