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Trends in Jewish Education
Pioneering Consortium Advances Role of Research in Jewish Education
The Consortium for Applied Studies in Jewish Education (CASJE) today announced a first-of-its kind collaboration among practitioners, researchers, and funders of Jewish education. With gifts to the Stanford University Graduate School of Education, the Consortium will lead efforts to identify key education questions, assist researchers in designing more robust methods, and facilitate work that translates research findings into strengthened practice — in informal and formal Jewish education. The key to the Consortium is creating the conditions for collaboration among scholars of practice and scholarly practitioners in the world of Jewish Education. Those involved with the Consortium already include a host of scholars from over twenty universities, hundreds of practitioners in an array of Jewish education venues and organizations, and a small but growing contingent of funders from across the Jewish world.
Publication Year: February 18, 2014     |    Updated in JTEC: March 26, 2014
Technology & Computers
All Jewish Digital
The All Jewish Digital (formerly Jewish iPhone Community) website was founded in early 2010 with the goal of making it easy to find Jewish mobile applications. To date it is the only English-language website of this kind. The All Jewish Digital was established to create a virtual community of those that use mobile devices with any kind of Jewish applications. Jews of all affiliations – religious or secular, Orthodox or Reform, Chassid or Litvak – who are looking for a friendly e-community built around traditional Jewish values will find something here.
Publication Year: 2014    |    Updated in JTEC: March 26, 2014
Conferences & Events
Applications Open: From Me to We Budapest Gathering
From Me to We: Between Tribal and Global is a three day gathering which will bring together 70 Jewish social justice and environmental activists from the Siach network and around the world to engage and explore their shared identity, mission and commitment to Jewish values and to each other and to the wider world. The gathering will start on Monday morning, June 9th and will end Wednesday early evening, June 11th in Budapest, Hungary.
Publication Year: June 9-11, 2014    |    Updated in JTEC: April 23, 2014
Israel Education
For Preschool Teachers, an Israel Immersion
The opportunity to exchange ideas with Israeli educators is a core component of a 10-day trip organized by the fledgling Jewish Early Childhood Education Leadership Institute, known as JECELI. Part of a 15-month program, the goal of the Israel visit was to enable educators to explore the role of Israel in Jewish life, think about new ways incorporate Israel education into their curriculum and gain new perspectives on Jewish early childhood education.
Publication Year: March 18, 2014    |    Updated in JTEC: April 23, 2014
Education & Administration
JWA Announces Third Annual Natalia Twersky Educator Award
The Jewish Women’s Archive announces the third annual Natalia Twersky Educator Award to honor an inspiring educator for his/her creativity and commitment to teaching inclusive history. The award, $2,500 to the winning educator plus $500 for her/his school or program, is open to any educator working in a Jewish setting with students in grades 6–12 who spotlights the stories and voices of Jewish women through the use of primary sources. Now is the time to gather your lesson plan, examples of student work, and an optional video of your teaching and submit your lesson online by Monday, May 12, 2014!
Publication Year: 2014    |    Updated in JTEC: March 26, 2014
In-Service Training
NEXTwork Hub: Learning Skills, Building Capacity and Enhancing Jewish Knowledge
A cohort of professionals from around the Ohio River Valley will begin a yearlong initiative, the NEXTwork Hub, to help them better engage Birthright Israel alumni and their peers throughout the region in Jewish life. Designed by NEXT: A Division of Birthright Israel Foundation, with funding from the Covenant Foundation, the NEXTwork Hub kicks off March 10, 2014 and will build a network of professionals in Cincinnati, Indianapolis, Columbus, Dayton and Lexington to learn new skills, build their professional capacity, and enhance their Jewish knowledge.
Publication Year: March 12, 2014     |    Updated in JTEC: March 26, 2014
Learning Resources
All Jewish Digital
The All Jewish Digital (formerly Jewish iPhone Community) website was founded in early 2010 with the goal of making it easy to find Jewish mobile applications. To date it is the only English-language website of this kind. The All Jewish Digital was established to create a virtual community of those that use mobile devices with any kind of Jewish applications. Jews of all affiliations – religious or secular, Orthodox or Reform, Chassid or Litvak – who are looking for a friendly e-community built around traditional Jewish values, will find something here.
Publication Year: 2014    |    Updated in JTEC: April 23, 2014
Teacher Education
How Solid is Jewish Student-Teachers’ Solidarity? Israeli Student-Teachers’ Perceptions of their Jewish Identity and Sense of Belonging to the Jewish People
This article examines the characteristic features of Jewish-identity perception amongst young Jewish Israelis within the broader paradigm known as “Jewish peoplehood”. It was written in the context of the public agenda concerning peoplehood that found voice in the Israeli Parliament’s Education Committee debate on 25 November, 2006 that determined this issue to constitute “one of the most important and weighty issues in sustaining the Jewish identity of the Jewish nation-state − and also the most neglected issue in the Israeli education system”. The article deals with practical lifestyle representations of this approach, as well as the question of how encounters between Israeli student-teachers and their peers in the diaspora influence the Jewish identity of young Israelis
Publication Year: 2013    |    Updated in JTEC: March 19, 2014
Adult Education
Between Pluralism and Secularism: An American Jewish Educator’s Journey into the World of Israeli Secular Torah Study
Rabbi David Kasher, Director of Education at Kevah, an organization with a distinctly pluralistic philosophy that seeks to bring traditional Jewish learning to the whole spectrum of the Jewish community, tells of his journey to Israel this past summer to meet with key figures in the schools and programs in which secular Israelis are today studying Torah – to observe them, to learn from them, and to reach out to them. At Kolot, Atid BaMidbar, ZIKA, the Beit Midrash at Oranim and Bina: The Secular Yeshiva, he discovered the ways in which his Israeli counterparts and he are clearly doing the same kind of work, though the unique characteristics of Israeli society make that work look very different.
Publication Year: December 16, 2013     |    Updated in JTEC: January 28, 2014
Informal Education
Hundreds of Birthright Alumni Expected to Create and Host Passover Seders
Hundreds of young Jewish adults from across the country are expected to re-imagine, create, and host Passover Seders with friends with help from NEXT: A Division of Birthright Israel. To host, Birthright Israel alumni register with NEXT up until April 14th to receive resources and a small stipend designed to empower them to host personally meaningful and unique Seders. Since 2011, more than 1,000 NEXT Passover Seders have been hosted for thousands of young Jewish adults.
Publication Year: 2014    |    Updated in JTEC: April 23, 2014
Formal Education
Holocaust Education: Analysis of Curricula and Frameworks: A Case Study of Illinois
This article addresses how far educational institutions have come in designing authentic and meaningful curricula for teaching the Holocaust at the secondary level. Examined in this article are the historical development of Holocaust education in the United States, with a focus on the state of Illinois as a case study, what contributes to the development of a full curriculum, and what constitutes the boundary between a curriculum and a framework, based on examination of the work of scholars and institutions in the field.
Publication Year: 2014    |    Updated in JTEC: April 23, 2014
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