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Ten units of study in a pilot program that will include 100 junior high schools will introduce the Jewish people in the Diaspora to Israeli students. The program was recently revealed, and Ynet has learned that it will begin in the coming school year. Israel’s Minister of Education, Naftali Bennett: "Deepening the connection with Diaspora Jewry is the task of this generation."
Updated: Jul. 11, 2018
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Updated: May. 23, 2018
Many Jewish parents and communal leaders ask how can we increase the odds that our kids, when grown, will remain Jewish. Day schools, summer camps, and visits to Israel are important, of course, but I’ve recently been studying the field of attachment theory, and it’s convinced me that to promote Jewish continuity we need to give our kids something essential at a much, much earlier age—in fact, starting at birth. That essential thing is a “secure attachment.”
Updated: May. 16, 2018
The Complex Relationship between the Brazilian Jewish Community and Israel: the Jewish Institutions and Their Leadership in São Paulo
The thesis has sought to shed light into the relationship between the Jewish Diaspora and Israel through the lenses of the Brazilian Jewish community. Due to the fact that it holds the largest Jewish population of Brazil and hosts numerous prominent Jewish organisations, the state of São Paulo was chosen as the case study of the research. Based on the analysis of publications and websites of those institutions and, mainly, of interviews with the most important leaders of the Jewish organisations in São Paulo, the author has tried to bring to the fore their chief activities concerning Israel. Furthermore, the conduction of semi-structured interviews enabled the identification of attitudes and perceptions of the main Jewish Brazilian leaders towards Israel, as well as their role as members of a significant Jewish Diaspora.
Updated: Feb. 26, 2018
In the current study, the cities of Beer Sheva and Nahariya were taken as case studies for examining the contribution of the Twin Cities program to promoting residents’ feeling of belonging to their Jewish identity. Specifically, the current study attempted to examine the effect of town of residence and age group on feeling of belonging, and whether familiarity with the Twin Cities program affected the feeling of belonging to Jewish identity, in the assumption that residents familiar with the program would report a stronger feeling of belonging than residents not familiar with it.
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
This article proposes a conceptual model of experiential multicultural museum education that delineates teaching approaches in multicultural museum education. It is grounded in the framework of conceptual research aimed at identifying and clarifying key characteristics and educational concepts raised by museum’s designers and educators. The analysis it presents is based on insights learned during the design of the Interactive Jewish Museum of Chile.
Updated: Feb. 12, 2018
Over the course of the past year I conducted a study of Yeshiva high school graduates, beginning in the post-college years. The goal was to gain a greater understanding of the religious lives – both regarding practice and beliefs – beyond the college bubble. The survey was disseminated via Facebook (with all its limitations) and garnered more than 1200 responses. After poring over the data (and there’s lots more to process), I have prepared an interim report. Its purpose is to raise questions for educators and lay people to discuss, with the hope that seeing where the students are at in the longer term can help inform educational goals, content, and messages.
Updated: Feb. 07, 2018
Minister of Diaspora Affairs Naftali Bennett Advancing Plan to Bring Families of Lone Soldiers to Israel
Minister of Diaspora Affairs Naftali Bennett is promoting a government decision to bring the parents and families of lone soldiers serving in the IDF to Israel to visit their children during their service. More than 2,900 lone soldiers whose parents live abroad are currently serving in the IDF. While there are organizations that facilitate parental visits to Israel, not all parents of serving lone soldiers can afford such an expense. As such, the Ministry of Diaspora Affairs—in conjunction with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Defense— will formulate and implement a unique program for organized visits.
Updated: Aug. 30, 2017
Despite the increasing recognition of the impact of Jewish education on communal Jewish diaspora identity, studies rarely explore how increased enrolment, and collective attachment to the State of Israel in Jewish day schools is influenced by location. Drawing on recent concepts in sociology and diaspora studies, this article examines the specific pedagogical practices initiated by the Bronfman Jewish Education Council, and Montreal Jewish educators, to link students living in the diaspora to the State of Israel, and signals the importance of creating mechanism that teach attachment to the territory of Israel.
Updated: Jul. 27, 2017