Last night, the news reported the death of Sir Nicholas Winton, aged 106. Sir Nicky’s death allowed me to reflect back, 7+ years, to one of the most meaningful experiences I have ever shared with my students at Oakland Hebrew Day School.
Lana stands nervously in front of the ארון הקודש Aaron HaKodesh. She is in between her grandparents preparing to have pre-Bat Mitzvah pictures taken but I can see something building in her eyes and in her body language.
Overwhelmed: How to Work, Love, and Play When No One Has the Time,
It’s pretty easy to describe the stressed, hurried and always under pressure lives of today’s overwrought families. We recognize these people. We ARE those people! (As Walt Kelly, creator of the Pogo comic strip, wrote many years ago; “We have met the enemy and he is us.”)
Joel Lurie Grishaver
This is a reflection on a historical moment in Jewish Education. Originally in 1986 Torah Aura Productions released a black and white book called Being Torah. It had a full colored cover. Textbooks had been in full color for years—just not a lot of them. In 2005 Torah Aura had the negative hand-painted and that meant the book could be in color. The big deal was that the Text could now be in color, too.
Prayertech is an online prayer program designed to help students master the mechanics of prayer anywhere students are at any time. PrayerTech gives students a way to study prayer, while give administrators, teachers and parents a way to track student progress.
PrayerTech is designed to…
- extend and enhance your prayer curriculum, not force a curriculum on you.
- allow you to set the curriculum for any class and even for any student.
- allow students to work on any device anywhere at any time. PrayerTech works on Mac or PC computers, Android and iOS tablets.
- encourage students to record portions of the prayer being studied and e-mail that recording to their teachers. Teachers can listen to and provide feedback to their students.
- help students recognize roots, prefixes and suffixes to help students understand and approximate the meaning of prayers.
- provide detailed monitoring to teachers and parents.
- be fun way to practice the mechanics of prayer.
Interested in Learning More About PrayerTech?
We are running a series of online meetings that introduce PrayerTech, answer questions and ask for feedback on what we are doing. Here is a list of upcoming meetings.
- Thursday, May 14th @ 11 a.m. PDT/2 p.m. EDT.
- Wednesday, May 20th @ 11 a.m. PDT/2 p.m. EDT.
- Tuesday, May 26th @ 11 a.m. PDT/2 p.m. EDT.
- Thursday, June 4th @ 11 a.m. PDT/2 p.m. EDT.
- Wednesday, June 10th @ 11 a.m. PDT/2 p.m. EDT.
- Tuesday, June 16th @ 11 a.m. PDT/2 p.m. EDT.
- Thursday, June 25th @ 11 a.m. PDT/2 p.m. EDT.
Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to join one of these oneline group meetings.
Interested in Learning How to Set up/Implement PrayerTech in Your Schools
We are also running a series of online meetings that will help you set up and implement PrayerTech for your schools. We welcome those who will be administrating the PrayerTech program and looking for assistance. Here is a list of upcoming meetings for implementing PrayerTech.
- Wednesday, May 13th @ 11 a.m. PDT/2 p.m. EDT.
- Tuesday, May 19th @ 11 a.m. PDT/2 p.m. EDT.
- Thursday, May 28th @ 11 a.m. PDT/2 p.m. EDT.
- Wednesday, June 3th @ 11 a.m. PDT/2 p.m. EDT.
- Tuesday, June 9th @ 11 a.m. PDT/2 p.m. EDT.
- Thursday, June 18th @ 11 a.m. PDT/2 p.m. EDT.
- Wednesday, June 24th @ 11 a.m. PDT/2 p.m. EDT.
Please send an email to email@example.com if you would like to join one of these online group meetings.