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The Most Important Skill for Students? Communication, Say Most Americans - NEA Today

The Most Important Skill for Students? Communication, Say Most Americans - NEA Today | Judaism in Today's World | Scoop.it
According to Pew, communication is the most important skill for students to "get ahead in the world today." Do you agree?
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Teaching students presentation skills is a first step...and incorporating tools for effective feedback into those lessons ensures that learning will be integrated
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University's 'anti-Semitic' Israel conference condemned - Telegraph.co.uk

University's 'anti-Semitic' Israel conference condemned - Telegraph.co.uk | Judaism in Today's World | Scoop.it
Southampton University's decision to organise a conference questioning Israel's right to exist has been condemned as 'legitimising anti-Semitism'
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How to Understand Your Conversion to Judaism

How to Understand Your Conversion to Judaism | Judaism in Today's World | Scoop.it
Converting to Judaism can be a difficult decision to make, and it can be especially hard on your family, but if you believe you made the right decision, here's what you need to know: Judaism doesn't seek converts, but will accept people...
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Six Reasons to Attend Jewish Summer Camp

Six Reasons to Attend Jewish Summer Camp | Judaism in Today's World | Scoop.it
Jewish summer camps fuse the activities, friendships, and communal life of traditional camps with th..
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How to Survive the College Admissions Madness

How to Survive the College Admissions Madness | Judaism in Today's World | Scoop.it
The obsession with elite colleges distorts reality, hurts kids and perverts education.
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The message here is that the college you attend does not dictate your life choices:

 

excerpt: 'Education happens across a spectrum of settings and in infinite ways, and college has no monopoly on the ingredients for professional achievement or a life well lived.'

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Is your teen using apps to keep secrets? - CNN.com

Is your teen using apps to keep secrets? - CNN.com | Judaism in Today's World | Scoop.it
If you think "my teen would never sext," you might be mistaken.
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In the article: "Sexting may be the new 'normal' when it comes to adolescent sexual behavior.."

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Old Style Parenting Starts Debate in the US - Voice of America (blog)

Old Style Parenting Starts Debate in the US - Voice of America (blog) | Judaism in Today's World | Scoop.it
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The two parents most associated with 'Free Range Parenting" Lenore Skenazy and the Meitivs are Jewish. 

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Teens with autism join Israeli Army to decipher aerial photos - Autism Daily Newscast

Teens with autism join Israeli Army to decipher aerial photos - Autism Daily Newscast | Judaism in Today's World | Scoop.it
autism news, autism soldiers, Israeli Defense Forces

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Trending story today. #autism #Israel 

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Muslims Harass Mourners at Jewish Cemetery in Sweden

Muslims Harass Mourners at Jewish Cemetery in Sweden | Judaism in Today's World | Scoop.it
Police in Sweden are posting officers by Jewish cemeteries after Muslim teens were caught gathered in a nearby building and harassing mourners. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.
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Teenagers are taking steps to ensure their privacy on social media, report reveals - Daily Mail

Teenagers are taking steps to ensure their privacy on social media, report reveals - Daily Mail | Judaism in Today's World | Scoop.it
Young people are un-tagging pictures, writing false posts and even adopting parallel identities in a bid to keep their personal information safe, according to the Market Research Society.
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How to Survive the College Admissions Madness - NYTimes.com

How to Survive the College Admissions Madness - NYTimes.com | Judaism in Today's World | Scoop.it
A great read for senior students and parents awaiting college acceptances and all of us caught in "college mania." http://t.co/JQN1khEnJQ
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Arab, Jewish teens shoot for the moon

Arab, Jewish teens shoot for the moon | Judaism in Today's World | Scoop.it
New technology and innovation hub opens in northern Arab-Israeli town to foster a unified youth movement of space-science enthusiasts.
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It's great when shared learning trumps politics
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19 under 19: outstanding Israelis to watch

19 under 19: outstanding Israelis to watch | Judaism in Today's World | Scoop.it
Plenty of Israeli kids have reached the heights of success while still in their teens.
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Go Ahead, Help Your Child Apply to College

Go Ahead, Help Your Child Apply to College | Judaism in Today's World | Scoop.it
As a parent, you can’t escape the role of college-application Sherpa. Nor should you try.
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The Value of Shutting Up and Listening

The Value of Shutting Up and Listening | Judaism in Today's World | Scoop.it
We live at a time that does not value teachers as bearers of special knowledge, writes Elissa Strauss. But we need to recapture that quality if we ever hope to connect with Jewish learning.
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Jewish learning beyond the surface, needs to go below the surface...

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Israeli Model/Actress Gal Gadot the New Face of Gucci Fragrances

Israeli Model/Actress Gal Gadot the New Face of Gucci Fragrances | Judaism in Today's World | Scoop.it
Former Miss Israel turned Wonder Woman turned Fast and the Furious staple Gal Gadot has a new high-profile gig to add to her CV. The Israeli model/actress has been named the new face of Gucci fragrances.

Watch out, Miss Dior.

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Redeem Your Passover Seder to Free the Four Sons

Redeem Your Passover Seder to Free the Four Sons | Judaism in Today's World | Scoop.it
The apocryphal story of the "Four Sons" has been a part of every Passover Seder I've ever attended or hosted. The seder has a unique and beautiful educational premise: how best to involve the young...
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The seder has a unique and beautiful educational premise: how best to involve the younger audience in the story. Read more to see great conversation starters. 

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In Boulder, new JCC marries goats and Judaism | Lifestyle

In Boulder, new JCC marries goats and Judaism | Lifestyle | Judaism in Today's World | Scoop.it
In Boulder, new JCC marries goats and Judaism #Boulder http://t.co/lBYeUi0zIA
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Ashton Kutcher's Life Lessons for Teenagers

Ashton Kutcher's Life Lessons for Teenagers | Judaism in Today's World | Scoop.it
He could have just accepted his award and sat down, but he did this instead.
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Surprising life wisdom from Ashton Kutcher
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First openly gay president of Reform Judaism rabbi group to be installed - Philly.com

First openly gay president of Reform Judaism rabbi group to be installed - Philly.com | Judaism in Today's World | Scoop.it
When Denise L. Eger was ordained in 1988, one could not be openly gay and a Reform rabbi.
"I was very quiet about it," said Eger, a native of Memphis, Tenn.
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A milestone to be noted. 

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Friendsy Is Tinder For College Students Only, Created By Two Princeton Students

Friendsy Is Tinder For College Students Only, Created By Two Princeton Students | Judaism in Today's World | Scoop.it
During his freshman year at Princeton, Michael Pinsky went to the student lounge to watch a Yankees game. Knowing there were plenty of other fans on campus,..
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Three British teenagers returned to UK after being arrested in Turkey suspected of trying to travel to Syria to join Isis

Three British teenagers returned to UK after being arrested in Turkey suspected of trying to travel to Syria to join Isis | Judaism in Today's World | Scoop.it
Three teenagers have returned to UK after being detained in Turkey suspected of travelling to join Isis
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Jewish Teens Assaulted, Robbed Walking From Synagogue in Marseilles

Jewish Teens Assaulted, Robbed Walking From Synagogue in Marseilles | Judaism in Today's World | Scoop.it
Jewish protesters march in France. Two Jewish teens were mugged outside a Marseilles synagogue on Tuesday.The attackers yelled, “Dirty Jews, we will...
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Jewish Parents: How to choose your teen's summer options

Jewish Parents: How to choose your teen's summer options | Judaism in Today's World | Scoop.it
Jewish summer camp.  Arts classes. Internships. Specialty Sports Camps. College Prep Programs. Travel programs. SAT summer prep classes. Employment. Volunteer work. The list of options for what tee...
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No wonder why so many parents are feeling overwhelmed. How do you help your teen choose what to do? What takes priority? Read my blog www.jewishteensblog.com for tips! 

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New Jewish prayer book speaks to gay equality, women and doubt

New Jewish prayer book speaks to gay equality, women and doubt | Judaism in Today's World | Scoop.it
Text puts Reform Judaism in vanguard of faith groups tackling ascendent topics in culture
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