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  Drops of Honey - Tasting, talking and tagging Jewish education in Pittsburgh and the rest of the Jewish world! A blog by Rabbi Scott Aaron.
HQZU_christ_in_the_passover_presentation.jpg When is a Seder not a Seder? Passover and Messianic Judaism by dropsofhoney
I was made aware last week by one of my adult students of a "Passover Worship and Teaching" event scheduled for April 15 (the night of the second Seder) at Allderdice High School in Squirrel Hill b...
9LGH_AJL.png The Reports of the Death of Congregations has Been Greatly Exaggerated by dropsofhoney
One of the most important component of healthy congregational education programs is healthy congregations.  By this I mean those with a clear mission statement, responsive culture, connected and ca...
8QVQ_1377595_10151892260503826_81319993_n_210x300.jpg Educational Insight from One of Our Own: Carolyn Gerecht by dropsofhoney
Among other things, I professionally focus on the research and teaching of good experiential education skills in the Jewish community, and as a result I get to encounter a number of young professio...
41GH_mar04pg7opiniondownmythroat.gif Slinging Mud from the Ivory Tower: the Academic Boycott of Israel by dropsofhoney
     Between the earliest Channukah on record this year and the usual end-of-year ballyhoo around ending semesters and winter vacation, an event took place that got somewhat overlooked by the large...
9VNQ_DT76_survey__1_.jpg There is a Skew to Pew - Told You! by dropsofhoney
In my last post I linked to a recent op-ed I wrote for this paper about the rush to panic over the release of the Pew study and why it was necessary to slow down and actually read the study rather ...
DT76_survey__1_.jpg A Very Few Words About Pew by dropsofhoney
My month can be encapsulated in to one word: Pew. The study on American Jews they released at the beginning of the month has been a non-stop topic of conversation and as an educator and researcher ...
3JLL_p_school.jpg And Now for Some Good News about Jewish Identity: Early Childhood Education Improvement by dropsofhoney
So often we are focused on the negatives of the state of our Jewish generation; one need only read the latest Pew stud y and the media fallout from it to see what I mean.   So it is really a refres...
F8S1_1370738959078.jpg Mastering Jewish Communal Service: Pittsburgh's Professional Development Infusion for its Jewish Community by dropsofhoney
Almost three years after AJL saw the need for a serious professional development program for our Jewish communal workers, ten communal workers will receive their Masters of Arts in Jewish Professio...
1VZS_Alyssa.jpg The Consecration Ceremony: A Sweet and Sacred Jewish Educational Moment by dropsofhoney
The fall holiday cycle ends this week with Simchat Torah , which celebrates the beginning of the Torah reading cycle for the new year of 5774.  Simchat Torah is the only one of the fall holidays no...
G5YS_images.jpg Actions Speak Louder Than Words: Parents and Their Watchful Kids during the High Holidays by dropsofhoney
For the first time in the life of my family, my kids will not be spending the holidays with at least one parent.  In a two-rabbi household this time of year is not easy as both parents are busy pre...