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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
The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles recently announced that the winner of its Next Big Jewish Idea contest is local high school teacher Batsheva Frankel -- for her 'Launchbox' concept. Frankel’s winning idea is to create kits filled with thematic and holiday-based activities, educational materials and links to online content on Judaism, which will be mailed to area households. Frankel will receive $100,000 in funding to develop her idea with the help of federation staff.
Updated: Aug. 02, 2011
The New Hebrew School Will Take A Village: Envisioning a Family-Centered, Synagogue-Based and Community Enriched Model
Rabbi Joy Levitt, the executive director of the JCC in Manhattan, shares her vision of a new model for Jewish supplementary education which would replace the traditional after-school Hebrew school mode,l which many students and parents see as highly unsuccessful in providing a Jewish education. She proposes a model based on a communal responsibility for Jewish education, placing more choice (and responsibility) in the hands of children and parents and providing children the opportunity to follow their passions.
Updated: Mar. 08, 2011
In this Jewish Times cover story, Gail Naron Chalew tells of the many difficulties faced by the 2000 synagogue Hebrew schools across the US serving 230,000 children and some. She describes some of the pioneering initiatives that are attempting to bring complementary education into the 21st century.
Updated: Dec. 30, 2010
In a recent blog post on the blog of the Office of High School Programs at Brandeis University, Dvora Goodman, director of Genesis at Brandeis University, issued a call to both Jewish educators and parents to work together to make it clear to Jewish youth that Jewish education is a number one priority.
Updated: Dec. 31, 2009
In this blog post, Philip Brodsky, Darim Online Intern, proposes a new way to help build community, engaging community members in Torah study and creativity by the intelligent use of social media. He suggests that Rabbis make use of digital social media to engage community members in discussion of aspects of the upcoming Torah Portion, utilizing the resulting communal discussion in developing his Shabbat sermon. By the time the rabbi delivers his Shabbat remarks, he or she could be drawing inspiration from, or even representing the discussion of hundreds of his congregants!
Updated: Nov. 23, 2009
Joshua Mason-Barkin of Torah Aura Productions recently wrote a guest blog post on the Darim Online Blog in response to the Rabbi Eric Yoffie's annual sermon delivered at the recent URJ Biennial in Toronto. Building on Yoffie's call for URJ synagogues to integrate technology into their communal operations, Mason-Barkin outlines four suggestions for maximizing this effort.
Updated: Nov. 23, 2009
Darim is looking to mentor a small group of up to 3 individuals who work in congregational/complementary Jewish education, who are passionate about their work as Jewish educators and who are willing to take risks to integrate innovative 21st century learning skills, strategies, and technologies into their Jewish learning and teaching experiences. Candidates must also be willing and available to devote 2-4 hours a month to professional learning and additional time toward developing and implementing their project over a 5 month semester, beginning in February, 2010.
Updated: Nov. 18, 2009
Darim Online has announced two new programs for this coming year. Darim Educator Fellows - An Intensive Semester of Hands-On Professional Development and Darim Online - Webinar Series and Online Community for Professional Learning.
Updated: Aug. 03, 2009