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Ayeka has announced that it is now accepting applications for the next semester of its Soulful Education Certification program. Throughout the course, participants will learn the principles of Ayeka’s methodology of Soulful Education, and interactively practice implementing those principles as educators. Jewish knowledge will go from the mind to the heart to the soul, becoming more than just information – rather, a means for transformation.
Updated: Dec. 17, 2014
“LifeHacks From My Grandparents” is a new website and email listserve that presents a modern spin on Jewish teachings, a toe in the water of Torah study to get at the essence of each portion for all who might benefit. The project, a collaboration between Big Tent Judaism/Jewish Outreach Institute and Torah Topics for Today, reimagines the lessons of the Old Testament as modern life hacks that people can implement to improve their own lives.
Updated: Nov. 26, 2014
In a move that will dramatically expand the number of Jews in Israel, the US and around the globe connecting one-to-one online through substantive Jewish content, Project Zug – an online learning start-up – is moving in-house to Mechon Hadar.The initiative will now be called: “Project Zug: Connecting through Global Jewish Learning, powered by Mechon Hadar.” Founded two years ago by American rabbinical student – Benjamin Ross – and an Israeli educator – Hagit Bartuv, Project Zug has achieved considerable start-up success, pairing more than 200 people of diverse backgrounds for weekly online learning sessions.
Updated: Oct. 01, 2014
To further support Jewish day school teachers and to retain them in the field, the Jim Joseph Foundation and The AVI CHAI Foundation have announced combined grants of nearly $1.8 million to the New Teacher Center for its Jewish New Teacher Project, an initiative that offers teacher induction, ongoing support and training, and mentorship opportunities for day school teachers. The grants are a vote of confidence for the twelve-year-old organization following an intensive business planning process with Wellspring Consulting that charts a path to sustainability.
Updated: Jul. 16, 2014
Youth Renewal Fund (YRF) today announced its new strategic alliance with program partner Darca, a leading network of Israeli high schools, in an effort to dramatically change the future of Israeli education. As part of this historic alliance, YRF will now operate in the US under the name “YRF Darca.” YRF Darca and Darca schools will be known for academic excellence, commitment to high achievement, an innovative approach to education, inspiring leadership, and professional management. In the coming school year, the partners will reach over 14,000 students and 1,400 teachers in 25 schools and centers.
Updated: Jun. 25, 2014
To help infuse Israel into all aspects of school life and learning, the iCenter has launched “iNfuse: Israel in Jewish Day Schools” and the selection of six day schools from across North America for the pilot program. Each school will create a plan to make Israel education and experiences a more significant part of all aspects of school life, including general studies disciplines such as science or the arts, Jewish and Hebrew language studies, all-school Israel engagement and Israel travel.
Updated: Jun. 18, 2014
A cohort of professionals from around the Ohio River Valley will begin a yearlong initiative, the NEXTwork Hub, to help them better engage Birthright Israel alumni and their peers throughout the region in Jewish life. Designed by NEXT: A Division of Birthright Israel Foundation, with funding from the Covenant Foundation, the NEXTwork Hub kicks off March 10, 2014 and will build a network of professionals in Cincinnati, Indianapolis, Columbus, Dayton and Lexington to learn new skills, build their professional capacity, and enhance their Jewish knowledge.
Updated: Mar. 26, 2014
Jewish communities from across the globe are invited to take part in a three-day online brainstorming marathon next week. The event will be open to all to help formulate strategies for strengthening both Jewish identity and Israel-Diaspora relations while ensuring the Jewish world continues to flourish well into the future. The event is being organized by the Government of Israel and World Jewry Joint Initiative and is designed to expand the debate on the future of the Jewish people to every individual, community or organization interested in taking part.
Updated: Feb. 12, 2014
Limmud FSU announced this week that the upcoming Limmud FSU conference in Belarus, planned for this June, will feature a special event in memory of the late Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon whose parents were born in Belarus. The conference is planned to take place in his father’s hometown of Brest and official representation from both the Belarus and Israeli governments is expected. According to Limmud FSU co-founders Chaim Chesler and Sandra Cahn, 700 Russian-speaking young adults from across Belarus, Ukraine, Russia and the Baltic states will attend.
Updated: Jan. 22, 2014
GESHER, an Israel-based NGO dedicated to bridging the gaps between secular and religious Jews in Israel is now recruiting talented candidates for its highly competitive Tolerance Leadership Course beginning in 2014. The Leadership Course began in 2013 as a pilot initiative gathering ultra-Orthodox, secular, traditional and National Religious individuals who are leaders in their field. The course strengthens skills, knowledge and networks to advance tolerance and unity between leaders of influence across a wide variety of communities and professional specialties.
Updated: Jan. 08, 2014