Section archive - Adult Education
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The third FSU Limmud retreat in two years was held near Moscow recently. Some 230 participants from Moscow attended the conference at a resort an hour outside the city. Organizers noted the conference was the first Limmud event conceived, organized and funded in large part on Russian soil.
Updated: May. 13, 2008
Dedicated to the revival of European Jewish culture, Paideia, in Stockholm, Sweden, was created in 2001 through foundational grants from the Swedish government and the Wallenberg foundation. Paideia’s main program is a highly intensive One Year Jewish Studies Program taught by world-renowned Israeli faculty. The program is ten months long, five days a week, seven hours per day.
Updated: May. 04, 2008
A description of the emergence of the field of adult Jewish learning and the need for research in this burgeoning aspect of contemporary Jewish life. The authors describe the context in which the upsurge of adult Jewish learning has occurred, drawing attention to the absence of systematic data collection about programs, funding structures, or long-term impacts.
Updated: Apr. 01, 2008
This article explores how a group of women in the Former Soviet Union grapple with questions of Jewish identity and Jewish 'authenticity' as they participate in an adult Jewish learning program that employs methods of feminist pedagogy and transformative learning. The study reflects on areas of dissonance between the transformational learning process and the tenacity of the women's world assumptions that are shaped by background, history, and worldview.
Updated: Mar. 26, 2008