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Sue Fishkoff writes about the revival of interest in Yiddish and Yiddish culture among young Israelis which has led to the launching of a new Center for Yiddish Studies at Ben Gurion University in Beer Sheva, Israel.
Updated: Jun. 06, 2010
In a post from the eJewish Philanthropy's Growing Jewish Education in Challenging Times series, Daniel Libenson, Executive Director of the University of Chicago Hillel, discusses a new approach to engaging Jewish young people, a two-step approach: provoke a hunger to learn, feed that hunger.
Updated: Jun. 01, 2010
Masa Israel announces the launch of a new capacity-building initiative to encourage study abroad and academic exchange in Israel. The program will provides $50,000 grants to U.S. universities wishing to develop and execute academic partnerships with institutions of higher learning in Israel. The hope is that by offering these grants to American universities, it will encourage study abroad in Israel by increasing the number of programs available to students through their home institutions. These partnerships will offer students the full support of their home institutions by helping them more easily meet prerequisites and by facilitating a seamless transfer of credits for their studies in Israel to their home university.
Updated: May. 30, 2010
In a post from the Growing Jewish Education in Challenging Times series, Beth Cousens of Hillel, illustrates how the Hillel Senior Jewish Educators on ten campuses around the US help hundreds of Jewish students create personal Jewish identities for themselves by taking “ownership” over their Jewishness.
Updated: Apr. 29, 2010
Searching for the Study of Israel: A Report on the Teaching of Israel on U.S. College Campuses 2008-09
An update of a 2006 report, Searching for the Study of Israel examines the scope of academic courses being taught about Israel on more than 300 leading American college and university campuses and finds that the state of education about Israel has improved since the original study. A comparison of the 246 institutions included in both studies shows a 69% growth in courses that focus specifically on Israel over the three-year period.
Updated: Mar. 15, 2010
The Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM) announces the 2010 Silberman Seminar for college/university faculty from all disciplines who are teaching or preparing to teach Holocaust or Holocaust-related courses. Applications must be postmarked or received in electronic form no later than March 15, 2010.
Updated: Mar. 08, 2010
About 105 Jewish college students will be utilizing their spring and summer breaks working on organic farms around the US for a week in six different sessions on the east and west coasts. At the same time, they will learn about food sustainability, Jewish agricultural laws, medicinal herbs, global food security and the growing food justice movement within the Jewish and secular worlds. This in a program, run by Jewish Farm School, with offices in New York and Philadelphia and co-sponsored by Hillel, which intends to give students a greater understanding of the complex issues involving sustainable food production.
Updated: Feb. 18, 2010
As a result of a generous grant from the Jim Joseph Foundation, HUC-JIR will be offering full tuition scholarships to students who study Jewish education at the Schools of Education in Los Angeles and New York. This will be available for those students applying for 2010.
Updated: Dec. 28, 2009
The Post- Baccalaureate Certificate in Jewish Education is a 20-unit graduate program that provides students with the knowledge and tools to become effective Jewish educators. By integrating classical and contemporary Jewish studies with pedagogy, the certificate in Jewish Education program will prepare its students to embark on careers as educators in a formal or informal Jewish educational setting. The core components include three graduate Jewish studies courses, three education courses, and a final project.
Updated: Dec. 23, 2009
The TAMID Israel Investment Group is a comprehensive, three phased program that connects American business-minded students with the Israeli economic landscape. The initiative aligns the next generation of philanthropists, leaders and investors in Israel through education, hands-on investment experience, and meaningful professional opportunities. This program is currently being piloted at the University of Michigan and will expand to college campuses nationwide in the near future.
Updated: Dec. 06, 2009