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Davidson Students Experience Community, Text, and Ruach at JTS Haar Family Kallah

Posted by Ben R on October 15, 2013 at 12:00 AM Comments comments (0)

 By Frani Goodman (CS and DS)

The Davidson School students and faculty joined with the larger JTS community this past Shabbat for a Family Kallah (Shabbat weekend) that focused on the theme “My Body, My Self.” We studied Jewish texts with the amazing JTS faculty, walked leisurely around the Morningside Heights area that surrounds our campus, and celebrated together as a community with spirited tefilla (prayer) and communal meals.

After this Shab...

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Kesher Hadash 2013 Participants Unveil Original Films

Posted by Ben R on October 1, 2013 at 11:20 PM Comments comments (0)

by Josh Jacobs (DS '14)


MA students who participated in The Davidson School Kesher Hadash Semester-in-Israel program in spring 2013 will present seven original films they produced in collaboration with the Maaleh School of Film, Television and the Arts at a special screening on October 2 at JTS, at 8:30 a.m. in Wingate auditorium.


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Mazal Tov to the Class of 2013!

Posted by Mark on May 23, 2013 at 2:20 PM Comments comments (0)

The 119th Commencement Exercises of the Jewish Theological Seminary took place this morning in the JTS courtyard, which included the conferring of 23 Master of Arts Graduates from The Davidson School (listed below). Mazal tov the graduates and their familes!

Lisa Aremband, Eli Bass, Dahlia Bernstein, Sarah Brokman, Daniel Cohen, Treasure Cohen, Adam Engle, Rabbi Alex Freedman, Jody Gansel, Nessa Geffe...

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School Year Draws to a Close

Posted by Danny on May 6, 2013 at 6:50 PM Comments comments (0)


The 2012-2013 school year is drawing to a close here at JTS. Students are hard at work preparing final papers and studying for exams. Looking back at the blog posts of the last 9 months reveals what incredible experiences Davidson students have had the opportunity to participate in this year: from the Visions and Voices Israel program, to Jewish cultural e...

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New Models of Professional Development for Teachers

Posted by Danny on May 1, 2013 at 10:10 PM Comments comments (2)

Today, at the Davidson School's final Lunch and Learn of the year, we were very pleased that Dr. Jennifer Lewis of Wayne State University presented to us on the topic of professional development. 

Recent research has shown that millions of dollars of professio...

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Inside Jewish Latin America with the JDC

Posted by Danny on April 29, 2013 at 10:45 AM Comments comments (0)

This past Thursday Dr. William Recant, Assistant Executive Vice President of the International Development Program of the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC), came to JTS to speak to Davidson students about ke...

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Faculty Focus - Dr. Meredith Katz

Posted by Danny on April 23, 2013 at 10:45 AM Comments comments (0)

Today's Faculty Focus profiles Dr. Meredith Katz, who is the Jim Joseph Senior Scholar of Jewish Education at Davidson. 

 What do you find most exciting about the way in which Jewish Education has been evolving in recent ye...

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How To Open A Can Of Worms - Jewish Dialogue Group Shows The Way

Posted by Danny on April 23, 2013 at 10:35 AM Comments comments (0)

How can one successfully facilitate a group of Jews discussing matters of heated conflict? For too many, the experience of talking with family, friends, or other community members about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict has been exhausting. "Opening a can of worms," as one participant of the recent Jewish Dialogue Group Facilitator Training workshop described it. Ten participants from the Davidson School attended the three-hour ...

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Faculty Focus - Dr. Jeffrey Kress

Posted by Danny on April 16, 2013 at 11:25 AM Comments comments (0)

Our Faculty Focus series continues with an installment on Associate Professor Dr. Jeffrey Kress.



What do you find most exciting about the way in which Jewish Education has been evolving in recent years?


A growing number of people seem to be embrac...

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Faculty Focus - Dr. Sarah Tauber

Posted by Danny on April 15, 2013 at 5:45 PM Comments comments (5)

This year in the blog we've posted several "Student Spotlights" highlighting the journeys and interests of Davidson students. Today begins an occasional series highlighting Davidson faculty members, called "Faculty Focus."


Our first Faculty Focus is on Assistant Professor Dr. Sarah Tauber.


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