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eBook The Benderly Boys and American Jewish Education (Brandeis Series in American Jewish History, Culture, and Life) ePub

by Jonathan B. Krasner

  • ISBN: 1584659831
  • Category: Schools and Teaching
  • Subcategory: Education
  • Author: Jonathan B. Krasner
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Brandeis University Press; 1 edition (May 10, 2011)
  • Pages: 512
  • ePub book: 1390 kb
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  • Rating: 4.6
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Samson Benderly inaugurated the first Bureau of Jewish Education in 1910 amid a hodgepodge of congregational . Superbly documented and compelling, this work establishes Krasner as the leading historian of American Jewish education for the present generation

Samson Benderly inaugurated the first Bureau of Jewish Education in 1910 amid a hodgepodge of congregational schools. Superbly documented and compelling, this work establishes Krasner as the leading historian of American Jewish education for the present generation. I eagerly look forward to what he will produce next and what his work may inspire in other scholars. Those of us who know the field of American Jewish education have long heard, read, and debated the Benderly revolution and its impact. But until now, the evidence on which we based our understanding was incomplete, scattered and ill understood.

Samson Benderly inaugurated the Bureau of Jewish Education in 1910, seeking . On the Shoulders of Giants. by Jonathan B. Krasner.

Samson Benderly inaugurated the Bureau of Jewish Education in 1910, seeking to modernize Jewish education and professionalize the field by training a younger generation of teachers, principals, and bureau leaders. These young men became known collectively as the Benderly Boys and, from the 1920s to the 1970s, they were the dominant force in Jewish education in the United States. Benderly, the wunderkind from Safed, professionalized American Jewish education and transformed the Talmud Torah - the afternoon Hebrew school - into a modern, Americanized institution.

Start by marking The Benderly Boys and American Jewish Education  . Paperback, 512 pages. Published May 10th 2011 by Brandeis University Press.

Start by marking The Benderly Boys and American Jewish Education as Want to Read: Want to Read savin. ant to Read. Samson Benderly inaugurated the first Bureau of Jewish Education in 1910 amid a hodgepodge of congregational schools, khayders, community Talmud Torahs, and private tutors.

Academic journal article American Jewish History. The Benderly Boys and American Jewish Education. Academic journal article American Jewish History. 1) Even though Benderly was troubled by the gap in educational opportunities for boys and girls, he held conventional attitudes about gender roles, expecting women to quit their jobs when they had children. Krasner's discussion of women who orbited within Benderly's sphere of influence is informative.

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Brandeis Series in American Jewish History, Culture, and Life. Benderly, Samson, 1876-1944. Jewish Life and American Culture. by: Fishman, Sylvia Barack.

Brandeis Series in American Jewish History, Culture, and Life. Subjects: Benderly, Samson, 1876-1944. Jews Education United States History 20th century. Monarch of the Flute : The Life of Georges Barrere.

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The Benderly Boys and American Education By Jonathan Krasner . Krasner’s book delves deeply into the crucial period of the field - the 20th century - and contextualizes the history of American.

Now, Jonathan Krasner, an assistant professor of American Jewish history at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, has produced The Benderly Boys and American Jewish Education (Brandeis University Press, 2011), a prodigious and clear portrait of Benderly and his world. Krasner’s book delves deeply into the crucial period of the field - the 20th century - and contextualizes the history of American Jewish education both within Jewish life and within modern education.

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Reinventing Jewish Education for the Twentieth Century: Samson Benderly and His .

Reinventing Jewish Education for the Twentieth Century: Samson Benderly and His "Boys". To people who maintain an interest in Jewish education, the name Samson Benderly is familiar, but until now the story of how he and his protégés revolutionized American Jewish education has not been fully recounted.

Samson Benderly inaugurated the first Bureau of Jewish Education in 1910 amid a hodgepodge of congregational schools, khayders, community Talmud Torahs, and private tutors. Drawing on the theories of Johann Pestalozzi, Herbert Spencer, and John Dewey, and deriving inspiration from cultural Zionism, Benderly sought to modernize Jewish education by professionalizing the field, creating an immigrant-based, progressive supplementary school model, and spreading the mantra of community responsibility for Jewish education. With philanthropist Jacob Schiff and influential laymen financing his plans, Benderly realized that his best hope for transforming the educational landscape nationwide was to train a younger generation of teachers, principals, and bureau leaders. These young men became known collectively as the “Benderly Boys,” who, from the 1920s to the 1970s, were the dominant force in Jewish education―both formal and informal―in the United States.

Comments

Skunk Black Skunk Black
We were assigned this book by the author for a doctoral seminar at the Davidson School of Education at the Jewish Theological Seminary. I think it is fair for me to say that all of us have found it an enjoyable read because of the many parallels to the contemporary situation in Jewish education and the fun biographical anecdotes from the first part of the 20th century.

Two reviews that you might find useful are:

1. Dr. Barry Holtz, writing in the Forward: [...]
"It is not an exaggeration to say that this volume is the most important piece of historical writing about American Jewish education to have appeared in a generation."

2. Baila Shargel, writing on H-Net: [...]
"To people who maintain an interest in Jewish education, the name Samson Benderly is familiar, but until now the story of how he and his protégés revolutionized American Jewish education has not been fully recounted."

Enjoy!
Anararius Anararius
Wonderful, evocative and thoroughly researched story of how a group of educators, religious leaders and others came together in the early 20th Century to create Jewish camping at its best. We take for granted that such a vital part of children's recreational education always existed - not so! It took decades of work by imaginative persons to start such an integral part of what most of us happily were able to experience growing up - without a thought as to what was required to "make it happen". Dr. Krasner's book is detailed, easy to read, illustrated with key players and a 'must read' for those of us whose fondest memories revolve around name tags, deep water tests, canoeing on a lake, sings, dance festivals, athletic experiences, camp plays, dining room meals en masse, campfires and more. Makes a great gift also.
Nilasida Nilasida
Essential reading for anyone interested in early 20th century American Jewish social history. Be advised that much of it is filled with scholarly detail, but the writing is crisp and never dull.
Aedem Aedem
This is the definitive history of one of the most important movements in the history of American Jewish education. Told masterfully, and full of information and insights that will be valuable to Jewish educators and policy-makers today.
Shakar Shakar
Thorough, in depth review of the development of modern Jewish education in the US.
Good resource book for those in the fields of American Jewish history and history of
Jewish education in USA.