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  • hosted by FACULTY OF EDUCATION

    AND THE ISRAEL & GOLDA KOSCHITZKY CENTRE FOR JEWISH STUDIES,

    YORK UNIVERSITY

    THE NETWORK FOR RESEARCH IN JEWISH EDUCATION

    Annual Conference 25th

    JUNE 12 JUNE 14, 2011

  • Annual Conference of the Network for Research in Jewish Education.

    We look forward to a fascinating conference and celebration as we convene academics, practitioners and researchers from many disciplines and institutions to share the latest findings

    in the field of Jewish educational research.

    As in previous years, sessions follow three formats:

    PAPER SESSION: Papers presenting completed work

    SPOTLIGHT SESSION: Interactive session about key issues in Jewish education

    CONSULTATION: Collegial discussion of research in progress or preliminary findings

    The conference promises to be an exciting venue for exchanging ideas and research findings. We are pleased to have you participate.

    PROGRAM COMMITTEE:Jonathan Krasner, Program Chair

    Ofra Backenroth, Shani Bechhoffer, Stuart Charme, Benjamin Jacobs, Alex Sin-clair, and Miriam Heller Stern.

    LOCAL ARRANGEMENTS CHAIR:Laura Wiseman

    Welcome to the

    25th

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    Welcome

    York Universitys Faculty of Education and Israel & Golda Koschitzky Centre for Jewish Studies welcome all participants to the 2011 NRJE Conference.

    LOCATION: NRJE sessions will take place at the Keele Campus of York University. The main entrance to the campus is via York Blvd. at traffic signals on the west side of Keele Street, between Finch and Steeles Avenues. For on-campus directions on Sunday, June 12, call: (416) 650-8300. For the main York University switchboard on Monday and Tuesday, please dial (416) 736-2100 to speak to an operator.

    ROOM NUMBERS listed are in the Executive Learning Centre inside the Seymour Schulich Building (ELC and SSB on the campus map, respectively), unless otherwise noted.

    Link to Interactive Campus Map: http://www.yorku.ca/web/maps/

    PBR Penthouse BoardroomPDR Private Dining Room - enter via Main Dining RoomS124 Seminar Room S128 Seminar Room W132 Plenary Room

    Renaissance Room in Vanier College. On Sunday evening, following the Plenary Session, the NRJE Twenty-fifth Anniversary dinner takes place in the Renaissance Room of Vanier College, a short walk across campus. Volunteers will be on hand to show delegates the way, and see them back to the Executive Learning Centre (ELC) afterward, to walk to the nearby Pond Road Residence, or board a shuttle bus bound for the Novotel, North York.

    LUGGAGE may be checked upon arrival at the reception desk of the Schulich Business Hotel, adjacent to ELC, and retrieved after dinner.

    REFRESHMENTS: Please note that coffee, tea and pitchers of fresh water will be available throughout, as will biodegradable paper cups. Sealed, reusable water bottles will be provided for presenters during their sessions. Please consider bringing a reusable covered mug or water bottle.

    ALL MEALS AND SNACKS will present dairy and pareve choices, prepared by the kosher caterer on campus. (Milk and cream will be Halav Yisrael.)

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    13 p.m. JOURNAL OF JEWISH EDUCATION EDITORIAL BOARD MEETING .................................... PDR

    34 p.m FIRST TIMER ORIENTATION ......................................................................................... PDR

    36 p.m REGISTRATION & REFRESHMENTS ............................................ Coffee-bar area adjacent to PDR

    44:15 p.m WELCOME ..........................................................................................................W132

    4:155:45 p.m PLENARY SESSION ...............................................................................................W132 FIELDS OF ENGAGEMENT: DEBATING SOME KEY QUESTIONS OF RESEARCH IN JEWISH EDUCATION CHAIR: Dr. Michael Zeldin, Hebrew Union College PANELISTS: Dr. Helena Miller, UJIA, Dr. Alex Pomson, Hebrew University, and Dr. Lisa Grant, Hebrew Union College

    5:45 p.m WALK ACROSS CAMPUS TO VANIER COLLEGE. Take elevator (inside right-hand glass door to the building) down to Level G. Turn left and walk through set of double doors to reach the Renaissance Room.

    67 p.m. NRJE 25TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATORY DINNER ...................................... Renaissance Room

    78:30 p.m NRJE 25TH ANNIVERSARY PROGRAM ....................................................... Renaissance Room CHAIR: Dr. Carol Ingall, Jewish Theological Seminary DISCUSSANTS: Dr. Hanan Alexander, University of Haifa, Dr. Isa Aron, Hebrew Union College, Dr. Michael Zeldin, Hebrew Union College, Dr. Alex Pomson, Hebrew University, Dr. Lisa Grant, Hebrew Union College

    8:309 p.m DESSERT AND COFFEE ............................................................................ Renaissance Room

    9:15 p.m. RETURN, ON FOOT, TO THE EXECUTIVE LEARNING CENTRE in the Seymour Schulich Building [SSB on campus map] to retrieve luggage and walk to the nearby Pond Road Residence, or to board the shuttle bus to Novotel, North York.

    9:30 p.m. SHUTTLE BUS TO NOVOTEL, NORTH YORK. Bus departs from doors near the reception desk of the Schulich Business Hotel (adjacent to ELC).

    SCHEDULE

    sunday TIME SESSION ROOM

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    7 a.m. SHUTTLE BUS FROM NOVOTEL TO ELC AT YORK UNIVERSITY

    7:308:30 a.m. BREAKFAST .............................................................................................................. PDR

    8:3010:15 a.m. SESSION I

    PAPER SESSION 1.1 ...............................................................................................S124 HAVRUTA STUDY AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT CHAIR AND RESPONDENT: Dr. Sharon Feiman-Nemser, Brandeis University

    Conceptual and Pedagogical Foundations of Havruta Text Study as a Form of Professional Development Dr. Elie Holzer, Bar Ilan University

    Empowering Professional Development Leaders through Jewish Text Study Dr. Gail Z. Dorph, MTEI

    Building a Relational Learning Community: Jewish Text Study, Cultural Identity and Challenging Practices Dr. Miriam Raider-Roth, University of Cincinnati

    Moving from Theory to Practice and Back Again: An Emerging Conception of Havruta Based Professional Development with Classroom Teachers Dr. Orit Kent, Brandeis University

    PAPER SESSION 1.2 ...............................................................................................S128 REIMAGINING JEWISH EDUCATION CHAIR: Dr. Wendy Rosov, Rosov Consulting RESPONDENT: Dr. Jon A. Levisohn, Brandeis University

    Rival Theories of Pluralistic Jewish Education Dr. Jen Glaser, Mandel Leadership Institute

    The Prospects of Jewish Citizenship Education in a Post-Modern/ Ethnic/ Denominational/ Zionist/ Diapora/Nationalist/etc. Age Dr. Benjamin M. Jacobs, New York University

    Pedagogy of Unfinishedness A Modern Orthodox Response to Jon Levisohns Pedagogy of Integrity Mr. Rafi Cashman, University of Toronto

    10:1510:30 a.m. COFFEE, TEA, WATER, REFRESHMENTS ....................................................................... PDR

    monday

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    10:30 a.m.12:15 p.m. SESSION II

    PAPER SESSION 2.1 ................................................................................................S124 TEACHER AND TEXT CHAIR AND RESPONDENT: Dr. Gail Z. Dorph, MTEI

    Moving From Theory to Practice and Back Again: An Emerging Conception of Havruta and Professional Development with Classroom Teachers Dr. Orit Kent and Ms. Allison Cook, Brandeis University Analyzing Lament in Hebrew Sources: An Effective Access Skill for Text Study? Dr. Laura Wiseman, York University

    Reconciling Competing Values: Teaching David and Batsheva Ms. Tamara Beliak, Yeshiva University

    Havruta Learning: A View from the Yeshiva Ms. Aliza Segal, Hebrew University

    PAPER SESSION 2.2 ................................................................................................S128 ISSUES IN EDUCATION AND JEWISH IDENTITY CHAIR AND RESPONDENT: Dr. Bethamie Horowitz, New York University Exploring the Limits of Schools Influence on How Students Think and Feel about Israel Dr. Alex Pomson, Hebrew University and Mr. Daniel Held, Jewish Theological Seminary

    Can Jewish Summer Camp become a Context for Optimal Experiences? Dr. Joseph Reimer, Brandeis University

    12:301:30 p.m. LUNCH ................................................................................................................... PDR

    1:30 2:10 p.m. SESSION III CONSULTATION 3.1

    Artist Beit Midrash: The Intersection of Art and Jewish Education ................................................S124 Dr. Ofra Backenroth, Jewish Theological Seminary

    Seeds of Jewish Peoplehood among Educational Agents in Israel ................................................... PDR Dr. Naama Sabar-Ben Yehoshua, Tel Aviv University

    You Cant Wrap Herring in an iPad: Digitization of Sacred Jewish Books, the Stripping of Embodied Ritual, and Implications for Jewish Education .........................................S128 Rabbi Owen Gottlieb, New York University

    We Teach Who We Are: Personal and Professional Identities in Practice ............................................ PDR Ms. Frayda Gonshor Cohen, Mills Coll