A Quick Guide of JJP Vocabulary
Pathways are the major themes of Jewish learning and living:
Spirituality & Ritual
Courses are enriching learning experiences that impart the core values, lessons, and skills of Jewish life through an integrated approach that fuses Jewish learning with other disciplines. Courses take place outside of the traditional classroom. Each semester, participants will travel new courses along different Pathways and receive stamps in their Passport as they build their Jewish Journey. View courses by Pathway, Day, or Grade.
JJP offers two kinds of intensives. During the Fall and Spring semesters, we offer Intensives that meet monthly on weekends for longer periods of time. View Intensives
We also offer Day Camp-Style Courses during school vacations (December and February), which allow participants to explore Pathways in-depth.
A home base for every synagogue. Congregations have their own culture with unique values, traditions, and music. MeetUp provides time and space for JJP participants to gather together as a synagogue community on a regular basis. MeetUp allows synagogues to impart their vision to JJP participants and provides a forum for participants share their Jewish Journey experiences with fellow travelers. View MeetUps
Participants who have particular areas of interest they’d like to pursue, or passions that they’d like to explore anew from a Jewish angle, are encouraged to design their own courses of independent study with their JJP advisor and family. View More
Each JJP participant takes part in advising session with a JJP Advisor at their home synagogue. These sessions last thirty-sixty minutes and are opportunities for children and parents to share feedback on courses, talk about MeetUp, and plan for the following semester. Advising provides all JJP participants with an opportunity for reflection and planning with guided, individualized support.
All JJP participants receive a Passport to help track their journeys along Pathways. Upon completion of a course, you will collect a distinctive stamp for that Pathway. Participants will be able track their progress throughout the semester on an interactive website and create a Travel Journal of pictures, videos, and written entries about their JJP experience.
A Sample Student Profile
Every student enrolled in the Jewish Journey Project receives their own login and profile page. Here they can upload their photo, view the medals they have been awarded, use their passport to keep track of their progress in their courses, and interact with their digital portfolio.
Press and Media
|ImmerseNYC||Touching the Water||March 13, 2014|
|The Jewish Week||Fun Times at Hebrew School||August 31, 2012|
|The Jewish Week||Will New Hebrew School Model Help Or Undermine Synagogues?||May 23, 2012|
|The Jewish Week||‘Radical’ Hebrew School Model Taking Shape||April 27, 2011|