<p>Over the past several decades, a growing number of alternatives to the conventional religious or Hebrew school model for complementary education have been developed and implemented. This convening will examine a number of these alternative models in order to better understand:</p> <ul> <li>Their rationales and conceptual underpinnings</li> <li>How they seek to alter the "commonplaces" of education (learners, educators, content, method, milieu)</li> <li>What we know about their effectiveness, and</li> <li>The opportunities and challenges involved in "Scaling" (replicating and adapting) these models and their elements.</li> </ul> <p>Click the link above to view the full recording of the webcast (you will be prompted to download the WebEx played if you have not already done so; and depending on your connection speed, it may take 2-5 minutes to buffer.)</p> <p>You may also wish to ...

Publication Date2013
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  • Presentations
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<br />National Society for Experiential Education (NSEE) is a nonprofit membership association of educators, businesses, and community leaders. Founded in 1971, NSEE also serves as a national resource center for the development and improvement of experiential education programs nationwide.The mission of NSEE is to foster the effective use of experience as an integral part of education, in order to empower learners and promote the common good. The goals of the organization are: <p> <ul> <li>to advocate for the use of experiential learning throughout the educational system and the larger community;</li> <li>to disseminate information on principles of good practice and on innovations in the field;</li> <li>to enhance the professional growth and leadership development of our members; and</li> <li>to encourage the development and dissemination of research and theory related to experient ...

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  • Organizations - Professional Organizations

In June 2011, members of the Jewish Education Change Network participated in a webinar with guest speakers Jennifer Levine and Bruce Raff on the topic of new models of supplementary education. Click on the link above to view the recording of the webinar (total running time: 57 minutes). You may also wish to visit the websites of the two synagogue learning programs the speakers shared: <br /><a href="http://www.templeemanu-el.com/Public/RELIGIOUSSCHOOL/index.cfm" target="_blank"><br />Temple Emanu-el Religious School <br /></a><a href="http://templejudea.com/readmore.php?bridge_id=38&amp;id=1149" target="_blank">Temple Judea Religious School, Nisayon Program</a><br /><a href="http://www.facebook.com/TJNisayon?sk=wall" target="_blank">Temple Judea Nisayon Facebook Page<br /></a><br />You may also download the Nisayon PowerPoint here:<br /><a class="doclink" href="index.php?option=com_docma ...

Publication Date2011
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<p>The National Service-Learning Clearinghouse (NSLC) supports the service-learning community in higher education, kindergarten through grade twelve, community-based organizations, tribal programs, and all others interested in strengthening schools and communities using service-learning.</p> <p><strong>NSLC offers the following:</strong></p> <ul> <li><strong>Website</strong> with information and resources to support service-learning programs, practitioners, and researchers</li> <li><a href="http://www.servicelearning.org/email-discussion-lists"><strong>Email discussion lists</strong></a> for K-12, community-based, tribes and territories, and higher education service-learning</li> <li><a href="http://www.servicelearning.org/library"><strong>Library collection</strong></a> available to Learn and Serve America grantees and subgrantees</li> <li><a href="http://www.servicelearning.o ...

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  • Organizations - Professional Organizations
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The National Study of Youth and Religion, funded by Lilly Endowment Inc., is under the direction of Dr. Christian Smith, Professor of Sociology at the University of Notre Dame, and Dr. Lisa Pearce, Assistant Professor of Sociology at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. <br /><br />The purpose of the project is to research the shape and influence of religion and spirituality in the lives of U.S. adolescents; to identify effective practices in the religious, moral, and social formation of the lives of youth; to describe the extent to which youth participate in and benefit from the programs and opportunities that religious communities are offering to their youth; and to foster an informed national discussion about the influence of religion in youth's lives, in order to encourage sustained reflection about and rethinking of our cultural and institutional practices with regard to ...

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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 ...

Category:Jewish Identity
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  • Research Reports and Studies - Statistics

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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  • Articles

The North American Federation of Temple Youth's official response to <span>actual, virtual and viral bullying, teasing and harassment. Includes links to </span>the entire collection of Reform Jewish resources regarding GLBT inclusion.

Category:Bullying
Publication Date2010
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  • Organizations
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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>

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The National Yiddish Book Center is a vibrant, non-profit organization working to rescue Yiddish and other modern Jewish books and celebrate the culture they contain. Supported by 30,000 members, it is now the largest and fastest-growing Jewish cultural organization in America. <br /><br />In the media gallery you'll find recordings from Book Center programs, as well as favorite stories from Yiddish and Jewish literature.

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NUJLS is the National Union of Jewish Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Questioning, and Intersex Students. NUJLS was founded in 1997 by a small but dedicated group of thirty students. In the ten years since then NUJLS has held a national conference each year at a different university around the United States and reached more than 750 students. These conferences feature speakers, text study, and workshops on topics such as Judaism and queerness, activism, relationships, ethics, coming out, and politics, as well as providing an opportunity for students to build community, network, and practice Judaism in a queer context.<br /><br /> NUJLS welcomes Jews of all backgrounds and practices from Orthodox to Renewal, from those just beginning their conversion process to those born Jewish. <br /><br /> Starting in 2007 NUJLS also offers a small grant and training program for queer Jewis ...

Category:Directory
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An experiential curriculum designed to help middle school students understand the genocide in Darfur. Created by the American World Jewish Service, and co-sponsored by the Foundation for Jewish Camping.<br />

Publication Date2007
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  • Handbooks and Guides
  • Databases and Resource Centers - Curriculum Banks
  • Databases and Resource Centers - Curriculum Banks - Jewish Values Curriculum
  • Databases and Resource Centers - Curriculum Banks - Jewish History Curriculum

In 1998, Masachusetts instituted a $20,000 Signing Bonus to address concerns about the supply of quality teachers. This article reports on a longitudinal, qualitative study of the experiences of 13 recipients of the first Signing Bonus, and analyzes their responses to various incentives embedded within the Masachusetts Signing Bonus Program (MSBP). Interviews revealed that money played a small role in recipients' decisions to enter teaching. Far more important was the alternate certification program created to implement the policy. Our findings suggest that the MSBP: (a) relied too much on inducements and not enough on capacity-building; (b) focused too narrowly on recruitment and not enough on retention; and (c) centered too much on individuals and not enough on schools.<br /><a class="doclink" href="index.php?option=com_docman&amp;task=doc_download&amp;gid=406&amp;Itemid=411" target="_ ...

Publication Date2003
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  • Articles
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There is a large body of research in effective professional development that emphasizes the importance of self-assessment of needs and interests by teachers prior to setting goals for professional growth. The Professional Improvement Plan (PIP) is required as part of the professional growth planning stage for New Jersey teachers.<br /><a class="doclink" href="index.php?option=com_docman&amp;task=doc_download&amp;gid=405&amp;Itemid=411" target="_blank"><img src="components/com_docman/themes/default/images/icons/16x16/pdf.png" border="0" alt="icon" /> New Jersey Department of Education Professional Improvement Plan (PIP) (<span class="small">Link</span>)</a>

Publication Date2002
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  • Handbooks and Guides

A pdf presentation of a report from the UJC Series on the National Jewish Population Survey 2000-01. This report profiles the estimated 15% of the total American Jewish population who live outside the forty largest metropolitan statistical areas (MSAs) in the United States. Topics covered include: demography, Jewish connections, poverty/low income, immigrants and health.<br /><a class="doclink" href="index.php?option=com_docman&amp;task=doc_download&amp;gid=396&amp;Itemid=411" target="_blank"><img src="components/com_docman/themes/default/images/icons/16x16/pdf.png" border="0" alt="icon" /> National Jewish Population Survey 2000-01: Jews in Small Communities (<span class="small">Link</span>)</a>

Category:Jewish Identity
Publication Date2004
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  • Presentations
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A pdf presentation of a report from the UJC Series on the National Jewish Population Survey 2000-01. This report provides a demographic breakdown of Jewish college and graduate students. It also compares Jewish college students to other Jewish adults on a variety of general and Jewish behavioral, attitudinal, and ritual measures.<br /><a class="doclink" href="index.php?option=com_docman&amp;task=doc_download&amp;gid=390&amp;Itemid=411" target="_blank"><img src="components/com_docman/themes/default/images/icons/16x16/pdf.png" border="0" alt="icon" /> National Jewish Population Survey 2000-01: Jewish College Students (<span class="small">Link</span>)</a>

Category:Jewish Identity
Publication Date2004
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  • Presentations
  • Research Reports and Studies

A pdf presentation of a report from the UJC Series on the National Jewish Population Survey 2000-01. This report offers a demographic breakdown of Jewish adults age 18-24 and 25-29. It also compares Jewish adults age 18-24 with older Jews (age 25-29 and age 30+) on a variety of Jewish behaviors, experiences and attitudes.<br /><a class="doclink" href="index.php?option=com_docman&amp;task=doc_download&amp;gid=391&amp;Itemid=411" target="_blank"><img src="components/com_docman/themes/default/images/icons/16x16/pdf.png" border="0" alt="icon" /> National Jewish Population Survey 2000-01: Jewish Adults Ages 18-29 (<span class="small">Link</span>)</a>

Category:Jewish Identity
Publication Date2004
Resource Type
  • Presentations
  • Research Reports and Studies

A pdf presentation of a report from the UJC Series on the National Jewish Population Survey 2000-01. This report profiles the Orthodox Jewish population in America, providing population estimates, demographic data, statistics on "switching" into and out of this denomination, findings on selected Jewish behaviors and attitudes, and intermarriage rates.<br /><a class="doclink" href="index.php?option=com_docman&amp;task=doc_download&amp;gid=392&amp;Itemid=411" target="_blank"><img src="components/com_docman/themes/default/images/icons/16x16/pdf.png" border="0" alt="icon" /> National Jewish Population Survey 2000-01: Orthodox Jews (<span class="small">Link</span>)</a>

Category:Jewish Identity
Publication Date2004
Resource Type
  • Presentations
  • Research Reports and Studies

A pdf presentation of a report from the UJC Series on the National Jewish Population Survey 2000-01. This report profiles the Conservative Jewish population in America, providing population estimates, demographic data, statistics on "switching" into and out of this denomination, findings on selected Jewish behaviors and attitudes, and intermarriage rates.<br /><a class="doclink" href="index.php?option=com_docman&amp;task=doc_download&amp;gid=394&amp;Itemid=411" target="_blank"><img src="components/com_docman/themes/default/images/icons/16x16/pdf.png" border="0" alt="icon" /> National Jewish Population Survey 2000-01: Conservative Jews (<span class="small">Link</span>)</a>

Category:Jewish Identity
Publication Date2004
Resource Type
  • Presentations
  • Research Reports and Studies

A pdf presentation of a report from the UJC Series on the National Jewish Population Survey 2000-01. This report profiles the Reform Jewish population in America, providing population estimates, demographic data, statistics on "switching" into and out of this denomination, findings on selected Jewish behaviors and attitudes, and intermarriage rates.<br /><a class="doclink" href="index.php?option=com_docman&amp;task=doc_download&amp;gid=393&amp;Itemid=411" target="_blank"><img src="components/com_docman/themes/default/images/icons/16x16/pdf.png" border="0" alt="icon" /> National Jewish Population Survey 2000-01: Reform Jews (<span class="small">Link</span>)</a>

Category:Jewish Identity
Publication Date2004
Resource Type
  • Presentations
  • Research Reports and Studies

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