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Jack and Harriet Rosenfeld Foundation Program in Jewish Education at the University of Miami School of Education and Human Development
 
8/10/2012
 

Organization Name: Jack and Harriet Rosenfeld Foundation Program in Jewish Education at the University of Miami School of Education and Human Development

Representative Name: Anita Meyer Meinbach, Ed.D.
Title: Assistant Clinical Professor and Director of the Rosenfeld Foundation Program at UM
Email: a.meinbach@miami.edu
Phone: 305.284.3820 (wk); 305.495.4818 (cell)


Event/Program Title: Ethics Institute

Dates:
  • October 22 & 23, 2012 4:00 pm—8:00 p.m.
    CAJE Miami and Orloff CAJE (Broward County)


  • October 24 and 25, 2012 4:00 pm—8:00 p.m.
    Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County, Friedman Commission for Jewish Education (North Palm Beach) and Orloff CAJE (Broward)

Location:
  • Oct. 22 and 23 — Center for Advancement of Jewish Education, Miami 4200 Biscayne Blvd Miami, FL 33137
  • Oct. 24 and 25 -- Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County 9901 Donna Klein Blvd Boca Raton FL 33428
Target Audience:
  • Day 1—Middle and High School teachers/administrators in the Jewish Day Schools
  • Day 2- Upper elementary, middle, and high school teachers/administrators in the Jewish Day Schools

Admission: Not open to the public

Brief Summary of Event/Program:

Day One
Where Ethics Meets History: A Synthesis of Values, Sacred Texts and the Humanities.

Audience: All middle and high school educators – all disciplines.
This workshop will offer an introduction to Facing History and Ourselves and its unique approach to the study of history and the humanities. Using the historical case study of the Holocaust together with Jewish sources, this session will explore the potential of students to be change agents in society.

We will explore such questions of history and human behavior as how neighbor can turn against neighbor, what fractures a society and what holds it together, and what is the responsibility of the bystander? Creative pedagogical strategies and innovative content will be modeled which combine ethical reflection, emotional engagement and historical understanding to demonstrate an approach to learning that encourages students to think about civic participation and highlights how Jewish tradition and ethics relate to contemporary history and students' lives today. The themes discussed in this session will demonstrate the centrality of difficult moral choices and what one should do in order to live an ethical life.

Day Two
The Bullied, the Bully and the Community...Identity, Membership and Responsibility To Each Other

Audience: Grade 3 and higher, Lower Schools; Middle Schools and High Schools

Who is in your universe of obligation? How do we as individuals decide whom to include and exclude in our “universe of obligation?” What role and responsibility do we have towards each other in our society and in our communities?

We will examine the fundamental issue of choice and its consequences through various perspectives: the bullied, the bully and the community. Through the use of film clips and guided discussion, this program will provide a forum for conversation on this ever-present and relevant topic in schools today. Excerpts from the film BULLY, as well as clips from documentaries such as Not In Our Town that focus on the power of individual stories are shown and discussed as catalysts for change in the way we deal with scapegoating, stereotyping and bullying.

Forore information, please go to www.arshtcenter.org/light.


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