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The two-year Minyanim program allows alumni of Taglit-Birthright or Masa in Bulgaria, Hungary, Serbia, Bosnia, Poland, The Czech Republic and Russia to continue their Jewish and Israel studies, increasing community activism in Eastern and Central Europe. Minyanim sees intellectual engagement as pivotal to Jewish values. The program ignites a love of learning as participants delve into Jewish textual sources and explore various religious streams and Jewish communities around the globe. The program teaches participants methods of fostering living, relevant Israel relationship in their local communities. There is also a focus on Jewish communal services: management, fundraising, and methodologies in informal Jewish education.
Updated: May. 26, 2014
This article analyzes data on the values of adults affiliated with the Jewish community in Bulgaria, Hungary, Latvia, Poland and Romania. There was wide agreement among the populations’ value prioritization, but they are not monolithic. Overall, family-related values were more important than materialistic values.
Updated: Apr. 29, 2013
Gavin Beinart-Smollan tells how his two week stint as a counselor for the Szarvas Fellowships at Camp Szarvas in Hungary changed his perceptions of modern Judaism in Eastern Europe. His encounter with Jewish kids and youth leaders from across Eastern Europe involved in creating and living their Jewish identities changed the picture of Jewish existence in modern Eastern Europe presented to him in his previous organized trips to Poland.
Updated: Sep. 12, 2012
Originally released in hardcover form by Yale University Press in 2008, the YIVO Online Encyclopedia of Jews in Eastern Europe covers 1,000 years of Jewish history in Eastern Europe, with more than 1,800 articles on every topic imaginable — from religion to literature, and from politics to popular culture. This encyclopedia seeks to reflect all aspects of Jewish life in its variety and multiplicity. The YIVO Encyclopedia is intended to be an ecumenical work: nondenominational, nonideological, and nonconfessional.
Updated: Jun. 15, 2010
The third YIVO EPYC Educators Seminar on East European Jewish Heritage will be held June 22 to 25, 2009, at the Center for Jewish History in New York City. Eligible participants in the Educators Seminar include teachers from various settings, including Jewish high schools, colleges, public schools and private schools, museums and afternoon religious schools, as well as graduate students in education and Jewish studies.
Updated: Feb. 26, 2009