Adapting Podcast: Setting the standards in experiential Jewish education


Should experiential Jewish education have standards? It's a question Shuki Taylor and David Bryfman have debated for years. Explore their contrasting viewpoints on this episode of Adapting. Listen to Adapting on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you listen to podcasts. 

Shuki Taylor

For what was once regarded as fluffy education, experiential Jewish education has grown exponentially in recent decades. It’s dramatic rise has also surfaced many challenges for Jewish educators, academics, and those who support them. Does experiential Jewish education need a set of formal standards for educators and learners? And if so, who should be responsible for crafting these standards in a way that captures the breadth and diversity of everything that falls under the banner of experiential Jewish education. In this conversation the contrasting viewpoints, of friends and close colleagues, Shuki Taylor and David Bryfman, might surprise you.


Check out Shuki's article, "Jewish Education Should Have 'Shoulds' " co-authored with Benjamin M. Jacobs.

This episode was produced by Dina Nusnbaum and Gabriel Weinstein.  The show’s executive producers are David Bryfman, Karen Cummins, and Nessa Liben. This episode was engineered and edited by Nathan J. Vaughan of NJV Media.  If you enjoyed the show, please leave us a 5-star rating on Apple Podcasts or even better, share it with a friend. Be sure to subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts and be the first to know when new episodes are released.

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