One of the great inefficiencies in Jewish education stems from the fact that so many of we educators have to labor intensively to put together new materials. We have to find sources, we ask our colleagues for curricula and lessons. It’s cumbersome and time consuming. For a long time now I’ve dreamed that someone–please!–would create a central database of curricula and sources, tagged and searchable. And lo and behold, my good friend Aaron Dorfman and his crack team at AJWS have come through. (Full disclosure: I’m on their advisory board.)
Introducing www.on1foot.org, a major accomplishment in Jewish life as far as I’m concerned. It will be worth watching who uses the site and how, and what impact it has. A welcome innovation.