Religious Purposefulness

Fall 2008

Religious Purposefulness

About This Issue
HaYidion Religious Purposefulness Autumn 2008

The AVI CHAI Foundation has promoted the notion that day schools are primary incubators of “religious purposefulness,” developing the capacity to live deep, authentic Jewish lives through regular contact with the sources of Jewish tradition, be they textual, ritual, communal. Authors here probe the ramifications of this notion for our understanding of the mission of day schools and their role in Jewish communal life.

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Articles From This Issue

  • From the Desk of Susan Weintrob, RAVSAK President
    Susan Weintrob
  • Religious Purposefulness in Jewish Day Schools
    Dr. Michael S. Berger
  • Response to Berger by Rabbi Jay Goldmintz
    Rabbi Jay Goldmintz
  • Response to Berger by Rabbi Aaron Panken, Ph.D.
    Rabbi Aaron Panken, Ph.D.
  • Response to Berger by Sylvia F. Abrams
    Sylvia F. Abrams
  • Response to Berger by Barry W. Holtz
    Barry W. Holtz
  • Response by Rabbi Elie Kaunfer
    Rabbi Elie Kaunfer
  • School as Shul: Day Schools in the Religious Lives of Parents
    Dr. Alex Pomson
  • An Approach to G-d-Talk
    Dr. Ruth Ashrafi
  • Jewish Identities in Process: Religious Purposefulness in a Pluralistic Day School
    Rabbi Marc Baker
  • Teaching Mitzvot: Challenges, Opportunities, and Questions
    Interview with Rabbi Achiya Delouya
  • Remember to Light a Fire
    Mariashi Groner
  • Serving the Reluctantly Jewish Student
    Rabbi Avi Weinstein
  • Bookcase
    RAVSAK Staff
  • Measuring and Promoting Religious Purposefulness in Jewish Day Schools
    Scott J.Goldberg, PhD, and David Pelcovitz, PhD
  • From the Editor
    Dr. Barbara Davis