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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.
EACT_IronDomereu_2400016b.jpg Talking to Our Kids about Gaza by dropsofhoney
My colleague Ed Frim gave me a very useful fact packet last week designed for use with children to explain more about the current crisis in Israel with Gaza and also to provide a resource for paren...
IETK_Jewish_Friends_Jewish_People.jpg It IS about Who You Know: Jewish Social Networks and Jewish Education by dropsofhoney
I caught sight last week of a very interesting study done by three excellent scholars of the social sciences and the Jewish community on the question of how much does who you know impact what you d...
Hurricane Sandy Hurricane Sandy: Jewish Responses for Children to Impending Natural Disaster by dropsofhoney
It has been an eventful month between the festivals, a bar mitzvah, concussion and illness and the start of the semester so I have been neglecting my blog for a while.  However, as I write this the...
8GDZ_apple_and_honey.jpg 5773: A Milestone Year by dropsofhoney
Educational milestones come only after hard work and and two major ones will be intersecting for my family in the upcoming new year, G-d willing.  My pride and joy, my #1 son, Meitav, is having his...
Dr. Steven Cohen By The Numbers: Demography in the Jewish Community by dropsofhoney
Of late there have been several interesting reports on the Jewish population growth/decline of major cities.  New York City's in particular is an interesting case study because the biggest take-awa...
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...