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Many teens disconnect from Jewish life after their bar or bat mitzvah. Rather than expect an influx of teen involvement in current organizational offerings, Jewish Student Connection (JSC) counters this trend by bringing Jewish experiences to where teens are – their high schools. Unlike synagogues, where entire families must join, or youth groups with dues and inconvenient locations or meeting times, JSC weaves Jewish experiences into the regular lives of teens at their public high schools.
Updated: Jan. 07, 2015
Eleven hundred high school seniors from twenty-five Jewish schools across France celebrated the third night of Hanukkah (Thursday, December 18, 2014) in Jerusalem. Participants enjoyed performances by Israeli singer-songwriter Yonatan Razel and IDF Chief Cantor Lt. Col. Shai Abramson, accompanied by the IDF Rabbinate Troupe. Bac Bleu Blanc (“High School Seniors in Blue and White”) is a program run by The Jewish Agency for Israel, with the support of Keren Hayesod-UIA, that brings French Jewish high school seniors to Israel on a one-week educational trip every winter.
Updated: Jan. 01, 2015
Rabbi Dov Rozman runs a revolutionary school, Amalenu, for young men, who can’t adapt to the world of yeshiva learning. Quietly, and avoiding controversy, he tailors his program to devote more hours to math and technology than to religious study.
Updated: Dec. 31, 2014
Now in its fourth year, the Yiddish Book Center's Great Jewish Books Summer Program gives teens a life-changing introduction to the great works of modern Jewish literature. During one great summer week (August 2-9, 2015), young people from across North America—and from diverse religious denominations and family backgrounds—come together at the Yiddish Book Center to study literary works by seminal authors like Sholem Aleichem, Philip Roth, Grace Paley, and Isaac Babel. Participants study with college professors, meet contemporary writers, and make lasting friendships with other teens.
Updated: Nov. 19, 2014
The Lookstein Virtual Jewish Academy is an online school dedicated to providing quality Jewish education to Jewish day school students as well as to select motivated Jewish learners throughout North America. The LVJA enables Jewish Day Schools to supplement and differentiate their instruction by providing affordable, innovative, and engaging instruction to students in grades 8-12 and in select cases enables individual students to connect with and become part of a global network of motivated and enthusiastic Jewish learners. The Lookstein Virtual Jewish Academy has been developing high quality online Jewish courses since 2011 and to date, we’ve successfully brought these courses to approximately 20 day schools and 200 day school students.
Updated: Jul. 21, 2014
As the academic year draws to a close, a group of girls from a high school in Milan, Italy will accomplish something unusual and opportune—acquire a diploma from the Israel Ministry of Education. The Te’udat Bagrut is the official Israeli matriculation certificate attesting to graduation from high school; it’s also a prerequisite for higher education in Israel. According to Rabbi Igal Hazan, director of administration and development at the Joe Nahmad High School in Milan—a Jewish institution run by Merkos L’Inyonei Chinuch, the educational arm of the Chabad-Lubavitch movement in Italy—the impetus for starting the program came, in part, from a desire to spend more time teaching Jewish history and traditions.
Updated: Jun. 12, 2014
The Jewish Women’s Archive (JWA) and Prozdor are excited to announce the second year of the Rising Voices Fellowship. The fellowship is open to female-identified teens who are rising 10th and 11th graders and who have a passion for writing, a demonstrated concern for current and historic events, a commitment to improving their writing skills, and a strong interest in Judaism—particularly as it relates to issues of gender and equality.
Updated: May. 26, 2014
This year I had the opportunity to help create a project that made our study of mesechet Shabbat relevant and engaging and fun for kids! At Maimonides School, the study of Talmud is a very important value. It is so important that we dedicate more time to the study of gemarah than to any other course. And yet, unbelievably, a course that some parents and students have trouble really appreciating is Talmud! So the limudei kodesh team and I set out to try and create a project that would put the students in the center, as creators of knowledge, and not just as consumers of knowledge.
Updated: May. 22, 2014
The Norman E. Alexander Award for Excellence in Jewish Student Writing is seeking essays on the American Jew the writer most admires and who has made significant contributions to humanitarian causes, social justice, medicine or science. The contest subject relates to the 2014 theme of American Jewish Heritage Month, “American Jews and Tikkun Olam, Healing the World.” The annual contest is sponsored by Fresh Ink for Teens (FIT), the Jewish-American Hall of Fame and The Jewish Week Media Group.
Updated: May. 07, 2014
JustCity Leadership Institute is an innovative precollege program in Jewish change leadership, brought to you by The Jewish Theological Seminary, AVODAH: The Jewish Service Corps, Camp Ramah, and United Synagogue Youth. From Sunday, June 29, to Friday morning, July 11, 2014, you will build a network of peers who are also committed to learning change leadership skills, positive social change, and bringing their newfound skills home so they too can make a difference in their communities. Students will live together in the JTS residence halls in single-sex suites, and engage in Jewish text study with JTS faculty. Afternoons will be devoted to learning in the field, and evenings and weekends will be spent further exploring New York City.
Updated: Apr. 23, 2014