• Mordecai M. Kaplan (1881-1983) was one of the most influential Jewish thinkers of the 20th century.  We believe that his thought may be even more important in the 21st century.

Kaplan's 20th Century Vision of Jewish Education

As part of this project, three different groups of educators and rabbis re-engaged with the chapter in Judaism as a Civilization in which Kaplan shared his vision of Jewish education in the 20th Century. Certain Gems jumped out of the “dusty” and “old” volume as being full of brilliant light and relevance today. 

 

We invite you to engage directly with some Gems from Kaplan.

 

We hope these materials will be widely used in many different contexts, so the materials are presented in three different ways:

Option A: Kaplan's Ideas about Jewish Education in His Own Words

  • We offer you some of Kaplan's luminous ideas. These are provided for study online as well as in the format of a handout that can be downloaded.

Option B: Kaplan's Ideas with Overarching Questions

  • We offer some broad questions and techniques to apply to your exploration of any or all of Kaplan's idea about Jewish education. These are provided for study online as well as in the format of a handout that can be downloaded.

Option C: Kaplan's Ideas with Targeted Questions

  • We offer a more “scripted” approach in which we offer guiding discussions to deepen your ngagement with six specific gems from Kaplan. These are provided for study online as well as in the format of a handout that can be downloaded.

Once you have studied Kaplan's 20th Century Vision of Jewish education, we invite you to explore how Kaplan's ideas about Jewish education are manifest in a variety of Kaplanian Educational Resources.

 

 

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