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Leading Jewish Thinkers and Activists from 6 Continents Convene in Jerusalem to Launch Effort to Achieve Unified Vision for Global Jewry
More than 30 leading Jewish thinkers and activists from around the world are convening in Jerusalem today to launch Our Common Destiny, a ground-breaking initiative created to strengthen the bonds among Jews worldwide. The project is a joint initiative of Genesis Philanthropy Group and the State of Israel, under the auspices of Israel’s President. Our Common Destiny strives to connect Jews to each other and to Israel across diverse religious and cultural identities through a shared set of ethics and values. This Forum runs Monday, September 9 through Wednesday, September 11, with scholars from six continents.
Updated: Sep. 18, 2019
The nonprofit G-dcast, which makes videos and apps for those looking to learn more about Judaism is about to release “Shaboom!” a 10-part online series of short cartoons for young children that teach Jewish values. The series premieres April 6, 2016. A few weeks before the debut of the first video, G-dcast rebranded itself with a new website and name, “BimBam,” a reference to the popular children’s Shabbat song. The name change and release of “Shaboom!” represents a major shift for the award-winning nonprofit, both in terms of the audience it is trying to reach and the vehicle through which it is trying to reach them. BimBam’s change in focus reflects a shift that has been happening increasingly over the past decade throughout the Jewish educational world.
Updated: Apr. 07, 2016
Dancing the “Day Of Atonement”. The Use Of Visual Texts for Teaching Choreographic Principles and Imparting Jewish Values
This paper is part of a larger study that set out to explore the pedagogical tools used by religious teachers in order to convey – through dance – traditional messages which cultivate a sense of communal belonging and shape the identity of the student, thereby bridging the tension between dance and the way it is perceived by traditional religious Judaism. I will analyze one class in which the teacher used visual art to weave choreographic principles into the learning of tradition and how the visual text serves as a cultural message around which the teacher structures a dance piece, simultaneously creating and conveying dance content knowledge and knowledge of the tradition.
Updated: Dec. 30, 2015
eJewish Philanthropy reports that in just three years, PJ Library’s sister program in Israel, Sifriyat Pijama, has grown dramatically, providing Hebrew language children’s books to the country’s neediest preschoolers. Launched in 2009, the pre-literacy and Jewish heritage program began by serving 3,500 preschoolers in Israel. A year later, it grew to 45,000 children, and, this fall, the program will triple, serving 120,000 young children. Sifriyat Pijama will now reach more than 4,000 of the 10,000 public preschools in Israel, youngsters in 100 Jewish communities.
Updated: Aug. 31, 2011
The Jewish Lens is a comprehensive curriculum for middle and high school students. The learning program uses the work of renowned photographer Zion Ozeri as a stimulus for exploring Jewish values, identity, and tradition. Ozeri's photographs capture the unity and diversity of the world's Jewish community - reflecting the values and traditions that have defined Jewish existence around the world for centuries.
Updated: Apr. 30, 2008