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The Cohen Camps in New England are piloting an innovative approach this year, one with the potential to provide a solution that enhances the lives of our staff and our campers alike. It’s a program we’re calling Dor L’Dor: College Style, and we see it as an approach that could work for many camps. It allows our counselors to have the best of both worlds: an internship in Israel and a chance to work at the Jewish summer camp they love.
Updated: Jan. 22, 2014
BBYO’s Stand UP initiative empowers teens to identify a cause that inspires them, and develop their own campaign to affect positive change in their local and global community. It is a grassroots movement of Jewish teens across the globe to take action and tackle the issues and causes they care about most. It empowers a generation of young Jewish leaders who are self-aware and motivated to become agents of change within and beyond the Jewish community.
Updated: Jan. 15, 2014
Havurah, a unique program for teens from the North American Russian Jewish community, had its inaugural session during the 2009 summer at Camp Tel Yehudah in Barryville, New York. The program gives the opportunity for teens entering 9th through 12th grades to spend three and a half weeks with their peers at Camp Tel Yehudah, the national teen leadership camp of Young Judaea. Havurah will be held again this summer between July 21 – August 14, 2014.
Updated: Jan. 08, 2014
Beginning in the fall of 2013, twenty exceptional Chicago teens embarked on an exciting fifteen-month journey along with their peers from JUF's Partnership 2Gether region in Israel—Kiryat Gat, Lachish, and Shafir. Diller empowers participants to be active, effective leaders with a strong Jewish identity and a respect for pluralism.
Updated: Dec. 25, 2013
In 2012-13, as part of an investigation about the role that goals, indicators and outcomes play in Experiential Jewish Education(EJE), the Department of Experiential Jewish Education at Yeshiva University’s Center for the Jewish Future, with support from the Jim Joseph Foundation, created a research project to address three sets of questions: Goal Setting, Evaluation of Goals, : Content of Goals. The project was carried out by Dr. Beth Cousens.
Updated: Dec. 04, 2013
The Bronfman Youth Fellowships in Israel (BYFI) announced last week that applications are now being accepted for the 28th year of this program. The Bronfman Fellowships selects 26 outstanding North American students for a rigorous academic year of seminars including a free, five-week trip to Israel between the summer of fellows’ junior and senior years of high school. The program educates and inspires exceptional young Jews from diverse backgrounds to grow into leaders grounded in their Jewish identity and committed to social change.
Updated: Nov. 27, 2013
Sifriyat Pijama B’America (SP-BA) Jewish Bedtime Stories in Hebrew is a Hebrew and Jewish family engagement literacy program implemented throughout the United States which mails free, high-quality Hebrew Jewish children's literature and music on a monthly basis to children ages 2-8. These books are a gift for your family to keep forever!
Updated: Oct. 21, 2013
More than one hundred fifty Jewish educators, community professionals, and volunteers from the former Soviet Union and Israel will gather in Lvov, Ukraine on October 13 to take part in the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee’s fourth annual Jewish Informal Education Conference. The four-day gathering on community-building and Jewish learning will engage participants in a variety of network-building opportunities, knowledge sharing workshops, and Jewish education best practices. They will also explore contemporary Jewish life in the former Soviet Union and the significance of the Galicia region to Jewish history.
Updated: Oct. 20, 2013
October is the final month during which schools may register for the 2013-2014 US Chidon HaTanach (Bible Contest). The National Bible Contest (Chidon HaTanakh) is a contest that the Jewish Agency for Israel sponsors for American Jewish youth in grades 6-11. The contest divides students by grade level into separate groups for junior high students and high school students. Within each age group, Day School students (of all denominations) take exams in Hebrew, while others take exams in English. On the basis of preliminary exams, high scorers are invited to the national finals in New York in May.
Updated: Oct. 13, 2013
The Rothschild Foundation (Hanadiv) Europe is sponsoring up to 20 places for youth and student leaders to attend the next Limmud Conference in the UK and to participate in a specialised programme to enhance Jewish knowledge, discuss contemporary issues in Jewish society and offer an introduction to project development and management.
Updated: Sep. 11, 2013