Search results for: Hungary
Page 1/1 8 items
The Szarvas Fellowships program is accepting applications for summer 2015. The fellowships offer students completing 10th and 11th grades an opportunity to attend the largest international Jewish camp in Szarvas, Hungary with a pluralistic group of teens from across the United States and Canada. This program will explore issues of Jewish identity, Pluralism, Jewish peoplehood and more. Camp Szarvas has campers from 20-25 countries around the world.
Updated: Nov. 12, 2014
Teaching the Legacy #31 - e-Newsletter for Holocaust Educators – At the Last Moment: The Tragedy of Hungarian Jewry
The 31st issue of Teaching the Legacy, e-newsletter for Holocaust Educators has just been released. This year marks 70 years since the destruction of Hungarian Jewry. As such, we have dedicated this newsletter to the tragedy of Hungarian Jewry, which literally occurred at the last moment in the Holocaust. In fact, what makes the Holocaust in Hungary unique is that over half a million Hungarian Jews were murdered in such a short time, beginning in the spring of 1944 and continuing throughout the winter.
Updated: Jan. 29, 2014
Established twenty years ago to reconnect young Jews from post-Communist Central and Eastern Europe to Jewish life, today Camp Szarvas provides a venue for hundreds of campers from over 25 countries to explore their Jewish identity, connect with Israel, and build an unparalleled Jewish community that transcends geographical borders and religious denominations. For a week each summer, the integration program for people with disabilities brings youngsters with special needs as well as elderly residents of the Újpest Israel Sela Nursing Home to the camp.
Updated: Aug. 28, 2012
Ruth Ellen Gruber writes about a handful of Budapest synagogues that have seen an upsurge of membership and communal engagement in recent years thanks to active young rabbis and a family-friendly focus. With an estimated 80,000 Jews, Budapest has the largest Jewish population of any central European city. It is home to about 20 Jewish congregations, ranging from the dominant Neolog (moderate Conservative) stream to traditional Orthodox and Chabad, to American-style Reform, to informal minyanim such as Dor Hadash, an independent egalitarian congregation that is associated with the Masorti (Conservative) movement.
Updated: May. 15, 2012
New Reports Highlight Need for Reform of Hungarian Jewish Infrastructure and Preservation of Jewish Heritage in Poland
The renewal of Jewish life in Hungary and Poland comes under scrutiny in two reports published by JPR this week. The research, conducted by local experts on behalf of JPR and funded by the Rothschild Foundation (Hanadiv) Europe, was designed to assess the development of Jewish communities in East-Central Europe since the collapse of communism, as well as the challenges they face going forward.
Updated: Sep. 27, 2011
Three young women have founded a Moishe House in a century-old building in the heart of the Budapest's downtown old Jewish quarter, bringing Jewish activity to the city's Jewish young adults. There are parties at Jewish holidays, movie nights, lectures on Jewish topics, social action meetings and a Kabbalat Shabbat service followed by a potluck dinner that attracts dozens of people each Friday night.
Updated: Mar. 15, 2010
The Jewish Agency has laid the cornerstone for a new Israel Cultural Center in Budapest that could serve as a testing-ground for similar Israel-Diaspora centers worldwide. Modeled on other nations' foreign cultural services, the center will bring under one roof a wide range of activities connected to Israel, and will expose visitors to a many fields of Israeli culture.
Updated: Nov. 04, 2009
A JTA Central European correspondent and his family join 80 Hungarian Jewish families for five days of Jewish retreat and activity at the famed Szarvas camp in southeastern Hungary. There, they strengthen their ties to the Jewish people and build their Jewish identity.
Updated: Jul. 22, 2008