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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
This year, a record number of nearly 2,500 people from places as far and wide as Shanghai and Cape Town, New York and Budapest came to the Limmud conference at Warwick University between December 23 – 29, 2011 to take part in nearly 1000 talks, lectures and workshops on all things Jewish. They chose from over 20 sessions taking place simultaneously, encompassing everything from lectures on the connection between Spinoza and the Kotzker Rebbe to Scottish-Jewish folk dancing workshops.
Updated: Jan. 10, 2012
Limmud, a Jewish education initiative, has grown from a small UK-based conference for 80 participants, to an international movement comprising annual events in more than 50 locations world-wide, reaching over 30,000 individuals per year. Until now, there has not been an attempt at a rigorous comparison across the different national Limmud groups to gain an understanding of the impact of participation. Topics covered by this survey include: Jewish identity, Jewish involvement, the Limmud experience, and impact of the program.
Updated: Dec. 27, 2011
Abigail Pickus writes in eJewish Philanthropy about three niche-driven yeshivot – a few of many that range from secular to religious and even environmental – that are popping up throughout Jerusalem, creating new opportunities for Jewish learning for young and old adults throughout the city. The Jerusalem Secular Yeshiva, Yeshivat Talpiyot and Threshold whose leaders have trained as Fellows on PresenTense’s Community Entrepreneur Partnership (CEP), aim to change the adult Jewish studies landscape of the Holy City.
Updated: Dec. 25, 2011
The most recent Limmud FSU Festival for young Russian-speaking Jews took place in Odessa, Ukraine, at the beginning of November, 2012. More than 600 young adults from 14 countries, including Ukraine, Russia, Belarus, Moldova, USA and Israel, participated. Additionally, Limmud FSU successfully collaborated with the European Jewish Union bringing young adults from Germany, France, Belgium, Britain and even Gibraltar, to Odessa.
Updated: Dec. 07, 2011
The Shalom Hartman Institute has recently launched iEngage – The Engaging Israel Project, a research and leadership center, whose iEngage website aims to be a web-based multimedia resource center for the distribution of the project’s growing corpus of materials, articles, adult education curricula and video lectures. The project’s goal is to encourage Jews to re-examine core questions connected to the Jewish State to re-define the relationship between the two communities.
Updated: Nov. 09, 2011
Paideia - The European Institute for Jewish Studies in Sweden One Year Fellowships in Jewish Studies 2012-2013
Registration is now open for the Paideia One Year Jewish Studies Program which offers a unique international Jewish studies experience during eight months in Stockholm, Sweden with the possibility of completing a Master in Jewish Civilizations degree at the Hochschule für Jüdische Studien in Heidelberg, Germany.
Updated: Nov. 02, 2011