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Mattat – A Meeting Place for Young Israeli Religious Women Before and After National or Military Service
Seven years after her daughter, Mattat, and niece, Kinneret, were killed in a terrorist ambush in the Etzion Bloc, Rivka Rosenfeld has established a website that brings together religious women before and after military service. This is not a solemn static memorial site but a dynamic website, which recently has become a mandatory stop for religious girls who are planning their military or national service after high school.
Updated: Apr. 29, 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
Repair the World, in conjunction with the Jewish Agency for Israel, is pleased to announce the release of a new study, “Serving a Complex Israel: A Report on Israel-based Immersive Jewish Service-learning.” The study shows that contrary to common assumptions held in the Jewish world, exposing young Jews to the complex issues underlying Israeli society increases their commitment to the country and motivates them to want to work towards social change in Israel.
Updated: Mar. 12, 2013
The Jewish Theological Seminary invites high school sophomores & juniors to participate in JustCity: A Precollege Program in Jewish Social Justice in New York City between June 30 - July 28, 2013. Participants will join students from around the country in deepening their Jewish identity while serving on social-justice projects in New York City this summer. Through on-the-ground service and top-notch classroom learning at The Jewish Theological Seminary (JTS), they will have the chance to transform their passion for Jewish social justice into action.
Updated: Feb. 12, 2013
Vita Zlotova, an Oranim Destination Israel intern from Moscow at The Jaffa Institute, writes about her wonderfully rewarding experience as a tutor to small groups of deprived elementary school in Jaffa.
Updated: Feb. 04, 2013
Applications are officially open for AVODAH: The Jewish Service Corps, a unique one-year program for people 21-26 combining work for justice, leadership development, Jewish learning, and community building. Learn about AVODAH and how to spend the next year fighting poverty in one of four cities around the US!
Updated: Nov. 06, 2012
Welcome to the special online edition of the Journal of Jewish Communal Service devoted to Jewish service-learning, a collaboration between Repair the World and the Jewish Communal Service Association.This landmark issue features insights from Jewish service-learning experts around the world and around your corner
Updated: Sep. 02, 2012
If We Build It, They Will Come: A Case for Developing the Field of Jewish Service-Learning in Israel
Dyonna Ginsburg writes an article making the case that Israel presents an ideal platform for immersive Jewish service-learning programs, because Israel has genuine needs coupled with world-renowned expertise in areas of social justice and environmental import and, as a Jewish country, Israel is perfect for an integrated, Jewish conversation about justice.
Updated: Aug. 28, 2012
Aardvark Israel, is a pluralistic nine-month program now completing its second year. The program is affiliated with American Jewish University in Los Angeles. It offers college credits and weekly trips around the country. Eighty Aardvark participants are divided into two groups, each spending half the program based in the South Tel Aviv neighborhood of Florentine, and the other half of the time in the southern Jerusalem neighborhood of Katamon.
Updated: Apr. 30, 2012
This issue of Sh’ma is devoted to examining what happens at a Jewish table - what we eat, who is invited to sit with us, and what we learn. The word tisch, the Yiddish word for table, is closely associated with a rebbe’s Shabbat gathering. The following essays explore aspects of that gathering: the hierarchical nature of a rebbe’s tisch, the ways in which contemporary Jews might reclaim ecstatic religious passion in an egalitarian setting, the role of the rebbe as charismatic leader, the foods at a Shabbat table, and the women who sustain it.
Updated: Mar. 29, 2012