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This study reports on an assessment of the landscape of Jewish Service Learning of young people aged 18-24. The assessment included the current capacity among practitioners, the support required to further that capacity and the relevance of secular national service and other faith-based service traditions in defining the potential and evolution of Jewish Service Learning. The report results help better understand and maximize the value that Jewish service learning offers.
Updated: Jan. 22, 2009
This daylong conference, to be held in New York City, brings together historians, anthropologists, and scholars of culture in order to reflect on the ways in which young Jews experienced their lives as Jews and Americans over the past two centuries, and how communal and cultural change were reflected in anxieties about Jewish youth.
Updated: Oct. 04, 2008
MASA was established as a joint project by the Jewish Agency and the Prime Minister’s office under Ariel Sharon in 2004 to enable thousands of Jewish young adults to spend a semester to a year in Israel on over 150 approved programs. Since its inception, MASA has made it possible for 27,000 people to live, work, study and volunteer in Israel.
Updated: Jun. 15, 2008
Registration for this summer's Taglit-Birthright Israel trips has broken all previous records. More than 40,000 young adults from North America have applied to participate. Brandeis University researchers report that there is no consistent evidence in surveys conducted among national samples of American Jews that either younger individuals, or adults, have grown more distant from Israel.
Updated: Jun. 11, 2008
An even-handed, balanced article on the Taglit - Birthright Israel program, its effects on participants bond to Israel and the Jewish people over time. The author also makes some suggestions for Birthright follow-ups which might intensify those effects and prolong them.
Updated: May. 20, 2008
Taglit-Birthright Israel provides the gift of first time, peer group, educational trips to Israel for Jewish young adults ages 18 to 26. Taglit-Birthright Israel's founders created this program to send thousands of young Jewish adults from all over the world to Israel.
Updated: Apr. 15, 2008
This article investigates the use of the contextual orientation to the Bible - which seeks to understand the Bible as a product of its time, and in the context of historical-critical biblical scholarship - as a deliberate, significant aspect of a teacher's overall approach to reaching Jewish adults in their 20s and 30s. Through classroom observation and qualitative interviews, the authors (one of whom is the teacher in the article) explore how this approach affects student learning and engagement and facilitates a meaningful attachment to and understanding of the Bible. This article also reflects one teacher's examination of his own teaching orientation and its expressions, serving as a possible model for other such investigations
Updated: Mar. 26, 2008