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The MOFET Institute's Online Academy for Teachers has opened registration for the Spring, 2014 semester of online courses which will begin on February 23, 2014. The array of courses offered touches upon the fields of Teaching Educational Use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT), Teaching English as a Foreign Language (EFL), Teaching Jewish Studies, and Teaching Hebrew as a Foreign Language. Several courses will be conducted in Spanish.
Updated: Jan. 01, 2014
Over 1,200 professors and assorted scholars, teachers and other professionals converged on a Boston hotel conference center earlier this week to attend the 45th Annual Conference of the Association for Jewish Studies, the largest gathering in the organization’s history. Presentations on Jewish Identity and International Pop Music, a panel on using social media as a tool for Jewish history research and talks on Medieval Jewish Marriage and Kabbalah as Literature were among its 190 sessions.
Updated: Jan. 01, 2014
Shapiro argues that the interdiscursive relationships between Jewish studies and education are in need of further philosophical articulation and conceptual differentiation in order to realize more beneficial engagement in higher education, professional education, and scholarship. He first considers the literature on interdisciplinarity and explain why he suggests the potentially more fruitful concept of interdiscursivity. Then, drawing on the philosophies of Dewey, Buchler, and Oakeshott, he suggests how their conceptions might inform the purposes and practices of relating education and Jewish studies with one another. Through this philosophical inquiry, I hope to suggest some beneficial, new ways to conceptualize, articulate, refine, and expand these fields and discourses’ relationships.
Updated: Jun. 25, 2013
More than 100 school principals and teachers, who completed the two-year TALI Educational Leadership Program between 2003 and 2008, were honored in a formal graduation ceremony at the Kibbutz Ramat Rachel Congress Hall on June 3, 2009. The TALI Educational Leadership Program is a course of study for principals and teaching staff from TALI schools all over Israel. Now in its ninth year, its aim is to create leaders who can bring Jewish studies, in the TALI spirit of pluralism and non-coercion, into their schools.
Updated: Jun. 21, 2009
N.E.W., run by Nishmat (a world center for Jewish education for women in Jerusalem), combines Torah learning with the keys to a better future for Ethiopian-Israeli National Service and Israel Defense Forces veterans. The program includes a second chance at high school matriculation and specialized preparation for the college entrance psychometric exam, extensive mentoring, a course in managing the family budget, and workshops dealing with domestic violence, as well as an integrated environment that offsets their sense of social isolation, and special programs to develop pride in their Ethiopian Jewish heritage.
Updated: Jan. 05, 2009
'A Judaism That Does Not Hide': Teaching the Documentary Hypothesis in a Pluralistic Jewish High School
This article analyzes the experiences of students at a pluralistic Jewish high school learning the documentary hypothesis in biblical scholarship as an approach to reading the biblical text. The author examines selected student writings, locating her analysis of student experience in the context of her particular institution. She classifies student experience by type, and argues that for all students, learning the documentary hypothesis is ultimately not only defensible but beneficial to their theological and intellectual growth. The author responds to a number of possible concerns about the risks of this curricular choice.
Updated: Mar. 26, 2008