• 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.

User's Guide to Vision Project Materials

People in the following roles or capacities might find the following sections particularly useful:

Kaplanian Thinkers, Scholars and Rabbis          Educational Decision-Makers          Education Directors and Rabbis involved in Communal Education          Front-Line Educators

Kaplanian Thinkers, Scholars and Rabbis

 

1. Foundations

2. Kaplan's Context

  • Dr. Eric Caplan
  • Dr. Mel Scult

3. 20th Century Kaplanian Vision

  • Selections from Judaism as a Civilization 
  • Text study guides and handouts

4. An Orchard of Kaplanian Educational Resources 

5. 21st Century Kaplanian Vision

  • Text study guide and handouts

6. Commentary on Specific Sections of the 21st Century Vision

  • Handouts

7. Enduring Challenges of Jewish Education in the 21st Century

  • Text Study materials and handouts

8. Yesh Omrim: Other Opinions 

9. Panoramic Perspective

 

Educational Decision-Makers (including life long learning committees)

 

1. Foundations

  • Purpose of Vision in Jewish Education
  • Relevance of Kaplan to 21st Century Jewish Education

2. 20th Century Kaplanian Vision

  • Selections from Judaism as a Civilization 
  • Text study guides and handouts

3. An Orchard of Kaplanian Educational Resources

4. 21st Century Kaplanian Vision

  • Text study guide and handouts

5. Enduring Challenge of Assessment and Evaluation: Using the Kaplanian Report Card

6. Yesh Omrim: Other Opinions 

Education Directors and Rabbis Involved in Communal Education

 

1. Foundations

  • Purpose of Vision in Jewish Education
  • Relevance of Kaplan to 21st Century Jewish Education

2. 20th Century Kaplanian Vision

  • Selections from Judaism as a Civilization 
  • Text study guides and handouts

3. An Orchard of Kaplanian Educational Resources

4. 21st Century Kaplanian Vision

  • Text study guide and handouts

5. Commentary on Specific Sections of the 21st Century Vision

  • Handouts

6. Enduring Challenges of Jewish Education in the 21st Century

  • Text Study materials and handouts

 

Front-Line Educators (classroom teachers, camp counselors, etc.)

 

1. 20th Century Kaplanian Vision

  • Selections from Judaism as a Civilization 
  • Text study guides and handouts

2. An Orchard of Kaplanian Educational Resources

3. 21st Century Kaplanian Vision

 

ABSOLUTELY EVERYONE SHOULD VISIT

AN EVOLVING VISION: ADD YOUR VOICE 

 

Feel free to submit questions or tell us which sections were useful to you in what roles!

 

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