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The Tikvah Overseas Student Institute invites gap-year students studying in Israel to apply for a series of seminars sponsored by the Tikvah Fund. The educational programs that make up the institute supplement gap-year curricula by providing intimate settings for interdisciplinary study, dialogue, and camaraderie with other select students. By exposing our participants to great texts, intellectuals, and activists, the institute aims to inspire the next generation of thinkers who can lead the Jewish community, informed by Jewish values and ideas, as we confront the great questions of our times.
Updated: Oct. 07, 2018
North American Jews in a Year-Long Volunteer Program in Israel: Identities, Motivations, Attitudes, and Hebrew Language Proficiency
The study investigated a group of 68 young North American young adults who volunteered to teach English in Israeli public schools for a year in the framework of a joint project conducted by the Jewish Agency for Israel and the Israeli Ministry of Education entitled 'Israel Teaching Fellows' that was inaugurated in 2013. Employing a pre-post design, the research explored their motivations for joining the program as well as the changes in their self-ascribed identity, attitudes toward Israel and its culture, and gains in Hebrew language proficiency and knowledge about Israel.
Updated: Sep. 03, 2018
The Department of Education of the World Zionist Organization is pleased to announce a seminar for Hebrew teachers from the Diaspora, to be held in Israel on December 23-28, 2018. The seminar, which is being held for the third succesive year, aims to deepen the professional training of Hebrew teachers, to provide them with teaching tools, to improve their familiarity with Israeli culture, to develop a fruitful discussion about the state of Hebrew and its teaching and to develop Jewish educational leadership.
Updated: Aug. 14, 2018
The Blended Learning MA program specializing in Jewish Education, offered by the Seymour Fox School of Education through the Melton Centre for Jewish Education, is currently registering students for its fourth cohort. The program is designed for those seeking to learn about the challenges and opportunities of Jewish education in the 21st Century at a level that goes beyond the everyday problems of the educator.
Updated: Jul. 29, 2018
Some 2,000 young adults who thought they had missed the chance to travel on Taglit-Birthright Israel when they turned 27 – the regular program is for individuals 18 to 26 – are getting a chance to experience the touted 10-day free trip to Israel. This summer, and again in October and November, Birthright is piloting a series of trips for people between the ages of 27 and 32. The organization opened these missions up to its 25,000 past applicants who had not participated in a Birthright experience for one reason or another.
Updated: Jul. 11, 2018
We are excited to announce that applications for the spring 2019 semester of The Nachshon Project are now open. Applications will be accepted through October 15, 2018. The Nachshon Project, an endeavor of Legacy Heritage, cultivates future Jewish leaders by encouraging outstanding college students to pursue professional careers in service to the Jewish community. Fellows spend the second semester of their junior year of college, studying abroad tuition-free, at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Together with a cohort of peers, Fellows are provided with an in-depth Israel education, an immersion in Jewish texts, exposure to a variety of Jewish beliefs, and a wider understanding of Jewish career opportunities.
Updated: May. 30, 2018
The Shalom Hartman Institute’s 2018 Community Leadership Program Summer Retreat (CLP), which draws more than 100 Jewish community leaders from North America to the Institute's Jerusalem campus every summer, is scheduled to be held June 20 - 27, 2018. The theme for 2018 will be: "Derech Eretz: Building Character and Building Society." Join us this summer for a timely exploration of character development and ethical leadership in the Jewish tradition.
Updated: Mar. 04, 2018
iNfuse Initiative Will Help More Schools Bring Israel into All Aspects of Jewish Day School Learning Experiences
To help more Jewish day schools infuse Israel into all aspects of school life and learning, The iCenter welcomed nine new day schools across North America into its initiative, iNfuse: Israel in Jewish Day Schools. Each school now is creating a plan to make Israel education and experiences a deeper part of all aspects of school life, including classes such as science, the arts, Jewish studies, Hebrew language, all-school Israel engagement, and Israel travel.
Updated: Feb. 12, 2018
Torah Tech is a unique gap-year program in Israel for young men that integrates intensive Torah study with professional development through business internships. Our multi-faceted program challenges students to strive for excellence both religiously and professionally, by immersing them in the world of Torah and ruchniyut, as well as the world of high-powered Israeli businesses and tech companies. This rare combination can only be found in Eretz Yisrael, the eternal homeland of Am Yisrael and the birthplace of unparalleled innovation and advancement in business and technology.
Updated: Feb. 12, 2018
Nearly 18 years and 400,000 North American Birthright participants later, our latest research confirms that the skeptics were wrong. Participation in Birthright has a transformative impact that extends far beyond young Jews’ time in Israel. Birthright’s alumni, compared to similar young Jews who did not participate in the program, are more highly connected to Israel, more likely to have a Jewish spouse and raise Jewish children, and more likely to be engaged in Jewish life.
Updated: Feb. 12, 2018