Thursday, November 3, 2011

Rabbi Judd Kruger Levingston Visiting Abq

Jewish Educational Initiative Presents:  Rabbi Judd Kruger Levingston, PhD, this year's scholar-in-residence of the Jewish Educational Initiative of Albuquerque, will be sharing his insights at two Shabbat services this week in Albuquerque.

Congregation Albert
Erev Shabbat Services
Friday November 4 @ 6:00 pm

Congregation B'nai Israel
Kiddush After Morning Services
Saturday November 5 @ 1:00 pm

Rabbi Levingston is the author of Sowing the Seeds of Character: The Moral Education of Adolescents in Public and Private Schools.  Amazon says:
Sowing the Seeds of Character: The Moral Education of Adolescents in Public and Private Schools is a book for all teachers and parents. It rests on the premise that the moral education of students falls within the purview of schools, whether they assume responsibility for it or not ... 
Judd Kruger Levingston draws many lessons and examples from his extensive research and teaching experience in Muslim, Jewish, Roman Catholic, public, Quaker, and Chinese schools. He argues that teachers should become proficient in directing role-playing simulations of moral decision-making as morally complex topics arise within the standard curriculum.
Rabbi Levingston is the Director of Jewish Studies at Barrack Hebrew Academy in Philadelphia. He has just released his second book, When Will They Ever Learn? How Families and Schools Can Nurture Positive Moral Choices in Adolescents and Young Children.  A graduate of Harvard, Rabbi Levingston was a Wexner Fellow of the Jewish Theological Seminary. His November 4-6 visit is made possible by the Jewish Federation of New Mexico (505) 821-3214.

If you'd like a preview - here is Part One (of Two) of Rabbi Levingston's book talk at the Jewish Theological Seminary, in which he discusses themes from Sowing the Seeds of Character.

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