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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
Limmud Conference celebrates its 30th anniversary this week at the University of Warwick in Coventry. About 2,500 people from all walks of Jewish life and from across the world gathered between Sunday and Thursday, 24-30,2012 for the Limmud Event. Participants can choose from 1,200 sessions, including lectures, discussions, workshops, debates, drama and music performances, and text study. 23 sessions running right through the week will be broadcast online to share Limmud with learners from around the world.
Updated: Jan. 02, 2011
The application period for the 2011/2012 one-year Jewish Studies Program at Paideia - the European Institute for Jewish Studies in Stockholm, Sweden is now open. Qualified candidates will receive tuition free studies as well as a stipend meant to free them from work while attending the program.
Updated: Dec. 14, 2010
Moishe House, a growing network of subsidized communal residences for young Jewish adults, recently announced it would team up on Shabbat programming with Birthright NEXT, an initiative that helps the free Israel trip alumni deepen their engagement in Jewish life. Located in 20 North American communities, from Palo Alto to Philadelphia to Great Neck, Moishe Houses already host Friday night dinners regularly but directors hope to benefit from NEXT’s programming and extensive network of Birthright alumni.
Updated: Oct. 17, 2010
Three action - packed days of activity have finally finished at Kiryat Moriah in Jerusalem, as Limmud FSU Jerusalem 2010 came to an end on July 23, 2010. About 1200 participants from twenty-three towns and cities around Israel and from five additional countries attended 150 sessions, including 15 round-table discussions led by 250 presenters.
Updated: Aug. 17, 2010
This is the sixth in a series on people and places fostering commitment to Judaism and the Jewish people in the United States and elsewhere by Professor Jack Wertheimer of the Jewish Theological Seminary. In it he tells about The DC Minyan, an independent traditional egalitarian Jewish community.
Updated: May. 30, 2010
This is the fourth in a series on people and places fostering commitment to Judaism and the Jewish people in the United States and elsewhere by Professor Jack Wertheimer of the Jewish Theological Seminary. In it he tells about the largest adult Jewish education program in the world, the Jewish Learning Institute (JLI) of Chabad.
Updated: Apr. 21, 2010
Perception of second language speech is easier when it is spoken in the accent of the listener and not in the ‘original’ accent of that language, shows a new study from the University of Haifa. The study was published in the prestigious Journal of Psycholinguistic Research
Updated: Feb. 18, 2010