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Thirteen senior officials from leading universities and study abroad programs in the United States have arrived in Israel for a week-long visit aimed at developing new study abroad partnerships with Israeli institutions. The visit is being organized by Masa Israel Journey, a partnership between The Jewish Agency for Israel and the Government of Israel, along with the Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Updated: Dec. 23, 2013
The Hartman Rabbinic Torah Study Seminar is an annual 10-day study program that enriches rabbis of all denominations and nurtures their capacity to inspire their communities, excite them by the Jewish tradition, and motivate them in their quest for meaning. During the summer 2014 seminar, June 30-July 10, 2014, the faculty of the Shalom Hartman Institute will explore and teach Jewish ideas relating to the pressing contemporary issues of war and peace.
Updated: Dec. 01, 2013
The Bronfman Youth Fellowships in Israel (BYFI) announced last week that applications are now being accepted for the 28th year of this program. The Bronfman Fellowships selects 26 outstanding North American students for a rigorous academic year of seminars including a free, five-week trip to Israel between the summer of fellows’ junior and senior years of high school. The program educates and inspires exceptional young Jews from diverse backgrounds to grow into leaders grounded in their Jewish identity and committed to social change.
Updated: Nov. 27, 2013
The MOFET International Leadership Seminar in Israel for Jewish educators and community leaders (July 1-10, 2014) will deal with issues and models of Jewish leadership throughout the history of the Jewish people, up to the present time, examining the participants' management and leadership styles and helping them promote community leadership in the roles they are currently performing or will perform in the future.
Updated: Oct. 30, 2013
The René Cassin Fellowship Program (RCFP) is a one year educational program on Judaism and human rights for young professionals (ages 25-35). It has hubs in New York, London and Jerusalem, with 12 Fellows in each hub. Over the course of a year, Fellows will gather for monthly study sessions (evenings) that explore human rights through the lens of Jewish values and the Jewish historical experience. The program also involves intensive interaction between the three centers of Jewish life, a 9-day study tour to Israel in June and hands-on internships in institutions working on human rights and social justice issues.
Updated: Oct. 21, 2013
This past year, my colleagues at YU CJF and I spent a lot of time reflecting on the successes and challenges that Yeshiva University’s Counterpoint Israel program has had since its establishment eight years ago. We commissioned Dr. Ezra Kopelowitz and his team at Research Success Technologies to conduct an intensive study of Counterpoint Israel between June 2012 and January 2013.
Updated: Oct. 06, 2013
The Jewish Theological Seminary’s Davidson School of Education runs a full semester-in-Israel program called Kesher Hadash (“New Connection”), which is generously funded by the Jim Joseph Foundation. Kesher Hadash takes ten emerging Jewish educators every year and provides them with a rich, immersive and compelling educational experience in Israel that gives them the tools to graduate from Davidson as Israel educators ready to take on the diverse challenges of the field.
Updated: Sep. 01, 2013
Ahuva Ron, director of the School Twinning program between Los Angeles and Tel Aviv for the Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles for the last eight years, highlights some aspects of this highly effective and impactful model of teen engagement.
Updated: Aug. 28, 2013
Hope Chernak shares how she adapted what she learned at the Union for Reform Judaism’s kallah for educators in Israel to further vibrant Israel education in the congregational synagogue setting.
Updated: Jul. 30, 2013
The Tikvah Fund is pleased to announce that they are now accepting applications for the 4th cycle of the Tikvah Israel Seminars for Post-High School Students. The program intends to supplement Israel program curriculums by providing a forum for interdisciplinary study, dialogue, and camaraderie amongst a select group of students. By exposing participants to a range of perspectives from public intellectuals and thinkers, they hope to help develop the next generation of thoughtful and learned Jewish leaders.
Updated: Jul. 28, 2013