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360 Degree Education Models in a Non-360 Degree World


4-5pm, Community Reception "Appetizers and Apps," sponsored by The Steinhardt Foundation for Jewish Life. Kosher hors d'oeuvres; find out about the latest Jewish education apps for adults and kids with volunteers from U-M Hillel's Jewish Engineering Association.

5-7:15pm, Panel Topic: "360° Education Models in a Non-360° World"

Can immersive Jewish settings like camps, day schools and Israel trips guarantee a Jewish future? What do the best of these programs achieve? What are the challenges of translating rich educational experiences into meaningful Jewish lives?

Panel Moderator: Dr. Deborah Ball (Dean, U-M School of Education)

Panelists: Rabbi Shira Koch Epstein (Exec. Dir., 14th St. Y in New York City); Dr. Marc Kramer (Exec. Dir. RAVSAK, The Jewish Community Day School Network); Amy Skopp Cooper (Assoc. Dir., Camp Ramah); Rabbi David Gedzelman (Exec. VP, The Steinhardt Foundation for Jewish Life), Rabbi Paul Yedwab (Temple Israel, West Bloomfield), Tilly Shames (Exec. Dir., U-M Hillel)

Note: the panel will also be webcast online for those who live outside the Metro Detroit area.

This event is generously supported by The Covenant Foundation, The Steinhardt Foundation for Jewish Life, the Jean & Samuel Frankel Center for Judaic Studies, University of Michigan Hillel, and Federation of Metropolitan Detroit's Alliance for Jewish Education.

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