Na’aseh v’nishma and the Maker Movement

“Na’aseh v’nishma– We will do and we will understand.”  That is what the Israelites proclaimed as they were about to receive the Torah from God. We will be commemorating that moment in the creation of the Jewish nation next week … Read More

Our Commitment to Constancy – and Change

Over the past several years much has changed at Hillel. The most visible changes are, of course, our facilities.  We have created a learning environment that is truly second to none. But just because Hillel does not look like the … Read More

The Problem With Conventional Wisdom

Conventional wisdom is the body of ideas or explanations generally accepted as true by the public or by experts in a field.  Here is some of the conventional wisdom regarding education over the past century: Education is primarily about delivering … Read More

Change Or……!

In a day and age when knowledge is easily obtainable by grabbing your smartphone from your pocket, and information learned may be outdated two minutes after a student graduates, employers care less about facts and more about whether a graduate … Read More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