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5th Annual Regina Miller Jewish Ed. Workshop at Greenberg Center

Karen Reiss Medwed

WEST HARTFORD – The University of Hartford’s Maurice Greenberg Center for Judaic Studies will sponsor the 5th annual Regina Miller Jewish Education Workshop with a two-part program devoted to the timely topic of technology and Jewish education.
The workshop will be led by Karen Reiss Medwed, professor of Jewish education at Hebrew College in Boston and director of the new doctoral degree program in Jewish Education Leadership, a collaboration between Hebrew College and Northeastern University. Reiss Medwed will give a talk on “The People of the Digital Book: Technology and Distance Learning” in Mali I auditorium in Dana Hall, at the University, on Sunday, Jan. 22, at 4 p.m. The program will be moderated by Frederick King, associate professor of educational technology at the University of Hartford. The talk is free and open to the public, but reservations are requested.
Prior to her talk, Reiss Medwed will lead a special workshop for educators and parents from 1 to 3 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 22, at Hebrew High School of New England, 300 Bloomfield Ave., West Hartford.  The subject of the workshop will be “Jewish Education and Technology.” (Attendance at this workshop is by reservation only; those interested in registering can call (860)768.4964.)
The Regina Miller Jewish Education Workshop is sponsored in part by the Arlene and Daniel Neiditz Endowment Fund at the Maurice Greenberg Center for Judaic Studies.  Co-sponsors for this year’s workshop include the Mandell JCC of Greater Hartford, the Solomon Schechter Day School of Greater Hartford, the Commission on Jewish Education and Leadership of the Jewish Federation of Greater Hartford, and the Hebrew High School of New England.
Reiss Medwed is assistant professor of Jewish education in the Shoolman Graduate School of Education at Hebrew College in Newton Center, Mass. The first graduate of the doctoral program in Education and Jewish Studies in the Steinhardt School of Education at New York University, she most recently served as director of religious education at the Graduate School of Education at the University of Pennsylvania. Reiss Medwed’s teaching and research focuses on 21st Century Jewish Education and on Jewish Educational Leadership. She also works on research of teaching and learning of Jewish text across Jewish educational venues.

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