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Siegal Summer Institute

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Summer Institute, July 2016
19 Jewish Educators came together at the Siegal Summer Institute at Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland OH for Beginner and Advanced seminars in Philosophical Inquiry in Jewish Education in July 2016. Participants came from Cleveland, Boston, Baltimore, New York, New Jersey, Lansing, and even Melbourne, Australia!  The Beginner’s workshop was led by Dr. Howard Deitcher and Susan Simon, and the Advanced seminar by Dr. Jen Glaser. Read More

Boston Community of Practice – Hebrew College

Boston Community of Practice: Hebrew College, Nov. 2015
A dynamic group of educators gathered for a morning of professional development as part of an ongoing Community of Practice around Philosophical Inquiry in Jewish Education at Hebrew College. This initiative  is led by Rabbi Alvan Kaunfer in partnership with Engaging Texts. Read More

Welcome to Engaging Texts

The Engaging Texts network provides a space where people engaged in the innovative practice of Philosophical Inquiry in Jewish education can learn from one another and develop strategic partnerships across communities throughout North America.  The network provides partners around professional development;  facilitates the growth of cross-communal collaborations and provides an online library of curriculum materials to network members. “One of the things I appreciate the most is learning with other educators I would …. read more

3rd Beginners Summer Seminar – Cleveland

Laura and Alvan Siegal Summer Institute, Cleveland OH.

This year was our 3rd year of offering professional development in Philosophical Inquiry with Tanakh through the Siegal Summer Institute at Case Western University. The seminar brought together educators from across the denominations and from Synagogue Schools and Day schools around the country. To read what participants were saying about the workshop read more.