Posts from school year 2014-2015
At the Jack M. Barrack Hebrew Academy, I teach a 12th-grade class called JLI: The Jewish Leadership Initiative. The group is composed of 16 talented young men and women who are at the forefront of fulfilling the same mission that is the essence of my work–bringing a vibrant and meaningful Jewish culture to the school through a variety of engaging projects and events. One new project is the creation of a weekly poster for the parashah, the Torah portion for that week. The poster, created by a different student each week, is mostly focused on asking a “big question” that arises from the text. This question is not about a close reading of the text or resolving a difficult interpretive conflict. It’s about providing all viewers with an immediate opportunity to consider something about their own lives, something they can start “chewing on” right away and ideally share with friends, family, and classmates and take with them into Shabbat. Each week, I will share the poster here. Each one is “clickable” as its own webpage. The album is also available on Facebook.