BEIT RABBAN IN THE NEWS
Jun 17, 2022
PRIZMAH PODCASTS | EDUCATING JEWISH PRODUCERS
What are we trying to achieve in Jewish education? What do martial arts have to teach us about pedagogy for Jewish learning? How do we think about community and autonomy, tradition and innovation, in day schools? Brandeis education professor Jon A. Levisohn is joined by heads of school Stephanie Ives at Beit Rabban in Manhattan and Rafi Cashman at Netivot HaTorah in Toronto to discuss what our schools are and might be.
LISTEN TO FULL PODCAST: https://prizmah.org/knowledge/resource/prizmah-podcasts-educating-jewish-producers
Apr 12, 2022
IDENTITY/CRISIS PODCAST | School, Shuls, and Hillels, Two Years Later
As we approach our third pandemic Passover, how has Jewish communal life fared? Rabbi Barry Dov Katz (Conservative Synagogue Adath Israel of Riverdale, NY), Tilly Shemer (Hillel at University of Michigan), and Stephanie Ives (Beit Rabban Day School) reunite one year later with host Yehuda Kurtzer to reflect on another year of life in the pandemic -- its personal toll, how COVID-19 has impacted their institutions, their leadership, and their mindset about the future.
LISTEN TO FULL PODCAST: https://identitycrisis.castos.com/podcasts/14901/episodes/school-shuls-and-hillels-two-years-later
Dec 4, 2021
ARTICLE | UWS School Goes Viral For Best Reason Possible
It was an instant classic and nominee for ‘do good’ award of the year on the Upper West Side. The students at Beit Rabban Day School on West 86th Street took it to the streets on Wednesday, November 24 for their “Pre-Thanksgiving Day Parade,” with Upper West Side TikTok stalwart, @phoebebean, catching the action in all its glory.
Nov 24, 2021
IDENTITY/CRISIS PODCAST | Love, Thoughts, and Thanksgiving
For many American Jews, Thanksgiving is another high holiday. We celebrate our obligations of citizenship and show appreciation for all that America has granted. Perhaps, in turn, our tradition may have lessons to teach America. Could the Jewish model of interpreting our stories for the present, and our conceptions of memory, gratitude, and redemption, heal our divided country?
In this special episode of Identity/Crisis, Yehuda Kurtzer reflects on the Jewish significance of Thanksgiving.
Apr 28, 2021
VIDEO INTERVIEW | Refine and Focus: Joy Lives Here, A Conversation with Stephanie Ives
There’s regular creative. Then there’s the inspire & educate young children as the Head of School during the pandemic kind of creative.
If you know Stephanie, you know that she is a person who brings joy to the workplace—any anyplace really; she inspires others and reimagines the mundane in ways that help us find the magic in the world. In this conversation, we’ll share stories that will inspire, as well as applications of Design Thinking to real world problems you’ll find useful. Join us!
LISTEN HERE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0DWikQbMYgk
Mar 8, 2021
IDENTITY/CRISIS PODCAST | Our Pandemic Year – The Inner Life of Jewish Spaces
Yehuda Kurtzer convenes leaders of three Jewish communities to look back at one year of COVID-19.
LISTEN TO FULL PODCAST HERE: https://www.hartman.org.il/identity-crisis-47-our-pandemic-year-the-inner-life-of-jewish-spaces/
Oct 20, 2020
VIDEO INTERVIEW | How Can Jewish Day Schools be More Accommodating to Children with Mental Illness?
Carrie Bornstein, a parent of three children with mental illness, shares her experiences of facing difficulty finding a proper fit for her kids within the Jewish day school system, each of them being recently turned away from Jewish educational environments (camps and day schools). Stephanie Ives, Head of School at Beit Rabban Day School, shares her perspective and how she is working to make sure her school is a strong environment for children with mental illness. The discussion is moderated by our Executive Director Noam Stein, who is also the High School Principal at Farber Hebrew Day School.
LISTEN HERE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hodkWpwNARU
Apr 23, 2020
IDENTITY/CRISIS PODCAST: Teaching Judaism at home is hard. Here's what you can do.
Stephanie Ives, Ethan Tucker, and host Yehuda Kurtzer discuss Jewish education: the industry, the practice, the immense parental responsibility and the sheer joy of it.
LISTEN TO FULL PODCAST: https://www.hartman.org.il/identity-crisis-8-teaching-judaism-at-home-is-hard/
Nov 1, 2018
PUBLICATION | Open Your Hand: Teaching as a Jew, Teaching as an American
"This book chronicles her experiences as a teacher in many settings – at the University of Michigan, Michigan State University, as well as at the cutting-edge Jewish day school in New York, Beit Rabban..." — Jewish Canadian News
Jan 6, 2006
PUBLICATION | Vision At Work: The Theory and Practice of Beit Rabban (Jewish Education)
In Vision at Work: The Theory and Practice of Beit Rabban, Daniel Pekarsky offers a philosophical portrait of a vision-guided school. In a series of engaging letters to his imagined correspondent, Pekarsky depicts a real Jewish day school, Beit Rabban, which explicitly incorporates into its educational design a vision of the kind of person and community that it aspires to promote.