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Ayeka in the News

Educating with Soul

Published in The New York Jewish Week by Sandee Brawarsky
Posted on August 23, 2016

Published in The New York Jewish Week, August 23, 2016 by Sandee Brawarsky Aryeh Ben David founded Ayeka: Center for Soulful Jewish Education in 2008. Before that, the Scarsdale native who moved to Israel in 1987 taught at the Pardes Institute for 20 years, serving as director of spiritual education. He is the author of Continue Reading »

Innovation in Jewish Education – “Investing in the Jewish Future”

Published in The Jewish Press by Rachel Moore
Posted on June 1, 2016

For years, Jewish education has been searching for a means to inspire, to innovate, and redefine the standard curriculum to engage the next generation of Jews. Schools across the Jewish spectrum have received constant pressure to re-package and teach classic content in a style that speaks to the students. The fast-pace of today’s technology is Continue Reading »

How spiritual parenting can ground your child rearing

Published in The Times of Israel by Amanda Borschel-Dan
Posted on November 13, 2015

Dasee Berkowitz’s first Yom Kippur as a young mother got her thinking. To more easily take part in the lengthy synagogue service, her son, then only a few months old, was wrapped upon her body in a sling. But when it came time for the traditional symbolic chest beating during which Jews confess their sins, Continue Reading »

Aryeh Ben David Voice of Israel interview (radio)

Posted on October 27, 2015

This is the night for love

Published in Times of Israel by Aryeh Ben David
Posted on March 18, 2015

If I invited you to do a Jewish program for Passover — and asked you to please bring a mattress, a bottle of wine, and some kind of aphrodisiac — you would probably look at me askance. Maybe even consider having me investigated. But what do we do on Passover Seder night? We drink 4 glasses Continue Reading »

During the Omer, Be a Work in Progress

Published in Reform Judaism by Aryeh Ben David
Posted on March 27, 2014

We are right now in the midst of the journey from Passover to Shavuot. If Pesach is our moment of physical courage, Shavuot is our moment of spiritual courage. Shavuot is an encounter with God’s presence. How would you feel if you were told, “Next week you will have the most powerful life-changing spiritual experience of your life?” Continue Reading »

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