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<p>"Harassment, Bullying and Free Expression: Guidelines for Free and Safe Public Schools," is based on current laws but is not a legal document. Instead it is a policy guide rooted in the best interests of students. And because of that it can accomplish goals that many court rulings and policies from the federal Department of Education have struggled to reach. The National School Boards Association&nbsp;worked with 16 other education, civil rights, and legal advocacy groups, including the American Jewish Committee and the Religious Freedom Education Project/First Amendment Center, to create this guide for schools.</p> <p>The guide shows how to distinguish between speech that expresses an idea, including religious or political viewpoints that may be offensive to some students or teachers, and speech that is intended or likely to cause emotional or psychological harm to another student o ...

Category:Bullying
Publication Date2012
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  • Handbooks and Guides

<p>The National Jewish Students Survey (NJSS) provides a comprehensive portrait of Jewish student identity in England. Carried out in February and March 2011, the survey examines a wide range of issues including what and where Jewish students are studying, the nature of their Jewish beliefs and behaviors at university and at home, and the Jewish paths they have taken during their upbringing. It found that Jewish students are comfortable being openly Jewish at British universities, despite having concerns about attitudes to Israel on campus. Their commitment to Israel and the Jewish People is robust, but their appreciation of their personal social responsibility lacks muscle.</p>

Category:Jewish Identity
Publication Date2011
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  • Research Reports and Studies

This page was created by <a href="component/mtree/tikkun-olamsocial-justice-/repair-the-world">Repair the World</a> in response to the devestating earthquake and tsunami in Japan in March 2011. It contains links for further reading and how to help through the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, and is being continually updated as new information arises.

Publication Date2011
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  • Databases and Resource Centers
  • Reference

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-5(0 visits)
Publication Date2010
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  • Articles

The final installment of the Program Evaluation webinar series with Dr. Leora Isaacs, JESNA's <span>Vice President for Programs and Organizational Learning, on the how-to's of program evaluation in Jewish education. Webinar 3 focuses on moving from outputs & outcomes to indicators. You may wish to view the first 2 webinars in this series before viewing this final installment; both are available in the JESNA webinar library </span><span><a href="sosland/resources/JESNA-Webinars-(NEW!)">here</a></span><span>. <br />You may also be interested in downloading the <span>JESNA publication </span><em>Pathways: A Guide for Evaluating Programs in Jewish Settings</em><span>, which is also discussed in this series. <br />Please note that the video is broken up into 7 parts of roughly 9 minutes each, posted here in the correct order. When you get to the end of the first clip, simply click on the next ...

Publication Date2010
Resource Type
  • Interactive Resources - Webinars

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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  • Articles

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>

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  • Articles

Part 2 of 3 in the webinar series with Dr. Leora Isaacs, JESNA's <span>Vice President for Programs and Organizational Learning, on the how-to's of program evaluation in Jewish education. Webinar 2 focuses on articulating outcomes and planning for successful attainment. <br /><br /><span>Please note that the video is broken up into 3 parts (due to file size restrictions), posted here in the correct order. When you get to the end of the first clip, simply click on the next one to play.<br /><br />You may view and download the PowerPoint, worksheets, and Glossary of Commonly used terms that Dr. Isaacs presents in this webinar here:<br /> <a href="component/docman/doc_download/553-how-can-program-evaluation-help-me-webinar-1?ItemId=573"></a><a class="doclink" href="index.php?option=com_docman&amp;task=doc_download&amp;gid=564&amp;Itemid=573"><img src="components/com_docman/themes/default/ima ...

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  • Interactive Resources - Webinars

<p>This study program is concentrated within a single calendar year. It is intended for educators in formal and informal frameworks who are interested in the social sciences, educational philosophy, and Jewish Studies and in exploring questions of culture and identity in educational programs.</p> <p>Courses in the specialization in Jewish Education are intended to familiarize students with research in Jewish Education and to enable the clarification of the goals, methods, and challenges involved in transmitting Jewish culture and teaching Jewish subjects in Israel and the Diaspora.</p> <p>This specialization provides students with the possibility for advancement in various areas of Jewish education as well as the possibility to continue in a research track. Alumni of the program can continue to central positions in educational systems in Israel and the Diaspora where they develop study ...

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  • Organizations - Academic Institutions

The first in a 3-part webinar series with Leora Isaacs, JESNA's <span>Vice President for Programs and Organizational Learning, on the how-to's of program evaluation in Jewish education. Webinar 1 focuses on "Why Evaluate," and "How to Get Started."<br /><br />Please note that the video is broken up into 4 parts (due to file size restrictions), posted here in the correct order. When you get to the end of the first clip, simply click on the next one to play.<br /><br />You may view and download the PowerPoint that Dr. Isaacs presents in this webinar <a href="index.php?option=com_docman&amp;task=doc_download&amp;gid=553&amp;ItemId=573">HERE</a>. <br /><br />You may also be interested in the JESNA publication </span><em>Pathways: A Guide for Evaluating Programs in Jewish Settings</em><span>, which is also discussed in this presentation. Download Pathways here: <br /><a href="index.php?option ...

Publication Date2009
Resource Type
  • Interactive Resources - Webinars
  • Audio
  • Video

Founded in February 2005, Hidden Sparks’ goal is to increase the capacity of Jewish day schools to address the varied needs of children with learning difficulties. Hidden Sparks develops and supports professional development programs for Jewish day schools to help increase understanding and support for teaching to diverse learners. <br /><em><br /><span style="font-style: normal;">In addition to traditional professional development resources available on the website,</span> Hidden Sparks Without Walls (WOW)</em> brings audio and online classes, at no cost, to educators nation-wide. View online recordings of previous WOW classes and lectures, or register for upcoming online classes, at the Hidden Sparks homepage.

Category:Special Needs
URLwww.hiddensparks.org/(0 visits)
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  • Organizations
  • Interactive Resources - Online Courses
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  • Audio
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BabagaNewz.com presents a new lesson plan entitled Hakarat Hatov and Thanksgiving. <br />This lesson is a great way to integrate Judaic and general studies, and emphasize Jewish <br />values in the celebration of Thanksgiving. <br /><br />In this lesson, students will study Birkat Hamazon to explore how its theme of hakarat <br />hatov, recognizing the good that God provides, resonates on Thanksgiving. The lesson <br />uses berakhot and includes the following Hebrew texts: Devarim 8:10, Talmud Megillah <br />18A, Rashi on Talmud Megillah 18A, and Psalm 92. <br /><br />After exploring the themes and texts, students will create a project that brings the value <br />of hakarat hatov to their families' Thanksgiving celebrations. The four projects presented <br />apply to all ages and interests.<br />

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  • Databases and Resource Centers - Curriculum Banks - Holiday Curriculum

A project of The Partnership for Jewish Life &amp; Learning, Hear &amp; Now is a series of podcasts on a variety of Jewish topics, including Art, History, Education, College Life, Holidays, Jewish Peoplehood, and more. <br />

Category:Technology
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  • Databases and Resource Centers
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<span style="color: #000000;">This is an in-depth analysis about how one organization used Facebook Events to tie online and offline organizing, and how it transformed the organization in the process. </span><span style="color: #000000;">Sviva Israel utilizes community organizing techniques and social media to stimulate real world action and create environmental awareness.</span>

Category:Technology
Publication Date2009
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  • Articles
  • Interactive Resources - Blogs

An article from the NSDC blog "Results" that discusses how to decrease the high amount of teacher turnover and attrition by establishing a high-performance culture in schools.

Publication Date2002
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  • Articles
  • Interactive Resources - Blogs

Hidden Sparks is a non-profit fund whose purpose is to help children with learning differences reach their full potential in school and life. Hidden Sparks develops and supports professional development programs for Jewish day schools to help increase understanding and support for teaching to diverse learners.<br /><br />Of special note is Hidden Sparks Without Walls (WOW), an online offering of short-term courses on differentiated learning to teachers in Jewish day schools and yeshivas, combining audio and online content-- all free of charge.<br /><br />Hidden Sparks was named as one of the 50 Most Innovative Jewish Nonprofits in America by Slingshot 2010.

URLwww.hiddensparks.org/(0 visits)
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  • Organizations - National and International Organizations
  • Programs and Initiatives

3077 University Ave., , , 90077

<p>HUC-JIR's School of&nbsp;<span>Jewish Nonprofit Management </span>provides a variety of two-year double master's degree programs in partnership with the University of Southern California, including the School of Planning, Policy and Development (MAJNM/MPA), the Marshall School of Business (MAJNM/MBA), the Annenberg School of Communications (MAJNM/MCM), the School of Social Work (MAJNM/MSW) and the Roski School of Fine Arts (MAJNM/MPAS). SJCS also offers a Joint MAJNM/MAJE and MAJNM/MARE&nbsp;degree together with the HUC-JIR Schools of Education, as well as a Certificate in Jewish Communal Service for students enrolled in other graduate programs..</p>

URLhuc.edu/SJNM/(0 visits)
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  • Programs and Initiatives - Degree Programs

3077 University Ave., , , 90007

<p>The Master of Arts in Jewish Education and the Joint Masters in Jewish Nonprofit Management&nbsp;and Education (in cooperation with the School of Jewish Nonprofit Management) prepare educational leaders for congregations, day schools, camps, informal education programs and family education. In addition to academic studies, students have field internships under the supervision of experienced mentors. Students at the Rhea Hirsch School learn about the many educational transformation projects sponsored by the school. The first year of study is at Hebrew Union College-JIR in Jerusalem along with the first year Rabbinical and Cantorial students.<br /> <br /> DeLeT: Day School Leadership through Teaching is a 13-month fellowship program that prepares fellows to enter careers as teachers in Jewish day schools by combining the academic study of teaching with placements in day school classroom ...

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  • Programs and Initiatives - Degree Programs

1 West Fourth Street, , , 10012

<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN-GB">The School of Education in New York offers a full-time three-year program which begins in Israel with rabbinical and cantorial students, and a joint MA with the School of Jewish Nonprofit Management.<span> </span>Flexible part-time degree programs (with a mid-winter seminar in Israel), leading to a Master of Arts in Religious Education (MARE) is also available. Our programs prepare educational leaders for congregations, day schools, camps, informal education programs and family education. In addition to academic studies, students have field internships under the supervision of experienced mentors. Students also learn about the many educational transformation projects currently happening at the school and in the field. </span></p>

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  • Programs and Initiatives - Degree Programs

Division of Graduate Studies, Rothberg International School The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Boyar Building, , , 91905

Two year MA program in Jewish Education offered through the Rothberg International School in conjunction with the Melton Centre for Jewish Education (no teaching certification). The program is offered in English but students should achieve a required standard of Hebrew during the course of the program.<br />

URLoverseas.huji.ac.il(0 visits)
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  • Programs and Initiatives - Degree Programs

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