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October is the final month during which schools may register for the 2013-2014 US Chidon HaTanach (Bible Contest). The National Bible Contest (Chidon HaTanakh) is a contest that the Jewish Agency for Israel sponsors for American Jewish youth in grades 6-11. The contest divides students by grade level into separate groups for junior high students and high school students. Within each age group, Day School students (of all denominations) take exams in Hebrew, while others take exams in English. On the basis of preliminary exams, high scorers are invited to the national finals in New York in May.
Updated: Oct. 13, 2013
The Rothschild Foundation (Hanadiv) Europe is sponsoring up to 20 places for youth and student leaders to attend the next Limmud Conference in the UK and to participate in a specialised programme to enhance Jewish knowledge, discuss contemporary issues in Jewish society and offer an introduction to project development and management.
Updated: Sep. 11, 2013
This article examines the Jewish Teachable Moments method through a case study conducted at a Reform movement affiliated camp in Texas. Theoretical and pedagogical implications of the Jewish Teachable Moments method are discussed.
Updated: Sep. 01, 2013
The Jim Joseph Foundation has developed an alumni network component as part of some grants, while other grants are designed for the sole purposes of creating such networks in order to leverage newfound deep connections among cohorts of successful Jewish educational programs.
Updated: Aug. 30, 2013
The Union for Reform Judaism has launched the first issue of the Journal of Youth Engagement as part of their Campaign for Youth Engagement. The Journal of Youth Engagement is a forum of ideas and dialogue for those committed to engaging youth in vibrant Jewish life and living.
Updated: Aug. 26, 2013
Five years ago, URJ Camps launched an Israel education and advocacy initiative with the generous support of the Legacy Heritage Fund. Partnering with the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion’s School of Education on the New York campus, the iCenter and MAKOM, the URJ worked to develop strategies, curricula and an evaluation processes to reimagine, enhance and deepen the presence of Israel at URJ camps.
Updated: Jun. 11, 2013
UJA-Federation of New York supports camps as they think creatively to increase their options and offerings for Jewish families. And we encourage families to choose Jewish day camps and guide their teens to work in these camps. Colleagues, community members, donors and lay leaders can all join the conversation to strengthen and expand Jewish day camping.
Updated: Jun. 04, 2013
The Jim Joseph Foundation has engaged BTW informing change and Rosov Consulting, LLC to conduct a broad scan of teen and young adult education and engagement efforts from a variety of spheres, including those outside of the Jewish community. The purpose of the scan was to identify examples of programs that are scalable and employ innovative practices, and to identify the components, parameters, structural considerations and limitations of such programs.
Updated: May. 20, 2013
The Winter, 2013 issue of the Lookstein Center's Jewish Educational Leadership of Jewish Educational Leadership explores 'Tikkun Olam'. It seeks to explore the question of, “How can I make tikkun olam Jewish?”
Updated: Apr. 09, 2013
A new branch of G-dcast, G-dcast Entertainment, has just released a new 'edutainment' game for Apple Mobile devices – 'Leviticus!'. While playing the fast-moving brightly illustrated game, the players learn much of the intricate Biblical Jewish law system for offering sacrifices in the Temple. 'Leviticus!' was made with young adults in mind and the plan is to market the new game to college-age students through Hillel and Moishe Houses.
Updated: Mar. 11, 2013