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<p>This webinar, facilitated by JESNA Education Consultant Steven Kraus, is a follow-up discussion to the Quick Bytes newsletter on the same topic (see the <a href="quick-bytes/item/1418-quick-bytes-recent-mergers-of-bureaus-of-jewish-education">newsletter</a> in our archives). Click on the link above to view the full recording of this session (total running time: 54 minutes).&nbsp;</p>

Publication Date2012
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  • Interactive Resources - Webinars
  • Audio
  • Video

<p><span style="font-family: 'Trebuchet MS'; font-size: 16px; line-height: normal;">This report from JFNA provides examples of mergers, consolidations and strategic alliances that occurred between Federations and agencies in eight different communities since 2003. You may also wish to review our January 2012 publication <a href="quick-bytes/item/1418-quick-bytes-recent-mergers-of-bureaus-of-jewish-education">Quick Bytes: Recent Mergers of Bureaus of Jewish Education</a>.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: 'Trebuchet MS'; font-size: 16px; line-height: normal;">Download the report here:</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: 'Trebuchet MS'; font-size: 16px; line-height: normal;"><a class="doclink" href="index.php?option=com_docman&amp;task=doc_download&amp;gid=770&amp;Itemid=577"><img border="0" src="/components/com_docman/themes/default/images/icons/16x16/pdf.png" alt="icon" ...

Publication Date2011
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  • Research Reports and Studies

A variety of resources for Jewish educational settings to commemorate the 10th anniversary of 9/11, compiled by the UJA-Federation of New York.

Publication Date2011
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  • Databases and Resource Centers

<p>'Repairing the idea of "Repairing the World": Thinking Historically about Jewish Community Service' is an original lecture by Dr. Rachel Mattson given on December 6th 2010 at the JCC in Manhattan. Webpage includes a link to streaming audio recording of the lecture, as well as weblinks to videos cited in the lecture.</p> <p>The event was sponsored jointly by <a href="http://mayan.org" target="_blank">Ma'yan</a>, <a href="http://www.avodah.net/" target="_blank">AVODAH: The Jewish Service Corps</a>, <a href="http://www.pursueaction.org/" target="_blank">Pursue: Action for a Just World</a>, and <a href="http://www.werepair.org/" target="_blank">Repair the World</a>.</p>

Publication Date2010
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  • Audio
  • Video

This report demonstrates that religion among U.S. adolescents is positively related to participation in constructive youth activities. In addition, those who participate in religious activities seem to be less likely to participate in many delinquent and risk behaviors, as seen in the following areas: Substance Abuse, Safety and Danger, Crime and Violence, School Problems, and Constructive Activities and Supervision. A Research Report of the National Study of Youth and Religion, Number 1.<br /><br />Download the report here:<br /><a class="doclink" href="index.php?option=com_docman&amp;task=doc_download&amp;gid=683&amp;Itemid=573"><img src="components/com_docman/themes/default/images/icons/16x16/pdf.png" border="0" alt="icon" /> Religion and American Adolescent Delinquency, Risk Behaviors and Constructive Social Activities (<span class="small">1.17 MB</span>)</a> ...

Publication Date2002
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  • Research Reports and Studies

This report, based on nationally representative survey data, shows that religious U.S. 12th graders have significantly higher self-esteem and hold more positive attitudes about life in general than their less religious peers. Of the 13 attitudinal variables this report examines, only one was not significantly related to some dimension of religion when controlling for the effects of nine other variables such as age, race, sex and family structure. A Research Report of the National Study of Youth and Religion, Number 2.<br /><br />Download the report here:<br /><a class="doclink" href="index.php?option=com_docman&amp;task=doc_download&amp;gid=682&amp;Itemid=573"><img src="http://www.jesna.org/components/com_docman/themes/default/images/icons/16x16/pdf.png" border="0" alt="icon" /> Religion and the Life Attitudes and Self-Images of American Adolescents (<span class="small">1.33 MB</span> ...

Publication Date2002
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  • Research Reports and Studies

Researchers continue to document psychosocial influences of religion on the physical and emotional health and behaviors of U.S. youth and adults. In some cases, the magnitude of influence is staggering — among adults, going to religious services weekly provides a positive effect on lifespan that is comparable in magnitude to the negative effect of smoking a pack of cigarettes a day: about seven years (Hummer et al. 1999). In most cases, however, the direct influence of religion or religiosity is less substantial than this but still worth noting. The purpose of this report is to document and summarize research findings on the influence of religion on the lives of U.S. adolescents. A Research Report of the National Study of Youth and Religion, Number 3.<br /><br />Download the Literature Review here:<br /><a class="doclink" href="index.php?option=com_docman&amp;task=doc_download&amp;gid=68 ...

Publication Date2003
Resource Type
  • Bibliographies
  • Research Reports and Studies

<div>A Research Report of the National Study of Youth and Religion, Number 8</div> <div>This publication was written by researchers and staff of The National Study of Youth</div> <div>and Religion at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the University of Notre</div> <div>Dame, and Clemson University.  Findings and conclusions found in this report are those</div> <div>of the authors.</div> <div>Public Domain Notice:</div> <div>All material appearing in this report is in the public domain and may be reproduced or</div> <div>copied without permission from the authors.  Citation of the source is appreciated.<br /><br /> <div>About the Authors:</div> <div>Melinda Denton is an Assistant Professor at Clemson University and a Co-Investigator</div> <div>for the National Study of Youth and Religion.  Lisa D. Pearce is an Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of N ...

Publication Date2008
Resource Type
  • Research Reports and Studies

Repair the World works to inspire American Jews and their communities to give their time and effort to serve those in need. Website includes resources for D.I.Y. (do-it-yourself) social organizing and volunteer projects, a think tank for the Jewish Service and Service Learning communities, blogs, links, and more.

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  • Organizations
  • Interactive Resources - Blogs
  • Interactive Resources - Online Communities and Social Networks

<div>During the 2008-09 academic year, Siegal College and the JECC of Cleveland collaborated with JESNA’s Lippman Kanfer Institute on a series of seminars for Cleveland-area educators and congregational leaders that was built around the “design principles for 21st century Jewish education” articulated by the Institute in its Working Paper, Redesigning Jewish Education for the 21st Century. The goal of the seminar was to see whether and how these design principles –treating the learner as the focal point and an active agent in the educational process, infusing education with rich peer-to-peer and educator-student relationships, and making Jewish education “life-centered” – could be used by educators as practical guides and stimuli for designing and implementing educational activities in their institutions, especially synagogues.</div> <div><br />The two principals in organizing the semin ...

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  • Research Reports and Studies - Lippman Kanfer Institute Publications - Working Papers

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

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

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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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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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 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

Educational theater is a great and largely untapped medium through which we can reach our students and share many of Judaism’s most beautiful teachings. In terms of fostering Jewish identity, dramatic programming can put students in touch with pivotal points in modern and ancient Jewish history and leave them with lasting impressions from which they may draw inspiration. This paper is a study of one such educational Jewish theater project, Jewish Crossroads.<span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: Verdana;"><span style="font-family: Verdana,Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif; font-size: 10pt;"><br /></span></span>

Publication Date2009
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  • Articles
  • Journals

<p>The financial crisis and demographic shifts are reshaping the Jewish community in ways we could hardly have imagined a generation ago. Historian and Brandeis University professor Jonathan Sarna, author of <em>A Time for Every Purpose: Letters to a Young Jew</em>, sheds light on what history can teach us about Jewish revival in uncertain times.</p>

Publication Date2009
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  • Articles
  • Magazines

The field of Jewish education has undergone a palpable shift over the past 15 to 20 years. New programs of formal and informal education have appeared, and existing ones have been re-thought; new champions of Jewish education have emerged, as have some new funding sources. And Jewish education itself has risen in the priorities of communal leaders and individual families. Indeed, the mood among educators and lay volunteers in the field has improved considerably. This shift in outlook has permeated the field of supplementary Jewish education as well. The field is brimming with new ideas and curricula, a raft of new initiatives, new strategies, and dozens of schools actively engaged in a process of reinvention. This report reviews the current scene in supplementary Jewish education, as well as strategies for change.<br /><a class="doclink" href="index.php?option=com_docman&amp;task=doc_dow ...

Publication Date2007
Resource Type
  • Research Reports and Studies

With the goal of training the next generation of Jewish camp leaders, the Robert and Elisa Spungen Bildner Fellowship at Brandeis University will enable one graduate student per year to pursue a dual MA/MBA degree in Jewish Professional Leadership at Brandeis's Heller School for Social Policy and Management and at Hornstein: The Jewish Professional Leadership Program @ Brandeis. Robert and Elisa Spungen Bildner Fellows take courses in leadership and management of Jewish camping and are advised by a Hornstein faculty member with camping expertise. In addition to their academic coursework, Fellows will attend professional development opportunities offered by the Foundation, complete camp internships, and dedicate themselves to working at a Jewish camp in a leadership role for three years following graduation.

Category:Camping
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  • Programs and Initiatives - Fellowships

In this report the authors examined religious and spiritual changes in the lives of adolescents in the United States across a three-year span. "Religion and Spirituality on the Path Through Adolescence" is intended to contribute to our understanding of the role religion plays in the lives of youth and young adults. The report's description of the religious activities and beliefs of today's teens will be beneficial to parents, religious practitioners and researchers alike.<br /><a class="doclink" href="index.php?option=com_docman&amp;task=doc_download&amp;gid=293&amp;Itemid=362" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.jesna.org/components/com_docman/themes/default/images/icons/16x16/pdf.png" border="0" alt="icon" /> Religion and Spirituality on the Path Through Adolescence (<span class="small">Link</span>)</a> ...

Publication Date2009
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  • Research Reports and Studies

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