Friedman CJE gives teachers lesson on American Jewish history at annual summer retreat
More than 35 teachers now have some cool new tools for inspiring their students when classes resume this fall.
Educators from all over Palm Beach County and the Treasure Coast gathered last month for a unique lesson on American Jewish history at the 15th annual summer retreat for educators – hosted by Federation’s partner, Friedman Commission for Jewish Education (CJE).
Friedman CJE invited two instructors from the National Museum of American Jewish History in Philadelphia to work with 35 local preschool and religious school teachers on finding opportunities to teach immigration history through exploring artifacts, investigating primary source materials, asking broad and adventurous questions, and sharing personal stories with one another.
The program placed a strong emphasis on the way the all-American sport of baseball is woven throughout the American Jewish identity – the focus of the museum’s exhibition called “Chasing Dreams: Baseball and Becoming American.”