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The Maharal on Life: The Why Behind the What. New — Free Olami Class for Women Educators

The Maharal on Life: The Why Behind the What. New — Free Olami Class for Women Educators | Jewish Education Around the World | Scoop.it
As a Jewish female educator, if you want to continue giving to others, you also have to invest time to receive. If you are thirsting to fill your own wellspring of advanced Torah learning, then this new weekly shiur is a must. Taught by Rabbi Avraham Edelstein, Director of Neve Yerushalayim and Ner Le’Elef, the shiur is an in-depth
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Engaging Teens Catalyzes Community Development

Engaging Teens Catalyzes Community Development | Jewish Education Around the World | Scoop.it
And none of it would be possible without the power of partnership. Our trainings and seminars are the product of wide support from within the community and with our longtime partners. Support from the Federation of Czech Jewish Communities is matched with the skills of our youth programmers, alumni of our programs, and important contributions of staff expertise from the Lauder Schools in Prague and the JDC. Today, with our help, a new generation of Jewish leaders is blossoming in Prague and our Jewish teens are turning personal and community dreams into reality.
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More than 150 European Jewish Leaders Gather to plan for Future

More than 150 European Jewish Leaders Gather to plan for Future | Jewish Education Around the World | Scoop.it
Barcelona, Spain, November 15, 2016 – In the face of continued challenges for Europe’s Jews, the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC) concluded yesterday its 2nd annual conference in Barcelona fostering Jewish community resilience and planning for the future. Dozens of Jewish leaders, experts, and professionals from across the continent took part in the two-day gathering focusing on training in governmental and intergroup relations, security and preparedness, and communications best practices. The conference was co-organized with the European Council of Jewish Communities (ECJC), the European Jewish Congress, and supported by UJA-Federation of New York.
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Jewish communities in Asia – a new Centre for Global Jewry

Jewish communities in Asia – a new Centre for Global Jewry | Jewish Education Around the World | Scoop.it
Developing a strong collaborative relationship between and with the Jewish communities in Asia creates possibilities extending beyond Asia to benefit global Jewry. The pivot towards Asia is bringing together Jews from all corners of the world, creating a new centre for Jewish life and fresh opportunities for traditional and pluralist engagement. Possibilities are further amplified by Israel’s central role. The Jewish State is reaping economic benefits as well as enhancing ties with a broad range of economies, which in turn may assist Israel’s international geo-political interests.
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PhotoScan

PhotoScan | Jewish Education Around the World | Scoop.it
כשהעבר פוגש את העתיד - סריקת תמונות ישנות ואהובות ושמירתן באמצעות אפליקציית PhotoScan מבית 'תמונות Google'.
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MOFET JTEC - Diversity, Community, and Pluralism in Jewish Community Day High Schools

MOFET JTEC - Diversity, Community, and Pluralism in Jewish Community Day High Schools | Jewish Education Around the World | Scoop.it
Students in “community” (nondenominational) Jewish high schools represent a diversity of denominational affiliations, including those who affiliate with more than one denomination and those that affiliate with none. These schools strive to create communities in which students with varying Jewish beliefs and practices are, at the very least, respected and comfortable. At the same time, schools work to avoid internal Jewish communal fragmentation. In this article, the approach to diversity in three such high schools is compared. Each school, in addition to presenting an approach distinct from the others, has created opportunities for communal Jewish engagement through the enactment of practices that are rooted in Judaism and in the ethos of the school, and allow individualization within universal participation. Further, the range of approaches to Jewish diversity exhibited raises questions about pluralism as it relates to the Jewish educational goals of these schools.
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MOFET JTEC - Technology: So Pervasive in Jewish Living, So Absent from Jewish Educational Research

MOFET JTEC - Technology: So Pervasive in Jewish Living, So Absent from Jewish Educational Research | Jewish Education Around the World | Scoop.it
The Jewish world, like the world civilization that hosts it, is awash in new technologies. Appropriately, there is a great deal of attention paid to how to improve the Jewish world and Jewish identity through technology. Paradoxically there is a paucity of literature characterizing the relationship of Jews and Judaism to technology. This article examines this relationship through a portrait of a 3-year Covenant-Jewish Education Center of Cleveland project entitled Text Me: Ancient Jewish Wisdom Meets Contemporary Technology. Seven areas of future research are suggested out of the exploration of these two sources.
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MOFET JTEC - HaYidion: Prizmah's Journal of Jewish Education: Collaboration

MOFET JTEC - HaYidion: Prizmah's Journal of Jewish Education: Collaboration | Jewish Education Around the World | Scoop.it
Welcome to the first Prizmah edition of HaYidion! Collaboration is a natural theme to begin this new issue of HaYidion, under the auspices of Prizmah. The merger of the five organizations has unleashed creative energies, surprising synergies, and the sense of tremendous promise in the ways that we can collaborate with each other and the thousands of day school stakeholders. HaYidion itself is of course a collaboration, representing the remarkable generosity of dozens of day school stakeholders and other contributors who are willing to share their knowledge, experiences, initiatives and insights for the benefit of the larger field of Jewish education.

Articles in this issue demonstrate an eagerness to embrace new educational paradigms, to rethink the foundations of day school education and revamp programs in ways large and larger, to dream big and do the patient work to follow through. The writers here evince several principles in action: a willingness to take risks; acknowledging and defying challenges; thinking holistically/globally; and connecting or smashing silos.
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How to Learn Hebrew

How to Learn Hebrew | Jewish Education Around the World | Scoop.it
At no point in history have there been more ways of learning Hebrew. Thanks to modern technology, there are many, many options out there, even for those with limited budgets, schedules and mobility — ranging in price from absolutely free to thousands of dollars.

In addition to the traditional route of consulting books or signing up for an in-person class through a synagogue, Jewish community center or university — or traveling to Israel where there are myriad in-person courses and programs, you now can choose from an array of online courses, apps and software. Or, you can set aside a summer vacation for a full-scale immersion program in rustic Vermont!
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MOFET JTEC - Thirty Third Annual Meeting of the Association for Israel Studies

MOFET JTEC - Thirty Third Annual Meeting of the Association for Israel Studies | Jewish Education Around the World | Scoop.it
The Program Committee of the 33rd Annual Conference of the Association for Israel Studies invites scholars conducting research on any aspect of Israel Studies to submit proposals for organized panels and individual papers. Of particular interest are proposals relating to the conference theme: A Century After Balfour: Vision and Reality. This year's conference will be held at the Schusterman Center for Israel Studies, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA on June 12-14, 2017.
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Give Children a Safer Searching Experience

Give Children a Safer Searching Experience | Jewish Education Around the World | Scoop.it
If you’d like to keep the young ones from seeing inappropriate material in search results, make sure the built-in filter is enabled.
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Special in uniform

Special in uniform | Jewish Education Around the World | Scoop.it
We see the inclusion of people with disabilities in the army as a way to help usher them into a self-sufficient life once they are discharged from the army. Our belief is that everyone belongs and has the right to reach his or her full potential. Special in Uniform focuses on the unique talents of each individual participant to help each one find a job that is a perfect fit for the individual’s skills within the IDF. The attention is on the ability, not the disability, of each individual, encouraging independence and integration into society
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Israel to launch major expedition to find more Dead Sea Scrolls

Israel to launch major expedition to find more Dead Sea Scrolls | Jewish Education Around the World | Scoop.it

Israel is embarking on a major archaeological expedition to find yet undiscovered Dead Sea Scrolls, an Israeli antiquities official said Monday.
Amir Ganor of the Israel Antiquities Authority said a government research team will spend the next three years surveying hundreds of caves in the Judean Desert near the Dead Sea, the arid region where the Dead Sea Scrolls, the world’s oldest biblical manuscripts, were preserved for thousands of years and discovered in 1947.

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A Simple Guide for a Complex Problem: Engaging Families with Young Children

A Simple Guide for a Complex Problem: Engaging Families with Young Children | Jewish Education Around the World | Scoop.it
In addition to Discovering, Nurturing and Connecting, we need to be Seeding the existence of more Jewish early childhood centers and similar programs. This could involve working with entrepreneurs to build stand-alone centers from scratch. But, it also could mean helping existing institutions to devote their existing early childhood centers to being fully Jewish. Moreover, it could be seeding programs that offer profound and joyous Jewish learning and living for families with young children without offering a full educational program. Regardless, Discovering, Nurturing and Connecting will transform those that exist, and may even inspire others to build their own. But, they will need Seed funding to make that vision a reality and, in doing so, engage more families in Jewish early childhood education.
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10 Years Later, Moishe House Remains More Committed Than Ever to the 20-Somethings Building Communities

10 Years Later, Moishe House Remains More Committed Than Ever to the 20-Somethings Building Communities | Jewish Education Around the World | Scoop.it
Fast forward 10 years and those casual Shabbat gatherings among friends have evolved into a global network of hubs of peer-led Jewish life for young adults, called Moishe Houses. Our work now also includes a packed calendar of Jewish Learning and Leadership Retreats and a rapidly-growing initiative that empowers Jewish young adults to host peer-led programming from their own homes, wherever they live (titled Moishe House Without Walls – MHWOW). In 2015 alone, Moishe House engaged more than 43,000 unique young adults around the world through 7,400+ programs that were created by Jewish young adults for Jewish young adults.
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Crowdsourcing the Hardest Question: What Did Americans Know About the Holocaust?

Crowdsourcing the Hardest Question: What Did Americans Know About the Holocaust? | Jewish Education Around the World | Scoop.it

How did Americans react to the November Pogroms? What were their thoughts on the annexation of Austria? How much did they know about Auschwitz? These are just some of the questions that History Unfolded, a crowdsourcing project by the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, seeks to answer.

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Students in Israel struggle to meet expenses, survey shows - Business

Students in Israel struggle to meet expenses, survey shows - Business | Jewish Education Around the World | Scoop.it
The typical Israeli college student spends nearly $14,000 more a year than he or she makes — even with a job.
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WhatsApp launches video-chat challenger to FaceTime, Skype

WhatsApp launches video-chat challenger to FaceTime, Skype | Jewish Education Around the World | Scoop.it
The popular messaging and voice app adds video call option, joining a crowded field.
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MOFET JTEC - Jewish Education, Past and Present: Israel Friedlaender Re-Visited

MOFET JTEC - Jewish Education, Past and Present: Israel Friedlaender Re-Visited | Jewish Education Around the World | Scoop.it
A century ago, Israel Friedlaender—scholar, communal activist, and educator—played a key role in such educational institutions as the Teachers Institute of JTS, the Bureau of Jewish Education, the Menorah Society, Young Israel, and Young Judea. A JTS professor and prolific writer, Friedlaender has been described as “the teacher of the Jewish youth of that generation.” Yet, scant attention has been devoted to exploring his educational thought and action agenda. This retrospective focuses on Friedlaender’s activities and impact in advancing Jewish education and considers the relationship of his legacy to current directions in the field.
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MOFET JTEC - Gleanings: The Future of Leadership

MOFET JTEC - Gleanings: The Future of Leadership | Jewish Education Around the World | Scoop.it
Gleanings is the ejournal of the William Davidson Graduate School of Jewish Education of the Jewish Theological Seminary. What should we believe about leadership? How can we effectively educate for leadership? How might we build collaborative leadership for our communities?

“Leading Places to Work: Are Jewish Organizations Great Places to Work?” compiled by the organization Leading Edge, shows evidence that our community has significant challenges in recruiting and retaining professional talent. Previous to this report, the Bridgespan Group, noting that over the next five years, 75 percent of the CEOs and EDs of our institutions will be retiring, raised questions about professional pipelines and succession plans to ensure strong, effective leadership for the future.

We’re focusing on three key questions:
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MOFET JTEC - The Jewish Futures 2016 Conference

MOFET JTEC - The Jewish Futures 2016 Conference | Jewish Education Around the World | Scoop.it
Drawing on insights of world-renowned behavioral psychologist Dan Ariely, and bringing his findings into dialogue with Jewish teaching and practice, the 2016 Jewish Futures Conference (December 14, 2016 – Columbia University, NYC) will explore the elements of and conditions for human happiness and well-being, and how Jewish education can be redirected to answer the aspirations of 21st century learners.
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Three Jewish Educators Honored at 2016 Covenant Award and 25th Anniversary Ceremony

Three Jewish Educators Honored at 2016 Covenant Award and 25th Anniversary Ceremony | Jewish Education Around the World | Scoop.it
Three Jewish educators received The Covenant Foundation’s 2016 Covenant Award today, honored for their creativity, commitment and vigorous work toward inclusion in the Jewish community.

Daniel Henkin, Director of Music at The Ramaz Upper School in New York and at Camp Ramah Nyack, Rabbi Benay Lappe, Founder and Rosh Yeshiva of SVARA: A Traditionally Radical Yeshiva in Chicago and Ilana Ruskay-Kidd, Founder and Head of School at The Shefa School in New York, are the recipients of the award, which is among the highest honors in the field of Jewish education.
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MOFET JTEC - Code-Switching Functions in Modern Hebrew Teaching and Learning

MOFET JTEC - Code-Switching Functions in Modern Hebrew Teaching and Learning | Jewish Education Around the World | Scoop.it
The teaching and learning of Modern Hebrew outside of Israel is essential to Jewish education and identity. One of the most contested issues in Modern Hebrew pedagogy is the use of code-switching between Modern Hebrew and learners’ first language. Moreover, this is one of the longest running disputes in the broader field of second language research and education. Based on recent conceptualizations of bi/multilingualism together with findings from an empirical investigation of beginner students at an Australian university, this article argues that strategic use of code-switching serves the needs of both learners and teachers working within a bi/multilingual educational environment.
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Ten Commandments of Social Media – Post-Election Edition

Ten Commandments of Social Media – Post-Election Edition | Jewish Education Around the World | Scoop.it

The recent elections in the United States were heavily influenced by what appeared on social media. And since the elections, social media has become a battle ground for a deeply divided country. With that in mind, I share my new version of the Ten Commandments for Social Media with guidance from Jewish teachings:

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Israeli men could be jailed for refusing divorce

Israeli men could be jailed for refusing divorce | Jewish Education Around the World | Scoop.it

Israeli husbands who refuse to grant a Jewish religious divorce to their wives can now be indicted and face stiff prison sentences, the Justice Ministry said Monday.
State Prosecutor Shai Nitzan issued a new directive allowing civil courts to prosecute and punish recalcitrant husbands.

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