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The Network for Research in Jewish Education (NRJE) of The Jewish Education Service of North America (JESNA) will be holding its annual conference at the Azrieli Graduate School of Jewish Education and Administration, Yeshiva University, in New York on June 7-9, 2009. The conference will present research in Jewish education, broadly understood to encompass quantitative and qualitative research, ethnography, case studies, narrative inquiry, philosophical, conceptual, theoretical, and historical research on topics of relevance to Jewish education
Updated: Nov. 16, 2008
'Leaders for Tikkun Olam' is a newly launching leadership program providing young professionals from Israel and around the Jewish world the opportunity to live, learn and contribute together to communities in need in Israel and in developing countries while building a future leadership for their own communities of origin. The eight month program in Israel and India provides training and action in Tikkun Olam ('fixing the world') preparing the participants to become leaders of an international Jewish service corps.
Updated: Oct. 29, 2008
Mechon Hadar, in conjunction with the Charles R. Bronfman Chair in Jewish Communal Innovation at Brandeis University will be conducting a daylong mini-conference - on Independent Minyanim and Contemporary Jewish Life on Monday, November 10, 2008 at Brandeis University. The mini-conference seeks to broaden the conversation about the phenomenon of independent communal minyanim. The conference will consist of lectures, papers, workshops and panel discussions with independent minyan leaders and many significant voices in the academic and Jewish professional world.
Updated: Oct. 06, 2008
This daylong conference, to be held in New York City, brings together historians, anthropologists, and scholars of culture in order to reflect on the ways in which young Jews experienced their lives as Jews and Americans over the past two centuries, and how communal and cultural change were reflected in anxieties about Jewish youth.
Updated: Oct. 04, 2008
Yad Vashem has announced two seminars for Jewish educators this winter at Yad Vashem in Jerusalem. A 10 day beginner seminar, Dec 21-Jan 1, 2009 for educators who do not have much experience teaching Holocaust Education and a 5 day Advanced Seminar, Dec. 21-28, 2008 focusing on Poetry, Music, Art, Memorials and Technology. Both seminars expose educators to cutting-edge curriculum, help them to formulate teaching strategies and discusses the relationship between Israel, the Shoah and the Diaspora.
Updated: Sep. 28, 2008
The Jewish Reconstructionist Federation will be holding its forty second Conference – Transformative Judaism for the 21st Century – in Boston, MA between November 13-16, 2008. At the conference, workshops will be offered on just about every imaginable area of Jewish communal life, including education, congregational development, tikkun olam, leadership, ritual and liturgy, youth, Israel, spirituality, and the arts.
Updated: Jul. 27, 2008
The Museum of Jewish Heritage - A Living Memorial to the Holocaust invites Jewish middle schools to participate in the Living Museum project. A special two day training session on August 18-19, 2008 at the Museum in New York City is being held to enable educators in Jewish schools to bring this project into their classrooms in the fall 2008 semester.
Updated: Jul. 20, 2008
The Museum of Jewish Heritage - A Living Memorial to the Holocaust invites Jewish school educators to participate in a three day summerseminar, Liberation and the Aftermath of the Holocaust. The seminar ispart of the Museum's Shoah Teaching Alternatives in Jewish Education(STAJE) programs.
Updated: Jul. 07, 2008
BIMA brings talented teens together at the Brandeis University campus at Waltham, Massachusetts for four weeks in the summer to cultivate a vibrant, pluralistic environment brimming with artistic discovery and Jewish experiences. A BIMA summer experience allows honing artistic skills, living and discovering a diverse Jewish community, and exploring who you are as an artist.
Updated: Jun. 30, 2008
Teaching the Holocaust in the Context of Jewish History, Ethics andIdentity is a course that offers participants the opportunity to explorethe connection between Jewish History and identity and the moral questions inherent in everyday life. Daily sessions will explore the Holocaust as a lesson not only in racism and antisemitism but also in courage, caring and compassion. Participants will learn multidisciplinary pedagogical approaches for teaching a course on the Holocaust that is grounded in a study of Jewish ethics and values.
Updated: Jun. 16, 2008