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With the help of readers' suggestions, Lawrence L. Langer, Michael Berenbaum, Joanne Weiner Rudof and Paula Hyman have compiled this all too brief list of writers, scholars and works. The list includes paintings, novels, memoirs, films, poems and graphic works, as well as historical studies. It provides a possible first step for those who would consider themselves Holocaust literate. The curators' intention was not to be populist, exclusive or exhaustive but to map a way into the subject.
Updated: May. 03, 2011
Recently, Omanoot.com, a web portal aimed at strengthening people's connection with Israel by speaking to them in the language of art was launched. On the site, surfers will be able to access movies, music, literature and visual arts. Currently, Omanoot - which means art in Hebrew - offers 40 to 50 documentary and short films as well as the trailers of a handful of feature films, which can be viewed in streaming video free of charge. The site plans to eventually offer streaming video of commercial movies as well. The project's team also plans to soon add music and other visual art forms on the site.
Updated: Feb. 09, 2011
Sue Fishkoff writes in the JTA about worldwide Limmud which started out 30 years ago in Britain as a conference for professional Jewish educators and has burgeoned into the world’s largest network of gatherings promoting informal Jewish education, and has become a creative and professional hub for presenters, some of whom have become regulars on the Limmud circuit.
Updated: Jan. 19, 2011
To help Jewish education fully take advantage of the power and potential of arts, Avoda Arts, the Foundation for Jewish Culture, and JESNA’s Lippman Kanfer Institute joined forces in 2009, with support from the Lippman Kanfer Family Foundation, to explore potential strategies for expanding and enhancing the role of the arts in K-12 Jewish education. This report summarizes their findings as of September 2010.
Updated: Jan. 11, 2011
Limmud Conference celebrates its 30th anniversary this week at the University of Warwick in Coventry. About 2,500 people from all walks of Jewish life and from across the world gathered between Sunday and Thursday, 24-30,2012 for the Limmud Event. Participants can choose from 1,200 sessions, including lectures, discussions, workshops, debates, drama and music performances, and text study. 23 sessions running right through the week will be broadcast online to share Limmud with learners from around the world.
Updated: Jan. 02, 2011
Debra Nussbaum Cohen writes of two men, Matt Barr and Ori Salzberg, call themselves Bible Raps Nation and travel from Jewish camps to Jewish schools to Hillel chapters on college campuses, connecting students with Jewish texts by writing rap music about the Bible. They sing about Jacob and Joseph, Noah and Moses, Jewish values and Jewish pride. They formed BRN two years ago, after they met in Jerusalem, and their approach is proving popular among Jewish educators, who are always looking for innovative ways to engage their students with Jewish texts and ideas.
Updated: Oct. 17, 2010
A new survey of Jewish choral singers conducted online in May and June, 2010 on behalf of the Zamir Choral Foundation, shows that Jewish choral singers are more Jewishly involved than the average American Jew. Responses to the survey received from more than 2,000 Jewish singers, cantors and music lovers show that people who take part in Jewish choral singing are more likely to do more Jewish volunteering, give to Jewish causes, and belong to synagogues than the American Jewish community in general.
Updated: Oct. 17, 2010
Based on four years of pilot programs with families in New York City, Los Angeles, Jerusalem and London, Storahtelling is proud to present Raising the Bar – serving the B’nai Mitzvah experience with an innovative, personalized program that re-imagines the process and product of the B’nai Mitzvah milestone. Storahtelling works with both unaffiliated and affiliated families, within and beyond traditional settings.
Updated: Jun. 22, 2010
'adDRESSING Women's Lives', an innovative educational initiative at The Weber School in Atlanta, pairs students with senior women in an oral history project with an artful and cross-generational twist. After interviewing the women about their lives, students design dresses that reflect these women's silent, but very real impact on their families and communities. Spearheaded by Covenant Award recipient and educator Barbara Rosenblit, along with Sheila Miller, the school's arts educator, the program has attracted national attention for its educational value, uniqueness and effectiveness.
Updated: Mar. 23, 2010
David Frank, photographer and educator, writes a beautiful blogpost about helping to create Jewish identity by digitally recording the important moments of the Jewish Life Cycle and cherishing them thus allowing us to 'translate our busy, sometimes chaotic lives into the illustrated narratives that, upon reflection, help us understand who we are, where we fit and what we mean.'
Updated: Feb. 18, 2010