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Should Jewish education be available to Jewish children everywhere? Today, most people agree in theory that every Jewish child should have access to Jewish education. However, for many Jews in many Jewish communities around the world, this has been a near impossibility. As technology has developed, the opportunities for online Jewish learning - where students can be taught by professional teachers who do not live nearby but who can easily interact with them on a digital platform - has developed into a compelling solution for many of these challenges.
Updated: May. 20, 2019
Parallel Traces: New EU-Funded Jewish Heritage Project Aims to Promote Awareness through Digital Art
A new, EU-funded Jewish heritage project, Parallel Traces: A New Lens on Jewish Heritage, aims to encourage awareness of urban Jewish heritage through digital art — photographs, audio and visual presentations, and the like. The project, its web site states, “aims to rediscover traces of Jewish cultural heritage in urban architecture as an integral part of European history and to raise awareness and respect amongst different cultures through different mechanisms.”
Updated: Apr. 03, 2019
To understand more about Jewish camping in Europe, I spent time this summer visiting four Jewish youth camps. While much has been written about the successful Szarvas International Jewish camp in Hungary, most European Jewish communities organise their own summer (and sometimes winter) youth camps.
Updated: Oct. 07, 2018
Since its launch five years ago, Jewish Heritage Europe has become an essential one-stop shop for news, information, and resources concerning, as the name indeed suggests, matters of Jewish culture and built heritage in Europe: museums; synagogues; cemeteries, and so on. Ruth Ellen Gruber, the author of Virtually Jewish: Reinventing Jewish Culture in Europe who has chronicled Jewish life in Europe for over twenty-five years for the JTA among other places, edits the site, which is supported by the Rothschild Foundation (Hanadiv) Europe. Here, Liam Hoare talks with Gruber about the site’s development and how European attitudes towards Jewish heritage have changed in the time she has been reporting on these issues.
Updated: Feb. 22, 2017
They came from Britain and Germany; and from Albania, France and the Netherlands. Israel, Russia, Ukraine and the U.S. too. In all, almost 700 participants (representing 18 countries!) from across the generational landscape disembarked – just a short drive from Windsor Castle – for the first-ever Pan-European Limmud FSU Conference. And like the 1st events held in Los Angeles, New York and Ontario over the past decade, it was a smashing success.
Updated: Feb. 15, 2017
The European Council of Jewish Communities is holding a seminar for principals of Jewish Schools and Kindergartens on facing Crisis in Paris on March 5-7, 2017. As schools are a central pillar in the resilience of the community, a comprehensive program for the educational system on all levels, has the potential benefits of building resilience in the community and having the educational system prepared for times of crisis. The aim of the program is to train local professionals in the educational system, on basic psycho social concepts in order to enhance Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) in the aftermath of traumatic events, in affected school communities.
Updated: Feb. 08, 2017
Paideia - The European Institute for Jewish Studies in Sweden One Year Fellowships in Jewish Studies 2016-2017
Registration is now open for the Paideia One Year Jewish Studies Program which offers a unique international Jewish studies experience during eight months in Stockholm, Sweden with the possibility of completing a 120 ECTS Master in Jewish Civilizations degree at the Hochschule für Jüdische Studien in Heidelberg, Germany. The studies are conducted five days a week, seven hours per day, under the instruction of world-renowned faculty. The program includes two year-long courses in Bible and Talmud; eleven intensive text courses running chronologically from Torah and Midrash, through Medieval Jewish Philosophy and Responsa Literature to Modern Jewish Philosophy and Literature; as well as various courses on Jewish life, calendar and holidays in relation to contemporary Jewish issues.
Updated: Dec. 09, 2015
For the fifth year, the Rothschild Foundation (Hanadiv) Europe , in partnership with Limmud , is delighted to welcome applications to participate in MATARA. Up to 20 young educators and community activists are sponsored to participate in a specialised professional development programme at the Limmud Conference in the UK . Led by Sonja Vilicic and Steve Israel, Matara is designed to enhance Jewish knowledge, discuss contemporary issues in Jewish society and offer an insight into relevant aspects of informal education, theory and practice.
Updated: Aug. 09, 2015
The Florence Melton School of Adult Jewish Learning, a project of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, was privileged to introduce an opportunity for pluralistic adult Jewish learning for young Europeans. Melton recently piloted “Melton Online Europe,” a 10-week synchronous online learning experience. Fifteen carefully selected participants representing communities in ten countries on the European continent formed the virtual class. The participants were between 25-40 years old, and all of them are heavily involved in informal Jewish education in their own communities. nature of the topics in the real lives of the participants.
Updated: May. 12, 2015
Over the next three months, Society for the Protection of Nature in Israel (SPNI) volunteers will hike the 1,100 km Israel National Trail carrying Google Street View Trekker cameras to map the trail for future hikers and users. Two specially built cameras have arrived to Israel for this project. This project will create the longest trail ever photographed for Google Maps and the first one that stretches across the length of an entire country.
Updated: May. 12, 2015