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This summer, Tikvah Online Academy is offering the highest-level seminars in the world for middle school and high school students interested in Jewish ideas, Zionism, and American democracy. Small classes, master teachers, and spirited discussions—all online.
Updated: Jun. 15, 2020
The Hayyinu Ke-holmim (“We Were as Dreamers”) initiative is a project of Herzog College, in cooperation with the Israeli Ministry of Religious Education.This initiative focuses on individual daily study of books of Tanakh: Joshua, Judges, Samuel, Kings, Ezra, and Nehemiah, with the aim of studying one chapter each day. All students in the State Religious School System (HEMED) participate. The communal learning of Nakh (Prophets and Writings) by all of the HEMED students is being carried out under the slogan “We Were as Dreamers – the State of Israel’s Existence in Light of the Vision of the Prophets.”
Updated: Feb. 12, 2018
Mussar, an approach to character growth emerging as a movement in the 18th century, has increasingly been incorporated into contemporary Jewish education. The purpose of mussar—the cultivation of character—is consistent with the goals of Jewish day schools and other settings. This article examines the implementation of a mussar-based program in a Jewish community high school. Particular attention is given to questions raised by the introduction of this program into a pluralistic school setting. Implications are discussed in terms of the broader goals of Jewish education.
Updated: Aug. 30, 2017
Along with the development of programs for social and emotional growth, many congregational learning teams are refocusing their efforts more broadly to include the socio-affective domain. Jewish educators are asking how they may help their students develop social relationships that are embedded with Jewish values. They are seeking to create Jewish learning that nurtures the soul, honors spiritual curiosity, and is relevant to their lives. Jewish educators working in the part-time space are experimenting with a number of models that foster choice and emphasize the value of group work.
Updated: Jun. 01, 2017
The Jewish Agency Global School Twinning Network Program has succeeded in pairing more than 600 schools in advance of the new academic year. The program, geared to connect Jewish youth in Israel and the Diaspora, pairs 300 of the 4,900 schools in Israel with Jewish schools around the world, such as Uruguay, Peru, Hungary, Russia, and Azerbaijan.
Updated: Sep. 11, 2016
Bible Belt Balabusta is a website with a rich collection of hands-on Jewish crafts projects for parents and teachers to share with their children. Joanna Brichetto, aka the Bible Belt Balabusta, an experiential educator at West End Synagogue, a Conservative congregation in Nashville, Tenn., aims to help kids and grownups spend time together making Jewish things. She likes stuff that is hands-on, attractive, non-fussy, cheap and real, and so fun no one realizes it's educational. The value is in the doing, not just the being done, and in the conversations and questions that happen along the way.
Updated: Jan. 28, 2015