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The Jewish National Fund has dedicated the largest indoor playground in Israel in Sderot on Purim, 2009. The 21,000 square-foot state of the art rocket-proof Indoor Recreational Center provides Sderot’s youth with a place to have fun, connect with friends, enjoy stimulating classes, and be children, safe from Kassam rockets fired from the Gaza strip.
Updated: Mar. 22, 2009
Ze'ev Bielski, a newly elected MK and the outgoing chairman of the Jewish Agency, calls for a revolutionary change in Israel – Diaspora relations in order to help meet the emergency situation facing Diaspora Jewry. The danger posed to ongoing Jewish existence in the Diaspora caused by assimilation, intermarriage, low Jewish birth rate, the increased distance from Holocaust memories, the weakening bond with the State of Israel and local Jewish institutions and other factors, require the State of Israel and the government of Israel to act to help guarantee the future of the Jewish people.
Updated: Mar. 15, 2009
Call for Papers: The First International Conference on The Purposes and Practices of Israel Education
The Melton Centre for Jewish Education at the Hebrew University and MAKOM - The Israel Engagement Network announce a call for papers for an International Conference on The Purposes and Practices of Israel Education to be held at the Hebrew University, December 20-22, 2009.
Updated: Mar. 01, 2009
For the third consecutive year, MOFET JTEC and Soul Train are conducting a special Leadership Seminar in Israel for leaders of small Jewish Communities from around the world. During the three week seminar, the participants will study, tour the country, and meet prominent Israeli individuals such as ministers, Members of the Knesset, Ministry of Education officials, leaders of social organizations, and much more. The group will learn and deliberate about issues and topics that are of interest and concern to small Jewish communities. These discussions between the participants and seminar leaders will be continued after the seminar using digital communications.
Updated: Feb. 12, 2009
An interview with Prof. Leonard Saxe of Brandeis University by Dr. Manfred Gerstenfeld of The Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs about The Birthright Israel Program. Prof. Saxe describes the program, its history and impacts as reflected in the body of research on the program asa well as the possible future impact of Birthright on developing Jewish identity of both Diaspora and Israeli participants.
Updated: Feb. 09, 2009
A program to bring Diaspora teachers and community leaders on a subsidized educational trip to Israel has gained Israel government approval for the first time. At a recent cabinet meeting, the ministers approved a pilot program of Netivey Masa, or Masa Pathways, a joint government-Jewish Agency project that is intended to finance a majority of the expense for such trips. The teachers will visit schools in Israel, and meet other educators preparing them to help establish an interface between the Israeli education system and Diaspora Jewish education systems.
Updated: Feb. 08, 2009
B'Lev Echad is a global initiative to unite Jews around theworld to commemorate the first yartzeit of the 8 students killed at Yeshivat Mercaz HaRav and celebrate the Torah to which they were so committed. The event will take place in Jerusalem on February 24th, 2009, while schools, yeshivot, college campuses, and institutions around the world participate in this event via a live internet broadcast. The event will also conclude a worldwide learning initiative and mitzva campaignproject.
Updated: Jan. 01, 2009
Israeliness, a new program sponsored by Dor Chadash USA and the 92nd Street Y, launched in September, is aimed at Israeli parents who are living in the Diaspora but want to give their children a Jewish and Israeli identity. Israeliness activities are geared for children from birth to age 6, usually revolving around Jewish holidays and other Jewish themes expressed in music, arts and crafts, storytelling and play.
Updated: Dec. 29, 2008
The Jerusalem Municipality Tourism Authority has made walking tours of Jerusalem enjoyable, friendly and free. Download one of the 12 audio guided tours, written by the authoritative Yad Ben Zvi Institute, print out the accompanying map and text files and begin the tour. The audio files can be played from an mp3 player using speakers or headphones, allowing the tour to be done at the desired pace.
Updated: Dec. 18, 2008
Israel experience trips—and Taglit-Birthright Israel trips in particular— increasingly include a substantial mifgash—an “encounter” between the Diaspora Jewish visitors and Israeli peers. The aim of the present report is to improve understanding of the formal and informal components of the mifgash, as well as the significance of the experience for North American and Israeli participants.
Updated: Dec. 18, 2008