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The National Yiddish Book Center Great Jewish Books Summer Program brings together a select group of rising high school juniors and seniors on the campus of Hampshire College to read, discuss, argue about, and fall in love with powerful and enduring works of modern Jewish literature. Participants study with respected literary scholars, meet prominent contemporary authors, and connect with other teens from across the country. The 2014 program runs from Sunday, August 3 through Sunday, August 10. Every accepted participant receives a scholarship for the full cost of tuition, room, board, books, and special events.
Updated: Jan. 15, 2014
Beginning in the fall of 2013, twenty exceptional Chicago teens embarked on an exciting fifteen-month journey along with their peers from JUF's Partnership 2Gether region in Israel—Kiryat Gat, Lachish, and Shafir. Diller empowers participants to be active, effective leaders with a strong Jewish identity and a respect for pluralism.
Updated: Dec. 25, 2013
Identical, Fraternal, or Separated at Birth: A Case Study of Educator Teams Within American-Israeli School Twinning
School-to-school collaboration has emerged as a key paradigm for fostering personal and institutional connections between Israeli and Diaspora youth, educators, and schools. Using the findings of a multi-year case study of a high school level twinning initiative, this article describes the challenges to this form of transnational collaboration and takes the first steps to articulating a theory of intervention of Israeli-Diaspora school twinning at the organizational level. The article suggests two processes, collaborative capacity and cultural competence, critical to development of positive and productive relationships in school partnerships. Institutional twinning is suggested as the goal of these interventions at the organizational level.
Updated: Nov. 28, 2013
Designing a Curriculum Model for the Teaching of the Bible in UK Jewish Secondary Schools: A Case Study
This paper describes the process of designing a curriculum model for Bible teaching in UK Jewish secondary schools. This model was designed over the period 2008–2010 by a team of curriculum specialists from the Jewish Curriculum Partnership UK in collaboration with a group of teachers from Jewish secondary schools.
Updated: Sep. 01, 2013
Educational institutions serving minority communities of myriad varieties face the challenge of enculturation into the minority traditions in ways that avoid reification of those traditions, on the one hand, while attending to the surrounding majority culture, on the other. This article explores the practices found in one such context, Talmud study at a religious Jewish Israeli high school.
Updated: Jul. 30, 2013
The Israel Education Ministry has launched a plan to attract high school students to study literature, Bible and history using movies, YouTube and advanced Internet technology. The plan was created following a sharp drop in the number of students taking matriculation exams in the full five-unit levels in humanities.
Updated: Jul. 28, 2013
Elsa High School, part of Hong Kong’s Carmel School Association, held its first graduation on 21 May 2013. This was a first for Hong Kong Jewry, being home to the Far East’s only Jewish secondary school. The last time a Jewish school held a high school graduation in the greater China region was nearly 70 years ago in Shanghai.
Updated: Jun. 11, 2013
In a post in eJewish Philanthropy, Paul Steinberg asks: 'What will be our inspiration and idealism that will carry us through the thick of this painful Jewish educational and sociological battle without quitting or annihilating our conscience along the way?' and tries to provide an answer.
Updated: Jun. 11, 2013
Lowell High School, San Francisco’s only public high school with academic and merit-based admissions criteria, is also the only public high school in Northern California to offer Hebrew — a claim it has been able to make for more than 20 years. But there is no guarantee that the 117-year-old school near Lake Merced will continue to offer the class next year.
Updated: May. 29, 2013
Founded in 1978 by legendary social studies teacher, Mr. Stuart S. Elenko, the Bronx HS of Science Holocaust Museum is one of the oldest Holocaust Centers in the United States, predating the Museum of Jewish Heritage in Battery Park and the Holocaust Museum in Washington D.C. From 1978-2009, the museum was housed in a small room off the library within the school building. Thanks to the generosity of Bronx Science Alumni, the museum celebrated its grand re-opening on April 19, 2013.
Updated: May. 20, 2013