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‘I Want Them to Learn about Israel and the Holidays’: Jewish Israeli Mothers in Early-Twenty-First-Century Britain
Research has shown that the presence of children in the Jewish Israeli emigrant family intensifies their ambivalence about living abroad, but encourages greater involvement with fellow Israelis as they seek to transmit a Jewish Israeli identity and maintain their children’s attachment to the Jewish state. This article explores this assumption by focusing on the experiences of mothering of a group of Israeli emigrants in Britain. Based on twelve oral history interviews, it considers the issues of child socialisation and the mothers’ own social life. It traces how the women created a social network within which to mother and how they tried to ensure their children preserved a Jewish Israeli identity. The article also seeks to question how parenting abroad led the interviewees to embrace cultural and religious traditions in new ways.
Updated: Jul. 27, 2016
A recent survey conducted by the Jewish Federation of Miami, found that in 2014 about one in four Jewish households in the Miami area participated in Chabad-Lubavitch programming. But truly groundbreaking was the breakdown by age group: 36 percent of families ages 35-47 and nearly half (47 percent) of families age 35 and younger engaged with Chabad programs. Over the past ten years, 71 Chabad shluchim (emissary couples or families) have established communities around the world catering exclusively to young adults (ages 25-39); of those, 55 have been established just in the past two years. Data collected from just 25 of these locations, over the past 12 months, has so far revealed impressive statistics: 108 Jewish weddings, 408 Jewish holiday and Shabbat experiences with more than 24,000 attendees, over 5000 Torah classes and discussions.
Updated: Jun. 22, 2016
'I left with Moses' is an experimental Pesah seder learning format created by the Jewish Education Center of Cleveland's Curriculum Department with the goal of creating a stronger bridge between Jewish educational programs and the homes of children in grades 4-7. Part of the website is specifically geared to children ('Let's Do' and 'Let's Practice') and part of the site brings a big idea from the seder to parents ('Let's Learn').
Updated: Mar. 11, 2015
How do we talk to young children living far away from Israel about the current situation (Operation Protective Edge) when they are not yet old enough to understand terms like “Zionism” or “anti-Semitism” or “terrorism” or “occupation”? As parents of young children and also as Jewish educators, we would like to offer some tips for talking (and listening) to young children about the current conflagration.
Updated: Dec. 21, 2014
It happened for Hillel on Campus. It coalesced for Jewish Day Schools. Birthright Israel has done it. It came together for Jewish Camping. Each of these movements has succeeded in attracting and convening partisans and funders, creating excitement, attracting resources and making a huge difference in Jewish life in North America. Perhaps the biggest endeavor in Jewish life in North America has yet to flower in this way. It has great potential to transform Jewish life, and it is poised and ready. The majority of our children continue to receive Jewish education in synagogue and part-time settings and their families continue to be engaged in synagogue or Jewish community life. We have yet to seize on this huge opportunity for our community.
Updated: Aug. 07, 2014
Temple Emanuel in Pascack Valley, NJ is working with Jerusalem Edtech Solutions (JETS Israel) on a unique project of online education. Among the goals of the program, JETS and Temple Emanuel educational staff want to encourage a higher degree of parental involvement in their children's Hebrew school experience and an increased understanding of what their children are learning. The project, entitled The Holocaust: Remembering and Rebuilding, provides an overview of the Holocaust and the Rebirth of the State of Israel for the Temple's Bar and Bat Mitzva class. Students meet online over the course of three months to gain a deeper understanding of the Shoah and the establishment of the State of Israel, and how they impacted -- and continue to impact -- the Jewish World.
Updated: Mar. 05, 2014
Kavana is an independent Jewish community in Seattle which strives to create a supportive communal environment in which individuals and families can use 'kavana' - intention - to create a Jewish life that is spiritually fulfilling, intellectually satisfying, fun, and meaningful.
Updated: Jan. 08, 2014
Choosing a preschool is one of those important decisions that can feel totally overwhelming. After all, this is where your child will be spending her days for the next two or three years! But have no fear—Kveller has come up with the top 10 questions to ask any preschool. Armed with these, you’ll be able to ask the right questions and feel confident in the decision you finally make.
Updated: Nov. 28, 2013
J-LINC is an initiative to create inter-generational and developmentally appropriate Jewish education programming for NYC families with children ages five years and younger by partnering with educational organizations and community synagogues and Jewish Community Centers. The synagogues and JCC's participating in J-LINC will be exposed to new models of family engagement, and most importantly, families will have rich opportunities for deepening their connection to Judaism and to Jewish friends. After extensive professional development and training, the groups are now getting ready to host their first pilot events and they want you to join them!
Updated: Oct. 30, 2013
SHEVET, the Jewish Family Education Exchange, is pleased to invite you to its Fall 2013 Webinar mini – series. The three free webinars aim to aid Jewish family educators in creating collaborative programming, developing curricula and finding resources. The webinars are held online 2-3 PM ET.
Updated: Oct. 16, 2013