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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
Recently, the only professional kosher cooking school in North America opened its doors. The Center for Kosher Culinary Arts in Flatbush, Brooklyn is offering a six-week intensive basic course in cooperation with the continuing education department of Kingsborough Community College.
Updated: Jul. 27, 2008
Me’ah is a two-year adult Jewish learning program, sponsored by Hebrew College and Combined Jewish Philanthropies’ Commission on Jewish Continuity and Education. Taught by renowned professors and scholars, Me’ah immerses active Jewish learners in core Jewish texts, providing them with a framework for understanding Jewish culture and civilization across four eras—biblical, rabbinic, medieval and modern. Me’ah gives students the opportunity to grow as literate students of Jewish life, and to join a growing community of adult learners.
Updated: Jun. 15, 2008
This report describes the results of an in-depth study based on visits to ten Jewish communities around the country that have developed successful outreach programs for first-time parents and parents with young children. The report focuses on how these communities find parents who are not connected to the community, and describes the programs they offer to help these parents make connections.
Updated: Jun. 11, 2008
The third FSU Limmud retreat in two years was held near Moscow recently. Some 230 participants from Moscow attended the conference at a resort an hour outside the city. Organizers noted the conference was the first Limmud event conceived, organized and funded in large part on Russian soil.
Updated: May. 13, 2008
Dedicated to the revival of European Jewish culture, Paideia, in Stockholm, Sweden, was created in 2001 through foundational grants from the Swedish government and the Wallenberg foundation. Paideia’s main program is a highly intensive One Year Jewish Studies Program taught by world-renowned Israeli faculty. The program is ten months long, five days a week, seven hours per day.
Updated: May. 04, 2008
A description of the emergence of the field of adult Jewish learning and the need for research in this burgeoning aspect of contemporary Jewish life. The authors describe the context in which the upsurge of adult Jewish learning has occurred, drawing attention to the absence of systematic data collection about programs, funding structures, or long-term impacts.
Updated: Apr. 01, 2008