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As part of the inaugural national launch of Moving Traditions’ program for teen boys, Shevet Achim: The Brotherhood, 25 men gathered for a training seminar in New York. In the mix were professional Jewish educators (rabbis and rabbinical students, teachers, directors of teen programs and summer camps) and men that work in the wider world (two lawyers, a pediatrician, a sommelier, a yoga instructor, a film editor and a sportswriter) who are willing to serve as mentors for local Jewish teens.
Updated: Oct. 05, 2011
The Jewish Women’s Archive will be holding four days of intensive professional development at the Institute for Educators, July 10–14, 2011 in Waltham, MA. The 2011 Institute will focus on the rich stories of Jewish women and men involved in the Civil Rights Movement. Open to educators working with students in grades 8–12 in formal and/or informal settings. All expenses (including travel - up to $500, hotel, and meals) will be covered by a generous grant from the Dorot Foundation. Twenty-five educators will be selected to participate in the Institute.
Updated: Feb. 13, 2011
Today, Bat Mitzvah is celebrated in some way in most parts of the Orthodox Jewish world. But how should a girl’s religious coming of age be marked? How should communities and families create meaningful Bat Mitzvah celebrations? Is the lack of a single model a liability or an advantage? Over 20 articles feature a variety of historical, halakhic, sociological, psychological and experiential perspectives on the topic in the Fall, 2010 issue of the JOFA Journal.
Updated: Jan. 02, 2011
In order to reverse the loss of Jewish boys after bar mitzvah, Moving Traditions has just released the comprehensive report, Engaging Jewish Teenage Boys: A Call to Action, offering Seven Lessons and Seven Principles to help Jewish educators, funders and parents more effectively reach teenage boys. The report is distilled from three years of research, 40 focus groups with Jewish boys, and program development, and grows out of the success of Moving Traditions' work with adolescent girls through Rosh Hodesh: It's a Girl Thing!
Updated: Nov. 16, 2010
The Jewish Women's Archive has announced the launch of the gender inclusive civil rights module of Living the Legacy: A Jewish Social Justice Education Project. Developed for educators of 8th-12th grade students in a variety of formal and informal Jewish education settings (including supplementary schools, day schools, service learning projects, and retreats), it includes 16 lesson plans, all available online, free of charge, in an innovative online interface making it clear and easy to use.
Updated: Nov. 16, 2010
JOFA is pleased to announce the launch of its new JOFA Campus Fellowship for academic year 2010-2011. This program will give eight undergraduate Orthodox women across North America the opportunity to become leaders in their campus communities. JOFA Fellows will participate in a cutting-edge leadership seminar in New York City where they will meet and learn from JOFA leaders. The Fellows will work together with JOFA to plan and execute relevant and exciting programming for their campuses. The cohort of JOFA Fellows will form a supportive network, empowering them to effect change in their campus communities and beyond.
Updated: Aug. 29, 2010
Just in time for Women’s History Month, the Jewish Women’s Archive (JWA) has created On the Map, a new way to collect and explore Jewish women’s history using the powerful combination of crowdsourcing and Google Maps. A user-generated map, On the Map will showcase significant places in Jewish women’s history, including sites both marked and unmarked, familiar and obscure. Users can put their own stamp on history by clicking on a location and adding a photo and their description of the new landmark.
Updated: Apr. 28, 2010
In honor of Women's History Month, JESNA will spotlight women of substance and learning in education…. one new woman every day in March, 2010. Come learn about someone new every day!
Updated: Mar. 21, 2010
The Jewish Orthodox Feminist Alliance aims to expand the spiritual, ritual, intellectual and political opportunities for women within the framework of halakha, advocating meaningful participation and equality for women in family life, synagogues, houses of learning and Jewish communal organizations to the full extent possible within halakha. The JOFA website is a centralized location for resources pertaining to women and halakha included in the online library.
Updated: May. 07, 2009
This issue of 614 HBI eZINE examines the Bat Mitzva ceremony. Is it an important rite of passage into a Jewish life or a staged, pressured or even forced and uncomfortable event? The editors asked: What would it take to create a ceremony with meaningful rituals that left girls feeling truly connected to Judaism? This issue presents some of the solutions, opinions, and stories rounded up to spark the conversation.
Updated: Mar. 30, 2009