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Between 1965 and 1979 the demand for places at Jewish day schools in England rose dramatically. Beginning in the mid-1960s, parents evinced increasing enthusiasm for Jewish day schools, both primary and secondary. This phenomenon has been attributed to various factors, such as the changing ethnic mix at state schools and Anglo-Jewry's communal pride after the Six-Day War. It is argued in this article that the major concern of Jewish parents was academic achievement.
Updated: Dec. 28, 2009
Hundreds of schools across England are to become specialist centers of Holocaust education under a national scheme launched recently. The plan, which will be rolled out in 300 schools, forms part of the new £1.5 million Holocaust education program run by London University’s Institute of Education. The Holocaust Education Development Program (HEDP) will provide extensive specialist training for 3,500 teachers - one from every secondary in England.
Updated: Aug. 02, 2009
Marking the 2009 International Holocaust Memorial Day, the British Library has added a large collection of digital interviews of British Holocaust survivors to the Archival Sound Recordings website providing a new online tool for Holocaust research and education.
Updated: Feb. 09, 2009
This virtual exhibition published by the British Library is centered on recordings of Holocaust survivors' memories, made as part of the British Library's Sound Archives Oral History Program. Designed by the BL education team, it is a valuable resource for students at many different levels of education. The recordings cover the Jewish experience in Nazi Germany from 1933 to 1945, dealing with deportations, the ghettos, resistance, concentration camps, death marches, and liberation. These are accompanied by background material, student activities and teachers notes.
Updated: Feb. 09, 2009
The Jewish Way of Life CD-Rom is a unique and creative resource, designed to support and enrich teaching about Judaism. Recently produced by World ORT, The Board of Deputies of British Jews, and The Pears Foundation it is provided free of charge to all UK schools for use in Religious Education schemes.
Updated: Jul. 22, 2008
The Board of Deputies of British Jews has published an in-depth report on the demography of Britain’s strictly Orthodox Haredi Jewish community which shows that nationally the strictly Orthodox population has been growing at a rate of about 4 per cent per year for the last two decades. Overall around 10% of Britain’s Jewish population is haredi, but among those who are under 18 years old, one third would be strictly Orthodox. A growth rate of even higher than 4 per cent may be expected in the future.
Updated: Jul. 20, 2008
Rona Hart, previous head of the Board of Deputies of British Jews Community Research Unit presented recent data on Jewish demography and renewal trends in Jewish education in the UK at a Seminar in Honor of Professor Naamah Tsabar-Ben Yehoshua at Tel Aviv University School of Education.
Updated: Mar. 24, 2008