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 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.
The initiative is launched with a needs assessment survey, a traveling exhibition and a headlining event.