To Be Good: A Challenge As Simple As It Is Profound

As a response to my last blog several weeks ago, I have a challenge for each one of us. While we may not be able to change the often mean-spirited tone that permeates our society, especially during this election season, … Read More

Hillel Applauds: “Turning the Tide” – A Must Read

Anyone who reads my blogs on a regular basis or has heard me speak knows that I focus passionately on the following topics:  the need for Jewish day school education to ensure the vibrant future of the Jewish people, and … Read More

The Heart Knows What Data Can’t Tell Us

We are often asked to produce evidence that supports our educational claims that technology and learning spaces are powerful and necessary tools for the 21st century learner.  According to our research, these tools foster curiosity and creativity, collaboration, critical thinking, … Read More

Soft Skills, Solid Values

Recently, in an nprEd article, “Nonacademic Skills Are Key To Success. But What Should We Call Them?” the author, Anya Kamenetz, wrote that more than ever before, people in education and in the workforce agree on the importance of learning … Read More

Who Needs an IDEA Collaborative Anyway? (And Why It’s Jewish)

Why does Hillel need the Audrey and William Farber Family IDEA Collaborative?  Simply put, we are determined to prepare our children for the 21st  century world they will inherit, not the world of the 20th century. To teach them the way … Read More