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Recently, the only professional kosher cooking school in North America opened its doors. The Center for Kosher Culinary Arts in Flatbush, Brooklyn is offering a six-week intensive basic course in cooperation with the continuing education department of Kingsborough Community College.
Updated: Jul. 27, 2008
Me’ah is a two-year adult Jewish learning program, sponsored by Hebrew College and Combined Jewish Philanthropies’ Commission on Jewish Continuity and Education. Taught by renowned professors and scholars, Me’ah immerses active Jewish learners in core Jewish texts, providing them with a framework for understanding Jewish culture and civilization across four eras—biblical, rabbinic, medieval and modern. Me’ah gives students the opportunity to grow as literate students of Jewish life, and to join a growing community of adult learners.
Updated: Jun. 15, 2008
This report describes the results of an in-depth study based on visits to ten Jewish communities around the country that have developed successful outreach programs for first-time parents and parents with young children. The report focuses on how these communities find parents who are not connected to the community, and describes the programs they offer to help these parents make connections.
Updated: Jun. 11, 2008
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