Judd Kruger Levingston


Rabbi Judd Kruger Levingston PhD serves as director of Jewish studies at Jack M. Barrack Hebrew Academy in the Philadelphia area. He is the author of the books A Moral Case for Play: Advancing Moral Ecologies in K-12 Schools and Sowing the Seeds of Character: The Moral Education of Adolescents in Public and Private Schools.

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Creative Tensions Around Pluralism

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Professional Leadership, School Policies and Procedures, Teaching and Learning
“Rabbi Lev, how come we have to go to Shaharit services? It’s a pluralistic day school!” “ Rabbi Lev, why can girls

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Moral Relationships in Jewish Schools

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Moral Education in the Time of Covid

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The coronavirus pandemic has inspired our pluralistic school to place a higher priority on moral education than ever before. While it isn’t

Ultimate Frisbee: Ultimately Fun, Ultimately Jewish

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By Benji Joffe Sitting on my bed on a Wednesday afternoon, I was itching to walk out the door into the spring

A Creativity Rubric

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When our students purchase new technological devices, often they quickly become capable of creating professional looking slide presentations, videos and musical compositions

What Day Schools Need Is... More Cool Teachers

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Levingston offers yet another perspective on modeling: a “cool” teacher is a good listener, receptive to the initiative and energy of students

The Derekh Eretz Committee

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"Everybody put your heads down with your eyes closed. Raise your hand now if you have ever copied a homework assignment from