Our Stories

We Built a Jewish Educational Framework from the Ground Up. This is What Happened.

December 11, 2020 by Lisa Schopf (Faculty and Staff)

Middle School Director Lisa Schopf was a guest author on the Jewish Education Innovation Challenge (JEIC) blog, writing about our Scholars Forum program. Using a multidisciplinary lens, the program challenges students to explore contemporary issues and use their learning to inform, advocate, influence, and change. Students have delved into topics such as the role of the census and how we can make our own voices count, civil rights and social justice, water access and equity in our world, and the power of institutional memory and storytelling through documentary film. We thank JEIC for supporting the Scholars Forum program through an Ignition Grant as part of their work to catalyze radical improvement in Jewish day schools across North America. Read the Blog.