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The Alliance for Jewish Early Education is a network of state and national organizations, institutions and philanthropies that are currently addressing issues related to the Jewish education of young children and their families. Their website offers resources and toolkits for parents, teachers, and program directors, as well as relevant research papers and contact information.
Updated: Jul. 26, 2011
As summer approaches, this issue of EdJewTopia focuses on bridging the gap between formal or informal education settings and the Jewish education that happens in the home. EdJewTopia is an e-newsletter devoted to the field of complementary Jewish education (CJE). There are hundreds of thousands of children engaged in community programs, synagogue schools, homeshuling, experiential retreats, and other modes of Jewish engagement. EdJewTopia is designed to highlight professionals' great work, support educators and parents with new tools, and inform the community at large about CJE.
Updated: Jun. 14, 2011
In today’s fast paced digital age, often parents feel left behind while their children seem to be easily navigating every rapid change and innovation. It is no wonder many parents are at a loss of how to assist, monitor and guide their children through the digital maze of the Web2.0 explosion. Eliezer Jones edited this guide to begin to assist parents in making informed decisions about technology, social media and the internet that are best for their children and family.
Updated: Apr. 10, 2011
ChallahCrumbs.com is a family oriented website with a constantly growing collection of Jewish educational activities for parents and children. The site features special recipes based on the weekly Torah reading but also offers regular recipes, reviews of children's books, videos on how to do Jewish-theme crafts projects, and a weekly five-minute podcast on the weekly Torah reading. Devorah Katz and Shefa Weinstein, who established the site and run it, are aiming to create a virtual Jewish community. Their many visitors come mostly from North America and Israel. But there are also many followers from China, Germany and other distant places.
Updated: Mar. 14, 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
Teams from innovating congregations are invited to the Family Education Summer Conference on August 3 - 5, 2009 in NYC at the Hebrew Union College - Jewish Institute of Religion in the heart of Greenwich Village. The theme will be “How Do Congregations Accompany Families on their Jewish Journeys?”
Updated: Jul. 02, 2009
Over 4500 mothers and daughters around the world have participated in Matan's Mother – Daughter Bat Miitzvah Program - 'Jewish Women Through The Ages' since its inception. The program consists of ten sessions during which mothers and daughters together study sources about Jewish women throughout history. The women studied in the program were selected because they embody positive attributes and values from which the girls can learn. Each learning session is accompanied by an experiential activity related to the relevant figure or subject.
Updated: Dec. 18, 2008
Wendy Grinberg, Associate Director of the Union for Reform Judaism's Department of Lifelong Jewish Learning discusses the Reform Movement's new high school curriculum - Sacred Choices: Adolescent Relationships and Sexual Ethics and describes its effects as noted in a number of pilot sessions.
Updated: Sep. 24, 2008