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What 19th Century Jewish Education Can Teach Us about Jewish Education Today

Hosted By: Hadassah-Brandeis Institute (HBI)

Learning About Learning: Professor Laura Yares in conversation with Professor Jonathan Krasner

Most histories of American Jewish education deride nineteenth-century Jewish Sunday schools. But when Laura Yares (Michigan State University) looked more closely at the curricula, the operative philosophies, and the experiences that students and teachers had in these schools, she found that they did important cultural work. In this session, she will discuss her recent book, ‘Jewish Sunday Schools: Teaching Religion in Nineteenth-Century America,’ and describe what educators can learn from this pioneering generation in American Jewish education.

Join a series of conversations hosted by Mandel Center Director Jon A. Levisohn (Brandeis University), in which leading scholars of Jewish education discuss what they have learned from their investigations of various aspects of Jewish education, and why it matters. This session will be hosted by Jonathan Krasner, Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Chair in Jewish Education Research (Brandeis University).

These events are free and open to the public. Registration is required. Videos and podcasts of past events can be found out at https://www.brandeis.edu/mandel/events/videos.html.

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Joyce D. Mandell

Joyce D. Mandell, the Executive Producer of The Rescuers, is a successful businesswoman and philanthropist who is actively involved in civic, arts and cultural organizations. She and her son, Bruce, have a long-time relationship with film director Michael King. She is past President and Chairman of the Board of the Greater Hartford Jewish Community Center, the first woman to serve in those positions, and presently serves as a Trustee for the Jewish Community Foundation of Greater Hartford. She is also involved in the Koby Mandell Foundation, whose goal is to help Israeli families cope with the emotional and psychological trauma that affects victims of terrorism.
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Hadassah-Brandeis Institute (HBI)

The Hadassah-Brandeis Institute is a research institute of Brandeis University that promotes and shares research at the intersection of Jewish studies and women's and gender studies. We seek to put a gendered lens on all things Jewish.
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