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The World Ort Future Leaders Program is a nine-month leadership training program to develop a new generation of young leaders for Jewish communities in Europe and the FSU. An international selection of people aged between 15 and 16 years old, with potential to become leaders, will be chosen to participate in the heavily subsidized program. The deadline for completing applications is Tuesday January 4, 2011.
Updated: Dec. 22, 2010
The Jewish Student Union (JSU) is a national organization dedicated to establishing Jewish clubs in public high schools. Founded with 4 clubs in Los Angeles in 2002, JSU has enjoyed rapid growth and now serves more than 220 clubs across North America, reaching more than 9,000 teens annually. By fostering a social atmosphere, presenting engaging and entertaining educational programs, and lowering the barriers to participation, JSU reaches all types of teenagers from the under-engaged to the already involved.
Updated: Nov. 16, 2010
Judd Kruger Levingston, Sowing the Seeds of Character: The Moral Education of Adolescents in Public and Private Schools: Book Review
In Sowing the Seeds of Character, Judd Kruger Levingston delivers far beyond the typical fare in the field of moral education literature. His work is fundamentally descriptive, offering rich data that engages the real lives of students. Assuming the role of ethnographer and using Sara Lawrence Lightfoot's Portraiture approach, Levingston's primary goal is to describe and categorize what he witnesses in approximately 10 schools of different faith traditions and student populations.
Updated: Oct. 05, 2010
A novel program, Hitchadshut, aimed at enhancing Jewish identity in public schools is showing significant success after a two-year pilot in Holon, Israel, ahead of expansion to additional cities.The program, established by the Panim non-profit organization and the Legacy Heritage Foundation, has set out to rectify a key problem of the Israeli educational system, the lack of discourse on Judaism and the significance of being Jewish.
Updated: Aug. 29, 2010
Haviv Rettig Gur writes in a Jerusalem Post exclusive: After spending tens of millions of dollars in recent years to bring college-age Jewish youth on subsidized trips to Israel, the government and Jewish Agency are launching a major new effort to offer similar funding for high-schoolers. In recent days, the Public Diplomacy and Diaspora Affairs Ministry and the Jewish Agency have offered $2m. to the Lapid organization, an umbrella body of 27 trip providers for high school-age kids, to start a pilot funding mechanism that will offer financial assistance to Diaspora youth applying to Israel programs.
Updated: Jun. 27, 2010
The Curriculum Initiative is the premiere organization providing Jewish resources, student leadership opportunities, and cultural programming on independent high school campuses. It is the only organization specifically working with Jewish students and their friends at independent, non-Jewish high schools; a group comprised of tens of thousands of teens
Updated: Apr. 29, 2010
Israel Education Ministry introduces new version of geography matriculation exam which will see students use Google's aerial and satellite footage. Israeli high school students taking the upcoming geography matriculation exam will be allowed to use Google Earth instead of an old fashioned atlas.
Updated: Apr. 25, 2010
Areyvut is currently seeking high school and college interns for Summer 2010. The internship program will run from June 7 through July 23 with the option to stay on after the completion of the program. The program will take place in the Areyvut office located in Bergenfield, NJ. Schedule accommodations for high school students and others will be made as needed.
Updated: Apr. 22, 2010
Yeshivot Bnei Akiva has announced the launching of a low-cost, high-quality educational alternative to modern Orthodox day schools: a 3-year religious Zionist high school program in Israel for tenth through twelfth grade students from Diaspora communities. The program will be subsidized by the Ministry of Education Naale Program, and tuition will be approximately half of the average tuition for yeshiva high school education in the U.S., with scholarship assistance available for needy families.
Updated: Apr. 18, 2010
'adDRESSING Women's Lives', an innovative educational initiative at The Weber School in Atlanta, pairs students with senior women in an oral history project with an artful and cross-generational twist. After interviewing the women about their lives, students design dresses that reflect these women's silent, but very real impact on their families and communities. Spearheaded by Covenant Award recipient and educator Barbara Rosenblit, along with Sheila Miller, the school's arts educator, the program has attracted national attention for its educational value, uniqueness and effectiveness.
Updated: Mar. 23, 2010