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JewishHistory.org offers anyone interested in Jewish history, in the context of world history, various popular learning formats based on Rabbi Berel Wein's multimedia lectures and books.
Updated: Mar. 07, 2010
The financial crisis and demographic shifts are reshaping the Jewish community in ways we could hardly have imagined a generation ago. Historian and Brandeis University Professor Jonathan Sarna sheds light on what history can teach us about Jewish revival in uncertain times.
Updated: Aug. 25, 2009
Tel Aviv’s Museum of the Jewish Diaspora has announced that it will completely overhaul its exhibitions in an effort to update them to state-of-the-art museum technology with interactive displays and to put Diaspora Jews on an equal footing with those in Israel. The state-funded museum, which opened in 1978, will soon begin a $25 million project to expand its footprint, redevelop the exhibitions and reopen in 2012 with what essentially will be a new museum, including a new name: the Museum of the Jewish People.
Updated: Aug. 03, 2009
The National Library of Israel and Tel Aviv University are collaborating in creating a searchable website containing a collection of Jewish newspapers published in various countries, languages, and time periods. Digital versions of each newspaper can be displayed, making it possible to view the papers in their original layout. Full-text search is also available for all content published over the course of each newspaper’s publication.
Updated: Jun. 08, 2009
The Department of Hebrew and Jewish Studies of the University College London (UCL) will host a Postgraduate Students Workshop on Jewish Education on September 23, 2009. Postgraduate students and researchers in the early stage of their career are welcome to participate and will be given the opportunity to present a short paper on their own research. The workshop will focus on presenting research on the history of Hebrew education from the 1880s to the outset of World War I.
Updated: May. 11, 2009
The third YIVO EPYC Educators Seminar on East European Jewish Heritage will be held June 22 to 25, 2009, at the Center for Jewish History in New York City. Eligible participants in the Educators Seminar include teachers from various settings, including Jewish high schools, colleges, public schools and private schools, museums and afternoon religious schools, as well as graduate students in education and Jewish studies.
Updated: Feb. 26, 2009
The JAFI - Jewish Zionist Education content-rich website serves a diverse, worldwide audience - from senior professional educators to individuals seeking basic information - in five languages. It serves as a resource center for Israel-related issues with features such as 'Eye on Israel', which offers in-depth information on Israel's history, culture and society; Israel-Diaspora projects; and Jewish Time with quizzes, calendars and lifecycle insight.
Updated: Dec. 15, 2008
On the Road to Statehood is a series of twenty web-based lessons, for middle-school students that focus on Zionist history from 1881 until November 29, 1947. Students experience this pivotal era in Zionist history through the eyes of ten characters, featured throughout the site, who tell their own historically relevant stories. These stories engage the students and help make the historical periods come alive for them.
Updated: Dec. 03, 2008
Centropa has captured the oral histories of 1,400 elderly Jewish Holocaust survivors spread across 15 countries between the Baltic and Aegean Seas and made them and over 25,000 of their old family snapshots available through a searchable online database.
Updated: Oct. 06, 2008
This daylong conference, to be held in New York City, brings together historians, anthropologists, and scholars of culture in order to reflect on the ways in which young Jews experienced their lives as Jews and Americans over the past two centuries, and how communal and cultural change were reflected in anxieties about Jewish youth.
Updated: Oct. 04, 2008