Sep. 13, 2009
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MOFET JTEC Portal Newsletter

Dear Subscriber,

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

This listing is reaching you as we are about to welcome the New Year – 5770. As it approaches, we in Israel are surrounded by the sweet bounty of our land – grapes, figs, pomegranates and dates. We wish and pray that their sweetness will be an omen for a sweet New Year for the Jewish People and all mankind.

Wishing you interesting and enjoyable reading and a year of prosperity and success in all your endeavors,

Reuven Werber

The MOFET JTEC Portal Team

September 13, 2009 Jewish Portal of Teacher Education
September 2009
Featured Items
Two Schools in Argentina Provide Model for Jewish Education
The ORT Belgrano and Almagro schools are large Jewish technical junior high and high schools in Buenos Aires providing state of the art science and technological education along with a mandatory Jewish studies curriculum. The high academic level of the schools attracts many students who otherwise might not have experienced a Jewish education. These pluralistic, Jewish institutions whose attractiveness lies in the extraordinary academic opportunities they provide could serve as a model for making Jewish education appealing to unengaged Jewish families in other communities.
Teaching About the Holocaust – An Online Workshop
This online workshop includes video segments from a workshop presented in Baltimore, Maryland. The guidelines and methodological suggestions in these video segments are at the core of every teacher workshop and conference presented by the Museum. They are offered here for teachers who are unable to attend a professional development program presented by the Museum. In addition to video of the actual workshop session, segments include historical and artifact photographs, text, and links to related sites within the Museum’s Web site.
The Jewish Community's Guide to Understanding Teens
In 2005, BBYO commissioned a survey by Teenage Research Unlimited (TRU), the leading researcher of teens, tweens and twenty-somethings, in order to better understand teen views on religion. BBYO has spent the last several years following teen trends and culling through teen research – both secular and Jewish. This updated report, a compilation of secondary resources, reflects the most recent findings. The report focuses on teenagers, while also providing information on “tween” trends to increase the understanding of this younger, pre-high school demographic.
True Joy through Water – Online Succot and Shmini Atzeret
For the fourth year, Canfei Nesharim is appreciating the importance of water through our annual Sukkot project, True Joy Through Water. Divrei Torah, program suggestions, stickers and Sukkah decorations are currently available on their website, and great more resources are coming soon.
Lookstein Center's Remote Teacher Program
Lookstein Center's Remote Teacher Program addresses a current challenge facing Jewish education: the dearth of quality Jewish Studies teachers in small, isolated North American communities. The program gives these schools the opportunity to hire master Jewish Studies teachers residing in Israel. Using video conferencing technology, which allows for simultaneous audio and video broadcasting, the teachers in Israel teach full courses in North American schools. The program can still accommodate two more schools during the coming school year.
September 2009
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Jewish Education - Trends
Reinventing American Judaism
The Jewish Community's Guide to Understanding Teens
KIPP - Style School to Open in Nahariya

Formal Education

Two Schools in Argentina Provide Model for Jewish Education

Informal Education

Kansas City Day of Discovery Offers a Taste of Jewish Learning

Adult Education

The Rohr Jewish Learning Institute
Limmud Shalom Aleichem in the Hamptons
Registration Opened for Hebrew Ulpan Classes in NY Metro Area

Teacher Education

Jim Joseph Foundation Announces $12 Million in Grants to HUC, YU and JTS to Advance Jewish Education

In-Service Training

Scholarships for the Gandel Holocaust Studies Program for Australian Educators Are Now Available
Teaching About the Holocaust – An Online Workshop
Institute For University-School Partnership Continuing Education & Professional Development Webinars

Education & Administration

Legacy Heritage Innovation Project – Congregational Education
Resolving The Day School Crisis: It Takes A Mishpocha
Ensuring Jewish Education For Every Jewish Child
Officials at Aid Groups Mull More Cuts in FSU
Toronto Day Schools a Model

Israel Education

Study: Zionism Helps with Accent in Hebrew
Israel Diplomatic Fellowship

Technology & Computers

Lookstein Center's Remote Teacher Program
WebYeshiva's Free Elul Semester
How Social Networking Impacts the Jewish Community
A Metric “McKinsey Study” on the Jewish Web

Conferences & Events

Technology Seminar for Educators
FutureTense New York Kicking off in October '09

Learning Resources

Why Be Social? – Podcasts on Social Media for Jewish Librarians
True Joy through Water – Online Succot and Shmini Atzeret
Torah Flora - The Biblical Botany Website
Educational Resources and Videos for the Jewish New Year – Jewish Video Aggregator
September 2009
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