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The Yiddish Book Center of Amherst, Mass. is launching a series of weeklong seminars — called Tent — focusing on Jewishness along with either comedy, creative writing or theater. The weeklong seminars will be offered to young adults throughout the country in the upcoming 2013 year. The first of the programs, which will take place in Los Angeles in March, will focus on Jewishness and comedy. The creative writing program will take place in Amherst in June, and the final seminar, which will focus on theater, will be held in New York City in August.
Updated: Dec. 18, 2012
The 27th issue of Teaching the Legacy, e-newsletter for Holocaust Educators has just been released. This edition is part of a newsletter series that focuses on the subject of Commemoration and Art. This e-newsletter deals with Poetry and Commemoration. Poetry can be an excellent educational resource, which can translate the Holocaust from a massive historical process into a series of events, which directly affected the life of the individual.
Updated: Aug. 28, 2012
Bradley Solmsen and Rachel Happel describe how BIMA: the Brandeis Institute for Music and Art creates an environment where artistic exploration and Jewish exploration can and should be one and the same. They suggest a number of directions which day schools could adopt to move in this direction.
Updated: May. 13, 2012
The award-winning Jewish non-profit production company G-dcast has announced Studio G-dcast, and opened up the application process for this summer artists’ residency to take place at the Contemporary Jewish Museum in San Francisco. Over the week of August 12-17, 2012, six student animators and six storytellers will come together for an intensive residency that combines art and Jewish learning. Animator-storyteller chevrutas – the Hebrew word for study pairs – will adapt classic Jewish texts into six short films.
Updated: Mar. 05, 2012
The 26th issue of Teaching the Legacy, e-newsletter for Holocaust Educators has just been released. This edition is part of a newsletter series that will focus on the subject of commemoration and art. This e-newsletter will focus on the visual arts, while the next ones will continue with other art forms such as poetry, films, Holocaust memorials, and so-called “graphic novels” (comics).
Updated: Feb. 08, 2012
Encounters at Brandeis give high school students the chance to explore and be challenged by new ideas, discover fresh forms of self-expression, and develop deep friendships - all within an inclusive Jewish community situated on the campus of Brandeis University. Brandeis is currently offering three residential summer programs for high school students, as well as year-round online learning courses.
Updated: Dec. 07, 2011
Babaganewz is working in collaboration with American Jewish World Service to bring you an exciting educational initiative called “Where Do You Give? Reimagining Tzedakah for the 21st Century.” Through online interactive media, educational resources, and a design competition, Where Do You Give? will engage students in critical questions about where we give tzedakah, to whom we give, and why.
Updated: Dec. 07, 2011
Elissa Gootman writes of a very popular school club at Solomon Schechter School of Westchester - the Midrash Manicures club, attended weekly by 25 middle school female students. At the club meetings, Rabbi Yael Buechler teaches girls in the sixth, seventh and eighth grades how to do their nails with designs inspired by the weekly Torah portion.
Updated: Nov. 08, 2011
The Summer, 2011 issue of the Lookstein Center's Jewish Educational Leadership is dedicated to the arts in Jewish education. It addresses questions such as: What is Jewish art? What should be the focus of arts education in a school in general, and in a Jewish school in particular? What is the role of 'beauty' in developing meaningful, authentic Jewish practice or community? In what ways does art impact on individual development and learning? Should arts education focus on personal expression or appreciation of classic art? Should the arts be integrated into regular coursework or treated as its own discipline?
Updated: Sep. 19, 2011
In recent years the Israeli city of Holon has turned many of its gardens into live storybooks, with giant statues scattered across the lawns, based on characters from famous children’s books. The latest storybook garden inaugurated in Holon — now termed the “children’s city” — is called “A Story from The Heart.” It is based on a children’s tale that explains the sometimes difficult subject of organ donations.
Updated: Aug. 02, 2011