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Immersive Jewish Service-Learning (IJSL) for North American young adults has been an area of focus for Repair the World since its founding in July 2009. The purpose of this report is to share the progress of Repair the World’s 2010-11 grantee-partners and the IJSL field following the close of its second program year.
Updated: Mar. 04, 2012
In response to recently released studies and articles on the prevalence of “dropping out” of Jewish life of Jewish teens following the bar/bat mitzvah experience, Matt Grossman, executive director of BBYO Inc., posits that giving Jewish teens a chance to feel a part of something greater than themselves can draw them back into Jewish experiences and identity.
Updated: Jan. 31, 2012
Encounters at Brandeis give high school students the chance to explore and be challenged by new ideas, discover fresh forms of self-expression, and develop deep friendships - all within an inclusive Jewish community situated on the campus of Brandeis University. Brandeis is currently offering three residential summer programs for high school students, as well as year-round online learning courses.
Updated: Dec. 07, 2011
Deborah Hirsch writes in the Philadelphia Jewish Exponent about the Ramah Day Camp Communal Produce Garden Project. The project started out five years ago as a 400 square feet patch of land for day campers to use in their nature program. Today it has become 10,000-square-foot source of produce for low-income families and seniors struggling with food insecurity, yielding more than 1,300 pounds of produce for the Mitzvah Food Project and area meal- delivery programs.
Updated: Nov. 08, 2011
Yeshiva University’s Center for the Jewish Future (CJF) announced that its “Counterpoint Israel Program,” a month-long service-learning initiative that aims to empower the next generation of Israeli youth via an action-packed, Jewish values-driven summer camp experience, has been retooled to allow counselors to receive graduate level credits for their participation in the program. This new development makes Yeshiva University the world’s first institution to offer an accredited program for Jewish service-learning.
Updated: Jul. 26, 2011
Teach For America and Teach First Israel Join Forces to Build a Global Movement to End Educational Inequity
Fifty Seven top Teach For America corps members are meeting with their Teach First Israel counterparts to learn from one another how best to inspire students in disadvantaged areas to succeed in school and to work on a communal vision of educational equality. The encounter is just one stop for Teach For America corps members on the REALITY Israel Experience program. The 10-day trip is designed to introduce corps members to Israel’s education and social justice systems, give them exposure to top Israeli leaders and thinkers, and help them uncover and recommit to the values that drive their passion for public service.
Updated: Jul. 26, 2011
This report, funded by Repair the World, examines contemporary Jewish young adults and their attitudes and behaviors towards community service. The study reveals that Jewish millennials, most of whom engage in volunteer work, believe their service can make a difference in the world and in the lives of others. While most of these young adults currently do not connect their service with Jewish values and identity, the findings provide a path forward for Jewish leaders who believe that making this connection is important for strengthening the Jewish community.
Updated: Jul. 17, 2011
This study reports on an assessment of the landscape of Jewish Service Learning of young people aged 18-24. The assessment included the current capacity among practitioners, the support required to further that capacity and the relevance of secular national service and other faith-based service traditions in defining the potential and evolution of Jewish Service Learning. The report results help better understand and maximize the value that Jewish service learning offers.
Updated: Jan. 22, 2009
JGooders is a newly launched online central, global, Jewish-Israeli arena of Good Doers, (aka Gooders). JGooders facilitates and broadens the opportunity to do good deeds by allowing visitors from all over the world to learn about Jewish/Israel social projects and contribute to and/or volunteer for them. As of mid-December, JGooders listed a total of 117 projects in nine countries, including 16 in the United States belonging to more than 30 Jewish/Israel charity organizations
Updated: Dec. 29, 2008
'Leaders for Tikkun Olam' is a newly launching leadership program providing young professionals from Israel and around the Jewish world the opportunity to live, learn and contribute together to communities in need in Israel and in developing countries while building a future leadership for their own communities of origin. The eight month program in Israel and India provides training and action in Tikkun Olam ('fixing the world') preparing the participants to become leaders of an international Jewish service corps.
Updated: Oct. 29, 2008