This article, Generation Z appears in the on-line magazine Tablet. It describes the college years of several people whose names are familiar to us now, and I believe it also raises some interesting questions for us as educators:
- What was it about their college experiences that led to the ongoing involvement of these people in the Jewish world, and in Israel particularly?
- Beit Ephraim still exists, and has a website at which you can learn more about it. What do you think are its strengths? What might be its challenges?
- In your opinion, what kind of student might be attracted to a place like Beit Ephraim?
- What kind of prior Jewish educational experiences do you imagine might lead a college student to be interested in such a program?
- In what way are the curricula and programs of our Jewish educational systems geared toward building the kind of youth who are looking for serious Jewish involvement in their college years?
- How can we do our job better?