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1   |   From section Informal Education
Thousand-strong Crowd Sees Three Overseas Winners Crowned at Annual “My Family Story” Contest at Museum of the Jewish People
On Friday, June 9, 2017, over 1,000 people lined up at The Museum of Jewish People at Beit Hatfutsot, as its Koret International School for Jewish Peoplehood held the 22nd annual international competition to mark the culmination of its flagship project, My Family Story.
Publication Year: 2017    |    Updated in JTEC: June 19, 2017
2   |   From section Trends in Jewish Education
New Papers Released on Challenges Facing Jewish Continuity in North American
The Jewish People Policy Institute has released two action-oriented papers that focus on the deep challenges facing Jewish continuity in North America. “Family, Engagement, and Jewish Continuity among American Jews,” was prepared at JPPI by Profs. Sylvia Barack Fishman and Steven M. Cohen. The second paper – “Learning Jewishness, Jewish Education, and Jewish Identity” – was prepared under the lead of Prof. Barack Fishman and Dr. Shlomo Fischer, a JPPI Senior Fellow in cooperation with the Institute’s experts in the field.
Publication Year: 2017    |    Updated in JTEC: June 21, 2017
3   |   From section Conferences & Events
Academic – Pedagogic Seminar for European Jewish Educators
The Herzog College in The Etzion Bloc invites Jewish teachers and school principals from all over Europe to participate in our summer seminar in Vienna on July 16-24, 2017. This seminar is the first step in implementing our broad vision creating an academic credited program for Diaspora teachers. The seminar is aimed at enriching the participants' toolbox in teaching Judaism and pedagogy. Academic credits will be awarded to seminar participants who complete course requirements. The seminar will be held at Maria – Theresia's Castle in English and French as well as in Ivrit subject to demand.
Publication Year: 2017    |    Updated in JTEC: June 21, 2017
4   |   From section Informal Education
Religious Change & Religious Counsel: Nurturing Growth among Women's Seminary Students
As a teacher at a women’s seminary I am very interested in the process of religious change among my students, and especially, in the role that teachers play in fostering religious change. Since one of the institutions where I teach places considerable emphasis on informal student-teacher relationships, I decided to use a case study that I had to complete as part of my Masters in Jewish Education to explore this topic further. While I learnt many things from my case study, I believe that the following lessons are worthwhile sharing.
Publication Year: 2017    |    Updated in JTEC: May 23, 2017
5   |   From section Education & Administration
Learners Matter Most: The Rest Is Commentary
The Jewish world needs to realize that the world has changed considerably since most institutions of Jewish education were established. In order to have impact on the vast majority of Jews today, Jewish education must stop defaulting to literacy over values, texts over ethics, and the past over the present and future. For Jewish learning to be both meaningful and relevant it must empower Jews (and fellow travelers) to thrive—in their personal success and happiness, in being more socially connected to each other and their communities—and better equipped to make the world a better place.
Publication Year: 2017    |    Updated in JTEC: May 3, 2017
6   |   From section Education & Administration
Outcomes of Jewish Education and the Philanthropic Community
So, what should our outcomes be? First, Jewish learning is an end in itself. Our tradition values education as one of the most essential aspects of being a Jew. About that there is no question, no matter what its impact may be on later Jewish identity. Second, giving young people the best possible Jewish education increases the likelihood that being Jewish will speak to them in their personal lives. It can become a source of values and ideas, some of which will run counter to the weaknesses of the culture in which we live. We want to cultivate those dispositions in the people that we educate, and we believe as educators that Judaism as a religion and Jewish culture in its broadest sense offers a tradition of wisdom and practice that can make a difference in an individual’s life and in bettering the state of the world.
Publication Year: 2017    |    Updated in JTEC: May 3, 2017
7   |   From section Formal Education
The “Draw-A-Religious Jew” Test and Students’ Religious Identities
A quantitative arts-based study was conducted with high school juniors and seniors at a community Jewish school in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. This group represented a diverse mixture of students who populate the school in relation to gender, involvement in school life, and religious denominations. Students were prompted to draw a religious Jew and the images were scored based on five different markers.
Publication Year: 2017    |    Updated in JTEC: April 24, 2017
8   |   From section Formal Education
Developing and Transmitting Religious Identity: Curriculum and Pedagogy in Modern Orthodox Jewish Schools
This paper argues that American modern Orthodoxy is facing a crisis caused at least in part by problems of student identity formation. A range of ethnographic research conducted over the last decade suggests that modern Orthodox students feel increasingly disengaged from religious studies classes—and that this disconnection is a factor in the movement’s decline. I argue that student disengagement may be a result of these schools’ inability to accommodate students’ own epistemological commitments to religious pluralism and autonomy, as well as the mainly secular American concerns central to their developing personal identities.
Publication Year: 2017    |    Updated in JTEC: April 24, 2017
9   |   From section Adult Education
White Fire: The Power of Jewish Learning through the Arts
Author Jody Hirsh
This notion of multiplicity of meaning is the core inspiration of the Jewish Artists’ Laboratory of the Midwest. The lab is a network of professional Jewish artists in six cities in the Midwest – Milwaukee, Madison, Minneapolis, Kansas City, Chicago, and Cleveland – now in its sixth year. In each city, a group meets twice monthly to study a theme related to Jewish life, and to create works of art for an annual exhibit/showcase based on their study. The artists include painters, printmakers, sculptors, fabric artists, musicians, poets, playwrights, choreographers, mixed media artists, photographers, and more.
Publication Year: 2017    |    Updated in JTEC: March 29, 2017
10   |   From section Trends in Jewish Education
Who will Guide, Nourish and Love the Next Generation?
Author Rachel Raz
I shared my personal story earlier this fall, as the opening introduction to a panel I offered at the Israeli-American Council (IAC)) national conference in Washington DC. At this conference over 2100 American Jews and Israeli-Americans asked questions about identity formation and the future of our community and children. We explored ways to connect American Jews with Israeli-Americans and worked together to strengthen our connection to Israel.
Publication Year: 2017    |    Updated in JTEC: February 26, 2017
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