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May is Jewish American Heritage Month (JAHM) in the U.S. and Jewish Heritage Month in Ontario. As we gear up for this May, we have compiled various resources to help you highlight Jewish American Heritage Month in your communities, and a popular JFNA Twitter feed, @JewishEvents, offers a dose of Jewish history facts each weekday, year round.
Updated: May. 12, 2015
A new Web portal, Jewish Life in Poland, is making directly accessible thousands of maps, photos, films and other everyday artifacts of what was once the largest community of Eastern European Jews before World War II. Little remains of that world, but the site’s creator, YIVO Institute for Jewish Research, once located in Poland but now in New York, has created a portal that presents a variety of documents, videos (from film), audio clips in Yiddish , Polish, Hebrew and Russian — all described in English.
Updated: Jul. 21, 2014
Building from the success of our signature professional development program, the Institute for Educators, JWA now brings face-to-face teacher training on the road. In an effort to meet the needs of more educators in diverse communities, JWA will be holding workshops in several different cities during the 2013–2014 school year. Workshop programs will be tailored to the needs of educators in those communities.
Updated: Jun. 11, 2014
The giant newsreel archive, British Pathé , released its entire collection of 85,000 films in high resolution, to the public this week on its Youtube Channel. The films, dating from 1896 to 1976, include hundreds of newsreels from Palestine prior to the establishment of Israel in 1948. Among the treasures the archive published are videos from Israel's first years, from the time of the British Mandate into the late sixties. Some of the videos are narrated, but others are raw footage that was left discarded on the editing room floor.
Updated: May. 07, 2014
This issue of HaYidion is devoted to teaching Jewish history. Our history is integral to who we are, yet ours is not a happy story. Thus, as many of the authors in this issue point out, it is unappealing to those whose focal point of Jewish identity, as revealed by the Pew Report, is a sense of humor. Within the pages of this issue of HaYidion are many suggestions for addressing this problem. Technology, creativity and an acknowledgement and awareness of the changing nature of the study of history provide the means by which we can make the teaching of Jewish history vibrant and meaningful.
Updated: May. 07, 2014
The Historical Jewish Press website is a joint project of Tel-Aviv University and the Israeli National Library, in collaboration with other Jewish and non-Jewish organizations throughout the world. In the project, hundreds of thousands (1,173,773 – March 04, 2014) of pages of Jewish newspapers from around the world and a variety of languages are uploaded to the Internet. The newspapers are all scanned from the repositories of the National Library of Israel and other partners in the project, this enables researchers and the general public to access the actual documentation of historical events from the perspective of the press in those days. The project aims to put up 2 million newspaper pages, Hebrew and other languages.
Updated: Mar. 12, 2014
After a gestation period of nearly two decades, the Museum of the History of Polish Jews in Warsaw is finally set to open its doors April 19, which is the 70th anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto uprising.
Updated: Apr. 29, 2013
Longtime friends and education enthusiasts Michael Shurp and Roi (Ziko) Tzikorel’s new project, “Making History: Israel on the Timeline,” is attempting to use Facebook as a tool to learn history resource material on a platform friendly and attractive to youth. 'Making History” is a series of Facebook pages in Hebrew that use the “timeline” format of Facebook to create online study guides that are free for all Israeli high school students, and focus on the subjects needed to pass the standardized matriculation exam in history.
Updated: Dec. 31, 2012
In this Reform Judaism Magazine Symposium, 20s and 30s speak candidly about what young adults want and need to find their home in the Jewish community. Historian and Brandeis University professor Jonathan Sarna sets the stage, shedding light on what history can teach us about the challenge of engaging the next generation of Jews and what to make of young Jewish leaders who are questioning and disrupting the establishment.
Updated: Nov. 06, 2012
The Collective Memory of a Civil War as Reflected in Edutainment and its Impact on Israeli Youth: A Critical Reading of Consensual Myths
Following the political assassination of Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin, in 1998, Israel's national theater, Habimah, produced the play “Civil War'.The play addressed the religious/hawkish-secular/dovish rift in Israel through a critical reading of events from Jewish history and raises the potential of civil war and political violence in Israel over Israeli-Palestinian peace. An empirical study of 107 Israeli students from the 11th grade who viewed the play presents the potential of “Civil War” to influence students and lead them to a critical reading of consensual myths of the Jewish historical/cultural texts and current events.
Updated: Sep. 27, 2012