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The National Yiddish Book Center is offering an online Yiddish language course this fall through the University of Massachusetts' award-winning online education program. The course is for students who wish to explore the language and culture of Ashkenazic Jewry. There are no prerequisites, and no knowledge of any Jewish language or the Jewish alphabet is expected. Over the course of the semester, students will learn to read, write, and converse in Yiddish and will be introduced to a number of Yiddish songs, poems, and folktales.
Updated: Aug. 05, 2009
The International Council of Jewish Women is launching a new and interactive Bible Study Program for women all over the world, written by Dr. Bonna Devora Haberman for Bar Ilan University’s Rappaport Center for Assimilation Research and Strengthening Jewish Vitality. The program is entitled 'The Five Books of Moses: Contemporary Issues and Classic Perspectives.'
Updated: Jun. 08, 2009
Edmon J. Rodman urges his adult readers to 'hold on to the Tree of Life' by joining those who chant the Torah with its traditional melody. He shares the experiences of many new Torah readers who have declared that it was a life-changing experience for them. He also shares tried methods of initiating new readers into the community of Torah chanters from online learning resources to face to face study group tutorials.
Updated: Jun. 04, 2009
In the wake of the economic crisis, the authors reject the likely response of allocating 'all for the children'. They believe that this narrow focus on children at the expense of their parents, or adults more broadly defined, would be a strategic mistake — short-sighted and destined to perpetuate problematic patterns in American Jewish life.
Updated: Apr. 30, 2009
Partners in Torah, affiliated with Torah Umesorah - The National Society of Orthodox Day Schools, is a cost-free learning opportunity for Jews to discover Judaism – its culture, history, and traditions – at their pace and their schedule. Jewish men and women who have an interest in Jewish study but who may lack the academic background, are matched, one-to-one, with a carefully selected personal Torah trainer or mentor for up to an hour a week of study and discussion.
Updated: Feb. 11, 2009
Machar is a Jewish leadership program that builds community among Jewish young adults - those in their 20s and 30s, who are post-college and pre-kids - by serving as an incubator for young Jewish leaders and their ideas. Machar gives young adults the tools to imagine and create programming that will engage their peers in something Jewish.
Updated: Dec. 28, 2008
An educational program called Nativ is offered to Israeli soldiers and officers who are not Jewish according to Halacha (Orthodox Jewish law) during their military service. The program commences with a seven or eleven-week intensive course in Judaism to prepare them for conversion. After completing the course and being sent back to their bases, soldiers interested in proceeding with the conversion process are then invited to two two-week seminars, with a month off between them, before undergoing the official conversion by three rabbis of the IDF Chaplaincy.
Updated: Nov. 26, 2008
Over 1000 participants attended the Limmud FSU mega conference in Yalta between October 27-30 for a celebration of Jewish learning and culture, The Yalta Hotel, a 2,000-bed mega-hotel, taken over by the event, housed over 170 events offered by 150 presenters, and all organized by a committee of 20.
Updated: Nov. 06, 2008
The 'Read Hebrew America/Canada' (RHA/C) campaign sponsored by The National Jewish Outreach Program (NJOP), will take place this fall in synagogues and Jewish centers throughout the United States and Canada. The classes will be run over a period of five weeks, in five 90-minute weekly classes. They are designed for Jewish adults, aiming to teach the fundamentals of reading Hebrew.
Updated: Oct. 30, 2008
Mechon Hadar's mission is to revitalize communal life - animated by prayer, study and social action - among young Jews in America. Mechon Hadar, located in New York City, offers Jews the opportunity to deepen their learning, broaden their skills, and intensify their experiences on the road to enhancing their Jewish lives and building stronger Jewish communities.
Updated: Oct. 05, 2008