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From Hitler’s rise to power in 1933 until the liberation in 1945, music played an integral role in daily life under Nazism. On this website, you can learn about diverse composers and musicians, including those who supported the Nazis and those who became their victims. Visit our music page for a wide range of sound recordings of music and songs, or explore musical life in ghettos and camps across Europe using our interactive map.
Updated: May. 03, 2017
A quantitative arts-based study was conducted with high school juniors and seniors at a community Jewish school in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. This group represented a diverse mixture of students who populate the school in relation to gender, involvement in school life, and religious denominations. Students were prompted to draw a religious Jew and the images were scored based on five different markers.
Updated: Apr. 19, 2017
Contribution of Dance Studies from the Point of View of Religious Dance Teachers in Formal Education
This article examines perceptions of observant dance teachers on aspects related to their professional world. The study included 119 teachers, graduates of the dance department at an academic - religious college of education in Israel. The data was collected through a structured questionnaire developed specifically for the study and through interviews with teachers. The data shows that the predictor for the perception of the contribution of dance lessons to pupils is the interrelations between dance and the inner world. The significance of these interrelations arises, among other things, in the finding that the teachers' choice of instruction of the art of dance allows them to realize themselves and mold a new path in the instruction of dance within a religious worldview, as part of an education system compatible with their own worldview.
Updated: Oct. 05, 2016
When I asked my class to tell me about their Jewish Identity on day one, I got the answers you would expect. 'I'm Jewish because my parents are Jewish,' 'I don't have any feelings about it. I'm just Jewish,' and the dreaded, 'I don't know what to say about it.' That first day we talked about how it's okay not to know. I told them I wasn't looking for the 'right answer.' I let them know we would be spending 7 weeks asking the question and that all of our answers would be different. I was more interested in the process than I was in the product and my students were intrigued by that.
Updated: Aug. 10, 2016
The study and practice of the arts can serve as a powerful vehicle for learning. This issue of Hayidion presents ways that the arts can deepen intellectual inquiry as well as sparking creativity, engage students' hearts and minds in science, literature, and all aspects of Jewish studies, expose learners to provocative, contemporary issues of culture and politics, and draw meaningful connections across the curriculum and among people.
Updated: Jul. 06, 2016
The article presents research from a practitioner research study conducted in a non-denominational Jewish secondary school. As part of the study, students created artistic works based on chapter 12 of the biblical book of Numbers. Four of the twelve student groups created works that directly engaged with their conceptions of God as represented in the text while also making direct links to God's role in their lives. Learning through the arts can be a powerful tool that teachers can draw on in order to provide space for students to reflect on their understanding of God and as a way to engage students in conversations about God.
Updated: Apr. 20, 2016
Education students are challenged to read, investigate, study, think, and plan. But what makes education vibrant, dynamic and personal is the infusion of the study with creativity - blending the thinking with dreaming and the planning with cultural inquiry and exploration. With this in mind and generous support from the Covenant Foundation, the Graduate Center for Education created Dream Lab, a think tank of artists and educators developing a programmatic vision for infusing the field of Jewish education with creativity through the arts. Our goal is to prepare the field to meet The Creativity Imperative through professional training and support for artists who want to serve as educators and rethinking conventional modes of teaching and learning that dominate the landscape.
Updated: Jan. 06, 2016
Dancing the “Day Of Atonement”. The Use Of Visual Texts for Teaching Choreographic Principles and Imparting Jewish Values
This paper is part of a larger study that set out to explore the pedagogical tools used by religious teachers in order to convey – through dance – traditional messages which cultivate a sense of communal belonging and shape the identity of the student, thereby bridging the tension between dance and the way it is perceived by traditional religious Judaism. I will analyze one class in which the teacher used visual art to weave choreographic principles into the learning of tradition and how the visual text serves as a cultural message around which the teacher structures a dance piece, simultaneously creating and conveying dance content knowledge and knowledge of the tradition.
Updated: Dec. 30, 2015
The following research study presents data drawn from an arts-based qualitative research study from 2013. Students created artistic interpretations of biblical texts using a variety of media. One of the significant findings of the study was that learning through the arts provided students with an opportunity to take on the role of parshan, or biblical commentator. Three examples of artwork is presented and combined, they show that by taking on the role of parshan, students were able to craft original interpretations of text and develop new connections with the text. Learning in this way demonstrated the significance of integrating the arts into Bible curricula as a vehicle for developing new types of positive and educational experiences for students.
Updated: Dec. 02, 2015
With the new academic year about to begin, nine leading Israeli artists will take up residency at colleges and universities across the U.S. through the Schusterman Visiting Israeli Artists program. The program, run under the auspices of the Israel Institute, has been bringing pieces of Israel’s vibrant art scene to new audiences for the past eight years – and this year promises to be as colorful and thought-provoking as ever. The diverse incoming class includes two best-selling Israeli writers, whose works have been translated into more than a dozen languages; one of Israel’s leading composers; and other acclaimed and accomplished virtuosos of choreography, music, literature and the visual arts.
Updated: Aug. 19, 2015