Genesis CE Investigation: A Chance to Reflect

Read all about  Ilana Sidorsky’s personal investigation below! The Genesis experience can feel a lot like a Tetris game – there are many, many moving pieces that when put together, create a vibrant structure. As a Community Educator this summer, I played the Tetris game of the Educator – leading an Expedition, creating community on […]

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Genesis Intern Investigation: Community Service Group Dynamics

Read about Sara Blumenthal’s investigation below! I chose to investigate the group dynamics of my two community service groups. I am a psychology major and am interested in the way interaction between personalities in a group setting affect the group dynamic. I also used this investigation as an opportunity to critically analyze my facilitation skills, […]

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Genesis CE Investigation: Directing Dialogue and Exploring Facilitation Methods

Read about Jessica Goldberg’s investigation below! In the Lurianic Creation narrative, G-d makes space for the other by self-contracting (tzimtzum) and infusing the world with the free will of humanity.  Thus G-d extended to humankind a unique invitation: an invitation to take up space, to insert oneself into the cosmic interaction, to have an ongoing […]

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BIMA CE Investigation: Why we say what we say, and what it says about us

Read about Jordan Shaner’s investigation below! My investigation was focused on the verbal language I use to begin and end group interactions that I am facilitating. I chose this topic because I wanted to look at myself as an educator through a very narrow lens. I wanted to be able to learn something about my […]

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Genesis Intern Investigation: Pluralism

Read below for Mikey Snow’s extensive investigation on Pluralism! Pluralism is a buzzword. As such, its ability to help us understand and explain (to participants, staff, and ourselves) the ways in which we make decisions is no longer helpful. This is important because the ways in which we conceive of pluralism affect programming, residential life, […]

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BIMA CE Investigation: Educators as Guides

Read about Timna Burston’s investigation on Educators as guides below! Dictionary.com defines a guide as: “someone who assists (a person) to travel through, or reach a destination in an unfamiliar area, as by accompanying or giving directions to the person, […] who supplies (a person) with advice or counsel  […and who] supervises (someone’s actions or […]

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Genesis CE Investigation: Prayers and Leadership

Read all about Kelly Kossar’s investigation below! One of my favorite parts of Genesis as an Educator, is how seriously Genesis takes education. The best example of this is that Community Educators and Interns are expected to explore an educational practice and reflect on it throughout the summer. I chose to examine the question, “How […]

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BIMA CE Investigation: What kind of learner are YOU?

Read all about Jonah Rank’s investigation on different types of learners! NOTE: I, Jonah Rank, responding to a challenge to use gender-neutral pronouns more often (as I wrote about briefly regarding the “God’s Gender & Engendering God” Limmud session), am using the gender neutral pronoun “thon,” which refers to a singular person in the third person. (I.e. […]

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