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Begun in 2011, the two-year CIJE-Tech High School Engineering Program currently operates in 27 Jewish schools, in areas ranging from California to North Carolina. Adam Jerozolim, a professional engineer who once designed hydraulic systems for nuclear submarines, serves as a mentor to teachers in 12 schools in the New York City area that participate in the program.
Updated: Feb. 27, 2014
Israeli school students will study space research in an educational program launched to coincide with Israeli Space Week this week. The new program, launched jointly by the Education Ministry and the Science, Technology and Space Ministry, will be studied by more than 150,000 students, and will cover astronomy, electro-optics, asteroid mining, the solar system and nanosatellites.
Updated: Feb. 12, 2014
The World ORT organization for advanced science studies has launched the Anieres Elite Academy international scholarship program to prepare some 600 Israeli and foreign 10th-graders for an engineering degree at the prestigious Technion Israel Institute of Technology in Haifa. The program, the first of its kind in Israel, will allow students from the Negev to the Galilee to study science and technology in high school and, after seven years, complete an engineering degree at the Technion. The program provides a full scholarship, worth more than 100,000 shekels.
Updated: Feb. 05, 2014
A group of Israeli youngsters are putting the politics of their parents and leaders aside and galvanizing to collect life-saving winter supplies for the freezing Syrian refugees of the region. Dubbed Operation Human Warmth, the drive is being spearheaded by the Israeli youth organizations Hanoar Haoved Vehalomed in conjunction with the social and education organization Dror-Israel, as well as Israeli Flying Aid, the Israeli global humanitarian organization that was among the first on the ground in Haiti following the 2010 earthquake.
Updated: Jan. 15, 2014
Between Pluralism and Secularism: An American Jewish Educator’s Journey into the World of Israeli Secular Torah Study
Rabbi David Kasher, Director of Education at Kevah, an organization with a distinctly pluralistic philosophy that seeks to bring traditional Jewish learning to the whole spectrum of the Jewish community, tells of his journey to Israel this past summer to meet with key figures in the schools and programs in which secular Israelis are today studying Torah – to observe them, to learn from them, and to reach out to them. At Kolot, Atid BaMidbar, ZIKA, the Beit Midrash at Oranim and Bina: The Secular Yeshiva, he discovered the ways in which his Israeli counterparts and he are clearly doing the same kind of work, though the unique characteristics of Israeli society make that work look very different.
Updated: Jan. 15, 2014
GESHER, an Israel-based NGO dedicated to bridging the gaps between secular and religious Jews in Israel is now recruiting talented candidates for its highly competitive Tolerance Leadership Course beginning in 2014. The Leadership Course began in 2013 as a pilot initiative gathering ultra-Orthodox, secular, traditional and National Religious individuals who are leaders in their field. The course strengthens skills, knowledge and networks to advance tolerance and unity between leaders of influence across a wide variety of communities and professional specialties.
Updated: Jan. 08, 2014
The Israel Education Ministry announced a new plan to provide an extra three weeks of optional school in order to shorten the summer vacation and keep children in the lower grades busy while their parents are at work. Under the plan, from July 1 to July 21, young people studying to become teachers and teachers who choose to, will take over the schools and conduct activities designed to awaken pupils’ creativity such as workshops for reading and writing, sessions on community involvement, environmental education, interactive learning as well as sports, among others. Activities will also revolve around acquiring social values.
Updated: Dec. 11, 2013
The Israel Education Ministry is in advanced negotiations with ultra-Orthodox institutions over a compromise that would have the latter introduce core subjects into their classrooms. Should the agreement be finalized, the Haredim will teach part of the core curriculum in exchange for having the state fund 75 percent of their education budget.
Updated: Dec. 02, 2013
Some 40 percent of new teachers quit the teaching profession within six to eight years after graduating, according to a study conducted recently on behalf of the Israel Education Ministry. The study compared 500 teachers from two groups: graduates of regular teaching programs and those from outstanding students programs. The dropout rates for both groups of teachers were similar.
Updated: Nov. 28, 2013
The purpose of this research is to investigate whether there are differences in the level of computer literacy, the amount of implementation of ICT in teaching and learning-assessment processes and the attitudes of teachers from computerized schools in comparison to teachers in non-computerized schools. In addition, the research investigates the characteristics of Israeli school teachers in a 21st century computer-based learning environment.
Updated: Sep. 11, 2013