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The Limmud Impact Study looks at how successful Limmud has been in taking people ‘one step further on their Jewish journeys’, what these journeys consist of and their wider impact on Jewish communities. The study focuses on Limmud volunteers and draws on a survey of ten Limmud volunteer communities in eight countries - UK, USA, South Africa, Bulgaria, Hungary, Germany, Israel and Argentina - together with focus groups conducted with Limmud volunteers from around the world.
Updated: Aug. 14, 2018
All fourth- to eighth-graders in Israel will get the opportunity starting September, 2018 to hone their spoken English skills in after-school lessons costing just NIS 4 ($1.10) an hour, the Yedioth Ahronoth daily reported Sunday. The joint initiative of the Education Ministry and the Association of Community Centers’ Shalem volunteer organization will make affordable lessons that would cost around NIS 150-200 ($42-55) privately. Shalem will provide the English-speaking teachers from its pool of community volunteer retirees.
Updated: Jun. 20, 2018
In preparation of Israel’s 70th anniversary, Ji Tap’s game-creator tool has been updated with a special collection on Zionism and Israeli Culture. In the new creator packs, you can find key figures from the country’s founding history all the way to modern day history; Natan Sharansky, Golda Meir, Ilan Ramon, Chaim Nachman Bialik, Naomi Shemer and more. In addition to the collection of personalities and figures, our 70th Independence Day collection has been updated to make the production of digital games for the 70th anniversary easier and more enjoyable than it has ever been!
Updated: Apr. 11, 2018
Etgar, which organises the annual general Jewish knowledge challenge for UK primary schools, has launched a new venture for secondary school pupils. Its first quiz on Israel, aimed at 14-year-olds in year nine, will take place on Yom Ha’atzmaut next month as part of the celebration of Israel’s 70th anniversary.
Updated: Mar. 13, 2018
Over the past eight years, more than 25,000 Israel ScaVentures participants have learned about Jerusalem and other Israeli cities, and have connected to a meaningful Jewish story, by their feet, with their brains and in their hearts. The aim of this post is to highlight the experiential components of the game that educators should keep in mind when creating great educational activities, and to demonstrate by use of examples how we have done that.
Updated: Feb. 11, 2018
Registration for the US Chidon Ha’Tanach 2018 is live! Please make sure that your school completes the following link in order to ensure that you receive important Chidon communications over the course of the year. The Chidon has three divisions: a Hebrew Middle School Division, Hebrew High School Division, and an English Division. Private registration for individual participants is an available option as well.
Updated: Sep. 27, 2017
The editors of the Journal of Jewish Education are planning a themed issue on Jewish summer camps. We are seeking research on day or residential summer camps that self-identify as Jewish camps. The focus of the research is to be on camps as a Jewish educational resource. The camps may be located in North or South America, Europe or Israel and serve a camper population from between the age range of 5-17. Research on educational staff at camp and camp alumni is also most welcome.
Updated: Aug. 08, 2017
Leshomra is a two-year-old Israeli organization that helps plant gardens at nursery schools, kindergartens, schools, and community centers in ultra-Orthodox neighborhoods in an attempt to connect children in a tactile way to nature and how things grow. It aims to build environmental awareness and green practices from the bottom, through a real understanding of Haredi culture and how best to relate to people in that community.
Updated: Jun. 14, 2017
The holiday of Shavuot tends to lack many of the kid-friendly themes that are part of the richness of other holidays. Here are a number of ways that we can connect our children and students to this special holiday.
Updated: May. 17, 2017
The JustCity Leadership Institute (June 25–July 9, 2017) is JTS’s award-winning pre-college program, training high school students in the fundamentals of Jewish change leadership in collaboration with AVODAH: The Jewish Service Corps, Camp Ramah, United Synagogue Youth, and American Jewish Society for Service. JustCity brings rising juniors and seniors together to live on JTS’s New York City campus, take college-level courses, engage in social justice work, and build community through vibrant Jewish programming.
Updated: May. 03, 2017