“Bryfman and his colleagues have brought the documentation and analysis of experiential Jewish education to an entirely new level. Educators and policy-makers alike will benefit enormously from the insights and clear-headed guidance this book provides, and Jewish life as a whole will be immensely richer and more secure as the ideas detailed herein become the framework for educational practice in a wide array of settings.”
Dr. Jonathan Woocher President, Lippman Kanfer Foundation for Living Torah
“David Bryfman has assembled leading practitioners and scholars--blending, appropriately, voices, backgrounds, and approaches--to create such a core text. Bryfman's introduction and the book's essays provide equally a set of fundamental definitions, a skeleton on which to build the practice, as well as conceptual questions, textured ideas, and even debates, opportunities for educators to sharpen their practice through additional discussion and thought. The book provides a foundation on which not just this field but our growing understandings of the hows of Jewish learning in a post-modern era can be built.”
Beth Cousens, Principal, Beth Cousens Consulting
“Nothing could be more refreshing or timely for Experiential Jewish Education than gathering a group of rigorous voices who embrace its major tensions, criticisms, and achievements.”
Tali Zelkowicz Assistant Professor and Sara S. Lee Chair for an Emerging Scholar in Jewish Education, Rhea Hirsch School of Jewish Education, Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, Los Angeles, CA
In an era of so much destabilizing change in all aspects of our complex lives, we must have enchanting cultural, spiritual and social horizons. As we remake Jewish life we keenly need concepts and practices that can forge a flourishing Jewish education fit for our times. Educators, rabbis, and cultural arts programmers should pause to ponder the nuggets of insight explored in this invaluable collection. Kudos to the authors.
Yonatan Ariel Executive Director of Makom: the Israel Education Lab