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To help prepare for the New Year, the Rabbi Lord Sacks, Chief Rabbi of the United Hebrew Congregations of the Commonwealth, has recorded a series of ten thought-provoking videos, each reflecting on a particular idea associated with this time in the Jewish calendar or on an individual prayer said on Rosh Hashanah or Yom Kippur. These deep messages accompany the newly published Koren Rosh Hashana Prayer Book (Machzor) with an introduction and commentaries by Chief Rabbi Sacks.
Updated: Sep. 27, 2011
Between 1933 and 1945, millions of children were displaced as a result of persecution by the Nazis and their collaborators. After World War II, relief agencies photographed some of the children who survived to help find their families. Now, more than 65 years later, the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum is working to discover what became of these young survivors. They have created the Remember Me? Website to allow viewers to search and view over 1100 historical images of children displaced as a result of World War II. Visitors to the site are encouraged identify the images and submit information about them and their families. Over 100 children's images have been identified on the site so far.
Updated: Jun. 14, 2011
To gain a better understanding about the ways that new media can be used to engage people in Jewish life, The Natan Fund is launching a New Media grant area for 2011. Natan’s New Media grants will support cutting-edge projects that use new media to create new access points to Jewish life and learning, build Jewish communities, and/or inspire and enable people to be a part of Jewish life. In this pilot round of the New Media grants, Natan expects to give away about $100,000 in grants ranging from $10,000 – $40,000.
Updated: May. 12, 2011
The Zemereshet Hebrew website is part of a project dedicated to rescuing classic Hebrew songs from oblivion. The project focuses on Hebrew songs that were composed and written before 1948 and are in danger of being lost and forgotten. A team of volunteers has been at work over the last few years, gathering the words, tunes and recordings of nearly 3000 songs, making them available on the Zemereshet website as a database searchable by names of songs, composers and performers and subject matter. The site also contains a collection of popular and academic articles curated by Professor Shai Burstyn dealing particularly with the historic and cultural aspects of these songs.
Updated: May. 11, 2011
Yad Vashem, the Holocaust Martyrs' and Heroes' Remembrance Authority, has opened two new YouTube channels showing the video documentation of the Eichmann trial to mark its 50th anniversary, one with a simultaneous English-language translation. The channels are a cooperative effort between Yad Vashem, The Israel State Archives, and Google. The Eichmann Trial Channel contains over 200 hours of trial sessions and a compilation of testimonies. Yad Vashem also created a website about the trial with featured documents, testimony, photos and articles about the trial.
Updated: Apr. 12, 2011
MediaMidrash seeks to raise the quality of Jewish education by offering teachers easy access to 21st century multimedia technologies. Media Midrash is an online platform linking multimedia content to innovative curricula, providing Jewish educators the ability to bring art, animation, film and music directly into their classrooms.
Updated: Apr. 11, 2011
Names, Not Numbers is a copyrighted oral history film project and curriculum, created by Tova Fish-Rosenberg in 2004. Unique features of the project include the academic, integrated, multidisciplinary curriculum, combining research through Internet web sites, video production, interviewing techniques, documentary film tools, and editing. Throughout the project, the students work with professional adults--a local newspaper editor, a filmmaker, and Jewish studies teachers. After the training and research, the students gain first - hand knowledge through being paired with and given the opportunity to interview and videotape Holocaust survivors, World War II veterans who liberated camps, survivors who later immigrated to pre-1948 Israel, and second generation, who are now living in the same communities as the students.
Updated: Apr. 11, 2011
The AVI CHAI Foundation has help create films that provide insight into Israeli life and society. Now, with the creation of self-contained movie lessons, these DVD learning modules are being made available free of charge for educational use in North America. This is an extraordinary opportunity to connect Jews here on a personal and emotional level to the State of Israel. These films offer a window into Israeli life that can take the viewer beyond the constraints of newsprint, broadcast news or even the occasional visit to Israel.
Updated: Mar. 30, 2011
Jacob Richman has launched a website which aims to help visitors learn Hebrew phrases and sentences easily. The free site incorporates 54 topics with 1,200 Hebrew phrases and sentences. The Hebrew phrases are presented as images with nikud [vowels]. There are English translations and transliterations along with high quality audio for each phrase created in a sound studio. The site includes 152 Hebrew study sheets for learning offline.
Updated: Mar. 29, 2011
The Afikim Foundation has launched 'ToTallyOnline.org,' the first live, interactive online Hebrew School. Utilizing cutting-edge web-conferencing technology and a kid-friendly interface, this groundbreaking program allows students, ages 8-11, to interact via video, audio or text chat to create a fully functional virtual classroom from their own home. An introductory semester of 10 one-hour classes on consecutive Sunday mornings began on January 9, 2011 and is continuing through March 13th.
Updated: Feb. 13, 2011