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1   |   From section Israel Education
Testing the Waters: New Summer Teen Experiences
There was something fishy about the Sci-Tech Israel program. Just ask Robert, a rising junior at a Westchester high school, who joined 28 other teens from the New York area and around the country for three weeks on this Israel adventure. The teens met Israeli science and technology experts while exploring the country from Sinai to Eilat and celebrating Shabbat. The teens also learned about marine biology and ecosystems when they visited the National Institute of Oceanography in Haifa on the coast of the Mediterranean.
Publication Year: 2017    |    Updated in JTEC: September 13, 2017
2   |   From section Israel Education
The Tikvah Overseas Student Institute
The Tikvah Overseas Student Institute invites yeshiva, midrasha, and other post-high school students studying in Israel to apply for a series of seminars, workshops, and courses sponsored by the Tikvah Fund. The educational programs that make up the institute supplement gap-year curricula by providing intimate settings for interdisciplinary study, dialogue, and camaraderie with other select students. By exposing our participants to great texts, intellectuals, and activists, the institute aims to inspire the next generation of thinkers who can lead the Jewish community, informed by Jewish values and ideas, as we confront the great questions of our times.
Publication Year: 2017    |    Updated in JTEC: September 5, 2017
3   |   From section Israel Education
Minister of Diaspora Affairs Naftali Bennett Advancing Plan to Bring Families of Lone Soldiers to Israel
Minister of Diaspora Affairs Naftali Bennett is promoting a government decision to bring the parents and families of lone soldiers serving in the IDF to Israel to visit their children during their service. More than 2,900 lone soldiers whose parents live abroad are currently serving in the IDF. While there are organizations that facilitate parental visits to Israel, not all parents of serving lone soldiers can afford such an expense. As such, the Ministry of Diaspora Affairs—in conjunction with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Defense— will formulate and implement a unique program for organized visits.
Publication Year: 2017    |    Updated in JTEC: August 31, 2017
4   |   From section Israel Education
Honeymoon Israel Poised to Connect More Couples to Jewish Life
Honeymoon Israel has received a $1.5 million three-year investment from the Jim Joseph Foundation to grow in its existing 14 cities, to expand to new cities, and to further develop and refine how it helps trip participants build their Jewish community once they return home. While the organization is only two years old, already nearly 1,000 couples (out of 3,100 who applied) have either participated on one of the first 34 trips, or have been accepted to participate on future Honeymoon Israel trips through May 2018. Approximately 500 couples have applied and are qualified to participate, but have not yet been accepted due to limited capacity.
Publication Year: 2017    |    Updated in JTEC: August 30, 2017
5   |   From section Israel Education
Israel Seminar Empowers Summer Teen Leadership
Members of the New York Teen Initiative (NYTI) attended an exclusive seminar in Israel this past winter to galvanize the field of Gen Z Israel trips towards changing how they address Israel’s complexities with today's teens. Today’s teens demand authenticity, and by extension, a complex presentation of the real-life issues facing Israel.
Publication Year: 2017    |    Updated in JTEC: July 26, 2017
6   |   From section Israel Education
Twentieth Maccabiah Games, Known as Jewish Olympics, to Open with Record 10,000 Athletes
The 20th Maccabiah Games, known as the “Jewish Olympics,” will open with a record 10,000 athletes. The start of the games will be marked on Thursday July 6, 2017 with the opening ceremony at Teddy Stadium in Jerusalem. Some 30,000 people are expected for the opening, and it will be nationally televised on Israel’s Channel 2. It is the third largest sporting event in the world, according to organizers.
Publication Year: 2017    |    Updated in JTEC: July 12, 2017
7   |   From section Trends in Jewish Education
The Vast and the Varied: American Jews and Jewish Life Today
These are dynamic and exciting times to be an American Jew and, more importantly, to “do Jewish.” Old rules and restrictions about what constituted “appropriate” Jewish engagement have seemingly gone by the wayside. People are encouraged — even empowered by organizations — to discover experiences and learning that may tap into their Jewish identities and expression. If someone finds personal meaning in an experience, an activity, or a text with even remote connection to Judaism — great. That pursuit of meaning and relevance is what many people today, especially young people, understand to be essential to being Jewish, and to being alive.
Publication Year: 2017    |    Updated in JTEC: July 12, 2017
8   |   From section Israel Education
Embracing Israel’s Surge in Summer Interns
Last week, 221 of America’s brightest and most ambitious college students landed in Tel Aviv. During the school year, these students – and 1,500 of their peers – spend their free time participating in a program run by TAMID Group – working on consulting projects for Israeli startups or researching Israeli investments. And now, instead of high-paying opportunities on Wall Street and in Silicon Valley, they are spending the summer as interns in Israel’s high-tech sector.
Publication Year: 2017    |    Updated in JTEC: June 28, 2017
9   |   From section Israel Education
The Challenge of Getting Teens in Touch with Israel
One response has been the launch of Fast-Track, a one-year programme piloted this year among 20 sixth-formers. It involved intensive weekend sessions on Israeli history, culture, politics and society as well as a residential seminar in Israel. “It was a deliberate attempt to raise the intellectual ante,” says Michael Wegier, UJIA chief executive, “to take a cadre of people and work with them through all the deep, complex and inspirational elements of Israel. It was a rip-roaring success. We will expand it next year.
Publication Year: 2017    |    Updated in JTEC: June 21, 2017
10   |   From section Israel Education
‘I Wish They Had Birthright for Adults!’: The Effect of Birthright Israel on Jewish Parents’ Interest in Visiting Israel
This study assesses the impact of the Taglit-Birthright Israel travel program on parents of participants—in particular, on the ways in which parents’ indirect exposure to their adult children’s experiences in the program affect those parents’ connections to Israel. Birthright Israel is a large-scale, successful, educational travel program that provides a gift of 10-day trips to Israel to Jewish young adults. A substantial body of research has demonstrated the effectiveness of Birthright Israel in strengthening the Jewish identity of young diaspora Jews. Anecdotal evidence suggests that participants whose interest in Israel is enhanced by their Birthright Israel experience share what they have learned with their parents, and that this results in an increase in Israel interest for the parents.
Publication Year: 2017    |    Updated in JTEC: June 6, 2017
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