<p>A Wider Bridge builds connection to Israel among LGBT Jews and non-Jews in the U.S. through programming that focuses on bringing LGBT people into meaningful and thoughtful connection with Israel and LGBT Israelis. Website includes resources for travel &amp; exchange programs, education and cultural programming, college campus programming, online resources and social networking, as well as advocacy and philanthropy.&nbsp;</p>

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<p>As the professional leaders of an organization that works to support Israel on campus, we are often <br />asked by other Israel supporters if the pro-Israel community is winning or losing the battle on <br />campus for Israel. Our answer is it depends on which battle you are talking about.</p> <p>We are winning one battle but losing the other.</p> <p>The pro-Israel community’s battle in much of the rest of the world, where Israel is mostly unpopular, <br />is to halt efforts to turn Israel into an international pariah akin to apartheid South Africa. Our battle <br />in the U.S., however, where Israel is mostly popular, is to maintain long-term two party support. It’s <br />not good enough that we stop the U.S. from becoming anti-Israel. We have to make sure the U.S. <br />remains pro-Israel, which is a much taller task.</p> <p>Our primary task on campus is not to fight the anti-Isr ...

Publication Date2012
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<p><em>Afterschool Evaluation 101</em> is a how-to guide from The Harvard Family Research Project for conducting an evaluation. It is designed to help out-of-school time (OST) program directors who have little or no evaluation experience develop an evaluation strategy. The guide will walk you through the early planning stages, help you select the evaluation design and data collection methods that are best suited to your program, and help you analyze the data and present the results.</p> <p>Evaluation helps your OST program measure how successfully it has been implemented and how well it is achieving its goals. You can do this by comparing the activities you intended to implement and the outcomes you intended to accomplish to the activities you actually implemented and the outcomes you actually achieved.</p>

Publication Date2011
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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>

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<span>Avoda Arts is a nonprofit organization that advances the arts in Jewish education through advocacy, leadership and professional development. Avoda Arts is dedicated to creating opportunities for Jewish students and teachers to participate in and appreciate all forms of arts-based learning.</span>

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This article from The Jewish Week culls reflections on the lessons of 9/11 from agency heads, rabbis, victims’ families, &amp; students, as we approach the 10th anniversary of the attacks.

Publication Date2011
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<span>Alliance for Jewish Early Education is a network of state and national organizations, institutions and philanthropies that are currently addressing issues related to the Jewish education of young children and their families.  Website offers resources and toolkits for parents, teachers, and program directors, as well as relevant research papers.</span>

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<p class="MsoNormal"><span><span>This webinar features guest speaker Donovan Goode, Director of Marketing for PBS. </span>PBS TeacherLine is a premier resource of high-quality online professional development for PreK-12 teachers.  More than 75 standards- and research-based, graduate-level courses span the entire curriculum: Reading/Language Arts, Mathematics, Instructional Technology, Instructional Strategies, and Science. Led by specially trained and certified facilitators, these courses provide challenging, in-depth learning experiences that integrate technology into learning content in meaningful ways.  Teachers can explore a particular area of interest or meet specific professional development requirements in a supportive online environment that makes learning flexible and accessible, even for beginners.  The webinar goes into depth about this excellent program and PBS Teachers.<br / ...

Publication Date2011
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The Covenant Foundation and JESNA have been engaged for more than a decade in creating and supporting innovative educator recruitment, development, and recognition programs. But, in the last few years, the conviction grew that something more is needed: a systematic and systemic effort both to strengthen recruitment and to create the conditions that will enable Jewish educators to grow, thrive, and remain in the field.Many of the issues outlined here, as well as the proposed responses, are well known and have been articulated in other venues. However, we believe that by presenting these challenges and responses in one comprehensive, systematic plan, by targeting each issue on multiple levels(institutional, communal and Continental), and by proposing detailed programmatic solutions, we can at last galvanize a coordinated and effective response to ensure that Jewish education rests in the h ...

Publication Date2004
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One of the most widespread and persistent stereotypes about U.S. teenagers is that they are alienated from “established” or “organized” religion and that this alienation is increasing. Much popular writing about adolescents assumes this view; however, empirical data suggest that this stereotype has little basis in fact. Correcting misinformed stereotypes about youth alienation toward religion might help to inform community and religious institutions how they might better serve young people.<br /><br /> <div></div> <div>About the Authors — Christian Smith is Stuart Chapin Distinguished Professor and Associate</div> <div>Chair of Sociology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  Robert Faris and Melinda</div> <div>Lundquist Denton are Ph.D. graduate students in sociology at the University of North Carolina</div> at Chapel Hill.<br /><br />Download the report here:<br /> < ...

Publication Date2004
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Jewish Book Month is an annual celebration that offers an opportunity to promote Jewish exploration through reading and discussion. In honor of Jewish Book Month 2010, JESNA featured <em>30 Days, 30 Texts</em>; a series of reflections by some of our community's most interesting leaders and personalities on the books that have influenced their Jewish journeys. Growing out of our 30-year commitment to convening thinkers and innovators in Jewish education from a wide spectrum of backgrounds, this initiative provides a digital platform for sharing ideas and inspirations.

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Publication Date2010
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Jewish Book Month is an annual celebration that offers an opportunity to promote Jewish exploration through reading and discussion. In honor of Jewish Book Month 2010, JESNA featured <em>30 Days, 30 Texts</em>; a series of reflections by some of our community's most interesting leaders and personalities on the books that have influenced their Jewish journeys. Growing out of our 30-year commitment to convening thinkers and innovators in Jewish education from a wide spectrum of backgrounds, this initiative provides a digital platform for sharing ideas and inspirations.

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Publication Date2010
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On July 1, 2006, through generous seed funding from the Jewish Women’s Foundation of New York, <a href="http://www.jtsa.edu/William_Davidson_Graduate_School_of_Jewish_Education/Addressing_Evaded_Issues_in_Jewish_Education/Staff_Bios_and_Contact_Info.xml">Dr. Shira D. Epstein</a> commenced a project initially titled “Addressing the Evaded Curriculum in Jewish Education.” She gathered both practitioners and organizations dedicated to the development of resilient, healthy Jewish girls and built the project’s Advisory Group. Their charge: to name the issues and initiate systemic change in the field of Jewish education by focusing Jewish educators on these critical, unaddressed needs.<br /> <p><strong>Evaded Issues in Jewish Education: A Resource Guide for Jewish Educators</strong></p> <ul type="disc"> <li>History and research to equip Jewish educators with a context and content knowledge ...

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How can I teach "Rosh Hashannah" in a more meaningful interesting way? In this session you will receive an abundance of ideas of how to update and rejuvenate your teaching through integrating technology in your teaching and in your lessons. A sure start for a wonderful New Year for our students and ourselves!<strong> <br /><br /> <p style="text-align: justify; margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; unicode-bidi: embed; direction: ltr;">Dr. Elaine Hoter – received her doctorate from the Hebrew University, Jerusalem in 2001 in the field of online learning in teacher education. She is a senior lecturer at Talpiot college of Technology. She taught the first online course in Israel in 1995 English through the Internet and co-chaired the first online conference for teacher educators. <br />Elaine is a Fulbright scholar and co-founder of the Center for Technology and Multiculturalism http://tak.macam.ac.il, she ...

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#2 in the ADCA webinar series, this webinar features an in-depth assessment and conversation around the current situation in complementary education, facilitated by Jon Woocher, Chief Ideas Officer at JESNA. Due to file size restrictions, this video has been broken down into 6 clips of approximately 9 minutes each, which can be viewed here in order. <br /><br />Before viewing, you may wish to view the first offering in this webinar series, <a href="sosland/resources/JESNA-Webinars-(NEW!)/ADCA-Webinar-1-3A-%22Leading-Without-Authority%22/details">"Leading Without Authority." </a> <br /> <br /> <object classid="clsid:d27cdb6e-ae6d-11cf-96b8-444553540000" width="425" height="344" codebase="http://download.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/flash/swflash.cab#version=9,0,124,0"> <param name="allowFullScreen" value="true" /> <param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always" /> <param name="sr ...

Publication Date2010
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In March 2010, JESNA began a new annual tradition in honor of Women's History month: 31 days of Jewish women in education. Each of the 31 women (or women's organizations) selected this year reflect some aspect of the wide range of contributions Jewish women have made to the world of education, both Judaic and secular, throughout American history. <br /><br />Download the full PDF here:<br /><a class="doclink" href="index.php?option=com_docman&amp;task=doc_download&amp;gid=586&amp;Itemid=573"><img src="http://www.jesna.org/components/com_docman/themes/default/images/icons/16x16/pdf.png" border="0" alt="icon" /> 31 Days of Jewish Women in Education (<span class="small">1.6 MB</span>)</a><br /><br />

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During 2010 JESNA will facilitate a set of webinars for central agency executives and selected senior staff that will focus on the challenges implicit in implementing the WOW project as a case study in leading systemic community educational change. <p> </p> <p>Successfully implementing the WOW project requires that central agencies utilize a range of capabilities that relate to effective change leadership generally (i.e., whether for WOW or for other agency initiatives).  The need for central agencies and their executives to further develop a number of these capabilities has been noted on previous webinars.<br /><br />This webinar is the first in a series of six. The topic is <em>Positioning the Central Agency as a “Leader”: Building the Necessary Relationships.</em> The webinar may be viewed below in its entirety; due to file-size restrictions, is has been broken into 8 clip ...

Publication Date2010
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A reflection by Rabbinical student Rachel Barenblat on the first Retreat for Emerging Jewish and Muslim Religious Leaders, organized by the office of multifaith initiatives at the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College.

Publication Date2009
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This article, published by the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism, provides a roadmap of approaches, suggestions, and expectations offering a sincere concern for and encouragement of non-Jews to become part of Conservative Judaism.

Publication Date2005
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Two neighborhood public schools find their way, thriving on collaboration and commitment to a shared vision. By the author of <em>Holler If You Hear Me: The Education of a Teacher and His Students.</em>

Publication Date2009
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