The William Davidson Graduate School of Jewish Education of the Jewish Theological Seminary is pleased to announce an academic conference to honor the memory of our teacher and friend Professor Seymour Fox z”l.
The Conference, “Pedagogy and Curriculum in Contemporary Jewish Education,” will take place at the Seminary in New York from 4 PM on Sunday November 11th to 6 PM Monday, November 12th. Please hold the date and plan to attend. More details will follow.
The speakers will be scholars whose work was closely to related to Seymour Fox’s own concerns. Many of the speakers are people who were his students and/or colleagues. Prof. Lee Shulman, President of the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, will be the opening day speaker. Other speakers will include: Arnold Eisen, Adam Gamoran, Sharon Feiman-Nemser, Gail Dorph, Bethamie Horowitz, Daniel Pekarsky, Daniel Marom, among others. The program will also include reflections on Seymour Fox’s life and career by friends and colleagues.
Professor Fox, who died this past summer at the age of 77, was one of the most influential figures in Jewish education during the past 50 years. As both an academic and an institution builder Fox’s impact on Jewish education was wide-ranging and profound. He shaped the thinking of scores of students, many of whom went out to important roles in contemporary Jewish education and educational scholarship.
Barry W. Holtz; Jewish Theological Seminary; 3080 Broadway; New York, NY 10027 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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