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Leading Jewish Thinkers and Activists from 6 Continents Convene in Jerusalem to Launch Effort to Achieve Unified Vision for Global Jewry
More than 30 leading Jewish thinkers and activists from around the world are convening in Jerusalem today to launch Our Common Destiny, a ground-breaking initiative created to strengthen the bonds among Jews worldwide. The project is a joint initiative of Genesis Philanthropy Group and the State of Israel, under the auspices of Israel’s President. Our Common Destiny strives to connect Jews to each other and to Israel across diverse religious and cultural identities through a shared set of ethics and values. This Forum runs Monday, September 9 through Wednesday, September 11, with scholars from six continents.
Updated: Sep. 18, 2019
Ten units of study in a pilot program that will include 100 junior high schools will introduce the Jewish people in the Diaspora to Israeli students. The program was recently revealed, and Ynet has learned that it will begin in the coming school year. Israel’s Minister of Education, Naftali Bennett: "Deepening the connection with Diaspora Jewry is the task of this generation."
Updated: Jul. 11, 2018
This past week I was invited along with leaders of universities, college campus programs, Israel trips, camps and other educational programs to participate in a discussion on elevating the status of Hebrew language in the North American Jewish community. Over the years, it has been pointed out that North American Jews, more so Americans, do not have the same level of Hebrew proficiency as do Jews in other countries. Some opine that this is because English is the lingua franca across the globe. Others believe that Hebrew language proficiency is not essential for participating in Jewish life in North America.
Updated: Oct. 25, 2017
The The Koret International School for Jewish Peoplehood Studies (ISJPS) is dedicated to education that cultivates an informed and active sense of belonging to the Jewish people. To further this vision, ISJPS has partnered with popular international photographer, Zion Ozeri, renowned for photographing the Jewish people and Jewish themes. Together, we have initiated the Jewish Lens @ Beit Hatfutsot Photo Competition.
Updated: Jun. 21, 2017
Thousand-strong Crowd Sees Three Overseas Winners Crowned at Annual “My Family Story” Contest at Museum of the Jewish People
On Friday, June 9, 2017, over 1,000 people lined up at The Museum of Jewish People at Beit Hatfutsot, as its Koret International School for Jewish Peoplehood held the 22nd annual international competition to mark the culmination of its flagship project, My Family Story.
Updated: Jun. 19, 2017
Koret Foundation gives $10 million to Tel Aviv’s Museum of the Jewish People to establish the Koret International School for Jewish Peoplehood
The San Francisco-based Koret Foundation has given the Museum of the Jewish People at Beit Hatfutsot in Tel Aviv a $10 million grant — the largest from a U.S. philanthropic foundation in the museum’s 40-year history. The grant will establish the Koret International School for Jewish Peoplehood, the museum said in a statement. The school will expand the work of Beit Hatfutsot’s International School for Jewish Peoplehood Studies and offer individually tailored personal and professional educational programs for visitors, online users, students, educators and community leaders, according to the museum.
Updated: Jan. 26, 2017
Education Minister Bennett and Jewish Agency Chairman Natan Sharansky Celebrate Diaspora Week with Young Jews around the World
Israel Education and Diaspora Affairs Minister Naftali Bennett and Jewish Agency Chairman Natan Sharansky hosted an online discussion with Jewish children and teenagers in three different continents Tuesday night to mark the first-ever Week of Strengthening the Connection to Diaspora Jewry. The cabinet announced the launch of this initiative in July, deciding to dedicate a week every year to Diaspora-Israel ties in light of “the many complex challenges shared by the Jewish nation in Israel and the world.” The conversation between Sharansky, Bennett and the Jewish youngsters was conducted via a video conference held at the Jewish Agency’s situation room in Jerusalem.
Updated: Dec. 28, 2016
What does it mean to educate towards Jewish peoplehood? How can Jewish educational tourism achieve this goal? This paper traces the historical development of Jewish educational tourism and explores the paradigm of Jewish peoplehood that emerges from it. This is accomplished through a close analysis of the different stages of programmatic activity at the Department of Jewish Peoplehood – Oren throughout its 25 years. The paper describes three stages of educational programming at the Department of Jewish Peoplehood – Oren: (1) the Israel experience, which focuses on bringing Diaspora Jews to Israel and having Israel impact them; (2) the mifgash (facilitated encounter), where Israeli and Diaspora Jews come together to learn from one another; and (3) building an ongoing relationship between Jewish communities in the Diaspora and in Israel.
Updated: Sep. 08, 2016
Increased attention toward educational tourism – namely to Israel – calls for reexamining the broader relationship between Israel defined here as the core country of Jewish peoplehood, and the sense of identification with the same Jewish peoplehood. This article reviews some basic concepts and central trends in contemporary Jewish identification, through comparisons between the United States and Israel. It focuses on the process and meaning of Jewish identity formation, and on the tools which participate in consolidating and preserving it. We review internal and external determinants , intervening variables , different dimensions of the target variable (Jewish identification), and its implications.
Updated: Sep. 08, 2016
Jewish peoplehood is a meaningful concept in today's reality of global patterns, particularly migration and travel, easy transnational communication, and multiple identities. It aims to deepen mutual understanding and appreciation of different ways of being Jewish, regardless of homeland, belief, nationality, commitment, or behavior. Linkage programs have become an accepted way to enhance personal Jewish identity and to promote connections between Jews from different places. This article examines one multi-year linkage program's impact on both Israeli and American university student participants.
Updated: Sep. 08, 2016