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Becoming a Soulful Educator

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Reviews for Becoming a Soulful Educator: How to Bring Jewish Learning from Our Minds, to Our Hearts, to Our Souls — and Into Our Lives (Jewish Lights Publishing, 2016):

“Gives teachers the keys to opening their students’ inner lives in ways that can animate their active lives, fostering a Jewish life of authenticity, passion and life-giving impact on the world.”―Parker J. Palmer, author, The Courage to Teach, A Hidden Wholeness and Let Your Life Speak

“A trusted guide … gently opens our eyes to the deepest truth about education: without the heart, the head may think but it can neither understand the inner life nor transform the learner.”―Rabbi Rachel Cowan, co-author, Wise Aging: Living with Joy, Resilience and Spirit

“A soulful guide to shaping an inspirational and meaningful Jewish learning experience. A must read for every Jewish teacher!”―Dr. Ron Wolfson, Fingerhut Professor of Education, American Jewish University; author, Relational Judaism: Using the Power of Relationships to Transform the Jewish Community

“Through his personal journey, and the methodology and authentic questions he has developed, Aryeh Ben David offers us a path to unleash the creative force in our students, our sacred texts and, perhaps most importantly, ourselves.”―Rabbi Marc Baker, Head of School, Gann Academy

“Zeroes in on the most pressing issue within the field of Jewish education today: How can we get young people to truly connect with Torah in a deep, genuine and transformative way?… An essential text for anyone seeking to become ‘soulful’ and impactful educators.”―Rabbi Ari Segal, Head of School, Shalhevet High School