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Israel Up close is an online video portal containing over a hundred original short news videos portraying Israel and its people. IUC focuses on Israel’s positive impact on our quality of life through its advances in: medicine, healthcare, education, technology, agriculture and ecology.
Updated: Jan. 31, 2012
The Mandel Center for Studies in Jewish Education promotes systematic practitioner research of their teaching by educators and sharing of their findings with the Jewish education community. In the short video presented here, you’ll meet a talented elementary day school teacher, who researched her practice in order to develop a webcase, and a well-respected congregational rabbi, who participated in a project in which he researched his practice in order to produce an article to be published in a forthcoming volume.
Updated: Dec. 25, 2011
Jewish Food For Thought is a contemporary, fresh, and accessible approach to the timeless themes of Forgiveness and Repentance for the high holidays. Jewish Food For Thought:The Animated Series is a collection of thought provoking and entertaining animated shorts, written and animated by Hanan Harchol, that incorporate Jewish teachings into meaningful and funny conversations between Hanan and his father, an Israeli nuclear physicist.
Updated: Oct. 05, 2011
To help prepare for the New Year, the Rabbi Lord Sacks, Chief Rabbi of the United Hebrew Congregations of the Commonwealth, has recorded a series of ten thought-provoking videos, each reflecting on a particular idea associated with this time in the Jewish calendar or on an individual prayer said on Rosh Hashanah or Yom Kippur. These deep messages accompany the newly published Koren Rosh Hashana Prayer Book (Machzor) with an introduction and commentaries by Chief Rabbi Sacks.
Updated: Sep. 27, 2011
MediaMidrash seeks to raise the quality of Jewish education by offering teachers easy access to 21st century multimedia technologies. Media Midrash is an online platform linking multimedia content to innovative curricula, providing Jewish educators the ability to bring art, animation, film and music directly into their classrooms.
Updated: Apr. 11, 2011
39 Melachot is the story of a boy studying for a test on the Melachot of Shabbat. His Rebbi appears and takes him on a hands-on tour of all 39 Melachot of Shabbat. While geared primarily for the upper elementary school student, anyone learning sugyot of Shabbat will gain from visually seeing the way things were done in the past. Included are the entire sidura d’pat (bread-making) a clear explanation of the loom and the entire cloth making process.
Updated: Jan. 04, 2011
16 mm Postcards, on view at Yeshiva University Museum August 2010 – January 2011, brings to life the landscape and people in Poland through the amateur movies of immigrant American Jews who traveled “back home” to visit their families, friends, and former communities in the 1920s and 1930s. Intended to be viewed by family and fellow landsmen (friends from the Old Country), these films offer a rare, intimate and—quite literally—moving picture of Jewish families, towns and society in pre-World War II Poland. This exhibition was developed in collaboration with the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research, and in cooperation with the Center for Jewish History.
Updated: Oct. 30, 2010
Toldot Yisrael is preserving individual stories of the founding of the State of Israel for future generations by recording video testimonies from those who were part of this era. These unedited oral histories form an extensive archive and interactive database that will be used by scholars, educators, and documentary filmmakers the world over. The material in this archive serves as an important reminder of the Jewish people’s legitimate right to a sovereign state in the Land of Israel, particularly at a time when that right has been called into question.
Updated: Sep. 19, 2010
Israeli President Shimon Peres recently launched his own YouTube channel. He inaugurated his channel alongside YouTube founder Chad Hurley, who made a special trip to Israel for the event. Peres will use the channel to meet Web surfers around the world, including those from countries with which Israel does not have formal diplomatic relations. The president also will answer questions from YouTube viewers at virtual news conferences he hosts.
Updated: Dec. 09, 2009
JewishWebcasting.com provides a gateway to Jewish TV, radio, webcast and podcast programming on the internet. It presently links to over 400 websites and 25,000 programs of Israeli and Jewish content. Programs are listed alphabetically and by category, to provide convenient location of webcasts.The site also provides a search engine to allow searching the website and its listings using keywords.
Updated: Oct. 01, 2009