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Paul Foer tells about a three-month leadership-training program called the Adamah Jewish Environmental Fellowship, held at the Adamah farm in the rural Litchfield Hills of northwestern Connecticut. Adamah provides a setting for work, study and reflection for the fellows who come to participate in a three-month leadership-training program at the farm.
Updated: Oct. 10, 2012
Almost a hundred women gathered in a demonstrably emotional ceremony to celebrate the group’s completion of the Talmud by learning the last page of Talmud together and then establish their commitment to continuing the cycle again by starting with the first page. In all, close to 25 women are currently learning in Matan’s Daf Yomi group. Twelve women have actually completed the entire cycle, taught in total by 30 women instructors – many of them “homegrown” in Matan’s Talmud program.
Updated: Aug. 28, 2012
Julie Wiener takes a look at Atid's Jerusalem based WebYeshiva, the first fully interactive online Yeshiva and Midrasha for Jewish learning, Jewish study, and Torah learning in which 800 mostly Orthodox adults from around the world are enrolled.
Updated: Jul. 12, 2012
Drisha’s five-week Summer Institute program is an exceptional learning experience for women of all ages and backgrounds from around the world who want to explore topics in Jewish learning and improve their textual skills. The program runs in NYC from July 2- August 3, 2012. It is possible to sign up for July Learning Institute courses on a part time basis.
Updated: Jun. 18, 2012
Dianna Cahn tells of a new religious conversion course launched in Sofia, Bulgaria by Sofia’s new Orthodox rabbi, Joshua Ahrens of the Sofia Synagogue. Ahrens’ new course is a first in that it offers Bulgaria’s “unofficial” Jewish community members a path to official conversion.
Updated: Jun. 05, 2012
The UJA Federation of New York is implementing an innovative plan: 'Birthright Israel for Boomers' - a tourism program aimed at adults that follow the outline of programs already in place for the younger generation. Next week the project's first group including people in their 50s and 60s, who will all be visiting Israel for the first time, is set to arrive in Israel. Many of the 34 participants have children who have visited Israel through similar programs.
Updated: Apr. 30, 2012
Kevah, a Bay Area-based organization that engages Jewish identity and builds Jewish community through study of classical Jewish texts, has received a $250,000 grant from the Jim Joseph Foundation for the Kevah Teaching Fellowship. The Fellowship will provide participating educators with a fully funded professional development opportunity in facilitating Jewish small group learning for young adults.
Updated: Apr. 03, 2012
After David Hazony returned from Limmud UK Conference, he writes why he thinks that Limmud presents an imminent threat to established Jewish life. Limmud puts the core of Jewish identity back where it was always meant to be — in direct engagement with content. It is one of today's greatest sources of Jewish spiritual inspiration, intellectual growth and artistic expression.
Updated: Mar. 05, 2012
The Jewish Theological Seminary (JTS) will offer a new continuing education initiative for rabbis, in partnership with the Rabbinical Assembly (RA), as part of the 2012 Rabbinical Assembly Convention. JTS will present a special convention track titled Making Torah Relevant to Gen Next: You’re the App for That! This program will feature a multidisciplinary approach whose goal is to connect Generation Xers and Millennials with synagogues.
Updated: Feb. 28, 2012
Starting Jan. 11, The Florence Melton Adult Mini-School is offering a new Foundations of Jewish Family Living course in NJ. The 10-week class will focus on issues of interest to parents. The new family living course will focus on values. Each week of the course will take a specific value — honor, hospitality, visiting the sick, etc. — and apply the layered text-based approach that is the Melton method.
Updated: Jan. 10, 2012