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<span>Arts By Day utilizes Artist-in-Residency programs to transform Jewish Day Schools into hubs of Jewish exploration via the arts.  Students, parents, teachers and Teaching Artists engage in a unique curriculum that is steeped in Jewish history, ancient text, pop culture and Jewish values using the arts as the core methodology to immerse the mind, body and spirit.  Arts By Day programs foster deep exploration, meaningful dialogue and the long-lasting, identity-building blocks that inspire Day School students to carry on our sacred traditions and lead the next generation toward a revitalized Jewish future.</span>

URLwww.artsbyday.org/(0 visits)
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  • Organizations

<p><span>All government support of education is rooted in legislation. In some cases these laws provide funding for children to attend private schools or provide funding to the private schools themselves. The Jewish community has not maximized its ability to receive the entitlements and opportunities available to its day schools . In order to secure government support it is crucial that the educational leadership know the laws and plan collaborative, strategic activities to access entitlements. This 2-part issue of Quick Bytes explores</span><span> government support that is available for Jewish Day schools, and how to access these funds and services. Click <a href="quick-bytes/item/767-quick-bytes-government-support-of-jewish-day-schools-entitlements-opportunities-part-i">here</a> for part I, and <a href="quick-bytes/item/815-quick-bytes-government-support-of-jewish-day-schools-entitlem ...

Publication Date2010
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  • Articles
  • Research Reports and Studies

<span>A volume from the series <em>Israel in Our Lives</em>. <span>The goal of these guides is to: <ul> <li>help introduce the idea of Israel into the lives of your constituents in an interesting and accessible manner; and, to</li> <li>suggest ways to help promote the idea of a visit to Israel - the Israel Experience - as a critical Jewish experience for every young Jew.</li> </ul> <div>Download here:<br /><a class="doclink" href="index.php?option=com_docman&amp;task=doc_download&amp;gid=734&amp;Itemid=573"><img src="http://www.jesna.org/components/com_docman/themes/default/images/icons/16x16/pdf.png" border="0" alt="icon" /> Israel in Jewish Day Schools (<span class="small">196.9 kB</span>)</a></div> </span></span> ...

Publication Date1999
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  • Handbooks and Guides

The first volume from the series <em>Israel in Our Lives</em>. <span>The goal of these guides is to: <ul> <li>help introduce the idea of Israel into the lives of your constituents in an interesting and accessible manner; and, to</li> <li>suggest ways to help promote the idea of a visit to Israel - the Israel Experience - as a critical Jewish experience for every young Jew.</li> </ul> <div>Download here:<br /><a class="doclink" href="index.php?option=com_docman&amp;task=doc_download&amp;gid=738&amp;Itemid=573"><img src="components/com_docman/themes/default/images/icons/16x16/pdf.png" border="0" alt="icon" /> Teaching Israel: Basic Issues and Philosophical Guidelines (<span class="small">112.4 kB</span>)</a></div> </span> ...

Publication Date1999
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  • Handbooks and Guides

<div>A report submitted to the Schusterman and Jim Joseph Family Foundations as a project of the iCenter, cataloguing and analyzing current curricular materials on Israel in North American Jewish Day Schools. <br /><br />Download the report here:<br /><a class="doclink" href="index.php?option=com_docman&amp;task=doc_download&amp;gid=718&amp;Itemid=573"><img src="components/com_docman/themes/default/images/icons/16x16/pdf.png" border="0" alt="icon" /> Israel curriculum in North American Jewish day schools: a study of untapped transformative potential (<span class="small">313.06 kB</span>)</a></div>

Publication Date2009
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  • Research Reports and Studies

The George Washington Institute for Religious Freedom offers free online curricular resources based on primary historical documents, most notably George Washington's letter to the Hebrew Congregation of Newport, RI in 1790. The educators kit and ancillary classroom materials cover topics from US civics and the constitution to religious freedom and the separation of church &amp; state. These curricular materials are appropriate for grades 7-12.

URLgwirf.org(0 visits)
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  • Organizations - National and International Organizations
  • Databases and Resource Centers - Curriculum Banks

<span><span>Initiated by JESNA’s Lippman Kanfer Institute</span>, </span>The Jewish Education Change Network is an online community open to anyone working for change in Jewish education – educators, parents, volunteer and professional leaders, financial supporters, advocates, and learners – to connect with one another, to learn what leaders in the field are doing, to share work, and to access ideas and resources that can help make Jewish education a more engaging, satisfying, and impactful experience for learners of all ages. The site includes an open-submission blog, a forum for users to post and answer each other's questions, a page to form your own subgroups based on areas of shared interest, links, videos, and more.

URLwww.jedchange.net/(0 visits)
Publication Date2011
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  • Interactive Resources - Blogs
  • Interactive Resources - Forums and Discussion Boards
  • Interactive Resources - Online Communities and Social Networks
  • Images
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  • Video

This new collaborative website from The Jewish Education Project, JESNA, and the Avi Chai Foundation presents the world of online learning opportunities to North American Jewish Day Schools. The site answers basic Q&amp;A about online learning, presents a series of opportunities for Day Schools to expand their course offerings through online learning, and showcases existing success stories.

URLdigitaljlearning.org/(0 visits)
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  • Databases and Resource Centers
  • Reference
  • Interactive Resources - Online Courses

Eco Campus is an interactive website that connects classrooms through a social network and environmental curriculum focused on Jewish values. The site is available in both Hebrew &amp; English, and includes areas for parents, teachers and students.

URLwww.ecocamp.us/(0 visits)
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  • Interactive Resources - Online Communities and Social Networks
  • Images
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<p>This portrait of American Jews emerges from the National Jewish Population Survey (NJPS) 2000-01, a representative survey of the Jewish population in the United States sponsored by United Jewish Communities and the Jewish federation system. This report presents findings on several demographic topics; Jewish connections and engagement; intermarriage; and three special topics, the elderly, immigrants and those living below the poverty line. In coming months, UJC will issue a series of specialized reports on these and other topics, such as synagogue affiliation and denominations, Jewish practice, philanthropy and volunteerism, Jewish college students, marriage and families, and regional differences among Jews.</p> <p>This report and other documents associated with NJPS 2000-01 are available on the UJC website, <a href="http://www.ujc.org/njps">www.ujc.org/njps</a>. The NJPS electronic d ...

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  • Research Reports and Studies - Statistics

<p>The arts are a powerful vehicle for engaging learners, for deepening their educational experience, and for developing important skills and dispositions that extend well beyond the realm of the arts themselves. Integrating the arts fully into education builds enthusiasm for learning, provokes wonder and reflection, unleashes creativity, broadens perspectives, draws new meaning from familiar experiences, and forges connections among students as they create and critique collaboratively. This proposition is now widely accepted in the general educational world. But, in Jewish education, the arts are utilized to their full potential only sporadically, and the infrastructure and financial support needed to expand the role and impact of the arts are by and large missing.<br /><br /></p> <div>To help Jewish education fully take advantage of this power and potential, Avoda Arts, the Foundation ...

Publication Date2010
Resource Type
  • Research Reports and Studies - Lippman Kanfer Institute Publications

A new study on “Developing Jewish Day School Boards that Excel at Fundraising” by Dr. Harry Bloom for the Institute for University-School Partnership at Yeshiva University. The Institute for University-School Partnership at Yeshiva University is committed to the <div>advancement of Jewish education and providing comprehensive solutions to the complex</div> <div>challenges confronting day schools today.<br /><br />Download the full report here:<a class="doclink" href="index.php?option=com_docman&amp;task=doc_download&amp;gid=637&amp;Itemid=573"><img src="components/com_docman/themes/default/images/icons/16x16/pdf.png" border="0" alt="icon" /> Developing Jewish Day School Boards that Excel at Fundraising (<span class="small">538.83 kB</span>)</a></div>

Publication Date2010
Resource Type
  • Research Reports and Studies

Media Midrash is an online platform linking multimedia content to innovative curricula, providing Jewish educators the ability to bring art, animation, film and music directly into their classrooms. Website includes a virtual tour &amp; tutorial on how best to use its resources, a blog for discussion topics, and a link to share your own students' videos.

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  • Interactive Resources - Blogs
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<strong><span style="font-weight: normal;">Uri L'Tzedek is an Orthodox social justice organization guided by Torah values and dedicated to combating suffering and oppression.  Through community based education, leadership development and action, Uri L'Tzedek creates discourse, inspires leaders, and empowers the Jewish community towards creating a more just world.</span> </strong>

URLwww.utzedek.org(0 visits)
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  • Organizations - Religious
  • Organizations - National and International Organizations

<div><span>Animated Talmud is a new online free computer program that teaches Talmud through animation sequences and interactive media making the learning process enjoyable, easy and clear. Introduction to the Talmud provides an overview of the Oral Tradition of the Torah, its development and codification. The student encounters Torah personalities &amp; formative events of the Talmudic tradition, while acquiring the basic knowledge required for beginning Talmud study.</span></div> <div><span>The full program, when complete, will include a total of 15 lessons. Each lesson has 5-10 minutes of scroll animation. Most of the lessons are already available online. After each scroll an additional 10 minute talkig caricature will be added that explains and reviews what has just been taught.</span></div> <div><br /> <div><span>The Animated Talmud project plans to progress to presenting the Tra ...

Publication Date2010
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  • Interactive Resources
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  • Audio
  • Video

This webinar, led by JESNA's Knowledge Development Manager Jenny Aisenberg, facilitates a conversation among Jewish education professionals across North America on how technology is being used in Jewish classrooms today, emerging best practices, landscapes of educational change, and other broad question of the implications of new and emerging technology for the Jewish classroom. The full video is available here for viewing, cut into 7-9 minute segments due to file size restrictions. Simply click in each window to play in order (total running time: 50 minutes).<br /><br />You may also wish to visit some of the websites shown in this webinar:<br /><br /><a href="quick-bytes/item/842-quick-bytes-september-2010">JESNA Quick Bytes: Social Media &amp; Technology</a> (this newsletter also contains many of the links viewed in the webinar)<br /><a href="http://iwbrevolution.ning.com/" target="_bl ...

Publication Date2010
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  • Interactive Resources - Webinars

<p><strong>An initiative of the School of Education and the Lookstein Center of Bar-Ilan University.</strong></p> <p>IJJER aims to portray and explore Jewish education as a multifaceted, heuristic and dynamic phenomenon from a variety of disciplinary, geographical, cultural, religious and historical perspectives and contexts.</p> <p>IJJER aims to provide an interdisciplinary, international and multi-language platform where past and present forms and aspects of Jewish education are examined through research.</p>

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  • Journals

This site contains lesson plans and discussion topics, accompanied by worksheets and review charts  ready for printing. The lessons are intended for Yeshiva High Schools although the material can be adapted for other grades, college courses, and adult education.

URLteachtorah.org/(0 visits)
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  • Databases and Resource Centers - Curriculum Banks - Torah Curriculum

Quality Jewish education is our most powerful tool for ensuring a vibrant Jewish future. But, it can't have an impact on those who don't participate.<br /><br /> What can we do to make Jewish education more attractive, accessible and affordable, even under current conditions of economic pressure on both "providers" and "consumers"? How do the challenges of expanding educational participation play out today in specific arenas - day school, "complementary" education, camp, Israel education - and for specific critical populations - families with young children, teens, young adults, etc.? What new approaches are being tried and where are there signs of success? What has yet to be tried, but ought to be? Leaders from a wide range of settings and representing a variety of perspectives were invited to address these questions in a Roundtable series of essays that appeared over several weeks on ...

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  • Articles

In May 2010, JESNA's Lippman Kanfer Institute and The Berman Jewish Policy Archive at NYU Wagner co-sponsored the convening, "Technology and Jewish Education: a Revolution in the Making." This convening built upon JESNA's <a href="je3" target="_blank">Jewish Education 3.0</a> project, and featured two panels on the current state of technology in the world of Jewish education and possibilities &amp; challenges for the future, as well as post-panel discussions &amp; a special talk by Professor Jeffrey Shandler. The convening included live participants as well as another virtual group who were brought into the room via online conferencing.<br /><br />The entire convening was recorded through JESNA's online conferencing platform, and can be viewed here in its entirety. You may select the clips you wish to view from the menu below. You may also download the bios of all the evening's speakers ...

Publication Date2010
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  • Interactive Resources - Webinars
  • Video

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Complementary (or supplementary) education, often the step-child of Jewish education, is in a period of dynamic change. Using examples from around the continent and bringing together the perspectives of a range of stakeholders, including educators, funders, community leaders, and families...

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