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The Genesis Philanthropy Group (GPG), a foundation dedicated to strengthening Jewish identity among Russian-speaking Jews worldwide, has committed up to $10.8 million to Brandeis University to establish the Brandeis Genesis Institute for Russian-speaking Jewry and to provide scholarships at Brandeis for undergraduate and graduate students.
Updated: Apr. 06, 2009
The Steiner Internship Program at the National Yiddish Book Center selects 18 students for six weeks of immersion in Yiddish culture. Each intern is provided with free tuition; undergraduate college credit for two courses is available. Limited housing subsidies are available, based on need. The Steiner Internship program runs from June 14 to July 24, 2009, and is open to all full-time university students.
Updated: Feb. 26, 2009
This study reports on an assessment of the landscape of Jewish Service Learning of young people aged 18-24. The assessment included the current capacity among practitioners, the support required to further that capacity and the relevance of secular national service and other faith-based service traditions in defining the potential and evolution of Jewish Service Learning. The report results help better understand and maximize the value that Jewish service learning offers.
Updated: Jan. 22, 2009
The Ponzi scheme perpetrated by Bernard Madoff is the latest in a string of financial blows to Jewish aid programs in the former Soviet Union, wiping out the Chais Family Foundation that was the primary funder of Jewish higher education in Russia. The foundation had been providing $2.5 million annually in funding for 12 cultural and educational programs in the FSU.
Updated: Dec. 29, 2008
The David Project, a non-profit Israel education organization, invites university undergraduate and graduate students from across the US to attend a four-day Israel advocacy and leadership seminar at Boston University during August, 2009. The Campus Fellows program provides students with the scholarship, strategies and skills which define effective Israel activism on campus.
Updated: Dec. 14, 2008
AishCafe.com offers online courses in Judaism for the curious university student. The courses are presented with interactive animations, rich movies, mp3 recordings readings and quizzes. The site, run by Aish HaTorah, an Orthodox Jewish educational network based in Israel, offers students willing to learn about their faith a payout of up to $250 or a $300 subsidy for a trip to Israel upon successful completion of the course of study
Updated: Nov. 16, 2008
MASA was established as a joint project by the Jewish Agency and the Prime Minister’s office under Ariel Sharon in 2004 to enable thousands of Jewish young adults to spend a semester to a year in Israel on over 150 approved programs. Since its inception, MASA has made it possible for 27,000 people to live, work, study and volunteer in Israel.
Updated: Jun. 15, 2008
JESNA's 2008 guide for those who wish to enter the field of Jewish education. The guide lists programs for many areas of Jewish education, including teaching, camping, family education, youth programming, early childhood education, administration and campus work. It designates programs that are affiliated with the Association of Institutions of Higher Learning for Jewish Education.
Updated: Jun. 12, 2008
An even-handed, balanced article on the Taglit - Birthright Israel program, its effects on participants bond to Israel and the Jewish people over time. The author also makes some suggestions for Birthright follow-ups which might intensify those effects and prolong them.
Updated: May. 20, 2008
The Mandel Fellows in Jewish Education (MFJE) is a one-year, residential fellowship program based in the Mandel School for Educational Leadership in Jerusalem. This fellowship is aimed at mid-career professionals with a proven track record in Jewish educational and communal leadership.
Updated: May. 13, 2008