Jun. 18, 2008
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MOFET JTEC Portal Newsletter

Dear Subscriber,

We are delighted to send you the second issue of The MOFET JTEC Portal resource listing, after launching the portal on Israel Independence Day and sending out the first bulletin a month ago.

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

Please feel free to use the response system at the end of each item; we welcome your comments and insights.

Wishing you interesting and enjoyable reading,

The MOFET JTEC Portal Team

June 18, 2008 Jewish Portal of Teacher Education
June 2008
Featured Items
Jewish Engagement from Birth: A Blueprint for Outreach to First-time Parents
This report describes the results of an in-depth study based on visits to ten Jewish communities around the country that have developed successful outreach programs for first-time parents and parents with young children. The report focuses on how these communities find parents who are not connected to the community, and describes the programs they offer to help these parents make connections.
StorahLAB - Summer Training Institute
StorahLAB is Storahtelling’s annual summer training institute for Jewish educators. Participants are trained by expert faculty to apply and integrate the “Storahtelling' technique in their specific educational settings. This year, StorahLAB will be held at Brandeis University in Waltham, MA, in collaboration with the Institute for Informal Jewish Education’s BIMA, between July 14 – 20, 2008.
Community Hebrew High Schools: Lessons Learned from Research and Evaluation in the Field
This report contributes to the growing body of knowledge about community Hebrew high schools. The insights included in Making Jewish Education Work: Community Hebrew High Schools are based on key findings from sources originating from JESNA and its Berman Center for Research and Evaluation. In total, information from 26 community Hebrew high school programs is included in this report.
Masa - Israel Journey – The Gateway to Long-Term Israel Programs
MASA was established as a joint project by the Jewish Agency and the Prime Minister’s office under Ariel Sharon in 2004 to enable thousands of Jewish young adults to spend a semester to a year in Israel on over 150 approved programs. Since its inception, MASA has made it possible for 27,000 people to live, work, study and volunteer in Israel.
The Jews of Struggle - The Jewish National Movement in the USSR 1967-1989
Beit Hatefutsoth, has created an educational website in Hebrew, English and Russian telling the heroic story of the Jews of the Soviet Union, and the way in which the Jewish people, throughout the free world, united to campaign for their right to immigrate to Israel, for the freedom to study their own language, culture, and heritage, and for freedom of religious expression.
June 2008
All Recent Items
Jewish Education - Trends

Panim for Jewish Renaissance in Israel
Matrilineal Ascent/Patrilineal Descent: The Gender Imbalance in American Jewish Life

Formal Education

Community Hebrew High Schools: Lessons Learned from Research and Evaluation in the Field
The Heftziba Educational Network in the FSU

Informal Education

'Feeling Jewish' and 'Knowing Jewish': The Cognitive Dimension of Informal Education

Adult Education

Jewish Engagement from Birth: A Blueprint for Outreach to First-time Parents
Me'ah: One Hundred Hours of Adult Study

Teacher Education

JESNA – Professional Development Center Website
Perceptions and Roles of Conservative Rabbis: Findings and Implications Related to Identity and Education
2008 Guide to Academic Programs in Formal and Informal Jewish Education

In-Service Training

Mentoring Jewish Educational Professionals
Experience Speaks: The Impact of Mentoring in the Classroom and Beyond
The Darim Learning Network for Educators

Education & Administration

Slingshot - A Resource Guide to Jewish Innovation
Generation J: Montreal Jewish Identity Building Initiative
Mapping Jewish Education: The National Picture

Israel Education

Is Ten Days Enough? Our Generation Claims its Birthright
The Conventional Wisdom is Wrong... on Young American Jews and Israel.
Connecting Diaspora Young Adults to Israel: Lessons from Taglit-Birthright Israel
Masa - Israel Journey – The Gateway to Long-Term Israel Programs

Conferences & Events

Eli and Bessie Cohen Summer Institutes at Hebrew College
StorahLAB - Summer Training Institute
Teaching the Holocaust in the Context of Jewish History, Ethics and Identity
Liberation and the Aftermath of the Holocaust: A STAJE Seminar for Educators

Learning Resources

City of David Website
Yad Vashem YouTube Channel
Akhlah: The Jewish Children's Learning Network
The Jews of Struggle - The Jewish National Movement in the USSR 1967-1989
DataJEM - The Database of Jewish Education Materials
Yad Vashem's Online Photo Archive
An Invitation to Piyut – A Jewish Liturgical Database

June 2008
 
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