The Newsroom

We publish what we do well, how we are improving, and ways in which we have learned from our mistakes. Below you will find press about our work, relevant articles penned by our team, and outside evaluations of our programs. We believe in transparency, accountability, and rigorous feedback. 

Talks + Articles by Civic Spirit

Coming of Age in America: Do We Need a Civic Bar Mitzvah?
Prizmah Center for Jewish Day Schools Blog. January 2021.

“Civics Education is integral to Jewish Education.” Jewish Education and the Ballot Box Live Conference. Jewish Education Project, October 2020.

I Teach Civics.
Chalkbeat: First Person. October 21, 2020.

Holy Bridges: Building Community in 2020 and Beyond.
Panel at UpSwell virtual conference, in partnership with the Aspen Institute’s Inclusive American Project. October 15th, 2020.

The Splendor of Waiting.
Aspen Institute. June 2, 2020.

Grateful Citizen.
Sh’Ma Now of The Forward
March 4, 2019.

Teaching Civics in the Age of Polarization
Hayidion: The Prizmah Journal
February 12, 2019.

Episode 17: I’m Curious Why You Feel that Way, with Tamara Tweel, Part 1. 
Radical Moderation. Rabbi Ari Segal
November 2018.

Episode 18: I’m Curious Why You Feel That Way, with Dr. Tamara Tweel, Part 2. 
Radical Moderation. Rabbi Ari Segal
November 2018.

Conceived in Liberty (Transcript)
Jewish Futures Conference:
“For Which It Stands: 
How Can Jewish Civics Education Elevate American Democracy?
December 13, 2017

Democratizing the Great Books
Inside Higher Ed
April 3, 2017

An Intimate Education
Inside Higher Ed
January 9, 2015

National Press

Evaluation Reports

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