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MOFET JTEC - Gleanings: Unleashing the Power of Congregational Education

MOFET JTEC - Gleanings: Unleashing the Power of Congregational Education | Jewish Education Around the World | Scoop.it

In this issue of Gleanings, we present a selection of the papers that participants wrote for our deliberation which stimulated rich dialogue. Included first in this issue is a nascent, overarching vision of education toward covenantal community, which emerged during the gathering. Despite the many efforts of the last two decades, what we have lacked is a common vision of what we see as emerging among congregations engaged in change, which is not unique to each congregation, but rather weaves these individual inventive efforts together into a larger whole, providing transformative direction, and energizing further change.

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MOFET JTEC - The Torah U’Mesorah Blended/Digital Learning Study: Testing the Potential

MOFET JTEC - The Torah U’Mesorah Blended/Digital Learning Study: Testing the Potential | Jewish Education Around the World | Scoop.it

With funding from The AVI CHAI Foundation, Torah U’Mesorah set out on a two-year pilot project involving 13 diverse Jewish schools across the country. They ran the gamut from co-ed day schools to yeshivos and Bais Yaakovs; from major Jewish population areas to smaller enclaves; from elementary schools to high schools.

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MOFET JTEC - Teaching Jewish Holidays in Early Childhood Education in Israel

MOFET JTEC - Teaching Jewish Holidays in Early Childhood Education in Israel | Jewish Education Around the World | Scoop.it

his paper proposes a number of educational alternatives in accordance with critical feminist pedagogy and Jewish values of social justice. The article focuses on three major holidays: Hanukah, Purim and Passover. It shows in each one of them the conventional reading of the holiday which is the traditional way it is being taught in secular kindergartens, the holiday through a critical feminist pedagogy lens and application in early childhood classrooms.

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10 Hidden WhatsApp Tricks You Need To Try Right Now

10 Hidden WhatsApp Tricks You Need To Try Right Now | Jewish Education Around the World | Scoop.it
You might think you know everything about WhatsApp. However, like anything tech-related, there are always more tricks, tips, and features to learn about and use.
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MOFET JTEC - Hebrew College’s Early Childhood Institute Fills Need for Quality Educators

MOFET JTEC - Hebrew College’s Early Childhood Institute Fills Need for Quality Educators | Jewish Education Around the World | Scoop.it

o help increase the quality of Jewish education our young children receive, Hebrew College’s Early Childhood Institute (ECI) is expanding its offerings. ECI now offers the basic course, Child Growth and Development, a class that is required for Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care Lead Teacher Licensure. This course is a recent addition to the ECI suite of programs comprised of the Masters of Jewish Education with a Concentration in Early Childhood Education program, Jewish Early Childhood Certificate program and professional development seminars and conferences.

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MOFET JTEC - Building Bridges: Global School Twinning Network

MOFET JTEC - Building Bridges: Global School Twinning Network | Jewish Education Around the World | Scoop.it

The most significant educational initiative in the field of Israel-Diaspora relationship within formal education is twinning of diaspora based and Israel schools. The Jewish Agency’s Global School Twinning Network includes a wide variety of schools: Jewish and non-sectarian; schools from different Jewish streams; elementary, middle and high-schools; day and afternoon schools; schools from different sectors of the Israeli population, and more. To date, 650 schools in partnerships spanning the globe are engaged in active twinning programs.

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MOFET JTEC - The Impact of Communal Intervention Programs on Jewish Identity: An Analysis of Jewish Students in Britain

MOFET JTEC - The Impact of Communal Intervention Programs on Jewish Identity: An Analysis of Jewish Students in Britain | Jewish Education Around the World | Scoop.it

During the 1990s, Jewish communal leaders in Britain reached a consensus that Jewish education, in the broadest sense, was the principal means of strengthening Jewish identity and securing Jewish continuity. This belief motivated considerable investment in communal intervention programs such as Jewish schools, Israel experience trips, and youth movements. Twenty years on, it is pertinent to ask whether, and to what extent, this intervention has worked.

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MOFET JTEC - Exploring God: Using the Arts as a Way to Engage Secondary Students in Discussions about God

MOFET JTEC - Exploring God: Using the Arts as a Way to Engage Secondary Students in Discussions about God | Jewish Education Around the World | Scoop.it

The article presents research from a practitioner research study conducted in a non-denominational Jewish secondary school. As part of the study, students created artistic works based on chapter 12 of the biblical book of Numbers. Four of the twelve student groups created works that directly engaged with their conceptions of God as represented in the text while also making direct links to God's role in their lives. Learning through the arts can be a powerful tool that teachers can draw on in order to provide space for students to reflect on their understanding of God and as a way to engage students in conversations about God.

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MOFET JTEC - 5 Ways That A Taste of Judaism® Can Strengthen Your Congregation

MOFET JTEC - 5 Ways That A Taste of Judaism® Can Strengthen Your Congregation | Jewish Education Around the World | Scoop.it

But what about the young man who wants to learn the basics of Judaism because his fiancée is Jewish? Or the longtime seeker who’s curious to explore what draws her to our ancient faith? Or the grandparents whose daughter and son-in-law are raising Jewish kids – something the grandparents know nothing about? A Taste of Judaism® class may fit the bill perfectly – for them and for your congregation.

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MOFET JTEC - Shalom Hartman Institute’s 2016 Community Leadership Program Summer Retreat (CLP)

MOFET JTEC - Shalom Hartman Institute’s 2016 Community Leadership Program Summer Retreat (CLP) | Jewish Education Around the World | Scoop.it

he Shalom Hartman Institute’s 2016 Community Leadership Program Summer Retreat (CLP), which draws more than 100 Jewish community leaders from North America to the Institute's Jerusalem campus every summer, is scheduled to be held June 28 – July 5, 2016. The theme for 2016 will be: " What is a Jew: Dilemmas of Identity in the 21st Century." Join us for an unforgettable journey of study and discovery as we grapple with the challenges and explore the opportunities of 21st century Jewish identity.

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ScreenChomp, Snagit for Chrome, and Knowmia Retire

ScreenChomp, Snagit for Chrome, and Knowmia Retire | Jewish Education Around the World | Scoop.it
TechSmith announced today that they are ending all support and services for ScreenChomp, Snagit for Chrome, and Knowmia in order to focus efforts on their Mac & PC desktop products, Snagit and Camtasia. This will come as a blow to many educators, especially those using Chromebooks & iPads, but their rationale does make sense. In a statement on their…
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הרב שרלו: "יש דבר שמסכן את קיומנו" - חדשות סרוגים

הרב שרלו: "יש דבר שמסכן את קיומנו" - חדשות סרוגים | Jewish Education Around the World | Scoop.it
סרוגים | במכתב פתוח לבוגרי הישיבה, כותב הרב יובל שרלו כי השיח הציבורי מסכן הוא אחד הדברים המסכנים מאוד את קיומנו המשותף: הוא הפך להיות אלים מאוד מאוד. הוא מוצף רוע, שקרים, עלבונות, לשון הרע
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WATCH: The most beautiful song about the ingathering of the exiles

WATCH: The most beautiful song about the ingathering of the exiles | Jewish Education Around the World | Scoop.it
An a cappella band sings about their journey home to Israel - called "Aliyah" in Hebrew, meaning "Ascent"
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Ancient Roman treasure trove found off coast of Caesarea

Ancient Roman treasure trove found off coast of Caesarea | Jewish Education Around the World | Scoop.it
The Antiquities Authority called the discovery the biggest treasure uncovered in at least 30 years.
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MOFET JTEC - Calling Jewish Educators: FREE Jerusalem Scavenger Hunt Resource

MOFET JTEC - Calling Jewish Educators: FREE Jerusalem Scavenger Hunt Resource | Jewish Education Around the World | Scoop.it

n this FREE Jewish educators resource guide, we will give you a basis for a Jerusalem Scavenger Hunt activity and we will give you a list of our favorite Jerusalem/Israel resources. This guide can be used by formal and informal Jewish education settings alike.

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MOFET JTEC - Camp Nai Nai Nai: Jewish Summer Camp for Adults

MOFET JTEC - Camp Nai Nai Nai: Jewish Summer Camp for Adults | Jewish Education Around the World | Scoop.it

Come to Camp Nai Nai Nai, Waynesboro, PA -September 2nd – 5th, 2016, and be a kid again.

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How Israel is turning part of the Negev Desert into a cyber-city

How Israel is turning part of the Negev Desert into a cyber-city | Jewish Education Around the World | Scoop.it

Here in the middle of the Negev Desert, a cyber-city is rising to cement Israel’s place as a major digital power. The new development, an outcropping of glass and steel, will concentrate some of the country’s top talent from the military, academia and business in an area of just a few square miles. No other country is so purposefully integrating its private, scholarly, government and military ­cyber-expertise.

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MOFET JTEC - The Rabbanei Batei Hasefer Website – Hebrew Online Resources for School Rabbis

MOFET JTEC - The Rabbanei Batei Hasefer Website – Hebrew Online Resources for School Rabbis | Jewish Education Around the World | Scoop.it

The Rabbanei Batei Hasefer Website started out as a collection of material for school rabbis. In Israel most of the religious public schools (mama"d) as well as a few of the regular public schools have a school rabbi. The rabbi serves as a spiritual adviser to the school community, the students, staff and parents of the school. He is often coordinator or consultant of the Jewish education curriculum (Tanach and Toshba). Many educators were happy to share material that they prepared and the site quickly grew to include worksheets, booklets, games, ideas for activities and more, making the site useful for all Jewish studies teachers.

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MOFET JTEC - The National Mentoring Program in Israel – Challenges and Achievements

MOFET JTEC - The National Mentoring Program in Israel – Challenges and Achievements | Jewish Education Around the World | Scoop.it

The National Mentoring Program was created in 2009 by the Division for Gifted and Outstanding Students in the Ministry of Education and is implemented by the Szold Institute. The program aims to cultivate future leaders in Israel. Highly gifted 10th and 11th graders are matched with top rate professionals in students’ areas of interest. They work for a year on a project of mutual interest. Forty-four per cent of students live in geographical or social periphery. The article details program rationale and phases, and presents results of qualitative program evaluation.

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MOFET JTEC - Development of Religious Identity Through Doubts Among Religious Adolescents in Israel: An Empirical Perspective and Educational Ramifications

MOFET JTEC - Development of Religious Identity Through Doubts Among Religious Adolescents in Israel: An Empirical Perspective and Educational Ramifications | Jewish Education Around the World | Scoop.it

Researchers have been demonstrating interest in doubts regarding religious faith for thirty years. The current study goal was examining differences between three groups of religious male adolescents in Israel, regarding faith identity, doubts in religious faith (past and present), religious behavior, and the connection between them. Three questionnaires were answered by 472 religious Israeli male 9th, 10th, and 11th graders, regarding faith identity, religious behavior, and faith doubts. A MANOVA indicated significant differences between the groups for all research variables. Separate regression analyses for each age group for predicting faith identity according to doubts, produced very different pictures. Tenth grade seems the most important crossroads in forming religious identity.

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MOFET JTEC - Prayer and Adolescence: Can Formal Instruction Make a Difference?

MOFET JTEC - Prayer and Adolescence: Can Formal Instruction Make a Difference? | Jewish Education Around the World | Scoop.it

This design experiment in prayer education for Jewish students was motivated by a current educational concern: educating for spirituality and religious practice.Here quantitative and qualitative analysis is used to measure the effects of a tefillah (prayer and its understanding) course on student attitudes to prayer.

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MOFET JTEC - No Teacher Left Behind Spring 2016 – Online Edtech Course

MOFET JTEC - No Teacher Left Behind Spring 2016 – Online Edtech Course | Jewish Education Around the World | Scoop.it

The development of the internet and social networking in the 21st century has changed the way in which students learn, and potentially the way in which teachers teach. The internet, ipad, and apps have opened up a vast resource of possibilities to more effectively engage our students in the learning process – to greatly enhance their classroom experience and to enable them to generate their own learning beyond the classroom. This course is designed to familiarize teachers with online tools, skills, and methodologies that can empower them to teach online or to utilize online tools to maximize learning in their classrooms.

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MOFET JTEC - Ivriyon 2016 - Hebrew Immersion Program for Day School Teachers

MOFET JTEC - Ivriyon 2016 - Hebrew Immersion Program for Day School Teachers | Jewish Education Around the World | Scoop.it

Ivriyon is now accepting applications for the 2016 summer Ivriyon Hebrew Immersion Institute for Day School Educators (July 5 - 28, 2016). The Ivriyon summer institute prepares day school educators to teach Judaic subjects engagingly and effectively in Hebrew.

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 פרס ישראל לדורון אלמוג: "מסע להפיכת ישראל לחברה סובלנית

 פרס ישראל לדורון אלמוג: "מסע להפיכת ישראל לחברה סובלנית | Jewish Education Around the World | Scoop.it
פרס ישראל הוענק לדורון אלמוג על מפעל חיים
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Massacre that marred birth of Israel - The Etzion Bloc

Massacre that marred birth of Israel - The Etzion Bloc | Jewish Education Around the World | Scoop.it
On the morning Israeli statehood was declared, 127 who had survived the Holocaust and fought for independence were killed at Kfar Etzion. Their deaths inspired today's settlements
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