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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.
ABSF_plasticstrees56.jpg A Welcome Endorsement of Jewish Experiential Education by dropsofhoney
Dr. Gil Graff recently posted an essay demonstrating the profound change Jewish Experiential Education methodology has made upon the broader field of Jewish education.  As a committed proponent of ...
J76P_workmens_circle.jpg The Birthright Bump: The Next Generation's Pro-Israel Perspective by dropsofhoney
                          There are no guarantees in this world, especially when it comes to entrusting something cherished by one generation to the next generation.  Nowhere is this truer than wit...
ET6J_camel.jpg Birthright Advice: Practical and Otherwise by dropsofhoney
I'm currently home for two weeks working on my dissertation which is about what is experienced by participants on Birthright and Alternative Spring Break trips.  I came across this recent collectio...
JGLJ_Budgeting_Matters.jpg The Heebie- Freebies: Continuing the Discussion on "Free" Jewish Resources by dropsofhoney
     An interesting opinion piece caught my eye last week.  Dr. Yonaton Mirvis of Hebrew University argues that the recent debate over access to free Jewish resources should be tilted toward making...
EPYG_Budgeting_Matters.jpg Summertime and the Budgeting Ain't Easy: Some FY Reflections by dropsofhoney
June is a time of transitions.  The kids are out of school for the summer as of this past Friday and day and overnight camps for them are just around the corner.  My teaching cycle finally ends for...
BKSY_Shma_logo_2010.gif Shavuot Study: It's Not Just for Midnight Anymore! by dropsofhoney
Here is Pittsburgh we have a popular community TIkkun Leil Shavuot   to celebrate the holiday.  This year, Shavuot   starts Saturday night, May 26th, and Jews around the world will gather for part ...
CZI4_ELI.png What is the Jewish name for Ted? Eli! by dropsofhoney
Many people are fans of the TED talks on-line lecture series.  These free lectures showcase bright minds and bright ideas in the vast realm of secular culture.  The Jewish community has started a s...
PTS campus A Rabbi and a Pastor Discuss the Afterlife: Christian and Jewish Theology Studied Together by dropsofhoney
I am sitting at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary in a joint study session of rabbis and pastors entitled The Death of Death: Perspectives on the Afterlife.  The session is jointly sponsored by PTS, ...
829A_relationship.jpg Reform and Conservative Congregational Schools: Drashing on the Data by dropsofhoney
There is ongoing debate in the Jewish community about how to best educate our kids; that debate has been discussed here repeatedly.  Congregational schools, today largely the purview of Reform and ...
DSDB_image_gallery.jpg Jewish adult learning in Pittsburgh - A Unique Opportunity! by dropsofhoney
Have we got an opportunity for the Pittsburgh Jewish Community!!   It is not often that we are able to bring innovative learning experiences from the coasts to our little burgh, but next weekend we...