Succeeding at Jewish Education: How One...

Joseph Reimer uses his experience and talent as an ethnographer to bring to life the drama of one synagogue's struggle to make Jewish education work. As a result of his classroom observations Reimer comes away with important insights into what makes Jewish education succeed.

Succeeding at Jewish Education fidence. They shared their ideas and feelings and, in turn, helped me formulate my reactions to what I was observ-ing. What I have written is my own and yet also the prod-uct of our joint venture. My debt to these Jewish educators is enormous. My editor, Ellen Frankel, is another partner in this work. From the beginning Ellen believed in this project and over time has taught me to write a clearer and more focused prose. This book would never have seen the light of day without her editorial guidance. I also received much help with the manuscript from Jere Hinds and Naomi Bass of the Hornstein Program. They and Natalie Greene are the backup team on which I have relied. Throughout this project I have been sustained by the rare and wondrous love of my wife, Gail, and daughters, Tamara and Ziva. They are the foundation for all I have achieved. I dedicate this book to the memory of my father, Philip Reimer, and Gail’s mother, Natalia Twersky. Their spirit lives with us as a blessing. x   C h a p t e r Home  | T O C For use on stand- alone, non- institutional computers only. To purchase Scholar PDF version with advanced functionality, go to www. publishersrow. com

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