Aug. 03, 2008
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MOFET JTEC Portal Newsletter

Dear Subscriber,

We are delighted to send you the third issue of The MOFET JTEC Portal resource listing. Since the last issue we have received comments and requests from our readers expressing interest in the development of The MOFET JTEC Portal as an important resource on the Global Jewish education scene.

We are pleased to inform you that we will be presenting The MOFET JTEC Portal along with the entire MOFET global Jewish education initiative at the CAJE 33 Conference in Burlington, VT on Monday August 11, 2008. Get more information here. We hope to meet many of our subscribers face to face at CAJE.

Please feel free to use the response system at the end of each item; we welcome your comments and insights. Also please let us know about what type of items you would like us to include in the portal in the future.

Wishing you interesting and enjoyable reading, 

The MOFET JTEC Portal Team

August 3, 2008 Jewish Portal of Teacher Education
August 2008
Featured Items
Finding a Jewish Connection at a Family Camp in Hungary
A JTA Central European correspondent and his family join 80 Hungarian Jewish families for five days of Jewish retreat and activity at the famed Szarvas camp in southeastern Hungary. There, they strengthen their ties to the Jewish people and build their Jewish identity.
Hebrew Teachers' Seminar in Rome, Italy
The MOFET JTEC International Teachers' Training Project of the MOFET Institute in cooperation with World Ort held an intensive four day seminar for Italian Hebrew teachers in Rome this summer. Two Israeli teacher educators of MOFET Institute's Virtual Academy came to Rome to introduce the Italian Hebrew teachers to cutting edge technology to be used in the teaching of Hebrew in local Jewish schools.
Facing Tomorrow – The Israeli Presidential Conference, 2008 - Background Policy Documents
In preparation for Facing Tomorrow - The Israeli Presidential Conference May, 2008, The Jewish People Policy Planning Institute (JPPPI) published a volume of background and policy documents. The volume contains documents dealing with geopolitics, Jewish identity, science, technology, medicine and global economics, which were meant to provide the participants with the primary tools for making the conference deliberations as efficient, productive and inspired as possible.
Gilyonot Nechama Leibowitz – Nechama's Torah Worksheets
The Gilyonot Nechama website (in Hebrew) was launched in 2008 in order to preserve and make available the method of Torah study developed by Professor Nechama Leibowitz. The website contains all of the Torah worksheets published by Nechama over thirty years along with other learning resources to aid in their study.
Seventh Internet Surfer's Conference – Technology in Education: Essence or Simply a Shell?
The MOFET Institute in Tel Aviv convened it's seventh internet surfer's conference in order to examine the mutual influences of education and ICT and enable educational researchers and practitioners to share their findings and experiences in this area. Many of the presenters were faculty of Israel's teachers' colleges and the Mofet Institute researchers and staff.
August 2008
All Recent Items
Jewish Education - Trends

Facing Tomorrow – The Israeli Presidential Conference, 2008 - Background Policy Documents
Population Trends among Britain’s Strictly Orthodox Jews
Styles of Halakhic Ruling: A Mapping in Light of Joseph Schwab's Philosophy of Education
The Historiography of Premodern Jewish Education

Formal Education

Lookstein Center Day School Directory
Hamasa el Hadrasha – The Journey to the Sermon
Knesset Adopts Integrated Education Act
Philosophy and Empirical Evidence: Achieving Vision Through Research

Informal Education

Finding a Jewish Connection at a Family Camp in Hungary
The Greening of “Informal Jewish Education” Talk

Adult Education

Kosher Cooking School Opens in Brooklyn

Teacher Education

Teaching Rabbinic Literature: Bridging Scholarship and Pedagogy
Reform, Conservative Seminaries in Historic Partnership to Train Clergy

In-Service Training

Hebrew Teachers' Seminar in Rome, Italy

Education & Administration

The Lookstein Center Principals' Program
The Educational Leadership Advancement Initiative (ELAI)

Technology & Computers

Seventh Internet Surfer's Conference – Technology in Education: Essence or Simply a Shell?

Conferences & Events

BIMA - A Four Week Summer Arts Institute for High School Students
Liberation and the Aftermath of the Holocaust: A STAJE Seminar for Educators
Two Day Training Session for the Living Museum Project
The 42nd Jewish Reconstructionist Federation Convention in Boston

Learning Resources

The Lookstein Center Virtual Resource Center Mini-Sites
Navigating the Bible II - Online Bar/Bat Mitzvah Tutor
The Lookstein Center Online Library of Educational Resources
Jewish Lesson Plans at the Lookstein Center for Jewish Education
The Lookstein Center Virtual Resource Center Mini-Sites
Gilyonot Nechama Leibowitz – Nechama's Torah Worksheets
The Jewish Way of Life CD-ROM and Website
'Eyes on Israel' – a Media Curriculum
The Kotar Library Beta - Hebrew Digital Library

August 2008
 
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