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A foundation that distributes free Jewish books to Jewish children in North America and Israel is launching an initiative to deliver Arabic books to Israeli-Arab preschoolers. The Harold Grinspoon Foundation’s PJ Library and Sifriyat Pajama, PJ’s sister program in Israel, have collectively given away more than 10 million books in nine years. The new initiative for Israeli Arabs is called Maktabat al-Fanoos, Arabic for “Lantern Library,” and will distribute Arabic children’s books to 45,000 preschoolers living in Israeli-Arab communities.
Updated: Mar. 05, 2014
The Foundation for Jewish Camp is piloting a new program this summer offering some first-time campers discounts of 40 to 80 percent below the standard rate. Called BunkConnect, the program will make available 1,100 discounted slots at 35 camps in the Northeast, New England and Mid-Atlantic regions, the foundation announced Monday.
Updated: Feb. 19, 2014
Hundreds are expected to attend this week's opening in Novosibirsk of the Beit Menachem Center. An open-air concert by Israeli musicians will be featured at the opening ceremony of what is being called the largest Jewish community center in Siberia, Russia.
Updated: Aug. 30, 2013
The Jewish Theological Seminary received a $2.67 million grant from the Avi Chai Foundation to implement its strategic plan at the William Davidson Graduate School of Jewish Education. JTS announced the funding this week for a Davidson School plan that includes providing resources to U.S. Jewish day schools, educators and leaders in Jewish education, as well as increasing its organizational capacity.
Updated: Aug. 21, 2013
The World Union for Progressive Judaism will be gathering in Buenos Aires, Argentina for the fourth Conference of the Jewish Communities of Latin America on Aug. 8-12, 2012. The Mishkan Jewish Spirituality Center will host the event for an umbrella group of 1,200 Progressive, Liberal and Reconstructionist congregations in 45 countries representing 1.8 million people.
Updated: Aug. 28, 2012
A new iPhone/iPad app uses advanced technology to tell the Jewish story of Oswiecim, the town in southern Poland where Auschwitz was built. The app is called Oshpitzin – the Yiddish name for the town.
Updated: Jul. 12, 2012
The Jewish Telegraphic Agency (JTA) recently launched their Jewish News Archive, a powerful reference tool that offers a perspective on current events and modern Jewish history that is not available anywhere else. With free access to nearly a century of reporting about global events affecting world Jewry, the Archive will not only serve as a rich resource for both the casually curious as well as students and scholars of modern Jewish history, it will also transform the way the next generation of Jewish leaders and activists learn about their heritage.
Updated: May. 11, 2011
The Jim Joseph Foundation made a $3 million challenge grant to the Yeshivat Chovevei Torah Rabbinical School -- the 5-year-old foundation's first direct grant to a rabbinical school. The money will be disbursed over a five-year period. The yeshiva will commit to matching $2.5 million of the grant on a one-to-one basis. The Jim Joseph grant is designed to permit the school to produce more pulpit and campus rabbis and Jewish educators, and to create a separate track for Jewish educators that will carry the same prestige as the pulpit track.
Updated: May. 11, 2011
JTA reports that an annual initiative will provide more than 50,000 secular Israelis with free Yom Kippur prayer services. The Tzohar rabbinic organization's Praying Together on Yom Kippur initiative organizes more than 200 explanatory Yom Kippur services in cultural centers in communities across Israel.
Updated: Sep. 19, 2010
Participation in Taglit-Birthright Israel trips this summer has doubled from the summer of 2009, the group announced in a news release. Some 21,000 young Jews will take the free 10-day trip to Israel this summer as thousands remain on waiting lists.
Updated: Apr. 27, 2010