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The Men's Post High School Yeshivot in Israel are pleased to announce the launching of a Joint Online Application. At present there are 18 yeshivot participating in the application. It is hoped that this new development will make the application process easier for students and their high school administrators and Israel guidance counselors.
Updated: Nov. 20, 2012
This paper highlights two aspects of the culture of empowerment that held sway in the yeshiva, the modern Talmudic academy that developed in Eastern Europe in the nineteenth century. The first aspect is the adversarial atmosphere that reigned in the classroom, and the second aspect is the joint endeavor of peer-teaching. The author's choice of these two features is guided by the sense that to varying extents they are not employed in our day school systems, but could foreseeably be included in the teacher’s toolbox.
Updated: Sep. 27, 2012
The Tikvah Fund is pleased to announce that they are now accepting applications for the 3rd cycle of the Tikvah Israel Seminars for Post-High School Students. The program, which includes 30 participants from various yeshivot and seminaries, provides a forum for interdisciplinary study and thoughtful discussion on the philosophical challenges and practical dilemmas facing contemporary Judaism.
Updated: Sep. 13, 2012
There are two key issues associated with assessment in educational settings: the goals of assessment and the techniques employed in assessment. In this paper, Levi Cooper explores some of the stated goals of formal assessment in traditional Jewish educational institutions.
Updated: Feb. 12, 2012
Nathan Jeffay writes about seven descendants of the ancient Jewish community of Kaifeng in China who have come to study Judaism in Israel and rejoin the Jewish People. Kaifeng’s Jews are said to have been merchants from Persia or Iraq who made their way eastward along the Silk Road and established themselves in the city with the blessing of the Chinese emperor. The Kaifeng Jewish community was founded over a thousand years ago, numbering in the thousands; however the community disintegrated in the mid-19th century, with the death of its last rabbi, and those members that hadn’t done so already intermarried and dropped most aspects of religious observance. The seven men in Jerusalem are descendants of this community in which families retained a sense of Jewish identity and, in some cases, in a manner reminiscent of the Marranos of Spain and Portugal, clung to some disjointed traditions.
Updated: Aug. 17, 2010
Over the past few months, several educators involved in One-Year Israel Programs that educate students from the Diaspora have approached members of the ATID faculty to raise issues about the world of yeshivot and seminaries. After asking those educators to put pen to paper and articulate their concerns, ATID received two short essays, one on a proclaimed decline in the rigor of the education and the other on the deplorable employment conditions of staff.
Updated: Mar. 15, 2010
Mayor Michael Bloomberg visited Barkai Yeshiva in Boro Park, Brooklyn recently to celebrate the launch of free instructional tutoring services for nearly 10,000 yeshiva children in New York City through the federal No Child Left Behind Act’s Title I program. For the first time, these yeshiva students will receive free small group remedial instruction in the subjects of reading, writing and math. The annual value of these brand-new services is estimated at $24 million.
Updated: Oct. 01, 2009
Three very differing viewpoints about the severity of the crisis over the skyrocketing cost of full-time Jewish education and possible solutions were presented at a forum co-sponsored by The Jewish Week and the Jewish Values Network in Midtown last week, as three rabbis with firsthand knowledge of the crisis shared ideas. Rabbi Jeffrey Kobrin of Ramaz, Rabbi Adam Siegel of Ben Gamla School, and Rabbi Shmuley Boteach of Jewish Values Network participated in the forum moderated by Gary Rosenblatt of The Jewish Week.
Updated: Jun. 07, 2009
In order to help meet the economic crisis facing yeshivot and day schools, Rabbi Saul Zucker, Director of the Department of Day School and Educational Services of the O. U., presented a package of school cost-saving measures to a gathering of Jewish education officials in Los Angeles. In addition, Zucker proposed a model for a new stripped down, no-frills kind of yeshiva to prevent parent flight in the face of rising tuitions.
Updated: May. 18, 2009
The 53rd Annual Torah Umesorah National Leadership Convention will be convening on May 13-17, 2009 at The Friar Tuck Inn in Catskill, New York. Educators and administrators of Torah Umesorah affiliated yeshivas and schools will be gathering for sessions with master educators, Torah authorities and administration experts.
Updated: Apr. 06, 2009