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Limmud, a Jewish education initiative, has grown from a small UK-based conference for 80 participants, to an international movement comprising annual events in more than 50 locations world-wide, reaching over 30,000 individuals per year. Until now, there has not been an attempt at a rigorous comparison across the different national Limmud groups to gain an understanding of the impact of participation. Topics covered by this survey include: Jewish identity, Jewish involvement, the Limmud experience, and impact of the program.
Updated: Dec. 27, 2011
Abigail Pickus writes in eJewish Philanthropy about three niche-driven yeshivot – a few of many that range from secular to religious and even environmental – that are popping up throughout Jerusalem, creating new opportunities for Jewish learning for young and old adults throughout the city. The Jerusalem Secular Yeshiva, Yeshivat Talpiyot and Threshold whose leaders have trained as Fellows on PresenTense’s Community Entrepreneur Partnership (CEP), aim to change the adult Jewish studies landscape of the Holy City.
Updated: Dec. 25, 2011
The most recent Limmud FSU Festival for young Russian-speaking Jews took place in Odessa, Ukraine, at the beginning of November, 2012. More than 600 young adults from 14 countries, including Ukraine, Russia, Belarus, Moldova, USA and Israel, participated. Additionally, Limmud FSU successfully collaborated with the European Jewish Union bringing young adults from Germany, France, Belgium, Britain and even Gibraltar, to Odessa.
Updated: Dec. 07, 2011
Paideia - The European Institute for Jewish Studies in Sweden One Year Fellowships in Jewish Studies 2012-2013
Registration is now open for the Paideia One Year Jewish Studies Program which offers a unique international Jewish studies experience during eight months in Stockholm, Sweden with the possibility of completing a Master in Jewish Civilizations degree at the Hochschule für Jüdische Studien in Heidelberg, Germany.
Updated: Nov. 02, 2011
The Tikvah Fellowship is a paid one-year program for exceptional individuals interested in the political, religious, and intellectual future of the Jewish people. The fellowship is based in New York City, and each fellow receives a stipend of between $30,000 and $75,000, depending on age, experience, and financial need. The fellowship is open to anyone with a completed undergraduate degree – including applicants with professional experience and graduate degrees.
Updated: Nov. 02, 2011
Nina Badzin blogs about adult Jew's responsibility for their Jewish literacy especially around the Jewish High Holidays, when they show up at a synagogue for the first time since Yom Kippur of the previous year and make self-deprecating jokes about their lack of Jewish literacy.
Updated: Oct. 04, 2011
Recently 30 participants from ten different Limmud communities across the US and Canada gathered to participate in the first “Limmud International Training on Tour Seminar”. The seminar was initiated, organised and run by Limmud International, a key project of the UK-based volunteer-led learning organisation Limmud. Limmud volunteers and staff attended this volunteer development seminar from North American Limmud communities from far and wide, including Boston, Chicago, New Orleans, Limmud FSU Hamptons, and Winnipeg amongst others.
Updated: Sep. 21, 2011
Read Hebrew America and Canada (RHA/C) is the National Jewish Outreach Program’s continent-wide Hebrew literacy campaign to win back the hearts of North American Jews. The Annual RHA/C will take place during the months of October and November! NJOP invites tens-of-thousands of Jewish adults into synagogues and Jewish centers throughout the United States and Canada to foster Jewish identity and create awareness about the importance of Hebrew literacy.
Updated: Jul. 27, 2011
JDC writes about how participation in its Moscow based young leaders training program, Knafaim, helped Tanya Kirzner discover her Jewish roots and launch her own professional development program for young Jews. Based in Moscow, the Knafaim program cultivates young, local Jewish leadership. The year-long program provides young adults (ages 20-30) with education and training to enhance their management abilities, improve their professional skills, and broaden their Jewish knowledge, all in order to deepen their connection to the Jewish community and nurture constant and continuous involvement in Jewish life in Moscow.
Updated: Jun. 13, 2011
Matthew Vogel, Executive Director of Hillel at Baruch College in NYC, wrote in the ePhilanthropy newsletter about an international Hillel event where ' 24 students and six professional staff members from Baruch College, the Inter-Disciplinary Center in Israel, and the Kiev Hillel met in Ukraine to explore Jewish Peoplehood in a program called Kol Hillel. In addition to having seder with the Odessa Hillel and Shabbat with the Kiev Hillel, students also had the opportunity to visit Jewish communities in Zhitomer, Berdichev and Uman. The first seder however, was a particularly special moment for everyone involved. Participants were asked to bring their families traditions to our unified and self-led seder. We sang dayenu and whipped around scallions in the Persian tradition, we ate a Hillel sandwich with everything on the seder plate instead of just charoset and maror as in the Indian tradition and we sang and danced as one people in Hebrew, English and Russian.'
Updated: May. 11, 2011