Laura and Alvan Siegal Summer Institute, Beginners Seminar, 2015

Beginners Seminar: Laura and Alvan Siegal Summer Institute,
Case Western University, Cleveland OH.

Beginners workshop-CLE-2015This year was our 3rd year of offering professional development in Philosophical Inquiry with Tanakh through the Siegal Summer Institute at Case Western University. The seminar brought together educators from across the  denominations and from both Synagogue Schools and Day schools  around the country.

The seminar was led by Dr. Howard Dietcher from Hebrew Univeristy, Jerusalem, Dr. Jen Glaser from ‘Engaging Texts’ and teachers in Cleveland who are completing their Teacher Educators training in this approach: Bonnie Gordon, Marla Wolff, Amelea Zamir and Benjamin Barnett.

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Dr. Howard Deitcher, Siegal Summer Institute, 2015


Amelea Zamir and Marla Wolf

Amelea Zamir (teaching) and Marla Wolf (to her left): participants in the training program for teacher educators based at the JECC in Cleveland.





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About Jen Glaser

Hi. I am the founder and Director of 'Engaging Texts'. As an educator I have been involved in Philosophy for Children for around 30 years - and I have been involved in informal and formal Jewish education even longer. Four years ago I decided to bring these two passions together through developing the field of "Philosophical Inquiry in Jewish Education". I am so happy to have met, and been able to work with, so many of you in this process. My goal over the coming years is to continue to develop and expand this field. I would say more about why, but you can rad about that on the website. I also want to say that this endeavour would not have been possible without the generous support of both the Covenant Foundation and the JECC in Cleveland Ohio, for which I am very grateful!

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