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A new report presented to the Israeli Council of Higher Education warns of a grim future in the field of Jewish philosophy studies, following a drastic decline in research funds and the number of faculty members in the field. While the global interest in Jewish thought has been surging, Israeli universities opt to invest funds in more lucrative departments. The report, authored by a committee headed by Prof. Daniel Dahlstrom of Boston University, was presented to the Israeli Council of Higher Education, which accepted its recommendations.
Updated: Apr. 11, 2011
The Jewish Agency for Israel sponsored a student conference for nearly 400 Taglit and Masa Israel alumni in Weimar, Germany, from November 25-28, 2010. The Jewish Agency for Israel 'Student Conference: From Herzl until Today' brought together German-speaking young adults from Germany, Austria, and Switzerland on the 150th anniversary of the birth of the founder of modern Zionism, Theodor Herzl. The conference focused on modern Israel, its centrality in the Jewish world, and the global campaign to de-legitimize Israel.
Updated: Mar. 14, 2011
A Study Tour in Israel on: The Inclusion of People with Special Needs into Higher Education and Society
MOFET ITEC has announced a special Israel study tour dedicated to the inclusion of people with special needs into higher education and society on May 15th – 19th, 2011. The main goal of the tour is to present the concept of 'Academia for All' and its implementation as expressed in academic institutions in Israel, while becoming acquainted with what is being done in other places in the world and thus creating a professional dialogue among the experts. The various sessions will emphasize the common concept of accessibility in Israel and its implementation in institutions of higher education. Relevant and innovative research of recent years in Israel will be presented. During the study tour the participants – experts, researchers and other professionals from around the world – will meet with their colleagues in Israel, who deal with access to higher education for people with limitations.
Updated: Feb. 27, 2011
The Committee on Church Relations and the Holocaust (CRC) of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum announces its annual faculty seminar. Applications from professors from all disciplines will be considered, but the seminar is designed particularly for professors of theology, ethics, and religion at theological schools and other institutions of advanced education. The seminar will take place from June 27 to July 1, 2011. This year’s seminar is titled: Transforming Troubling Tellings: The History of the Deicide Charge and the Holocaust.
Updated: Feb. 13, 2011
Uri L'Tzedek is now accepting applications from college and graduate students for their 2011 Summer Fellowship Program in New York. This 6-week program is an opportunity to work alongside Uri L'Tzedek's staff and board, experiencing the many mechanisms that come together to create an effective non-profit organization, gaining exposure to communal Jewish life, effecting change, and learning Torah, social justice philosophy, and community organizing models.
Updated: Feb. 13, 2011
The Holocaust Educational Foundation and Northwestern University are pleased to invite applications for Fellowships to participate in the fifteenth annual Summer Institute on the Holocaust and Jewish Civilization from June 19 to July 2, 2011 in Evanston, Illinois. This program is an intensive two-week course of study designed to broaden and deepen the background of current and prospective Holocaust educators. It is open to faculty at the college or university level and to graduate students who are planning on teaching Holocaust-related courses.
Updated: Jan. 04, 2011
The application period for the 2011/2012 one-year Jewish Studies Program at Paideia - the European Institute for Jewish Studies in Stockholm, Sweden is now open. Qualified candidates will receive tuition free studies as well as a stipend meant to free them from work while attending the program.
Updated: Dec. 14, 2010
Eight of the US’s top universities will launch study-abroad programs in Israel in 2011 and 2012 as part of a new initiative to encourage study abroad and academic exchange here, the Jewish Agency announced recently. Currently, some 1,500 American university students study in Israel each year. The Masa program, which is part of the Jewish Agency, hopes to boost those numbers considerably so that one day they are on a par with places like London and Paris, where tens of thousands of young Americans go to spend a semester abroad each year.
Updated: Sep. 19, 2010
JOFA is pleased to announce the launch of its new JOFA Campus Fellowship for academic year 2010-2011. This program will give eight undergraduate Orthodox women across North America the opportunity to become leaders in their campus communities. JOFA Fellows will participate in a cutting-edge leadership seminar in New York City where they will meet and learn from JOFA leaders. The Fellows will work together with JOFA to plan and execute relevant and exciting programming for their campuses. The cohort of JOFA Fellows will form a supportive network, empowering them to effect change in their campus communities and beyond.
Updated: Aug. 29, 2010
Rabbi Judith Hauptman. Professor of Talmud and Rabbinic Culture at the Jewish Theological Seminary, writes of her experiences in teaching an introductory course in Talmud to students at Moscow State University for the Humanities. The course, given in English, revolved around Talmudic texts in three themes— Shabbat, Passover, and Jewish marriage.
Updated: Aug. 22, 2010