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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.
Stefanie Pervos Bregman Living Jewishly: A Snapshot of a Generation by dropsofhoney
It isn't every day that a mentor gets to kvell about a mentee, but one of my Spertus Chicago students has turned her Masters of Arts in Jewish Professional Studies project i n to a book.  Stefanie ...
A Page of Talmud Talmud Study and The Liberal Jew: Then versus Now by dropsofhoney
Like many folks, I subscribe to daily media feeds.  In my case, these are mostly from the Jewish affairs media and they come in daily e-mail digests.  Sometimes I get busy and can’t read them each ...
Rabbi Drew Kaplan Straight Talk About Complicated Stuff: Qualitative Program Assessment by dropsofhoney
A Hillel colleague, Rabbi Drew Kaplan of Long Beach Hillel  , recently posted an opinion piece questioning the over-reliance of Jewish educational organizations on quantitative data and wondering w...
I8KY_rabbi_with_teens.jpg The Idea of a Community Youth Rabbi: Too Tough for The Temples' Turf? by dropsofhoney
          A recent blog post from a colleague caught my eye about Community Youth Rabbis.  Rabbi Arnie Samlan proposed this idea on his blo g and it is intriguing.  In a nutshell, he points out tha...
4UDV_Billie_Handshake_IWP_1c_Warmtone_3_20_10_.jpg Darchei Shalom: Jewish Camping in the midst of Non-Jewish Communities by dropsofhoney
     A sad story was reported yesterday about some local residents vandalizing and intimidating Camp Bonim  in Northeastern Pennsylvania.  There was anti-semitic name calling, damage and reckless d...
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...