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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
The purpose of the Nitzan Network is to support the renewal of Jewish learning after school. Network members support each other by sharing resources and practices, discussing successes and challenges, and collectively engaging national experts in the discussion pedagogy, curriculum, organization, and practice. Network members include professionals and lay leaders involved in emerging, developing, and established programs that are designed to renew Jewish learning after school. Affiliated programs offer or seek to offer afterschool programming multiple days per week.
Updated: Dec. 04, 2013
Rena Dorph tells of the founding of Edah, a comprehensive experiential Jewish after-school program serving Berkely, CA. Edah builds on the existing structures and youth development goals of afterschool programs, the experiential, immersive, free-choice learning environments fostered at high quality Jewish summer camps, the commitment to daily Jewish learning and Jewish chevreh that characterize Jewish day schools, and the value of families learning and practicing together embodied in high quality family education programs.
Updated: Sep. 01, 2013
Leora W. Isaacs shares her reflections on a series of face-to-face and online conversations convened by JESNA to examine and improve complementary education in North America. She proposes that we build an ecosystem of Jewish complementary education and a network of change activists to energetically work for transformation and change of complementary education.
Updated: Jul. 17, 2013
In a post in eJewish Philanthropy, Paul Steinberg asks: 'What will be our inspiration and idealism that will carry us through the thick of this painful Jewish educational and sociological battle without quitting or annihilating our conscience along the way?' and tries to provide an answer.
Updated: Jun. 11, 2013
Wendy Grinberg shares some of her findings about the 'growth mindset' that powers a culture of ongoing learning at Barnert Temple in Franklin Lakes, New Jersey.
Updated: Jan. 21, 2013
The JDC writes about the bubbling activity taking place at Yesod Jewish Community Center, the first-rate, central hub of Jewish life in the cosmopolitan city of St. Petersburg, Russia. Masha Aryeva, 39, the director of Yesod JCC for the last two years, tells about the inclusive atmosphere at Yesod where anyone of any age, background, or socioeconomic level is completely welcome—and that there is always something for everyone going on.
Updated: Nov. 06, 2012
Larry Yudelson writes about the launching in northern New Jersey of iEngage, a program designed by the Jerusalem-based Shalom Hartman Institute to make Israel the topic of conversations about values rather than battles about politics. Eleven iEngage programs will be taking place in the area, most meeting on a weekly basis, and several bringing together rabbis and congregants from many synagogues. A total of 24 local rabbis are taking part. The program is being brought to northern New Jersey under a grant from the Adler Innovation Fund of the Jewish Federation of Northern New Jersey.
Updated: Nov. 05, 2012
Ruth Ellen Gruber writes about a handful of Budapest synagogues that have seen an upsurge of membership and communal engagement in recent years thanks to active young rabbis and a family-friendly focus. With an estimated 80,000 Jews, Budapest has the largest Jewish population of any central European city. It is home to about 20 Jewish congregations, ranging from the dominant Neolog (moderate Conservative) stream to traditional Orthodox and Chabad, to American-style Reform, to informal minyanim such as Dor Hadash, an independent egalitarian congregation that is associated with the Masorti (Conservative) movement.
Updated: May. 15, 2012
Areyvut's National Mitzvah Day, now in its eighth year, is an opportunity to get children, teenagers and adults involved in chesed (kindness) and community service activities. Schools, synagogues, organizations and individuals are all invited to participate in the program to take place between March 16 - 18, 2012. Each particular setting will determine the best structure or form with which to use the educational materials provided by Areyvut.
Updated: Jan. 24, 2012