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Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies Announces Significant Tuition Grants to Masa Israel Journey Alumni
The Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies in Jerusalem recently announced a new initiative exclusively for Masa Israel Journey program alumni: significant tuition grants of up to 70% off for the 2013-2014 Year Program. These $4,000 Year Program tuition grants are available on a limited basis, and roughly parallel the amounts awarded by Masa Israel Journey to those eligible in order to help cover the cost of full-time study at Pardes.
Updated: Feb. 26, 2013
Applications are officially open for AVODAH: The Jewish Service Corps, a unique one-year program for people 21-26 combining work for justice, leadership development, Jewish learning, and community building. Learn about AVODAH and how to spend the next year fighting poverty in one of four cities around the US!
Updated: Nov. 06, 2012
In this Reform Judaism Magazine Symposium, 20s and 30s speak candidly about what young adults want and need to find their home in the Jewish community. Historian and Brandeis University professor Jonathan Sarna sets the stage, shedding light on what history can teach us about the challenge of engaging the next generation of Jews and what to make of young Jewish leaders who are questioning and disrupting the establishment.
Updated: Nov. 06, 2012
Cnaan Lipshiz writes about Poland’s first Torah Trek, an adult summer camp that marries Jewish learning with hiking. The 14 Torah Trekkers stayed for five days at the remote southern Polish Kalatowki lodge, a mountain resort so isolated that it can be reached only by four-wheel drive. They held daily shofar sessions on the trail - a tradition in Elul, the Hebrew month that precedes Rosh Hashanah.
Updated: Oct. 10, 2012
Paul Foer tells about a three-month leadership-training program called the Adamah Jewish Environmental Fellowship, held at the Adamah farm in the rural Litchfield Hills of northwestern Connecticut. Adamah provides a setting for work, study and reflection for the fellows who come to participate in a three-month leadership-training program at the farm.
Updated: Oct. 10, 2012
Almost a hundred women gathered in a demonstrably emotional ceremony to celebrate the group’s completion of the Talmud by learning the last page of Talmud together and then establish their commitment to continuing the cycle again by starting with the first page. In all, close to 25 women are currently learning in Matan’s Daf Yomi group. Twelve women have actually completed the entire cycle, taught in total by 30 women instructors – many of them “homegrown” in Matan’s Talmud program.
Updated: Aug. 28, 2012
Ezra Glinter writes in the Forward about a group of young farmers who are launching Yiddish Farm, a new experiment in Jewish agriculture, in the foothills of the Catskills, some 50 miles northwest of Manhattan. They aim to create both an immersive environment for speaking and learning Yiddish and a model of sustainable agriculture. In this, their first real season, they have attracted a handful of full-time participants to live and work on their property in Goshen, NY for the summer.
Updated: Aug. 07, 2012
Further expanding on the services available to Jewish students worldwide and those studying abroad, the Chabad on Campus International Foundation recently announced that Chabad-Lubavitch emissaries would soon be opening new European campus operations. The new centers in France, the Netherlands, Germany, and other countries will offer programming such as Torah classes, Sabbath meals and holiday services in the local language.
Updated: Jul. 10, 2012
After David Hazony returned from Limmud UK Conference, he writes why he thinks that Limmud presents an imminent threat to established Jewish life. Limmud puts the core of Jewish identity back where it was always meant to be — in direct engagement with content. It is one of today's greatest sources of Jewish spiritual inspiration, intellectual growth and artistic expression.
Updated: Mar. 05, 2012
Starting Jan. 11, The Florence Melton Adult Mini-School is offering a new Foundations of Jewish Family Living course in NJ. The 10-week class will focus on issues of interest to parents. The new family living course will focus on values. Each week of the course will take a specific value — honor, hospitality, visiting the sick, etc. — and apply the layered text-based approach that is the Melton method.
Updated: Jan. 10, 2012