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Previously, I argued for the importance of Jewish literacy as providing a richer and more powerful framework for discussion of the mission of Jewish day schools, compared with the prevalent emphasis on Jewish. Here I’d like to expand upon that idea to explore ways that Jewish literacy can lead to new, creative forms of Jewish action, through embracing contemporary modes of learning. In a technological reality that literally puts virtually everything that can be known into the palm of your hand, the traditional memory-based learning model is becoming less relevant. What emerges instead is the great opportunity to emphasize the application of knowledge, ideally in ways that foster collaboration, draw on creativity, and bring about positive change and lasting good.
Updated: May. 29, 2014
The Repair the World Fellowship is an exciting ten-month opportunity for young adults ages 21 to 26 who are committed to mobilizing the Jewish community toward meaningful volunteer projects. Fellows will recruit, train, and serve alongside volunteers to bring about real community change around a range of issues, including education, poverty, environmental sustainability, hunger, and more. The Fellowship takes place in four of the most dynamic post-industrial cities in the U.S. – Baltimore, Detroit, Philadelphia, and Pittsburgh. Repair the World will provide training, a living stipend, housing, and other perks. The 2014-2015 Fellowship will take place from September 3, 2014 through July 16, 2015.
Updated: May. 07, 2014
Masa Israel Teaching Fellows provides exceptional Jewish college graduates with the opportunity to address Israel’s educational achievement gap and the widespread underperformance of youth in low-income communities on a 10-month English teaching, service-learning program. Following an initial training period, Fellows live in small groups and teach for a minimum of 25 hours a week in schools. Fellows choose or design secondary volunteer projects in their communities. Ongoing pedagogical support, ulpan (Hebrew lessons), host families, trips, and other enrichment activities are provided throughout their time in Israel.
Updated: Mar. 02, 2014
The Shalom Hartman Institute and Hebrew College announced the establishment of Hevruta, a unique gap-year program in Israel for 20 North American and 20 Israeli high school graduates designed to build a new generation of leadership built on a new narrative of Israel-World Jewry relations, commencing in September, 2014.
Updated: Jan. 29, 2014
The Tivnu Gap Year Program is a 9-month residential experience for high school graduates, ages 17-20, from across North America and beyond. Participants work, study, and live together in Portland, Oregon, building homes, creating community, and exploring the connections between Judaism and social justice. We believe that it is important for Jews to engage in social justice work not just as individuals, but as representatives of the Jewish community in partnership with other communities. We act from the conviction that housing is a human right and a cornerstone of a life of stability, dignity, and opportunity.
Updated: Jan. 29, 2014
Yeshiva University’s Center for the Jewish Future recently announced that its “Counterpoint Israel” winter break program, a 10-day mission that aims to empower Israeli teens from low socio-economic backgrounds, has doubled in size with the addition of four new “Winter Camps” in Kiryat Gat and the expansion of the existing program in Kiryat Malachi.
Updated: Jan. 15, 2014