Rabbi Jeffrey Schein

Jeffrey Schein is a Jewish educator. He became a Reconstructionist Rabbi in 1977 and in 1980 earned his doctorate in education from Temple University. For 25 years he guided Jewish educators through the masters of Jewish education program at Siegal College in Cleveland. He presently works as the senior education consultant for the Kaplan Center for Jewish peoplehood and also directs the Text Me: Ancient Jewish Wisdom Meets Contemporary Technology project. He is an 8th grade teacher at the Heilicher Day School in Minneapolis. He and his wife Deborah moved to Minneapolis in 2015 so that they could continue their work in closer proximity to their children and grandchildren as they continued their writing and consulting.


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The Uses of Technology

Rabbi Simcha Bunem of Peshischa carried two slips of paper, one in each pocket. On one, he wrote: Bishvili nivra ha’olam—“for my sake the world

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