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This spring, one of the first hackathons for Jewish education, the Atid Day School Innovation Hackathon, was held for 10 hours on May 18th in Manhattan. More than 100 people, including educators, techies, and students, were paired in teams to brainstorm and develop new ideas and tools for Jewish education using the latest technology. The event was supported by UJA-Federation of New York together with PresenTense and our beneficiary agency, The Jewish Education Project.
Updated: Jun. 03, 2015
The I.D.E.A. Schools Network is excited to announce the third annual East Coast Summer Sandbox to be held on August 3-5, 2015 at Yeshivat Noam, Paramus, NJ. The Sandbox will kick off on the evening of August 3 with a barbeque and will lead into two days, of beginner and intermediate/advanced workshops in Project-Based Learning (PBL).
Updated: May. 12, 2015
The Israel Independence Day ceremony at Mount Herzl annually recognizes outstanding citizens. The 'breakthrough achievement' concept is the central theme of this year’s beacon-lighting ceremony on Mount Herzl, which will usher in Israel’s 67th Independence Day celebrations. Since Israel’s inception, its reputation as a “Start-up Nation” has been enhanced by breakthroughs in almost every field of human endeavor. The 14 people selected to light beacons this year are all breakthrough achievers in various aspects of Israel's society, culture and science.
Updated: Apr. 20, 2015
Many American Jews – third and fourth generation immigrants – carry within them the distant echo of their parents’ and grandparents’ Judaism. They know that there are stories to tell but can’t remember the major plot lines let alone the sacred details. They know that there was a Jewish song that guided and propelled, that healed and held for many generations, but they have no idea how to access the memory of that song. Our grandparents and great-grandparents came to Ellis Island clutching sacred books, memories, recipes and traditions. Their children tossed them overboard to become American, go to drive-ins and play baseball. But now many of us, uber-American, find ourselves wondering if there may have been anything in those forgotten books that could help us navigate life’s most challenging questions.
Updated: Apr. 15, 2015
This week, more than 1,000 Jewish day school educators, lay leaders, and administrators are gathering in Philadelphia for the North American Jewish Day School Conference 2015: Uncommon Connections. With a tagline of “Schools, systems and success,” the conference set out to “unleash the power of the multiple systems that comprise our Jewish day schools.”
Updated: Apr. 02, 2015
The Brandeis University Teacher Leader Fellowship for Jewish day school teachers is a unique educational opportunity for exceptional educators at Jewish day schools who want to become effective teacher leaders without having to give up classroom teaching. Fellows will join talented and experienced teachers from a variety of school settings in a 13-month course of study (equivalent to the Advanced Graduate Study (AGS) in Teacher Leadership) that includes some elements designed exclusively for teachers in Jewish day schools.
Updated: Mar. 04, 2015
Co-sponsored by ELI Talks and the Schechter Day School Network, the Teen ELI Contest seeks to inspire and reward students and schools who embrace passion, curiosity, 21st century learning and Jewish seeking. ELI talks are ‘inspired Jewish ideas’ addressing Jewish engagement (E), literacy (L), and identity (I) with Israel and peoplehood at the core. Similar to mini-TED Talks, schools are encouraged to adopt and adapt the proven pedagogy for preparing and delivering an “ELI talk” for middle and high school students. Developing a Teen ELI talk, with all the skill-building that process entails, serves as a powerful method of instilling a sense of Jewish pride and confidence. Participants benefit from a meaningful experience. Schools benefit from sharing their students’ powerful stories.
Updated: Feb. 19, 2015
As more congregations experiment with new, dynamic, and engaging Jewish learning opportunities, Shinui: the Network for Innovation in Part-Time Jewish Education is sharing insight and innovative education models to help communities across the country. Earlier this week, Shinui launched a four-part webinar series on various stages of a congregation’s “change process,” designed to help and connect agencies, staff, educators, and other individuals across communities. Each webinar is led by innovators in different communities and focuses on a concrete element of the change process.
Updated: Jan. 28, 2015
The website, 23hrs.com, built by two New Community Jewish High School seniors, matches teens with community service opportunities based on their location, skills and interests. The site also tracks the number of hours that the teens volunteer and sends the data to their school for recording purposes. To make the experience more social, the site also has photo sharing and tagging features.
Updated: Jan. 04, 2015
The Mayberg Family Foundation has announced the third year of the Jewish Education Innovation Challenge (JEIC), a grant initiative designed to stimulate and reward innovation in Jewish middle and high school education in North America. During the past two years JEIC has funded and researched four new models for Jewish education created by talented educators, enabling them to field test paradigm shifting programs in Jewish day schools. JEIC provides $50,000, along with research and consulting services to give grantees optimal chances for success and to glean lessons for other innovators to build upon.
Updated: Nov. 25, 2014