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JTA correspondent Dina Kraft, writes about a new curriculum being introduced into Israeli high schools. Over the last 60 years, there has been scant study of contemporary Jewish life in America, even though the Jews of America may be the largest Jewish community in the Diaspora. Signaling the beginning of a shift in direction, 11th- and 12th-graders preparing for the national history matriculation exam this year for the first time were required to study a unit on American Jewry's contribution to the Jewish people after the Holocaust.
Updated: May. 30, 2010
Just in time for Women’s History Month, the Jewish Women’s Archive (JWA) has created On the Map, a new way to collect and explore Jewish women’s history using the powerful combination of crowdsourcing and Google Maps. A user-generated map, On the Map will showcase significant places in Jewish women’s history, including sites both marked and unmarked, familiar and obscure. Users can put their own stamp on history by clicking on a location and adding a photo and their description of the new landmark.
Updated: Apr. 28, 2010
In cooperation with the Turkish government, the Izmir municipality and the local Jewish community, a group of donors and academics from Israel are working to restore the largest of the collapsed synagogue complexes of the ancient Jewish community of Izmir. They hope to fashion a 'living Jewish museum' on the spot that will teach the local Muslim population and the international academic community about Izmir's Jewish past.
Updated: Aug. 05, 2009
When the National Museum of American Jewish History opens at its new location on Philadelphia’s Independence Mall in November 2010, a core piece of its permanent exhibition will be the “Only in America Gallery/Hall of Fame”. The museum has relaunched its Web site including a section asking the public to help select the first 18 subjects for this exhibit.
Updated: Jul. 30, 2009
Debbie Findling and Simone Schweber, Teaching the Holocaust (Los Angeles, CA: Torah Aura Productions, 2007)
With the publication of Teaching the Holocaust, Simone Schweber and Debbie Findling offer Holocaust educators a new handbook to navigate the abundance of available resources. Schweber and Findling draw on their own experiences as seasoned Holocaust educators, as well as a substantive array of primary and secondary sources, to produce this concise, informative, and useful resource for teachers.
Updated: Mar. 31, 2008
Michael M. Lorge and Gary P. Zola, A Place of Our Own: The Rise of Reform Jewish Camping (University of Alabama Press, 2006)
A Place of Our Own: The Rise of Reform Jewish Camping is a welcome addition to the incipient literature on Jewish residential camps. By providing an historical look at the rise and development of the first Reform Jewish camp, Olin-Sang-Ruby Institute (OSRUI), this volume of essays expands our knowledge of varied aspects of Reform Jewish camping. But its primary value is to demonstrate how historical knowledge can add nuance to our understanding of Jewish camping.
Updated: Mar. 26, 2008