ABOUT ARTS EDJE
ARTS EDJE is committed to developing students’ excellence and high quality work in the ARTS, to cultivating joyful appreciation for the ARTS, to giving children an opportunity to have impact society with the ARTS, and to believing that we, as educators, can bring about this enjoyment, engagement, and competency.
ARTS EDJE Institute reflects innovations in an emerging trend of commitment to the ARTS in Jewish Education at SAR Academy. The theme for our seminal conference is: Nurturing Excellence: The role ARTS Education has on developing high quality student work and how to nurture that engagement and commitment to excellence.
We spent the past three years re-envisioning both the experience and delivery of ARTS at SAR Academy, capturing students’ imagination, creating investment, targeting foundational technical and interpretive skills toward innovation, and nurturing high quality student work. During that time we received numerous inquiries from schools and educators as to how to elevate their ARTS programming. In response, we are inviting educators from schools across the country and abroad to join ARTS EDJE Institute to explore and re-imagine how to nurture excellence in the ARTS, to recharge as artists of all kinds, and to create connection with SAR as a resource for future achievement in your communities.
In his work, “Toward Ahavat Hashem: Art and Religious Experience,” Rabbi Brovender asks if there is a place for the serious study of the arts in Jewish education. He answers, “In fact, the study of art(s) may be valuable in developing the religious personality and enabling the student to enter into a dialogue with Heaven. Rambam knew that to develop a sense of wonder and to be able to see God’s concern in the world, an opening is needed. Art, and its expression is an avenue to achieving Ahavat Hashem in Torah education.”
At ART EDJE Institute we will offer diverse approaches to engage with the ARTS through distinct ARTS disciplines, ARTS classes and experiences for your personal inspiration, thought-provoking keynotes, guided time to concretize your work in the ARTS back home, and opportunities to informally network with colleagues across the nation.
Who is this conference for?
Informal Jewish Educators
Directors of Arts Programming
General Faculty & Parents Interested in ARTS Education
Artists & Musicians
Arts & Music Educators
Where & when will ARTS EDJE Institute be held?
Riverdale, New York
Sunday, November 11-Tuesday, November 13, 2018
Local housing provided upon request
Local suggestions for hotels available
Fee: $350, Meals and materials provided
For Additional Information Contact:
Director of the Arts & Enrichment, SAR Academy