<span>The Foundation for Jewish Camp is </span>an organization whose constituency consists of over 130 non-profit Jewish overnight summer camps in North America. It<span> is the only public organization dedicated solely to nonprofit Jewish overnight camps. Website includes links for research on Jewish camping, resource centers for Jewish camp directors and staff, and a resource library.<br /></span>

Category:Camping
URLwww.jewishcamp.org/(0 visits)
Resource Type
  • Organizations - Foundations

In April 2011, members of the Jewish Education Change Network participated in a webinar with guest speakers Erin Chernow and Pam Edelman on the topic of innovation in Jewish family education. Click on the link above to view the recording of the webinar (total running time: 61 minutes). You may also wish to download the PDF versions of the presentations the two speakers shared in their discussion:<br /><br /><a class="doclink" href="index.php?option=com_docman&amp;task=doc_download&amp;gid=743&amp;Itemid=573"><img src="components/com_docman/themes/default/images/icons/16x16/pdf.png" border="0" alt="icon" /> Hebrew School_Our Family Affair (<span class="small">1007.58 kB</span>)</a><br /><a class="doclink" href="index.php?option=com_docman&amp;task=doc_download&amp;gid=742&amp;Itemid=573"><img src="components/com_docman/themes/default/images/icons/16x16/pdf.png" border="0" alt="icon" /> Em ...

Publication Date2011
Resource Type
  • Interactive Resources - Webinars

Religiously involved families of early adolescents, those ages 12 to14, living in the United States appear more likely to have significantly stronger family relationships than do families that are not religiously active. This report examines associations between three dimensions of family religious involvement (the number of days per week the family does something religious, parental worship service attendance and parental prayer) and the quality of family relationships. A Research Report of the National Study of Youth and Religion, Number 4.<br /><br />Download the report here:<br /><a class="doclink" href="index.php?option=com_docman&amp;task=doc_download&amp;gid=680&amp;Itemid=573"><img src="http://www.jesna.org/components/com_docman/themes/default/images/icons/16x16/pdf.png" border="0" alt="icon" /> Family Religious Involvement and the Quality of Family Relationships for Early Adol ...

Publication Date2003
Resource Type
  • Research Reports and Studies

Religiously involved families of early adolescents, ages 12 to14, living in the United States appear to have significantly stronger relationships between mothers and fathers than families that are not religiously active. This report examines associations between three dimensions of family religious involvement (the number of days per week the family does something religious, parental worship service attendance and parental prayer) and the quality of the relationship between teens’ mothers and fathers. A Research Report of the National Study of Youth and Religion, Number 5.<br /><br />Download the report here:<br /><a class="doclink" href="index.php?option=com_docman&amp;task=doc_download&amp;gid=679&amp;Itemid=573"><img src="components/com_docman/themes/default/images/icons/16x16/pdf.png" border="0" alt="icon" /> Family Religious Involvement and the Quality of Parental Relationships for ...

Publication Date2003
Resource Type
  • Research Reports and Studies

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.

URLwww.jesna.org/day-1(0 visits)
Publication Date2010
Resource Type
  • Articles

The <a href="http://familyproject.sfsu.edu/index.htm">Family Acceptance Project</a> is a community research, intervention and education initiative to study the impact of family acceptance and rejection on the health, mental health and well-being of lesbian, gay and bisexual and transgender (LGBT) youth. Results will be used to help families provide support for LGBT youth, to develop appropriate interventions, programs and policies, and to train providers to improve the quality of services and care they receive. The project is funded by <a href="http://www.calendow.org/">The California Endowment,</a> the <a href="http://www.aecf.org/">Annie E. Casey Foundation,</a> the <a href="http://www.lifp.org/">Robert Wood Johnson Foundation,</a> and individual donors.

Category:Bullying
Resource Type
  • Research Reports and Studies
  • Organizations
  • Databases and Resource Centers - Resource Centers

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>

Resource Type
  • Articles

The Judaica Sound Archives at Florida Atlantic University is a major center for the collection, preservation and digitization of Judaica audio recordings. The online archive is intended as a scholarly resource for students, teachers, and the general public.<br />

Resource Type
  • Organizations - Academic Institutions
  • Databases and Resource Centers
  • Interactive Resources
  • Audio

An online, user-generated flashcard library, including a Hebrew language collection. Flashcards are web-based, meaning they appear in the browser without any software. Users can share flashcards and store their own flashcard projects online.

Category:Hebrew Language
Resource Type
  • Databases and Resource Centers - Curriculum Banks - Hebrew Curriculum
  • Interactive Resources

<div>At her bat mitzvah, my daughter stood before the congregation and explained that she deigned to live at home and go to school for ten months because she knew that, in return, she got to go to camp for two months. The former was payment for the latter. A true camper, she divides the year into the "two months" and the "ten months." Unfortunately, for many such children, Jewish life and learning exists almost exclusively during the two months. Is it feasible to bring the two months into the ten, to extend the Jewish possibilities of camp into the school year? Reprinted with permission from Contact, the Journal of Jewish Life Network/Steinhardt Foundation, Winter 2008. Read the full issue at <a href="http://www.jewishlife.org/pdf/winter_2008.pdf">http://www.jewishlife.org/pdf/winter_2008.pdf</a>.<br /><a class="doclink" href="index.php?option=com_docman&amp;task=doc_download&amp;gid=436 ...

Category:Camping
Publication Date2008
Resource Type
  • Articles

The Feinstein Center, as part of its mandate to create electronic resources for the study of American Jewish History, has a searchable Database of American Jewish Historical Repositories. These Repositories may be archives, museums, libraries, synagogues, newspapers, communal organizations; in short, any source of original material that may be of value to the student of American Jewish History. The purpose of this directory is to provide scholars with leads about potential locations for research. By simply typing a keyword, (which may be a name, location, institution, or idea), the directory will return a list of repositories that contain sources relating to that keyword.<br />

Resource Type
  • Databases and Resource Centers - Resource Centers

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Master of Public Administration: This 39 credit program is designed to create a well-rounded administrator to work in the non-profit sector focusing on communal service within the Jewish community. The curriculum is designed to provide the conceptual and management skills needed to perform effectively in the public and non-profit sectors.<br />

Resource Type
  • Programs and Initiatives - Degree Programs

A survey conducted by UJC in collaboration with JESNA, that examines the funding policies and procedures of day schools by federations and central agencies.<br /> <a class="doclink" target="_blank" href="index.php?option=com_docman&amp;task=doc_download&amp;gid=158&amp;Itemid=362"><img border="0" src="components/com_docman/themes/default/images/icons/16x16/pdf.png" alt="icon" />&nbsp;Federation Day School Funding Policies and Procedures 2002-2003 (<span class="small">212.82 kB</span>)</a><br type="_moz" />

Resource Type
  • Research Reports and Studies

Numerous links to federal resources for excellence in educational technology developed for educators that enrich the Internet as a tool for teaching and learning; also includes links to resources for teaching humanities and science.

Category:Technology
URLwww.free.ed.gov/(0 visits)
Resource Type
  • Databases and Resource Centers - Resource Centers

An article by Jonathan Woocher proposing three challenges to sustainability and growth that will guide day schools and the Jewish community over the next two decades.<br /> <a href="index.php?option=com_docman&amp;task=doc_download&amp;gid=137&amp;Itemid=362" target="_blank" class="doclink"><img border="0" alt="icon" src="components/com_docman/themes/default/images/icons/16x16/pdf.png" />&nbsp;Forecasting the Future: Seeking to Cope or Seizing the Moment (<span class="small">398.41 kB</span>)</a><br type="_moz" />

Publication Date2007
Resource Type
  • Articles

<p>A collection of over 4,200 videotaped interviews with witnesses and survivors of the Holocaust, the Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies is part of Manuscripts and Archives, at Sterling Memorial Library, Yale University.</p>

Resource Type
  • Organizations - Academic Institutions
  • Databases and Resource Centers - Curriculum Banks - Holocaust Curriculum
  • Databases and Resource Centers - Resource Centers
  • Video

<p>An article by Joe Reimer, answering frequently asked questions about informal Jewish education. Presents a number of critical success factors and considers the main challenges facing the field.<br /> <a class="doclink" target="_blank" href="index.php?option=com_docman&amp;task=doc_download&amp;gid=119&amp;Itemid=362"><img border="0" alt="icon" src="components/com_docman/themes/default/images/icons/16x16/pdf.png" />&nbsp;What is Informal Jewish Education? (<span class="small">Link</span>)</a></p>

Publication Date2003
Resource Type
  • Articles

<p>PEJE created this guide to serve as a resource for individuals and planning groups as they endeavor to establish a high quality Jewish day school. The guide contains both process suggestions as well as recommended.<br /> <a href="index.php?option=com_docman&amp;task=doc_download&amp;gid=145&amp;Itemid=362" target="_blank" class="doclink"><img border="0" alt="icon" src="components/com_docman/themes/default/images/icons/16x16/pdf.png" />&nbsp;From Dream to Reality: A Guide to Planning a Jewish Day School (<span class="small">Link</span>)</a></p>

Publication Date2003
Resource Type
  • Handbooks and Guides

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