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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
This year, a record number of nearly 2,500 people from places as far and wide as Shanghai and Cape Town, New York and Budapest came to the Limmud conference at Warwick University between December 23 – 29, 2011 to take part in nearly 1000 talks, lectures and workshops on all things Jewish. They chose from over 20 sessions taking place simultaneously, encompassing everything from lectures on the connection between Spinoza and the Kotzker Rebbe to Scottish-Jewish folk dancing workshops.
Updated: Jan. 10, 2012
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