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Gary Rosenblatt writes about Israeli PM Binyamin Netanyahu's announcement of the Israeli government’s decision to more than double its investment in the popular free 10-day trips for young Diaspora Jews, Birthright Israel, to $100 million in funding over the next three years. That, along with the commitment of funders in the US to significantly increase their donations to Birthright, means that by 2013, more than half of all Jews in the world between the ages of 18 and 26 will have had a ten-day free trip to Israel.
Updated: Jan. 19, 2011
'Jewish WikiLeaks' Goes live in Jerusalem - Hundreds of Thousands of Pages from Jewish Newspapers from 19th Century to Present
A recent article in Haaretz writes about The Historical Jewish Press, which will contain hundreds of thousands of pages from Jewish newspapers from the 19th century to the present, and was officially launched recently. The project is a joint initiative of the national library and Tel Aviv University that will give researchers, teachers, students and the general public rapid, easy and unprecedented access to periodicals. The website, currently holds more than 400,000 pages from 20 Hebrew, French, Judeo-Arabic (Ladino), English and Hungarian-language newspapers that until recently were hidden away in dusty archives. Full-text search of the periodicals is available on the site.
Updated: Jan. 10, 2011
The Melton Centre for Jewish Education represents the Hebrew University’s commitment to the advancement of Jewish education worldwide. For many years that commitment has included a focus on understanding and improving how Israel is taught in the Diaspora. This focus has seen expression in conferences, research projects, professional development programs, and curriculum development initiatives, all animated by a shared incentive to advancing the field of Israel education. In recent years, the Centre's work in this field has intensified in response to a widespread concern that younger Diaspora Jews are increasingly disconnected from the State of Israel. This intensifying work has, in turn, fostered insights, skills and institutional capacity at the Centre that is expected to bear on future projects.
Updated: Jan. 02, 2011
Masa Israel Journey and the Jewish Education Service of North America (JESNA) today announced the launch of the Lainer-Masa Israel Fellowship, a two-year program for Jewish young adults interested in careers in Jewish education. This joint venture will engage North American Masa Israel undergraduate university participants while in Israel and place them in a second year internship upon returning to their campuses.
Updated: Dec. 30, 2010
This study was commissioned by Masa Israel Journey to measure the efficacy of long term Israel programs for future Jewish involvement and affiliation. Its findings show that participation in semester or year programs in Israel is directly linked to stronger Jewish affiliation and leadership – regardless of the Jewish background growing up.
Updated: Nov. 30, 2010
As part of a joint project with the Israel Defense Forces, 100 high school students will be chosen each year to participate in a special elite program that allows them to complete a bachelor's degree before performing an extended army service of six years, instead of the usual two or three. During the six years, they would serve as school teachers, primarily in the periphery. This is part of the Israeli Education Ministry's plans to improve the quality of instruction at the country's schools.
Updated: Nov. 23, 2010
The Jewish Student Union (JSU) is a national organization dedicated to establishing Jewish clubs in public high schools. Founded with 4 clubs in Los Angeles in 2002, JSU has enjoyed rapid growth and now serves more than 220 clubs across North America, reaching more than 9,000 teens annually. By fostering a social atmosphere, presenting engaging and entertaining educational programs, and lowering the barriers to participation, JSU reaches all types of teenagers from the under-engaged to the already involved.
Updated: Nov. 16, 2010
Seven honors students from the Yeshiva University high schools — four from the Yeshiva University High School for Boys/Marsha Stern Talmudical Academy (YUHSB) and three from the Samuel H. Wang Yeshiva University High School for Girls (YUHSG) — will be participating in a new independent study Hebrew literature course in which they will be mentored by a renowned Israeli author with the goal of developing their Hebrew-language creative writing skills. Entitled “Meet the Israeli Author,” the workshop is the first of its kind in a North American Jewish high school.
Updated: Nov. 15, 2010
Registration Opens for the MOFET JTEC Seminar in Israel for Spanish Speaking Diaspora Community Leaders – Summer, 2011
Registration has just opened for MOFET JTEC's special leadership seminar in Israel for leaders of Jewish communities in the Spanish speaking world. It will focus on Jewish leadership models throughout Jewish history to the present, on the analysis of the participants' management styles, and on designing ways to promote the participants' role as community leaders now and in the future. During the two week seminar, the participants will study, tour the country, and meet prominent Israelis such as ministers, Members of the Knesset, Ministry of Education officials, leaders of social organizations, and much more.
Updated: Nov. 15, 2010
The MOFET JTEC Leadership Seminar in Israel (June 21, 2011 – July 7, 2011) will deal with issues and models of Jewish leadership throughout the history of the Jewish people, up to the present time, examining the participants' management and leadership styles and helping them promote community leadership in the roles they are currently performing or will perform in the future.
Updated: Nov. 02, 2010