Integration of the Arts in Jewish Education
Do the arts play a role in your classroom? Are the teachers and students in your school aware that text is not always verbal? Do the schools in our community harness the power of the arts by integrating them into their Jewish Studies curriculum and practice?
Jewish LearningWorks believes in the ability of the Arts to provide a gateway to inspired and joyful learning, a perspective for complex issues, and a pedagogical approach that fosters creative expression, critical thinking, and collaboration. In Jewish education, the arts create new ways to engage with and to understand text, values, history, culture and community.
By integrating the Arts in Jewish education, we seek to enrich and increase Jewish identity and Jewish knowledge for Bay Area learners of all ages.
We launched this initiative last year, and were received by educators with great enthusiasm. We convened a network of Art teachers, presented hands-on workshops with artist Hanoch Piven, and musician Yair Harel and led professional development programs and workshops in conjunction with the traveling exhibit Voices & Visions. We fashioned our program this year based on feedback and input from participants last year.
We hope you join us!