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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
The Jewish Book Network is a membership-based program of the Jewish Book Council. The Network currently has a membership of over 100 participating organizations that include JCCs, synagogues, Hillels, Jewish Federations, and other Jewish organizations that host Jewish book programs. Jewish Book Council provides Network members with resources for their book programs that include introduction to authors interested in touring to Jewish book events, advice from experts on topics that impact upon book programs, and the opportunity to network with colleagues. The Jewish Book Network is a unique service designed to benefit Jewish communities who offer Jewish book programs, as well as authors and publishers.
Updated: Apr. 11, 2011
The Ruderman Family Foundation, together with Brandeis University, is launching a new program designed to strengthen the bonds of understanding and appreciation between Israeli leaders and the American Jewish community. The Ruderman Fellows program will cultivate a deeper awareness of the vibrancy of American Jewish life by engaging Israeli political leaders with U.S.-based scholars, community leaders, and professionals. In partnership with Brandeis, the Ruderman Fellows will get to know esteemed opinion makers and experts, as well as lay leaders, to understand contemporary and future trends affecting Israel and the Jewish world.
Updated: Apr. 05, 2011
Sue Fishkoff writes in the JTA about worldwide Limmud which started out 30 years ago in Britain as a conference for professional Jewish educators and has burgeoned into the world’s largest network of gatherings promoting informal Jewish education, and has become a creative and professional hub for presenters, some of whom have become regulars on the Limmud circuit.
Updated: Jan. 19, 2011