Children's Theories About Judaism

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February 8, 2023
Subject Fields: 
Jewish History / Studies, Religious Studies and Theology

Learning About Learning: A Conversation with Dr. Anna Hartman
Children’s Theories About Judaism

February 8, 1-1:30 p.m.
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Children’s ideas about the world are rich, nuanced, sometimes amusing and surprising, and for Anna Hartman, always fascinating. In this session, she will share her doctoral research in the field of early childhood Jewish education, in which she explores the theories about Judaism that are held by young children, and provides a window into their process of exploring and participating in Jewish life.

Anna Hartman is the Director of Early Childhood Excellence at the Jewish United Fund (JUF) and the Director of the Paradigm Project. She is also a 2021-22 fellow of the MCSJE Doctoral Fellows Program. Anna holds a master's in Jewish educational leadership from Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion and is a doctorate in Jewish Education at the Jewish Theological Seminary. Anna is a recipient of the Pomegranate Prize, JUF's Samuel A. Goldsmith Young Professional Award, and the Covenant Award.


Join us virtually for a series of half-hour conversations hosted by Mandel Center Director Jon A. Levisohn, in which leading scholars of Jewish education discuss what they have learned from their investigations of various aspects of Jewish education, and why it matters. Videos and podcasts of past conversations are available at

Contact Info: 

Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Center for Studies in Jewish Education / Brandeis University