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This week saw the inauguration of the Sha’ar HaNegev High School's new 14,000 square-metre campus, just a few seconds rocket flight from Gaza, which includes two buildings provided by World ORT and its partners at the ICA Foundation and Ministry of Education with the support of British ORT, ORT Zurich and private World ORT donors in the UK and Canada: the academically oriented EMQ Science and Technology Center and a mechanics center for vocational training.
Updated: Jul. 04, 2012
Emily Comisar discusses a recurring question. How we get Birthright Taglit participants to feel a sense of responsibility to the community, to engage in it in whichever way is most meaningful and make it a more welcoming place for a rising generation of young Jewish adults? At a recent professional conference, she gained some insights about this question.
Updated: Jun. 19, 2012
Many Jewish education experts have been recommending the utilization of informal, experiential education methods within formal education frameworks in order to enhance students identification with Jewish values, living and identity. Ariel Zisken describes the special Etrog Program at Ulpanat Neveh Channah in the Etzion Bloc, Israel which has been implementing experiential education methods for fifteen years.
Updated: Feb. 08, 2012
Since its establishment in 2006, Jewish Spirit (Ruach Yehudit) has become Israel's largest and leading educational program in the field of Jewish identity. The central goal of the program is experiential learning of basic Jewish values through emphasis on the Zionist dimension and the relevance of Jewish values to modern society. The Jewish Spirit staff is comprised of young academics, trained in Jewish philosophy and culture, who work in full collaboration with the schools’ professional staff. The program is currently working in over 60 schools across the country.
Updated: Feb. 08, 2012
In response to recently released studies and articles on the prevalence of “dropping out” of Jewish life of Jewish teens following the bar/bat mitzvah experience, Matt Grossman, executive director of BBYO Inc., posits that giving Jewish teens a chance to feel a part of something greater than themselves can draw them back into Jewish experiences and identity.
Updated: Jan. 31, 2012
In her blog post, Sarah Mali, Director of Israel Engagement at the UJA Federation of Greater Toronto, aims to highlight a program that offers a new paradigm for Jewish Peoplehood engagement locally in North America - The UJA MAKOM Young Emissary Program in Toronto.
Updated: Jan. 31, 2012
Lo Alekha Ha-m’lakha Ligmor - A Review of the Teaching and Learning Section of the International Handbook of Jewish Education
This essay reviews the Teaching and Learning section of the International Handbook of Jewish Education published in 2011.
Updated: Jan. 01, 2012
Educators and school administrators, Jewish Agency officials and community coordinators from around Israel and from abroad came together at the Ramada Hotel in Jerusalem on Chanuka to mark the launching of the International School Twinning Network, which will help build bridges between schools in Israel and Jewish communities around the world. The new network website was unveiled and a joint Chanuka candle lighting ceremony was held with Jewish schools around the globe via videoconference to mark the event.
Updated: Dec. 28, 2011
Limmud, a Jewish education initiative, has grown from a small UK-based conference for 80 participants, to an international movement comprising annual events in more than 50 locations world-wide, reaching over 30,000 individuals per year. Until now, there has not been an attempt at a rigorous comparison across the different national Limmud groups to gain an understanding of the impact of participation. Topics covered by this survey include: Jewish identity, Jewish involvement, the Limmud experience, and impact of the program.
Updated: Dec. 27, 2011
Understanding the Jewish Identity and Experiences of Russian-Speaking Young Adults: A Study of the Taglit-Birthright Israel
This report examines the socio - demographic characteristics, backgrounds and current Jewish and Russian identities and engagement of Taglit participants with roots in the FSU. It then examines their Taglit experience and the impact of the trip. Finally, the report explores potential avenues to engage this group’s unique Russian-Jewish cultural and linguistic heritage and draw them into American Jewish life.
Updated: Dec. 06, 2011