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Onward Israel, an organization that provides Jewish young adults with multi-week immersive experiences in Israel, recently received an $8 million grant to expand its programming from the Jim Joseph Foundation, a San Francisco-based organization that supports Jewish learning initiatives for young Jews. Established in 2012 by the Jewish Agency together with numerous partners from the Jewish world, Onward Israel aims to promote Jewish engagement among Jewish young adults. The organization builds on the foundation of Birthright trips for university-aged students, offering more in-depth and educational experiences for young Jews.
Updated: Apr. 05, 2017
Middle- and high-school history curriculums will be required to include the study of Jews in Islamic countries beginning in the upcoming school year, the Israel Education Ministry announced on Monday. The decision aims to implement one of the recommendations of the Biton Committee, released in July, which was tasked with enhancing Eastern Jewish cultural studies within the general education curriculum.
Updated: Aug. 23, 2016
The National Student Council launched a campaign on Sunday to raise awareness for students’ rights. The “Excuse me, with what right?” campaign aims to help implement the rights of students in the education system and address incidents where rights have been violated. As part of the campaign, the student council launched a dedicated website where students can receive information about their rights and file complaints. In addition, the council launched a telephone hotline, email address and WhatsApp group where students can also file complaints and ask questions.
Updated: Feb. 25, 2015
Some 140 Jewish educators from 16 countries participated this week in the First International Dialog on The Israel Educator. The four-day conference in the capital was organized by the World Zionist Organization, the ministries of Education, International Affairs and Strategy, and Jerusalem and Diaspora Affairs, and the iCenter for Israel Education. The conference was built around the idea that there is a need to develop a common language toward fostering an attachment to Israel among youth in the Diaspora. The program aims to address issues relating to the role of the Israel educator in facilitating this process and strengthening Jewish identity and acceptance of the Jewish state.
Updated: Jul. 16, 2014
The Education Ministry and Wikipedia are joining forces to enable Israeli pupils to fill in missing information on the online encyclopedia’s site. Israeli Education Minister, Shai Piron, and Jan-Bart de Vreede, chairman of the Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees, have agreed on a collaborative program to train history, geography and science teachers to guide their students in editing and adding to Wikipedia articles. This agreement marks the first systematic collaboration between an education system and the Wikimedia movement.
Updated: Jun. 18, 2014
A think tank, Education in a Renewing World - Future Intelligence, established by the MOFET Institute – an Education Ministry funded, non-profit organization that works on research and development of programs in teacher education, convened on last Sunday for their first meeting. The committee comprised of education and futurology experts, hosted Knesset Member, Amram Mitzna, Chairman of the Knesset Education, Culture and Sports Committee at their first meeting. This committee has been tasked with addressing the issue of evolution in education in light of constant breakthroughs in technology, medicine and the humanities that are achieved every day.
Updated: Mar. 26, 2014
Education Minister Shai Piron along with British Secretary of State for Education Michael Gove signed an agreement in the Knesset on Tuesday for increased collaboration in the field of English studies. The agreement calls for collaboration between the two countries in the implementation of a national plan developed by the British Council aimed at improving the professionalism and English language skills of hundreds of Israeli teachers.
Updated: Jan. 01, 2014