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Elements of the School Program, As Reported by Yeshiva Alumni, Which Most Influence Students’ Religion
The purpose of this study was to determine which elements of the Yeshiva high school program were perceived by students as influencing their religiosity. Three-hundred and fifty-five students completed an anonymous questionnaire, which had been developed based on 20 in depth interviews.
Updated: Sep. 11, 2013
The Tikvah Fund is pleased to announce that they are now accepting applications for the 4th cycle of the Tikvah Israel Seminars for Post-High School Students. The program intends to supplement Israel program curriculums by providing a forum for interdisciplinary study, dialogue, and camaraderie amongst a select group of students. By exposing participants to a range of perspectives from public intellectuals and thinkers, they hope to help develop the next generation of thoughtful and learned Jewish leaders.
Updated: Jul. 28, 2013
The Impact of the National Religious Identity of Talmud Teachers in Yeshivah High Schools on their Professional Identity
This paper is based on findings of a study of the changes in Talmud instruction in high-school level yeshivot and ulpanot (religious schools for boys and girls, respectively) in Israel. The research question was: How do Talmud teachers perceive the changes that the subject has been undergoing in institutes that combine both Jewish studies with general and scientific studies.
Updated: Apr. 29, 2013
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