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The Pearlstone Center will be holding its fifth annual Beit Midrash in Reisterstown, MD over the February 15 - 17, 2013 weekend. It is planned to be an inspirational Shabbaton filled with learning, celebration, and groundbreaking Jewish thought about 'Sacred, Sustainable Rhythms of the Jewish Calendar.' Join an intergenerational, pluralistic community of Jewish farmers, rabbis, educators, scholars and consumers from across the country.
Updated: Jan. 15, 2013
Larry Yudelson writes about the launching in northern New Jersey of iEngage, a program designed by the Jerusalem-based Shalom Hartman Institute to make Israel the topic of conversations about values rather than battles about politics. Eleven iEngage programs will be taking place in the area, most meeting on a weekly basis, and several bringing together rabbis and congregants from many synagogues. A total of 24 local rabbis are taking part. The program is being brought to northern New Jersey under a grant from the Adler Innovation Fund of the Jewish Federation of Northern New Jersey.
Updated: Nov. 05, 2012
Cnaan Lipshiz writes about Poland’s first Torah Trek, an adult summer camp that marries Jewish learning with hiking. The 14 Torah Trekkers stayed for five days at the remote southern Polish Kalatowki lodge, a mountain resort so isolated that it can be reached only by four-wheel drive. They held daily shofar sessions on the trail - a tradition in Elul, the Hebrew month that precedes Rosh Hashanah.
Updated: Oct. 10, 2012
Paul Foer tells about a three-month leadership-training program called the Adamah Jewish Environmental Fellowship, held at the Adamah farm in the rural Litchfield Hills of northwestern Connecticut. Adamah provides a setting for work, study and reflection for the fellows who come to participate in a three-month leadership-training program at the farm.
Updated: Oct. 10, 2012
Almost a hundred women gathered in a demonstrably emotional ceremony to celebrate the group’s completion of the Talmud by learning the last page of Talmud together and then establish their commitment to continuing the cycle again by starting with the first page. In all, close to 25 women are currently learning in Matan’s Daf Yomi group. Twelve women have actually completed the entire cycle, taught in total by 30 women instructors – many of them “homegrown” in Matan’s Talmud program.
Updated: Aug. 28, 2012
Julie Wiener takes a look at Atid's Jerusalem based WebYeshiva, the first fully interactive online Yeshiva and Midrasha for Jewish learning, Jewish study, and Torah learning in which 800 mostly Orthodox adults from around the world are enrolled.
Updated: Jul. 12, 2012
Drisha’s five-week Summer Institute program is an exceptional learning experience for women of all ages and backgrounds from around the world who want to explore topics in Jewish learning and improve their textual skills. The program runs in NYC from July 2- August 3, 2012. It is possible to sign up for July Learning Institute courses on a part time basis.
Updated: Jun. 18, 2012
Dianna Cahn tells of a new religious conversion course launched in Sofia, Bulgaria by Sofia’s new Orthodox rabbi, Joshua Ahrens of the Sofia Synagogue. Ahrens’ new course is a first in that it offers Bulgaria’s “unofficial” Jewish community members a path to official conversion.
Updated: Jun. 05, 2012
The UJA Federation of New York is implementing an innovative plan: 'Birthright Israel for Boomers' - a tourism program aimed at adults that follow the outline of programs already in place for the younger generation. Next week the project's first group including people in their 50s and 60s, who will all be visiting Israel for the first time, is set to arrive in Israel. Many of the 34 participants have children who have visited Israel through similar programs.
Updated: Apr. 30, 2012
Kevah, a Bay Area-based organization that engages Jewish identity and builds Jewish community through study of classical Jewish texts, has received a $250,000 grant from the Jim Joseph Foundation for the Kevah Teaching Fellowship. The Fellowship will provide participating educators with a fully funded professional development opportunity in facilitating Jewish small group learning for young adults.
Updated: Apr. 03, 2012