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Fifth graders from Beit Hinuch Ramon School in Shaarei Tikva held a virtual meeting through the Internet with pupils of the same age from Los Angeles' Tifereth Israel congregation's Hebrew school. The meeting was held with the aid of video cameras and the Skype application, to honor Israel's 64th Yom Ha'atzmaut celebration, which was last week in many U.S. Jewish congregations. Samaria regional authority head Gershon Mesika took part in Sunday's event. A recorded greeting from Yuli Edelstein, Israel Minister of Information & Diaspora was viewed by the participants during the festivities.
Updated: May. 08, 2012
Idie Benjamin and Dale Sides Cooperman reflect on how we sometimes get derailed from our central goals while working at preparing our school children for Passover. We often spend a great deal of time talking about Passover & its mitzvoth rather than actually experiencing them with our students. They follow with some great examples of how to shift to a real effective experiential Passover curriculum.
Updated: Apr. 03, 2012
Gateways has published a collection of user-friendly resources that will be helpful and effective when working with all types of learners. Resources are organized by thematic units, such as holidays, and by type, such as social stories. They have recently enriched their free Shabbat resources for kids, prepared by Gateways' experienced special education teachers.
Updated: Mar. 20, 2012
Jewish Interactive, an innovative non-profit organisation, founded in South Africa, that strives to create interactive Jewish programs, utilizing modern technology, has implemented a multimedia learning pilot 'Shabbat Interactive' in tens of schools in South Africa and UK. They also recently presented the pilot at the North American Jewish Day Schools conference in the US.
Updated: Feb. 12, 2012
Beyond Costumes and Hamantaschen: Teaching Strategies for a More Meaningful Purim - A MOFET Webinar with Rabbi Reuven Spolter
The Purim story addresses questions of Jewish identity and assimilation, of choosing between two evils to produce a desired outcome, and even of the very notion of Jewish peoplehood. In this upcoming free MOFET JTEC Webinar, through a brief examination of some key sections of Megillat Esther, we'll address these and other issues related to Purim, and offer some creative ways to introduce them into the classroom.
Updated: Feb. 07, 2012
'Got Gelt? A Conversation about Giving in this Season of Receiving' will help students think about and articulate how they decide where to give tzedakah. Using an interactive game, debate, and Jewish text, this lesson highlights the complexity of allocating tzedakah and the necessity of making difficult decisions among competing priorities
Updated: Dec. 07, 2011
Joshua Teplitsky writes in MyJewishLearning about the International Israel Bible Youth Quiz held in Jerusalem every Israel Independence Day. 'Israel also marks the anniversary of its establishment with an unusual ritual: the International Bible Quiz (Hidon ha-Tanach). Often presided over by the President or Prime Minister of the State of Israel, the competition, held in Jerusalem, gathers high school students from across the Jewish world to showcase their scriptural prowess on national television. The event has a 40-year history and a pedigree that is older than the state itself, deeply intertwined with the ideological underpinnings of Zionism.'
Updated: May. 12, 2011
If He had Brought us Before Mount Sinai and Not Given us the Torah, Dayenu – a Spanish Language Webinar
MOFET JTEC - Jewish Teacher Education Community of The MOFET Institute is proud to present an online webinar in Spanish without charge to the global Jewish education community with Rabbi Dr. Mordechai Ma'aravi on ' “If He had Brought Us Before Mount Sinai and Not Given Us the Torah, Dayenu, it Would Have Sufficed Us!” (Si tan sólo nos hubiera acercado al Monte Sinaí, y no nos hubiera entregado la Torá, ¡hubiera sido suficiente?), on Wednesday, May 25, 2011- 7:00-8:30P.M. - Israel time.
Updated: May. 11, 2011
The MOFET Institute's Online Academy has opened registration for the Fall, 2011 semester of online courses whose main objective is to prepare teachers, educators and leaders in Jewish communities in the Diaspora for their mission. The courses, in areas that are suitable for educators and leaders in the Jewish world as well as students in universities and colleges in the fields of the didactics and pedagogy of teaching Jewish subjects in the Diaspora, are taught via the internet, a-synchronously with synchronous components. The course developers and lecturers are all experts in their fields and senior staff members of Israel's top institutes of higher education.
Updated: May. 11, 2011
Gateways recently launched a resource bank of activities for special needs students. Their goal is to share user-friendly resources that will be helpful and effective when working with any type of learner. Resources are organized by thematic units, such as holidays, and by type, such as file folder activities. A collection of resources for Passover and the Seder are now available on their website.
Updated: Apr. 11, 2011