Jewish Education Should be Good
By Rachel Silverman
Rachel’s vision for Jewish education is a traditional Hebrew School model that offers immersive communal and experiential learning, delivered by stellar educators compensated for their great work and provided with professional development opportunities.
I suppose you could say that I began my career as a Jewish educator as the smarty-pants kid in Hebrew school, correcting classmates’ Hebrew reading. I began my career as a good Jewish educator much later, in high school as a teacher’s aide; during college as a religious school teacher; and in the years since, at summer camps, youth groups, and Israel trips. Now with Masters in Informal Jewish Education from the Davidson School at JTS, a year running a small congregational Hebrew School, and a new job as the Associate Director of Prozdor in Newton, MA, I like to think my skills as an educator have come a long way.