Apr. 02, 2014
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MOFET JTEC Portal Newsletter

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We are delighted to send you the latest issue of The MOFET JTEC Portal resource listing.

The current bulletin contains research findings, educational resources, conference information, etc. selected from journals and other Jewish education publications. Many of this month's items deal with research on Jewish identity and Jewish experiential education.

As we enter Chodesh Haaviv, (The Month of Spring), we wish you all a joyous and meaningful Passover Festival, celebrating freedom and rejuvenation.

Wishing you interesting and enjoyable reading,
Reuven Werber

The MOFET JTEC Portal Team

April 2, 2014 Jewish Portal of Teacher Education
Please note: a complete list of recent additions to the portal follows the Featured Items.
April 2014
Featured Items
MOFET Institute Committee to Address ‘Future Intelligence’ in Education
A think tank, Education in a Renewing World - Future Intelligence, established by the MOFET Institute – an Education Ministry funded, non-profit organization that works on research and development of programs in teacher education, convened on last Sunday for their first meeting. The committee comprised of education and futurology experts, hosted Knesset Member, Amram Mitzna, Chairman of the Knesset Education, Culture and Sports Committee at their first meeting. This committee has been tasked with addressing the issue of evolution in education in light of constant breakthroughs in technology, medicine and the humanities that are achieved every day.
Ha’Geemnasia Hebrew Summer Camp
Congregation Beth Elohim in Park Slope, Brooklyn, is excited to announce the opening of Ha’Geemnasia Hebrew Summer Camp – a brand new Israeli style summer camp for children entering kindergarten through fourth grade. With dual-language and immersion tracks, this neighborhood focused, play-based program will take your child on a “trip” to Israel this summer. Accompanied by specially trained Israeli counselors passionate about Hebrew, Jewish identity and Israeli culture, the curriculum developed by expert educators at CBE, will visit a different Israeli city each week. Campers will have the chance to experience a variety of one of a kind camp activities, engage in creative special projects and participate in exciting field trips all through the Hebrew language.
How Solid is Jewish Student-Teachers’ Solidarity? Israeli Student-Teachers’ Perceptions of their Jewish Identity and Sense of Belonging to the Jewish People
This article examines the characteristic features of Jewish-identity perception amongst young Jewish Israelis within the broader paradigm known as “Jewish peoplehood”. It was written in the context of the public agenda concerning peoplehood that found voice in the Israeli Parliament’s Education Committee debate on 25 November, 2006 that determined this issue to constitute “one of the most important and weighty issues in sustaining the Jewish identity of the Jewish nation-state − and also the most neglected issue in the Israeli education system”. The article deals with practical lifestyle representations of this approach, as well as the question of how encounters between Israeli student-teachers and their peers in the diaspora influence the Jewish identity of young Israelis
Sixth Annual International GISHA Conference - The Inclusion Capacity: Building Capacity for Inclusivity in Jewish Education
The 2014 GISHA conference to be held at Hebrew College, Newton Centre, MA on May 4 – 5, 2014, will offer attendees the newest strategies and tools to help build the capacity to create inclusive classrooms and programs. Participants will hear from a variety of experts on topics such as: designing a multisensory classroom for teaching Hebrew reading; managing difficult behaviors in and out of the classroom; adapting behavior plans for supplementary school settings; Supporting and supervising educators in introducing differentiated learning into the classrooms and much more.
Multiple Ethnic Identities among Israeli Immigrants in Europe
This paper describes and analyzes the multiple ethnic identities and identifications among first-generation Jewish Israeli immigrants in Europe, and specifically in London and Paris, by means of closed-end questionnaires (N=114) and in-depth semi-structured interviews (N=23).
April 2014
All Recent Items
Trends in Jewish Education
Montessori Schools Surge in Popularity Among New Generation of Jewish Parents
The Government of Israel and World Jewry Joint Initiative Draft Report
Beyond a Humpty-Dumpty Narrative: In Search of New Rhymes and Reasons in the Research of Contemporary American Jewish Identity Formation
Events as Shaping Identity: Rabbi S. R. Hirsch and Multi-Cultural Discourse
Multiple Identities as Viewed by Eriksonian Theory and its Critics: A Psychological Perspective with Relevance to Contemporary Jewish Education
Narrative Routes to Jewish Religious Pluralistic Identities
On the Partial Awareness of 'Judaism' in the Curriculum of Secular State Education in Israel
Multiple Ethnic Identities among Israeli Immigrants in Europe
The Philosophical and Educational Challenges of the New Mizrahi Narrative in Israel: Critical Aspects
Jewish Identity without Judaism in the Thought of Ahad Ha-am and Mordecai Kaplan
MOFET Institute Committee to Address ‘Future Intelligence’ in Education
Pioneering Consortium Advances Role of Research in Jewish Education

Informal Education

In Hebrew Immersion Day Camps, Summer Fun Augmented with Learning
Jewish Camp Trend-Spotting: 10 Ways a Summer Ritual is Changing
PJ Library Launching Program for Israeli-Arab Children
Ha’Geemnasia Hebrew Summer Camp
Multiplicity of Identity Expressed in Jewish Educational Settings: The Case of Summer Camps in the US
Elu v’Elu: Towards Integration of Identity and Multiple Narratives in the Jewish Renewal Sector in Israel
The JOFFE Report Offers Insights on Participants, Programs, and Professionals in Jewish Outdoor, Food, and Environmental Education (JOFFE)
JData Revealed: Headlines from the World of Jewish Overnight Camp

Teacher Education

How Solid is Jewish Student-Teachers’ Solidarity? Israeli Student-Teachers’ Perceptions of their Jewish Identity and Sense of Belonging to the Jewish People

In-Service Training

Applications Now Open for AVI CHAI Sponsorship For the 2014 Principals' Center Summer Institute at The Harvard Graduate School Of Education!
NEXTwork Hub: Learning Skills, Building Capacity and Enhancing Jewish Knowledge

Education & Administration

JWA Announces Third Annual Natalia Twersky Educator Award

Technology & Computers

The End of the Snow Day is Nigh
Drawing Parents into their Children's Synagogue/Temple Educational Programming - Online
All Jewish Digital

Conferences & Events

Sixth Annual International GISHA Conference - The Inclusion Capacity: Building Capacity for Inclusivity in Jewish Education
Registration for NewCAJE 5 in LA now open

Learning Resources

Historical Jewish Press Website
April 2014
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