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A national survey of Israeli principals, teachers and students, released last week, found that the Holocaust is a common denominator among students of diverse backgrounds, and that there are no major differences between students from different demographic groups in terms of their perceptions of the Holocaust.
Updated: Feb. 01, 2010
A Polish-language guide to Chanukah will be distributed to hidden Jews in Poland. Shavei Israel, a nonprofit organization whose goal is to strengthen ties between the State of Israel and descendants of Jews around the world, will distribute the free books this week through its emissaries in Poland. Hidden Jews in Poland lost all contact with Judaism due to the extreme anti-Semitism they encountered after the Holocaust; some even converted. Others concealed their Jewishness from the Communist authorities and now feel free to resume their true identity.
Updated: Dec. 09, 2009
Italy's Jewish community is running a first-of-its-kind seminar to train young journalists for work in the Italian Jewish media. The workshop is the latest move in a concerted program by Jewish leaders in Italy to upgrade Jewish information, for the community and the general public.
Updated: Jul. 30, 2009
About 3500 teachers and others from Israel and abroad will gather in Gush Etzion, Israel to participate in the intensive four day annual biblical studies conference sponsored by the Herzog College of Yeshivat Har Etzion for Higher Learning . During the four days of the conference participants will choose to participate in one of seven parallel lectures in five separate time slots (over 140 lectures).
Updated: Jul. 23, 2009
Three new Reform rabbis will be ordained in Berlin on June 18th, 2009 in the second such ceremony held in Germany. The Abraham Geiger College at the University of Potsdam, which is marking its 10th anniversary, will ordain Gábor Lengyel, Richard Newman and Roly Zylbersztein.
Updated: Jun. 22, 2009
Two graduates of a new Berlin rabbinical program will be ordained in the first ordination of homegrown Orthodox rabbis in postwar Germany.The ceremony for the Rabbinerseminar zu Berlin will be held June 2 at the new Ohel Jacob Synagogue in Munich by the Central Council of Jews in Germany and the Ronald S. Lauder Foundation, which together founded the institute.
Updated: Jun. 07, 2009
A new Jewish community center was dedicated on May 12, 2009, in the central Ukrainian industrial city of Kryvoy Rog. The new JCC offers facilities for welfare support, Jewish education and community life, including a computer center, concert hall and space for communal festival celebrations. The Britain-based World Jewish Relief donated funding for the JCC.
Updated: May. 20, 2009
The San Francisco based, Jim Joseph Foundation, recently announced that it would provide five communities with funding for need-based scholarships and subsidies for children attending Jewish schools and summer camps over the next two years. The money will be distributed through local Jewish federations.
Updated: Mar. 22, 2009
Just in time for the arrival of Tu B'Shevat, the traditional arboreal New Year, the JTA has published an online feature examining the most significant players and trends in Jewish environmentalism -- and offering some hands-on advice for marking the holiday and greening Jewish communities. In this special section, JTA also announced the winners of the Green Beanies, in recognition of groundbreaking environmental initiatives awarded to organizations and institutions from all walks of Jewish communal life.
Updated: Feb. 12, 2009
In conjunction with this year’s Tu B’Shevat holiday, JTA is sponsoring a contest to find the best Jewish environmental initiatives. The first Green Beanie Awards will be handed out to 10 synagogues, schools, community centers and other Jewish institutions with “green” projects that have shown significant impact or innovative interpretation. Winners will be announced in conjunction with a special section titled “Eco Jews: Traditions and Trends in Jewish Environmentalism,” that will appear Feb. 1-11 on JTA's Web site, coinciding with Tu B’Shevat.
Updated: Jan. 19, 2009