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Encounters at Brandeis give high school students the chance to explore and be challenged by new ideas, discover fresh forms of self-expression, and develop deep friendships - all within an inclusive Jewish community situated on the campus of Brandeis University. Brandeis is currently offering three residential summer programs for high school students, as well as year-round online learning courses.
Updated: Dec. 07, 2011
In this study, twelve expert teachers of Jewish Thought in Israeli high schools were observed and interviewed, in order to examine their ideas regarding the proper way to approach and teach Jewish canonical texts. Using qualitative analysis, I identified a central component of these teachers' Pedagogic Content Knowledge and named it their Pedagogic Hermeneutic Orientation (PHO). Five different PHOs are described in the article to demonstrate the nature of teachers' orientations
Updated: Sep. 27, 2011
The author describes efforts to map the public high schools across the country that offer Hebrew as a foreign language option in their language curricula. She states that no one has compiled a list of schools, or created a framework for teachers, or developed a set of central standards as exists for other language instruction. The programs are a scattered, uncoordinated and unexamined resource.
Updated: Sep. 06, 2011
Dan Brosgol, director of Prozdor Hebrew High School, wrote in the JewishBoston.com blog about the development of the Israel education curriculum at Prozdor in collaboration with the Hebrew Reali School of Haifa, Israel. 'We are about to enter the second the year of Prozdor’s Pirke Dorot program with the Reali School in Haifa. Last year we began our transformation of Israel education by writing a new ninth grade curriculum which dealt with both the history of Israel and Zionism and Jewish identity. By beginning to explore both history and identity through a common lens, the two schools began to understand each other a little better. This year we are continuing the innovation by introducing an entirely revamped 10th grade core curriculum entitled “One People: Two Paths - The Jews of Israel and the United States”.
Updated: Aug. 31, 2011
JconnecT is an online supplemental Hebrew school for grades 6-12 that harnesses the power of technology to provide new opportunities for both Jewish education and Jewish socialization. JconnecT offers two dynamic, live, weekly study sessions with an experienced teacher in Jerusalem via a web based online platform that provides full audio and video conferencing for up to 10 students per group.
Updated: Aug. 31, 2011
This September, 11th and 12th grade students can participate in a virtual learning environment with their peers throughout North America along with an in-person kallah experience, allowing URJ congregations the ability to collaborate and share resources developed in collaboration with Gratz College, a pioneer in online Jewish education. Registration is now open.
Updated: Aug. 30, 2011
eJewish Philanthropy writes about the Israel leg of the Future Leaders Program. The Ministry of Information and the Diaspora, in conjunction with World ORT and Stephen Muss, launched a new project this year aimed at inspiring and nurturing the next generation of leadership for local Jewish communities across Europe and the Former Soviet Union. An initial cohort of 32 students, representing 18 countries and between 15 and 18 years old, was selected based on the quality of their applications and the dedication that they had already demonstrated to their schools and in their Jewish communities. The three-week summer program in Israel was designed to build on the foundations laid in earlier parts of the program. The Future Leaders participated in classes on developing leadership skills and traveled to many of the historical and cultural sites throughout Israel.
Updated: Aug. 30, 2011
This online learning environment centers on the life cycle of Jews who lived in Salonika, Greece before, during, and after World War II. The Jewish community of Salonika was one of the most ancient in Europe. Before World War II, 55,200 Jews lived in Salonika, comprising two-thirds of the population. By the end of the Holocaust, only one-fourth (1,950 souls) of the Jewish population remained. This educational unit presents a case study that can help teachers and students find an example of how to uncover and reconstruct the life of a particular community through a variety of materials. The theme for this year’s Holocaust Martyrs’ and Heroes’ Remembrance Day is “The Faces Behind Documents, Artifacts, and Photographs.” These various items are memory fragments that remain after the devastation of the Holocaust. The unit before you utilizes materials found on Yad Vashem's online databases. Using historical sources, photographs, artifacts, films, and other forms of evidence, they have attempted to depict the Jewish community of Salonika, before and after the Holocaust.
Updated: Apr. 12, 2011
Israel Education Ministry Budgets NIS 19 Million to Establish a High School Program Combining Core Classes with Religious Studies for 500 Haredi Teenagers
Haaretz reports that the Israeli Education Ministry plans to include 500 Haredi teenagers in a technology matriculation program in the next school year. The program will combine core classes with religious studies, and is intended for 15- to 16-year-old boys who have dropped out of yeshivot. The ministry is budgeting NIS 19 million to set up 20 classes at high schools around the country. Over the next few days, the ministry will be calling on local authorities and education networks to submit candidates to take part in the program. Schools will be chosen based on criteria set by the ministry, which will give them an extra budget to absorb the new students.
Updated: Apr. 11, 2011
The AVI CHAI Foundation has help create films that provide insight into Israeli life and society. Now, with the creation of self-contained movie lessons, these DVD learning modules are being made available free of charge for educational use in North America. This is an extraordinary opportunity to connect Jews here on a personal and emotional level to the State of Israel. These films offer a window into Israeli life that can take the viewer beyond the constraints of newsprint, broadcast news or even the occasional visit to Israel.
Updated: Mar. 30, 2011