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The World Confederation of Jewish Community Centers (WCJCC), together with its partner organizations, is launching “Amitim-Fellows – A Global Leadership Network” – a three year program designed to develop a group of worldwide Jewish leaders who will bring the idea of Jewish Peoplehood to their communities and beyond. The program will engage and train a select group from 30 JCCs worldwide – ten from North America, ten from Israel, four from Latin America, three from Europe and three from FSU – to build new and innovative global partnerships.
Updated: Oct. 02, 2013
At the YU School Partnership, we have adopted the principle of “stress testing” relative to helping ensure our Jewish day schools can sustain themselves under challenging conditions. The findings from our Benchmarking program with fifty Jewish day schools indicates that over half of our schools need to work on improving their scores!
Updated: Aug. 30, 2013
The J-Smarts website, currently under development, is organized according to Gardner's Multiple Intelligences, matching the attributes of each with Web 2.0 programs. A plethora of emerging web-based programs have been organized according to Howard Gardner's Multiple Intelligences, thus opening the door for educators to plan learning opportunities that play to the strength of the learner.
Updated: Aug. 20, 2013
The Yad VaShem International Holocaust Research Institute has launched the Hebrew online edition of the Ghetto Encyclopedia, containing over 1,100 entries, encompassing the history of all Jewish ghettos across Nazi-occupied Europe during WWII. The English edition of the encyclopedia, written by Prof. Gai Miron and Shlomit Shulhani of the International Institute for Holocaust Research at Yad Vashem, was published in October 2009 and was later translated into Hebrew.
Updated: May. 07, 2013
Mattat – A Meeting Place for Young Israeli Religious Women Before and After National or Military Service
Seven years after her daughter, Mattat, and niece, Kinneret, were killed in a terrorist ambush in the Etzion Bloc, Rivka Rosenfeld has established a website that brings together religious women before and after military service. This is not a solemn static memorial site but a dynamic website, which recently has become a mandatory stop for religious girls who are planning their military or national service after high school.
Updated: Apr. 29, 2013
The Jewish Education Service of North America (JESNA) recently unveiled a new online resource for accessing information about and discussing new program models and resources for supplementary Jewish education, InnovationXChange. JESNA's aim is not just to make available richer information about innovative programs and resources, including links to web sites and videos of the programs in action when possible. They also want to take the “exchange” element seriously to encourage and enable program developers, users, and beneficiaries to share their experiences and reflections on them.
Updated: Mar. 05, 2013
Kishuran, a very popular repository of Hebrew online learning materials, has recently upgraded its user interface, making searching for learning materials much easier. The database, developed by the Israel Teachers Union Professional Advancement Fund, offers educators access to nearly 90,000 links to unaudited learning materials from the depths of the Internet. The materials were identified by skilled information experts, then indexed and cataloged, and presented to users in a user-friendly and convenient interface.
Updated: Feb. 12, 2013
Thousands of fragments of the Dead Sea Scrolls went online this week with the launch of a new website by Google and the Israel Antiquities Authority, part of a move to make the famed manuscripts easily available to scholars and the general public. The Leon Levy Dead Sea Scrolls Digital Library, stored on Google servers, will eventually hold all of the tens of thousands of fragments of the scrolls in very high resolution. For now, some 4,000 scans of infrared photographs taken right after their discovery in the 1950s have been uploaded, as well as 1,000 new scans done in a lab specially constructed for this task by the Antiquities Authority.
Updated: Dec. 25, 2012
Ask Herzl, a project of the Israel on Campus Coalition, is a central hub for ready-to-run Israel programming, a venue to share best practices in the form of How-To Guides, and a place to search for the right speakers for Israel events. It also connects students and professionals around the country who are working on similar initiatives and facing similar challenges to collaborate and share ideas and best practices. Users will be able to submit resources for the Israel community to see, share, critique, and “like.”
Updated: Nov. 04, 2012
The Jewish English Lexicon is a collaborative online database of distinctive words that are used in the speech or writing of English-speaking Jews. Think of it as the Wikipedia or Urban Dictionary of Jewish language. The words in this database stem from several languages of the Jewish past and present, including the Hebrew and Aramaic of ancient biblical and rabbinic texts, the Yiddish of centuries of Jewish life in Eastern Europe, and the Modern Hebrew of contemporary Israel.
Updated: Oct. 30, 2012