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In Back to School, authors Alex Pomson and Randal F. Schnoor argue that the Jewish day school serves as an unconventional site for creating religious meaning in new ways by bringing adults and children together for education, meeting, study, and worship-like ceremonies. They suggest that day school functions as a locus of Jewish identity akin to the Jewish streets or neighborhoods that existed in many major North American cities in the first half of the twentieth century.
Updated: May. 18, 2009
The author analyzes data from previous studies and surveys to examine the cost of living fully in the Jewish milieu in the United States in 2002, including the costs of synagogue affiliation, intensive Jewish education, camps, Federation and other Jewish charitable donations, and memberships in Jewish Community Centers and Jewish communal organizations, among others.
Updated: Feb. 11, 2009
The North American Jewish Data Bank is the central repository of social scientific studies of North American Jewry. The Data Bank’s primary functions are to (1) acquire, archive, and disseminate quantitative data sets and reports, both contemporary and historical and (2) encourage utilization of the archive through training and provide information about methods for studying Jewish communities. Its goal is to aid in understanding North American Jewish communities, and to improve the quality and utilization of research conducted about North American Jewry.
Updated: Jan. 20, 2009
Four researchers introduce us to four ways of thinking about Jewish identity and its relation to Jewish education. Each of them suggests a metaphor (Charme , the double helix; Hyman, a movie camera) or a model (Kress, multiple identities; Horowitz, journeys) to help us think about what we mean when we say “Jewish identity.”
Updated: Oct. 04, 2008
A JTA Central European correspondent and his family join 80 Hungarian Jewish families for five days of Jewish retreat and activity at the famed Szarvas camp in southeastern Hungary. There, they strengthen their ties to the Jewish people and build their Jewish identity.
Updated: Jul. 22, 2008
The “Masa el Hadrasha” sixth grade curriculum (in Hebrew) is applied in 250 sixth grade classes across Israel. The students embark on a journey on which they encounter their family's story, passing rites, their own identity and their Bar/Bat Mitzvah torah reading. Using all of these elements, they write their own Drasha (sermon) which they deliver at an impressive class-family ceremony.
Updated: Jul. 21, 2008
The Museum of Jewish Heritage - A Living Memorial to the Holocaust invites Jewish middle schools to participate in the Living Museum project. A special two day training session on August 18-19, 2008 at the Museum in New York City is being held to enable educators in Jewish schools to bring this project into their classrooms in the fall 2008 semester.
Updated: Jul. 20, 2008
In preparation for Facing Tomorrow - The Israeli Presidential Conference May, 2008, The Jewish People Policy Planning Institute (JPPPI) published a volume of background and policy documents. The volume contains documents dealing with geopolitics, Jewish identity, science, technology, medicine and global economics, which were meant to provide the participants with the primary tools for making the conference deliberations as efficient, productive and inspired as possible.
Updated: Jul. 09, 2008
PANIM is a non-profit, advocacy organization working to promote pluralistic Judaism in Israel in partnership with over 50 organizations and institutions that share its vision. PANIM’s portal serves as a gateway for resources which aid in fulfilling its mission of increasing public and government recognition of Jewish pluralism and pluralistic Jewish education as a strategically important component of Israel’s strength as a nation.
Updated: Jun. 16, 2008
Introduction to the Hebrew Edition of Visions of Jewish Education - Medabrim Chazon (Talking Vision)
A translation of the introduction to Medabrim Chazon (Jerusalem: Keter, 2006), the Hebrew translation of Visions of Jewish Education, by Seymour Fox, Israel Scheffler, and Daniel Marom (Cambridge, 2003). The editors of Medabrim Chazon wrote this introduction for Israeli readers, who encounter in Medabrim Chazon not just a translation of Visions of Jewish Education, but the world of North American Jewish education.
Updated: Apr. 16, 2008