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Sometimes, as parents and educators we forget about the learning that takes place outside of the classroom. With all of the discussions currently going on about how to change what happens within the school building, we sometimes forget the valuable life lessons that can take place in the most unexpected locations and at the most unexpected times. This summer my oldest son attended Bnei Akiva’s Camp Amichai. His cousins had attended the camp for several summers and always seemed to have a great time. Yet, I was very apprehensive about letting my son attend. For starters, three weeks is a long time, at least here in Israel, to send your kid away. My Israeli friends could not believe that there was a camp program in Israel that was this long. Three weeks may not seem like a long time, but the longest he had been away from home “on his own” before this was three days! It was actually my wife who convinced me that our son was old enough and that it would be a good break period for all of us. For anyone who has ever raised an eleven-year-old, you know that the everyday routine is not without its ups and downs. Okay, good point about this 3-week break, but that was not my only reservation.
Updated: Aug. 03, 2016
In June 2016, a seminar for kindergarten teachers from the Jewish kindergarten system in Pittsburgh was held at The MOFET Institute in collaboration with Classrooms without Borders. During the seminar, the participants experienced a variety of learning settings: visiting and observing Israeli kindergartens as well as other educational institutions serving kindergartens (A House in Nature, Bible House, museums, Ne'ot Kedumim); lectures and workshops on topics such as early childhood education in Israel, early childhood education throughout Jewish history in the Diaspora, Jewish identity in early childhood and the History of the State of Israel and its people. All of the above were accompanied by study-tours around the Land of Israel.
Updated: Aug. 03, 2016
The Shalom Hartman Institute’s 2016 Community Leadership Program Summer Retreat (CLP), which draws more than 100 Jewish community leaders from North America to the Institute's Jerusalem campus every summer, is scheduled to be held June 28 – July 5, 2016. The theme for 2016 will be ' What is a Jew: Dilemmas of Identity in the 21st Century.' Join us for an unforgettable journey of study and discovery as we grapple with the challenges and explore the opportunities of 21st century Jewish identity.
Updated: Apr. 20, 2016
The Impact of Communal Intervention Programs on Jewish Identity: An Analysis of Jewish Students in Britain
During the 1990s, Jewish communal leaders in Britain reached a consensus that Jewish education, in the broadest sense, was the principal means of strengthening Jewish identity and securing Jewish continuity. This belief motivated considerable investment in communal intervention programs such as Jewish schools, Israel experience trips, and youth movements. Twenty years on, it is pertinent to ask whether, and to what extent, this intervention has worked. The Institute for Jewish Policy Research’s (JPR) 2011 National Jewish Student Survey contains data on over 900 Jewish students in Britain and presents an opportunity to empirically assess the impact such intervention programs may have had on respondents’ Jewish identity by comparing those who have experienced them with those who have not.
Updated: Apr. 14, 2016
The Jewish Women’s Renaissance Project (JWRP) and Israel’s Ministry of Diaspora Affairs launched an expanded initiative today to provide 5,600 women from 26 countries with eight-day trips to Israel that will inspire them as family and community leaders to make a greater impact. The ministry and JRWP unveiled the $12.5 million global expansion of the JWRP’s Momentum Israel experiences for women at a ceremony during the AIPAC annual policy conference.
Updated: Mar. 30, 2016
Join Colleagues from across the US in Israel at the 2016 Echoes and Reflections Advanced Learning Seminar at Yad Vashem
The 2016 Echoes and Reflections Advanced Learning Seminar at Yad Vashem will bring together educators with a passion and commitment for delivering accurate and meaningful Holocaust education to today’s students. Designed for educators who have previously attended one or more Echoes and Reflections professional development programs and who actively use Echoes and Reflections in their teaching, this ten-day seminar will take place in Jerusalem, Israel from July 31-August 9, 2016.
Updated: Mar. 09, 2016
The MOFET International Leadership Seminar in Israel for Jewish educators and community leaders (July 18-27, 2016 ) will deal with issues and models of Jewish leadership throughout the history of the Jewish people, up to the present time, examining the participants' management and leadership styles and helping them promote community leadership in the roles they are currently performing or will perform in the future.
Updated: Mar. 02, 2016
FreeSpirit is a therapeutic-educational program in Israel for leadership development and self-actualization, specifically geared toward international youth. The program is 8-10 weeks long and accepts youth who are experiencing personal, social, or behavioral difficulties, in various levels of risk, distress or crisis. The program is hosted at Kibbutz Hazorea, where participants are able to connect with its community life and benefit from its local community services. Registration is now open for two 8 week programs in April and June 2016 and a ten week program with high-school academic credits in October 2016.
Updated: Jan. 06, 2016
Birthright is an amazing, eye-opening adventure. What is also true, is that a well-designed extension program which gives participants time to reflect on their initial tour, deepening their connection to Jewish spirituality and community, will result in an even greater impact. After all the effort and resources invested in bringing the participants to Israel, it is worth our while to ensure that the experience is maximized. After being one of the original Birthright trip providers for the first nine years, Livnot U’Lehibanot began offering extension programs instead. These programs have run for the past six years, without a major sponsor, due to the determination of a team of dedicated educators and staff, with support from alumni and long-time friends of Livnot. We are grateful that the Jim Joseph Foundation has now awarded a grant to help support our one-week Northern Exposure extension, which enriches the Birthright experience.
Updated: Jan. 06, 2016
Are you a woman seeking a career as a teacher of Tanach and Jewish studies? Are you a Tanach teacher eager to inspire passion for Jewish learning in the next generation? Are you yearning to spend a year in Jerusalem? Immerse yourself in Matan’s Bet Midrash, and become a Tanach scholar. Earn an MA in Jewish Education at Hebrew University in only 13 months! Program begins August 29, 2016 – 25 Av 5776.
Updated: Dec. 30, 2015