Panel Status

A panel of lay and professional leaders is working collaboratively to address Strengthening Jewish Education. The panel includes a broad base of community members including senior rabbis from Beth Jacob Congregation, Mount Zion Temple and Temple of Aaron, lay leaders representing our communal education institutions, and individuals who bring diverse experiences and viewpoints to the task.

 

The panel decided to focus its work on developing an 8th - 12th grade educational program.

Next, the panel will conduct extensive research, reviewing models in other communities, listening to views of people with deep experience in our community, and looking at academic studies.

 

Ideas for a program will be brought to all appropriate stakeholders in our community including educators, synagogue education committees, boards, and parents and teens. As we move forward we will work together with all of those who will be a part of the program with a start date no sooner than 2017.

Panel Members

Mary Ann Barrows Wark, chair
 

Rabbi Morris Allen
 

Ben Axelrod
 

Paul Bagdade
 

Stuart Bear

Isaac Roth Blumfield

 

Rabbi Jeremy Fine

 

Stephanie Fink 

 

Bob Mast
 

Louis Newman

Randi Roth

 

Bonnie Resnick
 

Earl Schwartz
 

Rosalyn Segal
 

Rabbi Adam Spilker

Peter Wilton