Nov. 06, 2013
Dear subscriber, 

MOFET JTEC Portal Newsletter

Dear Subscriber,

We are delighted to send you the latest issue of The MOFET International Jewish Education Portal resource listing.

The current bulletin contains a number of learning opportunities, learning resources and grant opportunities for innovative Jewish education projects.

We take this opportunity to invite you to participate in our next session of the MOFET International Israel Seminar for Community Leaders and Educators to take place this summer. Join the many educators who have honed their leadership capabilities while learning about Israel's past, present and future. 

We invite all our readers to participate in the following webinars, as usual registration is free of charge:

November 20, 2013
Israel's Environment – 2013: Characterizing Paramount Educational Changes

December 18, 2013
Learning Beyond Classroom Boundaries: Incorporating Mobile Devices and Adopting a Global Mindset

Wishing you a happy & illuminating Chanuka celebration, 

Reuven Werber

The MOFET JTEC Portal Team

November 6, 2013 Jewish Portal of Teacher Education
Please note: a complete list of recent additions to the portal follows the Featured Items.
November 2013
Featured Items
Jewish Federations of North America to Host 2013 General Assembly in Jerusalem
Thousands of Jewish community leaders from across the globe are preparing to convene in Israel for the Jewish Federations of North America’s General Assembly, Nov. 10-12, 2013 in Jerusalem. With 140 speakers – half of them women – from the political, philanthropic, business, religious and cultural worlds, the GA will gather over 3000 participants from 93 different communities across North America, Israel and Europe – including the heads of the Jewish communities of France, Hungary, Greece, Lithuania, Poland, Belgium, Italy and the Czech Republic – to join the “Global Jewish Shuk: a marketplace of dialogue and debate.”
The Global Day of Jewish Learning
The Global Day of Jewish Learning brings the Jewish people together once a year to celebrate our shared Jewish text through community based learning. The guiding values of the Global Day of Jewish Learning are: fostering Jewish unity, empowering individuals through increased Jewish knowledge, and creating meaningful shared experiences. The fourth annual Global Day of Jewish Learning will be held on Sunday, Nov 17, 2013. The theme of the day and curriculum is Creating Together: Jewish Approaches to Creativity and Collaboration. The Global Day is a project of the Aleph Society and Rabbi Adin Steinzaltz.
MOFET International Israel Seminar for Community Leaders and Educators – Summer 2014
The MOFET International Leadership Seminar in Israel for Jewish educators and community leaders (July 1-10, 2014) will deal with issues and models of Jewish leadership throughout the history of the Jewish people, up to the present time, examining the participants' management and leadership styles and helping them promote community leadership in the roles they are currently performing or will perform in the future.
A Portrait of Jewish Americans
These are some of the findings of the new Pew Research Center survey, conducted Feb. 20-June 13, 2013, among a nationally representative sample of U.S. Jews. This is the most comprehensive national survey of the Jewish population since the 2000-2001 National Jewish Population Survey. More than 70,000 screening interviews were conducted to identify Jewish respondents in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Longer interviews were completed with 3,475 Jews, including 2,786 Jews by religion and 689 Jews of no religion.
Jewish Futures Fail Forward Conference
The Jewish Education Project, in partnership with Upstart, is proud to bring you the Jewish community's first Fail Forward Conference. We invite you to join a group of successful Jewish communal professionals and educators to engage with a cutting edge idea from the secular world that encourages a culture of being open to and learning from failure. You will explore how to continually adapt and improve your work, not only through building on successes, but through the critically important and valuable process of 'failing forward'.
Ravsak Head of School Professional Excellence Project
The Head of School Professional Excellence Project (PEP) program matches highly successful and experienced Jewish day school leaders (called Deans) with newly minted, wonderfully talented and highly motivated Jewish day school heads (called Fellows) for a year of one-on-one coaching and mentoring. The PEP program has the dual outcomes of preserving for the field the accumulated wisdom of some of the greatest Jewish educational leaders and of empowering, strengthening, and enriching the next generation of outstanding leaders.
November 2013
All Recent Items
Trends in Jewish Education
Future Jewish Educators Share Insights and Experiences About Doctoral Programs
A Portrait of Jewish Americans
Knesset Panel: Increase Focus on Diaspora Jewry

Formal Education

Kehilla is the Curriculum: Some Initial Thoughts on a New Approach to Congregational Education
School-Shul Partnerships: Why Not?

Informal Education

Registration for US Chidon HaTanach (Bible Contest)
Teen Engagement Micro-Grants in New York Available Now
Registration Open for URJ Science and Technology Jewish Camp
Register for Sifriyat Pijama B’America 2013-4 School Year
Schusterman Philanthropic Network Launches Global Micro-Grants Initiative
The NY JEP J-LINC Initiative Announces Pilot Events for Families with Young Children!

Adult Education

The René Cassin Fellowship Program Opens Registration

Teacher Education

Neuroscience + Rabbinic Wisdom = Better Jewish Education
From Yoga Chair Pose to Congregational School Poised for Change

In-Service Training

Ravsak Head of School Professional Excellence Project
Weaving on Facebook: The Launch of LeV TaL AM

Israel Education

Israel on Campus Coalition Hosts Campus Strategy Institute

Conferences & Events

JedcampNJNY Returns to Brooklyn
SHEVET Fall 2013 Webinar Series
The Global Day of Jewish Learning
Exploring The Past, Lvov JDC Education Conference Looks to The Future
Register for Hidden Sparks Without Walls Webinars 2013-14
The Jewish Orthodox Feminist Alliance (JOFA) Conference has an Educators Track
2014 Steiner Summer Yiddish Program
MOFET International Israel Seminar for Community Leaders and Educators – Summer 2014
Jewish Futures Fail Forward Conference
Jewish Federations of North America to Host 2013 General Assembly in Jerusalem

Learning Resources

War Games Depict History of Israel and Challenge Players To Win Conflict
Free Online Hebrew Alphabet Tutorial
Israel’s National Library Ingathering and Digitizing the Diaspora’s Rare Hebrew Books
Bezalel Academy Online Catalogue
November 2013
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