Jan. 14, 2010
Dear subscriber, 


MOFET JTEC Portal Newsletter

We are delighted to send you the latest issue of The MOFET JTEC Portal resource listing. 

The current bulletin contains research findings, educational resources, conference information, etc. selected from journals and other Jewish education publications. 

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Wishing you interesting and enjoyable reading,
 
Reuven Werber

The MOFET JTEC Portal Team

January 14, 2010 Jewish Portal of Teacher Education
January 2010
Featured Items
MOFET JTEC Seminar for Community Leaders and Educators – Summer 2010
The MOFET JTEC Leadership Seminar in Israel will deal with issues and models of Jewish leadership throughout the history of the Jewish people, up to the present time, examining the participants' management and leadership styles and helping them promote community leadership in the roles they are currently performing or will perform in the future.
MOFET JTEC Seminar in Israel for Spanish Speaking Diaspora Community Leaders – Summer, 2010
This summer MOFET JTEC will again be conducting a special leadership seminar in Israel for leaders of Jewish communities in the Spanish speaking world. During the two week seminar, the participants will study, tour the country, and meet prominent Israeli individuals such as ministers, Members of the Knesset, Ministry of Education officials, leaders of social organizations, and much more. The group will learn and deliberate about issues and topics that are of interest and concern to Jewish communities in the Diaspora.
Sha'ar Hanegev Opens Rocket-Resistant Elementary School
The rebuilt, rocket-resistant Sha'ar Hanegev elementary school has been reopened in the same compound it had occupied for a half century. Ceremonies inaugurating the seven-building complex on Thursday, November 5, 2009, marked the end of the elementary school's two-year exile from Sha'ar Hanegev's educational campus -- a move that had been forced by Kassam missiles fired by Hamas terrorists from the nearby Gaza Strip.
Twebrew School - The First Social Media Hebrew School for Adults
The latest initiative from The National Jewish Outreach Project is a Hebrew literacy project with Twitter and social media contacts.The project is an outgrowth of NJOP’s popular Read Hebrew America program, founded with the idea of reaching people who aren’t inclined to join community classes. Twebrew School offers three free learning options: Tweetup face - to - face sessions, online video lessons, and a newsletter signup; and those who already know Hebrew, can sign up to be a Twebrew School teacher.
Full Tuition Scholarships Available for Education Students at HUC-JIR
As a result of a generous grant from the Jim Joseph Foundation, HUC-JIR will be offering full tuition scholarships to students who study Jewish education at the Schools of Education in Los Angeles and New York. This will be available for those students applying for 2010.
Legacy Heritage Innovation Project
The deadline is approaching for two Legacy Heritage Innovation Project grant opportunities for 2010-11 for synagogues seeking to (1) infuse music throughout congregational life or (2) strengthen congregants' connection to Israel by integrating Israel awareness throughout synagogue life.
Enrollment Changes in Jewish Day Schools: 2008-2009 to 2009-2010 - Summary of Key Findings
The AVI CHAI Foundation has released a summary of data on day school enrollment changes between the 2008-2009 and 2009-2010 school years. The data, collected by several organizations, including AVI CHAI, PEJE, RAVSAK, SSDSA and PARDeS shows that while day school enrollment has declined, the drop has not been nearly as steep as many educators and communal officials had predicted. Other highlights of the findings: larger schools (250 or more students) experienced an average drop of 3 percent; smaller schools were harder hit; South Florida suffered the greatest decreases; and emergency and other financial aid increased significantly.
January 2010
All Recent Items
Jewish Education - Trends
Home Is Where the Hebrew School Is
Embracing Jewish Day School Education in England, 1965-1979
Jewish Education and Family Priorities
The Future of Jewish Education: An Interview with Jack Wertheimer
JESNA'S Picks for the Best in Jewish Education of the Decade

Formal Education

How Do Teachers Think about Pluralism in a Jewish Community School
A Conversation about Boredom in Jewish Education

Informal Education

Study: US Youth Differ in Perception of Jewish Identity
Legacy Heritage Innovation Project

Adult Education

Limmud UK 2009

Teacher Education

BHI Jewish Education Post-Baccalaureate Certificate
Full Tuition Scholarships Available for Education Students at HUC-JIR
Doctor of Education in Jewish Education Leadership

In-Service Training

Expanding Jewish Learning and Leadership among Indian Jews

Education & Administration

Sha'ar Hanegev Opens Rocket-Resistant Elementary School
Enrollment Changes in Jewish Day Schools: 2008-2009 to 2009-2010 - Summary of Key Findings
Day Schools Weathering the Storm
The Jewish High School: A Complete Management Guide
YU Works With Local Yeshivot and Day Schools To Strengthen School Boards
The 2010 Covenant Grants

Israel Education

Eye 2 Israel
Twenty Y.U. High School Students Earn Israeli Culture Immersion Experience
Birthright Israel NEXT and the Invisible Doubling Effect

Technology & Computers

31 Days, 31 Ideas

Conferences & Events

MOFET JTEC Seminar for Community Leaders and Educators – Summer 2010
Center for Israel Education One-Week Professional Development Workshop
Global Day of Jewish Learning
MOFET JTEC Seminar in Israel for Spanish Speaking Diaspora Community Leaders – Summer, 2010
The National Jewish Day School Conference

Learning Resources

Twebrew School - The First Social Media Hebrew School for Adults
January 2010
 
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