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Informal Education
EuroStars Trip Brings a Thousand Jewish Students to Europe
More than a thousand Jewish students from all over the FSU are currently visiting places related to the history of Jewish communities in Europe. The trip, organized by YAHAD, Youth FJC’s programming platform, comes as a culmination of a year-long Jewish studies program EuroStars, which the students began in September. The group is visiting sites connected with the history of the Jews of Europe in the Middle Ages and Modernity. In total, more than 1,000 young people from 45 cities in 8 FSU countries – Georgia, Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan, Kyrgyzstan, Belarus, Estonia, Latvia and Russia are taking part in the trip.
Publication Year: May 7, 2017    |    Updated in JTEC: May 23, 2017
Israel Putting Bankers in Classrooms to Teach Finance and Economics
Israeli teachers will cede their classrooms to bankers in November, under a new program aimed at giving the country’s financially illiterate teenagers a basic course in finance and economics. “Financial Education Month in the School System” seeks to introduce ninth-graders to banking, saving, investment and general economic concepts, with teachers drawn from employees in the country’s banks. The program is a partnership between the Education Ministry and the Bank of Israel.
Publication Year: May 14, 2017    |    Updated in JTEC: May 18, 2017
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
JustCity Leadership Institute 2017: A Precollege Program in Change Leadership
The JustCity Leadership Institute (June 25–July 9, 2017) is JTS’s award-winning pre-college program, training high school students in the fundamentals of Jewish change leadership in collaboration with AVODAH: The Jewish Service Corps, Camp Ramah, United Synagogue Youth, and American Jewish Society for Service. JustCity brings rising juniors and seniors together to live on JTS’s New York City campus, take college-level courses, engage in social justice work, and build community through vibrant Jewish programming.
Publication Year: June 25–July 9, 2017    |    Updated in JTEC: May 3, 2017
Confronting the Religious Apathy Crisis: A Schoolwide Program for Religious Growth
Shira’s religious crisis was only one in a series of events that led to the creation of the religious guidance program at Kohelet Yeshiva High School. After repeated conversations with disheartened students and discouraged faculty, it seemed as though more and more students were floundering as they mindlessly went through the motions of a religious lifestyle and yet failed to find meaning. Frustrated with Judaism and disillusioned with religion, these students were struggling with deep questions while longing to connect to someone and something beyond themselves.
Publication Year: Spring, 2017    |    Updated in JTEC: May 22, 2017
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