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Elements of the School Program, As Reported by Yeshiva Alumni, Which Most Influence Students’ Religion
The purpose of this study was to determine which elements of the Yeshiva high school program were perceived by students as influencing their religiosity. Three-hundred and fifty-five students completed an anonymous questionnaire, which had been developed based on 20 in depth interviews.
Updated: Sep. 11, 2013
Rena Dorph tells of the founding of Edah, a comprehensive experiential Jewish after-school program serving Berkely, CA. Edah builds on the existing structures and youth development goals of afterschool programs, the experiential, immersive, free-choice learning environments fostered at high quality Jewish summer camps, the commitment to daily Jewish learning and Jewish chevreh that characterize Jewish day schools, and the value of families learning and practicing together embodied in high quality family education programs.
Updated: Sep. 01, 2013
Ahuva Ron, director of the School Twinning program between Los Angeles and Tel Aviv for the Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles for the last eight years, highlights some aspects of this highly effective and impactful model of teen engagement.
Updated: Aug. 28, 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
Jeffrey Kress critically examines the idea of making supplemental schools more “camp-like” which has gained much momentum over the past year. He suggests a different way of comparing communal education and camps.
Updated: Jul. 30, 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
ReFrame is an initiative of the William Davidson Graduate School of Jewish Education at the Jewish Theological Seminary which has been operating over the last year and a half. Reframe aims to strengthen complementary schools, such as those housed in congregations, through the approach of experiential Jewish education.
Updated: May. 20, 2013
At Or Ami, A.T.M. stands for “Art, Theater, Music,” a teen engagement program that is part of our constellation of teen activities. A.T.M. begins with a simple premise: that many young people find expression and relief from stress through arts and music, and we, the Jewish community, need to capitalize on that reality.
Updated: May. 16, 2013
I was one of the four that started Limmud in 1980 in Britain. British Jewry in that time was neither a dynamic, educated nor exciting community. It was nearly impossible to find learning for adults and the community was deeply divided between the different denominations, between different age groups and even geographically.
Updated: May. 16, 2013
The Ramah Service Corps (RSC), the innovative young adult leadership program of the National Ramah Commission (NRC) designed to bring the magic of Ramah to communities across North America year-round, is now entering its third exciting year with 25 interns who are serving for the 2012-2013 year.
Updated: May. 07, 2013