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The Hebrew: Legacy of Innovation Conference, celebrates the importance of Hebrew as a language, as a culture and as a key to identity. This year's conference, to be held in Newark NJ on November 4-5, 2018, will mark the 70th anniversary of the State of Israel and will focus on Hebrew as a legacy of innovation - language and culture developing and bringing development. During the two days of the conference there will be lectures on the Hebrew language and inspirational sessions, discussions on ideological and methodological aspects related to the study of Hebrew as a second language, workshops offering practical tools, a program fair and more.
Updated: Aug. 14, 2018
The establishment of academic Jewish Studies positions and programs at a significant number of public and private North American institutions of higher education during the final third of the twentieth century is an interesting and complex phenomenon. In these remarks, the author provides a brief historical overview of academic Jewish Studies in North America and reflects on the present state of Jewish Studies programs in secular higher education settings and their ongoing challenges and future prospects. Her conclusions are neither comprehensive nor data-driven nor do they focus on the vibrant and excellent scholarship that characterizes Jewish Studies in 2013.
Updated: Jul. 16, 2014
The Pardes Center For Jewish Educators Offers Two Opportunities for Day School Judaic Studies Teachers in North America
The Pardes Center for Jewish Educators is offering two opportunities for day school Judaic Studies teachers in North America within their first six years of teaching: Spring Forward Retreat - March 23-25, 2014; Summer Curriculum Workshop - July 25 - August 1, 2014.
Updated: Mar. 02, 2014
Thousands of Jewish community leaders from across the globe are preparing to convene in Israel for the Jewish Federations of North America’s General Assembly, Nov. 10-12, 2013 in Jerusalem. With 140 speakers – half of them women – from the political, philanthropic, business, religious and cultural worlds, the GA will gather over 3000 participants from 93 different communities across North America, Israel and Europe – including the heads of the Jewish communities of France, Hungary, Greece, Lithuania, Poland, Belgium, Italy and the Czech Republic – to join the “Global Jewish Shuk: a marketplace of dialogue and debate.”
Updated: Nov. 06, 2013
The Steinhardt Social Reseach Institute (SSRI) and Cohen Center for Modern Jewish Studies at Brandeis University have released new estimates of the American Jewish population. In an effort to develop reliable estimates of the size and characteristics of the American Jewish population, the SSRI has used a data synthesis approach to yield estimates of the proportion of U.S. adults who claim Judaism as their religion, the number of secular/cultural Jews (i.e., Jews who identify other than by religion), and the number of children. The accumulated evidence indicates that the U.S. Jewish population is substantially larger than previously estimated.
Updated: Oct. 06, 2013
Joseph Reimer, associate editor of the JJE, opens this issue devoted to responses to Jonathan Woocher's article “Reinventing Jewish Education for the 21st Century” which appeared in the last issue of this Journal (summer, 2012). He formulates three central questions which arise from those responses.
Updated: Dec. 30, 2012
Jonathan Woocher offers an extended meditation on the need for a new paradigm for Jewish education to meet the individual and communal needs of the Jewish people in the 21st century. An impressive panel of respondents from the Jewish educational world will offer their reactions and analyses of Woocher's piece in the next issue of JJE.
Updated: Sep. 27, 2012
The Covenant Foundation recently announced nearly $900,000 in new grants as part of its mission to support and advance excellence and impact in Jewish education. The new round of grants underscores a commitment to initiatives across the landscape of Jewish educational experiences, settings and audiences, and propel innovative work in technology, new media, youth engagement and community building through education.
Updated: Jan. 24, 2012
The 25th issue of Teaching the Legacy, e-newsletter for Holocaust Educators, focuses on the fate of the Jews of North Africa during the Holocaust. Only recently has it been officially acknowledged that the Jews of North Africa faced the looming prospect of systematic mass murder and the Final Solution – yet unlike the Jews of Europe, they had the fortune to be saved as the tide of the war turned in favor of the Allied armies.
Updated: Dec. 07, 2011
Gary Rosenblatt of the Jewish Week reacts to a new study of day school students’ attitudes about Israel presented by Alex Pomson at The North American Jewish Day School Conference in Los Angeles last week. The study found that many of the 43 U.S. high school juniors interviewed by a research team from the Melton Center for Jewish Education at the Hebrew University were somewhat doubtful of their schools’ attempts to convince them of certain pro-Israel points of view. They frequently criticized the schools and teachers of being biased.
Updated: Feb. 22, 2011