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The FJC Leaders Assembly 2010 will convene hundreds of professionals and lay leaders from the camping world, as well as funders and Jewish communal professionals to tackle core issues such as program excellence, lay and professional leadership, communication, recruitment, fundraising, and many other topics that will empower participants to further the success of the Jewish camp endeavor.
Updated: Feb. 08, 2010
In an opinion piece in The Forward, Rabbi Jill Jacobs, the rabbi-in-residence of Jewish Funds for Justice, outlines five principles that can guide Jewish educators toward more effective social justice education programs.
Updated: Feb. 04, 2010
Hebrew Now represents Birthright Israel NEXT's effort to make Hebrew Language learning easier. They started with an SMS service for a new Hebrew word a day delivered to your phone. Then, earlier this month they released an iPhone app, Mila-4-Phone, which is available for free download on the itunes store. Featuring a growing word list, pronunciation guides, audio recordings, and more, the app is an easy way to work on Hebrew vocabulary, and has already been downloaded in 46 countries! Beyond these mobile options, Hebrew Now also features a network of local Ulpan Hebrew language courses in cities around the United States.
Updated: Feb. 03, 2010
Rlka Levin of JESNA has published a list of achievements, developments, ideas, and trends in Jewish education worthy of note and gratification which have emerged over the last decade. Although the Jewish education scene faces many critical issues and challenges, the author feels that it's been a pretty good decade for Jewish learning marked by many exciting developments, new ideas, and promising directions.
Updated: Jan. 12, 2010
This certificate program prepares participants to serve as effective leaders of informal educational institutions and programs. Designed for youth directors, synagogue program directors, Jewish camp leaders, Israel program leaders and trip leaders, the curriculum focuses on the content, methodology and leadership skills that Jewish educators need to maximize the 'teachable moment' that is the essence of experiential education. While emphasizing informal education for adolescents, the certificate applies to experiential programming for students of all ages and complements the field of Jewish family education.
Updated: Dec. 14, 2009
A new Hebrew University project called 'Scientists on the Trains,' promotes education on the rails as the institution sends out its professors to teach the Israeli public in transit. The idea kicked off this month, with the university's ultimate teacher, past President Emeritus Hanoch Gutfreund, who rode the morning train from Modi'in to Tel Aviv lecturing the public about the love letters written by Einstein and his wives.
Updated: Dec. 01, 2009
This summer a group of youths from the North American Russian Jewish community attended the two-week (July 19-Aug. 3, 2009) Havurah camping program at Camp Tel Yehudah at Barryville, N.Y. The 9th to 11th graders participated in various fun and educational activities in close contact with other campers at the Young Judea national senior leadership camp. Through a variety of innovative informal educational and recreational experiences, Havurah participants were provided an opportunity to explore and deepen their relationships with Israel, Jewish traditions, and Jewish culture and identity. The special educational curriculum tailored to the needs of Havurah’s teenage participants was developed by JAFI educators.
Updated: Nov. 23, 2009
More than 250 presidents and executive directors of Jewish Community Centers and JCC networks from 30 countries representing over 1,100 JCCs convened in Ramat Gan's Kfar Maccabiah Hotel for the eighth World Conference of the World Confederation of Jewish Community Centers. The four-day (November 2-5, 2009) event focused on the effect of Israel’s deteriorating international image on Diaspora Jewry and finding innovative ways face this challenge by connecting Jews to their community, to Israel and to the Jewish people.
Updated: Nov. 17, 2009
This is the first long-term study of Taglit-Birthright Israel alumni to document the program's impact on early participants and their decisions and attitudes regarding marriage, community, and connection to Israel. The report finds, most dramatically, a deepening attachment to Israel and commitment to Jewish family.
Updated: Nov. 08, 2009
Israel Connect is a program of the Melitz organization, dedicated to developing and facilitating a two-way, long-term and interpersonal connection between Jewish youth from around the world and their peers in Israel in order to enhance their Jewish identity and commitment to the Jewish people. The project twins young Jews from frameworks such as schools, university campuses and the IDF using the internet, video conferencing and face to face encounters.
Updated: Nov. 08, 2009