Spring 2013


About This Issue
HaYidion Tefillah Spring 2013

Most day schools are committed to cultivating Jewish prayer, tefillah, as a spiritual practice. In practice, they often find the obstacles formidable: lack of curriculum, knowledgeable and passionate prayer leaders, student interest, awareness of goals, to name a few. Articles here aim to help schools clarify their approach and strengthen the educational bases of school tefillah.

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Articles From This Issue

  • Core Rabbinic Sources on Kavannah
    James Jacobson-Maisels
  • The Real Estate of Tefillah
    Yaakov Green
  • The Problem of Prayer in Orthodox Yeshivot
    Chana Tanenbaum
  • Absence and Presence
    By Peg Sandel, <a href="http://www.jchsofthebay.org/">Jewish Community Day School of the Bay</a>
  • What We Can Learn from Prayer in Christian Schools
    Sarah Levy
  • Student Prayers for Sandy Hook
    <a href="http://www.bhds.org/">Brandeis Hillel Day School, San Francisco</a>
  • Prayer in Dialogue with Tanakh: A Novel Approach to Tefillah Education
    Elie Kaunfer
  • Why Pray?
    Sharon Freundel, <a href="http://www.jpds.org/">Jewish Primary Day School of the Nation’s Capital</a>
  • Tefillah: Poetry of the Sublime
    Elliott Rabin
  • Meaningful Prayer: Focus on the Goal
    Mark Stolovitsky
  • Reimagining Prayer
    Susan Wall and Judy Markose
  • A Week of Tefillah Moments
    Harry Pell
  • Tefillah as a Journey, on a Journey
    Yoseph Chaiton
  • Cain’s Prayer and Abel’s Prayer: Struggling with the Challenge of School Tefillah
    Elyasaf Tel-Or Sternberg
  • Storytelling: Inspiration for Kavannah
    Israel (Billy) Lewkowicz
  • From the Editor
    Barbara Davis
  • Prayer in a Newly Merged School
    Cheryl Maayan
  • The RAVSAK Chair
    Barbara Davis
  • Creating Community through Tefillah, Tefillah through Community
    Aytan Kadden
  • Good & Welfare
    HaYidion Editor
  • Iyyun Tefillah Through the Eyes of Inquiry
    Suzanne Messinger and Beth Fine
  • Dear Cooki
    Cooki Levi
  • Tefillah as a Leadership Opportunity
    Yonatan Rosner
  • Teaching for Prayer
    Moshe J. Yeres
  • Supporting Minyan Leaders
    Reuven Margrett
  • A Vision of Tefillah Education
    James Jacobson-Maisels
  • Answering Parents’ Prayers
    Judd Kruger Levingston