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jGirls is an online magazine written by and for teen girls across the Jewish spectrum. It is a safe space for girls to explore concerns and identities, cultivate self-expression, exchange ideas with girls from different backgrounds and perspectives, and build a Jewish community in their own image.
Updated: Jun. 25, 2017
The Joint Conference on Research in Jewish Education, a partnership between the Baltimore Hebrew Institute, the Network for Research in Jewish Education and the Association for the Social Scientific Study of Jewry, was held recently at Towson University. With some 75 attendees (many of whom served as speakers as well) this gathering gave insight into the newest themes of trending research that have not yet been shared with the broader community. What is abundantly clear is that those in the trenches of research are strongly passionate about exploring the trends in Jewish education that will benefit our communities in the coming years. While practitioners (Program Directors/Principals and Clergy, for example) are aware of the struggles facing Jewish Education, researchers are confirming what is occurring and providing research with answers and insights.
Updated: Jul. 27, 2016
When Jewish education promotes self-discovery, challenges traditional gender roles, and celebrates a diversity of voices, it has the power to help Jewish teens grow into adulthood with confidence, compassion and a lifelong commitment to Jewish community. Moving Traditions has just received “proof of concept” on this model of Jewish teen education that we have been honing for more than a decade with 1,400 small groups of girls meeting through the auspices of 388 institutional partners in the Rosh Hodesh: It’s a Girl Thing! program. The evidence, researched by respected independent evaluators Dr. Pearl Beck and Dr. Tobin Belzer, shows that Moving Traditions has developed a model that in fact does keep girls healthy, confident, and connected to Jewish life.
Updated: Apr. 29, 2015
The Last of the Arab Jews: Tunisian Jewish Enclave Weathers Revolt, Terror; Can It Survive Girls’ Education?
Isolated on a small niche of North Africa’s largest island, the Jews of Djerba have been called the last Arab Jews—and it is hardly an exaggeration. Across the rest of the Middle East, Jewish communities have been vanishing over the past half century, since the creation of Israel. Before then, there were more than 850,000 Jews living in the Arab world. Today, there are between 4,000 to 4,500, according to Justice for Jews from Arab Countries, a nonprofit advocacy group. Today, Gerba's Jews number roughly 1,000, local leaders estimate. At the fringes of society and in subtle ways, Djerban women are evolving. Two agents of change are cousins Alite and Hanna Sabban, who have fought to bring greater educational opportunities to the girls of Djerba.
Updated: Mar. 04, 2015
The Jewish Women’s Archive announces the third annual Natalia Twersky Educator Award to honor an inspiring educator for his/her creativity and commitment to teaching inclusive history. The award, $2,500 to the winning educator plus $500 for her/his school or program, is open to any educator working in a Jewish setting with students in grades 6–12 who spotlights the stories and voices of Jewish women through the use of primary sources. Now is the time to gather your lesson plan, examples of student work, and an optional video of your teaching and submit your lesson online by Monday, May 12, 2014!
Updated: Mar. 26, 2014
We are pleased to announce that the upcoming Jewish Orthodox Feminist Alliance (JOFA) conference, December 7-8, 2013 at John Jay College in New York City, will feature an Educators' Track for Jewish educators working from pre-school through high school. The Educators’ Track will give us the opportunity to have difficult discussions about issues related to gender and sexuality, to hear from top educators in the field, to brainstorm with one another, and to take home tools to build more gender-aware Orthodox day schools.
Updated: Oct. 30, 2013
According to instructions issued by Education Minister Shai Piron, from now on, if half of the parents in state-religious educational middle and high schools request that their daughters study Talmud, they should be allowed to do so. This is the first time that the Education Ministry sets criteria for Talmud studies for girls in state-religious school.
Updated: Jun. 17, 2013
From ‘Asur, Asur, Asur’ to ‘the Big Mutar’:Religious-Zionist Women’s Views on Sex Education in Israel
This study presents the experiences, feelings, and opinions regarding sex education, of 12 young religious-Zionist women who studied in the Israeli religious-Zionist school system and participated in bride-counseling lessons in the months and days prior to marriage.
Updated: Apr. 29, 2013
The Bat Mitzvah Dress Code Filmmaking Intensive is a new educational initiative of Ma’yan. The girls in the program will conduct film interviews with their families and other people in their communities about the history, custom, and expectations surrounding Bat Mitzvah attire, asking questions about what was worn at Bat Mitzvahs, and how it was decided. Three intensive workshops will offer the participants opportunities to practice new skills, ask questions, and learn collaboratively. The footage will be edited together by the participants into a short (3-5 minute) film.
Updated: Jan. 10, 2012
Deborah S. Meyer of Moving Traditions writes in eJewish Philanthropy about the main points she will raise to engage Jewish leaders at The Jewish Futures Conference next week. She outlines four recommendations based on research gathered in running their single-gender programs, Rosh Hodesh: It’s a Girl Thing! and Shevet Achim: The Brotherhood.
Updated: Nov. 08, 2011