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This report, funded by Repair the World, examines contemporary Jewish young adults and their attitudes and behaviors towards community service. The study reveals that Jewish millennials, most of whom engage in volunteer work, believe their service can make a difference in the world and in the lives of others. While most of these young adults currently do not connect their service with Jewish values and identity, the findings provide a path forward for Jewish leaders who believe that making this connection is important for strengthening the Jewish community.
Updated: Jul. 17, 2011
Volunteer Jerusalem brings volunteer tourism to the city of Jerusalem by connecting Jewish tourists visiting the city with meaningful community service projects. It combines social activism in needy neighborhoods with cultural and Jewish experiences and connects visitors to the city in a way that will create meaningful connections and long term relationships. VJ's 5 day volunteer program is from Sunday to Thursday and features five to six hours of volunteering a day and nights enjoying the cultural scene of Jerusalem during the summer. This program is open for young Jewish adults ages 21 to 28. VJ is holding two sessions this summer: June 26-30 and July 24-28..
Updated: Jun. 14, 2011
JDC writes about how participation in its Moscow based young leaders training program, Knafaim, helped Tanya Kirzner discover her Jewish roots and launch her own professional development program for young Jews. Based in Moscow, the Knafaim program cultivates young, local Jewish leadership. The year-long program provides young adults (ages 20-30) with education and training to enhance their management abilities, improve their professional skills, and broaden their Jewish knowledge, all in order to deepen their connection to the Jewish community and nurture constant and continuous involvement in Jewish life in Moscow.
Updated: Jun. 13, 2011
Moishe House, a growing network of subsidized communal residences for young Jewish adults, recently announced it would team up on Shabbat programming with Birthright NEXT, an initiative that helps the free Israel trip alumni deepen their engagement in Jewish life. Located in 20 North American communities, from Palo Alto to Philadelphia to Great Neck, Moishe Houses already host Friday night dinners regularly but directors hope to benefit from NEXT’s programming and extensive network of Birthright alumni.
Updated: Oct. 17, 2010
The Jerusalem Challenge builds bridges between young Jewish adults who are touring Israel and the kaleidoscope of Jewish communities that make up the modern city. Through a wide range of engaging and pluralistic Jewish experiences, tourists are transformed into participants in the Jewish adventure that energizes Israel’s capital city every day.
Updated: Jul. 04, 2010
The Third Space Conference is being hosted at the Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York City between June 21-22, 2010 by Hillel: The Foundation for Jewish Campus Life and The Jim Joseph Foundation. The conference aims to more fully develop the conversation of Jewish education for emerging adults based on the work of Hillel’s Senior Jewish Educator Initiative and the work of other organizations that are also working with Jewish young adults.
Updated: Jun. 06, 2010
In a post from the eJewish Philanthropy's Growing Jewish Education in Challenging Times series, Daniel Libenson, Executive Director of the University of Chicago Hillel, discusses a new approach to engaging Jewish young people, a two-step approach: provoke a hunger to learn, feed that hunger.
Updated: Jun. 01, 2010
This is a concluding article of a series on people and places fostering commitment to Judaism and the Jewish people in the United States and elsewhere by Professor Jack Wertheimer of the Jewish Theological Seminary. In it he expresses optimism about the contribution of the new Jewish learning to the future vitality of American Jewish life.
Updated: May. 30, 2010
Participation in Taglit-Birthright Israel trips this summer has doubled from the summer of 2009, the group announced in a news release. Some 21,000 young Jews will take the free 10-day trip to Israel this summer as thousands remain on waiting lists.
Updated: Apr. 27, 2010
Three young women have founded a Moishe House in a century-old building in the heart of the Budapest's downtown old Jewish quarter, bringing Jewish activity to the city's Jewish young adults. There are parties at Jewish holidays, movie nights, lectures on Jewish topics, social action meetings and a Kabbalat Shabbat service followed by a potluck dinner that attracts dozens of people each Friday night.
Updated: Mar. 15, 2010