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High school students from around the world spend five weeks (June 27 – July 28, 2017) together, building their knowledge and friendships at Drisha Institute. Known as the Dr. Beth Samuels High School Program, it provides young women with an opportunity to immerse in the study of classical Jewish texts, including Tanakh, Talmud, Halakha and Philosophy. Students live together and engage in both academic and social activities throughout the month.
Updated: Nov. 30, 2016
The Tikvah Institute for High School Students at Yale is an intensive two-week (June 25—July 6, 2017) immersion in the challenges confronting the Jewish community in Israel, America, and throughout the West. In the company of excellent teachers and elite high school students from across the North American diaspora, we will ask the most fundamental Jewish and human questions—about freedom and tradition, love and friendship, war and peace, wealth and poverty, nations and individuals, and sustaining faith in the modern condition. We encourage you to apply to this program and to join a growing network of accomplished students and rising Jewish and campus leaders. Accepted participants enjoy lively relationships with recent alumni and faculty and opportunities to learn with Tikvah beyond the summer.
Updated: Nov. 02, 2016
The LaHaV curriculum takes a bold departure from traditional modes of Talmud and Tanakh instruction, and has pioneered an approach to communicate the richness and relevance of our tradition by weaving together a rich tapestry of rabbinic texts and ideas. Yet we’re not just transforming Judaic studies for our own students. We’ve created a groundbreaking digital curriculum app that serves as the basis of a fully connected network of Jewish educators who share training, resources and methodologies in order to improve Jewish education across the world. We’ve developed this curriculum from the ground up, tested it in all grades and levels at Shalhevet High School in Los Angeles, CA, and are currently working with schools across the US, Israel, and Australia to implement it across a wide range of classrooms and student demographics.
Updated: Nov. 02, 2016
Spend three weeks (July 9 – 31, 2017) in Israel on a service learning adventure! Designed specifically for New York area teens, this trip will take you on a hands-on inspirational journey. Traveling through all parts of the country, you’ll explore issues of environmental consciousness along with the technology and resources at the forefront of agricultural advancements and social sustainability. Through the exploration of Jewish values in these tangible contexts, examining the issues driving global change, you’ll return home armed and ready to make improvements in your local community.
Updated: Oct. 09, 2016
Israel Education at a Crossroads between Transmission and Transition: A Comparative Case Study of Three Jewish Day High Schools
This comparative case study examines how the intractable Arab-Israeli conflict influences teaching and learning in three Jewish day high schools in the US representing three different populations: Yeshiva High (Orthodox), Conservative High (Conservative), and Community High (pluralistic). Three research questions guided the work: What do students learn about the Arab-Israeli conflict and why? How do teachers’, students’, and the schools’ cultural, pedagogical, and/or ideological commitments regarding Israel impinge on the Israel curriculum presented in the classroom? How do teachers and students manage and respond to classroom discussions about controversial Israeli issues? The literature that informs this study derives from research on the teaching and learning of controversial issues and from the idea of intractable conflict, which occupies a central place in Israeli society. Data was gathered over a year-and-a-half of fieldwork, which involved classroom observations, multiple teacher and student interviews, and the collection of instructional materials.
Updated: Oct. 05, 2016
Registration for the 2017-8 school year for the Na’ale Elite Academy program in Israel is now open. Na'ale offers 9th and 10th grade students who display academic excellence a fully subsidized three year high school program in Israel. The program includes Hebrew Ulpan, all academic studies until graduation, extracurricular activities, full room and board, as well as many other exciting benefits. The Na’ale Elite Academy program was established in 1992 with the goal of providing Jewish high school students worldwide an opportunity to study in Israel. More than 16,000 students from over 40 countries around the world studied through Naale since its inception. The program accommodates motivated, independent Jewish students of all levels of observance and academic interests who seek to expand their horizons.
Updated: Sep. 21, 2016
Middle- and high-school history curriculums will be required to include the study of Jews in Islamic countries beginning in the upcoming school year, the Israel Education Ministry announced on Monday. The decision aims to implement one of the recommendations of the Biton Committee, released in July, which was tasked with enhancing Eastern Jewish cultural studies within the general education curriculum.
Updated: Aug. 23, 2016
At the beginning of the school year I asked the students who are enrolled in my senior Maayanot Yeshiva High School for Girls Honors Tanakh class, to ponder the question “If you could learn anything in Tanakh, what would you choose?” I asked this question as the kick-off of our Google 80/20 project, a year-long, in-school independent research project which culminates in a real-world product and a public exhibition.
Updated: May. 04, 2016
Development of Religious Identity Through Doubts Among Religious Adolescents in Israel: An Empirical Perspective and Educational Ramifications
Researchers have been demonstrating interest in doubts regarding religious faith for thirty years. The current study goal was examining differences between three groups of religious male adolescents in Israel, regarding faith identity, doubts in religious faith (past and present), religious behavior, and the connection between them. Three questionnaires were answered by 472 religious Israeli male 9th, 10th, and 11th graders, regarding faith identity, religious behavior, and faith doubts. A MANOVA indicated significant differences between the groups for all research variables. Separate regression analyses for each age group for predicting faith identity according to doubts, produced very different pictures. Tenth grade seems the most important crossroads in forming religious identity.
Updated: Apr. 20, 2016
The article presents research from a practitioner research study conducted in a non-denominational Jewish secondary school. As part of the study, students created artistic works based on chapter 12 of the biblical book of Numbers. Four of the twelve student groups created works that directly engaged with their conceptions of God as represented in the text while also making direct links to God's role in their lives. Learning through the arts can be a powerful tool that teachers can draw on in order to provide space for students to reflect on their understanding of God and as a way to engage students in conversations about God.
Updated: Apr. 20, 2016