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Several years ago, I ran a 10-week fellowship at New York University called the Jewish Learning Fellowship (JLF), which introduced Jewish study to college students with limited Jewish background. I was sure that the most important aspects of the class were the content of my source sheets, my pedagogical acumen and my ability to inspire. When I conducted research with the participants afterwards, they reported overwhelmingly that the most important aspect of the class for them was that they found friends, mentors and a sense of community.
Updated: Feb. 10, 2016
Yeshiva University Center for the Jewish Future (CJF) has announced that it is now accepting applications and nominations for Cohort VI of its Certificate Program in Experiential Jewish Education. The Certificate Program provides outstanding in-service practitioners with tools, knowledge and skills designed to infuse their practice with deliberation and intentionality by introducing theories and models that capture the essence of Experiential Jewish Education and its impact on the formation of Jewish identity.
Updated: Feb. 03, 2016
Soccer is Israel’s most popular sport. And, as any Israeli child will tell you, soccer is played on Shabbat; that’s just the way things are. The question of whether games should be held on Shabbat usually arises in the context of discussions related to Shabbat observance. The issue of the sanctity of Shabbat is important, but in this article we will highlight a different important social problem—the exclusion of the religious public from sports. It turns out that religious youth are largely prevented from excelling in sports in Israel. This is the case not only in soccer, but in general: in judo, fencing and swimming, many of the major tournaments are also held on Shabbat, thereby excluding religious competitors. Basketball leagues are an exception to this rule, as games take place during the week, and in fact many religious youth participate. This religious-secular dispute about playing on Shabbat poses a special challenge for Tzav Pius, an organization dedicated to bridging this divide in Israel. How can it be turned into an opportunity for turning the soccer field into a place of meeting and cooperation, one that would not only provide a solution for Shabbat observers, but would become a space where people can live and develop together beyond labels, stereotypes and separate educational systems?
Updated: Jan. 06, 2016
The Szarvas Fellowships is an incredible opportunity to attend the world’s largest international Jewish camp in Szarvas, Hungary with a pluralistic group of teens from across the United States and Canada. Every year, thousands of campers from over 25 countries attend Camp Szarvas , learning together the many different ways Jews around the world live out their Judaism. The Szarvas Fellowships encourage meaningful interactions and mutual understanding between youth from around the world. The North American Szarvas Fellows arrive on equal footing with their peers from different countries, ready to learn from and share with one another. By joining together in classic summer camp activities, participants are able to get to know one another in a relaxed, fun, environment.
Updated: Dec. 30, 2015
Zionist summer camps and their tourist activities in interwar Poland have been widely studied providing a broad analysis in a range of contexts. However, there has been limited exploration of Jewish summer camps organized by non-Zionist youth movements. This article addresses this omission answering questions about the ideals that motivated the founders of summer camps for Jewish socialist youth in interwar Poland.
Updated: Dec. 30, 2015
Every year, twenty-six outstanding North American teenagers are selected as Bronfman Fellows. The highlight of the Fellowship is a five week, all expense-paid Summer Fellowship in Israel. Fellows engage in thought provoking study and conversation and make lifelong friends. Our high-caliber educators focus on teaching a broad range of traditional and contemporary Jewish texts at a university level.
Updated: Dec. 22, 2015
We are excited to announce a new website where Jewish teens can discover summer experiences as unique as they are - FindYourSummer.org. FindYourSummer.org is the first site that connects Jewish teens to hundreds of programs - from surf camps to social action projects, international travel to art workshops - so they can explore their passions and expand their horizons. We know that summer planning starts early, and for us to reach as many teens and their families as possible, we need you to spread the word. Visit the site and, if you like it (which we hope you will!), go ahead and share it with your community members so they can kick-start their 2016 plans.
Updated: Oct. 21, 2015
Do you have a dream for a new and innovative summer program for Jewish teens? Join us in creating fresh and original programs that will engage more teens in Jewish life. As part of the New York Teen Initiative - a multi-pronged effort to increase the number and diversity of New York teens participating in Jewish summer experiences - The Jewish Education Project is beginning a second Incubator to help organizations develop creative programs that engage Jewish teens during the summer. The New York Teen Initiative is jointly funded by UJA-Federation of New York and the Jim Joseph Foundation. The Jewish Education Project serves as the lead operator of this initiative. We are recruiting organizations to participate in the second cohort of the Incubator, with the goal of seeding eight new experiences for summer 2017.
Updated: Oct. 14, 2015
The Foundation for Jewish Camp (FJC) is pleased to solicit proposals for Specialty Camps Accelerator II, funded by The AVI CHAI Foundation. The model is built on the success to-date of a process used for the two FJC Specialty Camp Incubator cohorts, which helped open 9 new Jewish specialty camps over the past 7 years with the partnership and support of the Jim Joseph Foundation and the AVI CHAI Foundation. Designed to ensure excellence and success, Specialty Camps Accelerator II aims to achieve the joint vision of the AVI CHAI Foundation and the FJC: to increase experiential Jewish learning, strengthen Jewish continuity, and foster strong Jewish social networks among Jewish children and youth.
Updated: Oct. 07, 2015
Gleanings is the ejournal of the William Davidson Graduate School of Jewish Education of The Jewish Theological Seminary. In this issue of Gleanings we look at the concept of 'meaning' - how people use it, what it might denote, and what the implications of these ideas are for our work in Jewish education. The articles in this issue of Gleanings are part of a larger collection that The Davidson School sourced from over 20 leaders in Jewish education as part of a conference convened in June 2015 at JTS around the term 'meaning' with support from the Lippman Kanfer Foundation for Living Torah.
Updated: Sep. 21, 2015