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<p>The Graduate School of Jewish Studies, established in 1981, offers courses leading to a Master of Arts degree in Jewish Studies. The Graduate School has earned a reputation for close student-faculty interaction, superior instruction and a rigorous, well-structured curriculum.</p> <p>The aim of the M.A. program is to provide graduate students with a deeper knowledge and understanding of the history, literature, thought, and educational processes of the Jewish people over the past millennium. Successful completion of the Master's program serves as a thorough foundation for further study of Judaica on the doctoral level, or for careers in Jewish education.</p> <p>The Jewish education concentration is offered in Queens, in conjunction with the Semikhah program at the Lander College for Men.</p>

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<p>The Coalition of Jewish Teens, or CJT, was created with the purpose of bringing together Jewish teens from all different youth movements, including BBYO, NCSY, NFTY, USY and Young Judaea. As representatives of the major Jewish youth movements, we are united in taking a stand against bullying everywhere. While each one of us may belong to a different Jewish youth movement, we are connected by our passion and desire to fulfill tikkun olam, our responsibility to repair the world. Together we must create a more inclusive and open Jewish community for today and tomorrow. We urge all Jewish teens, as well as all those who work with Jewish teens and the parents and families of Jewish teens, to take a stand against intolerance.</p> <p><object width="460" height="259" data="http://www.youtube.com/v/P4Od28j3aaM?version=3&amp;hl=en_US" type="application/x-shockwave-flash"><param name="movie" va ...

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<p>The Mandel Center's Teacher Learning Project is a website designed as a resource for anyone who is interested in the question, how can we make schools excellent places for teachers to learn and grow?</p> <p>On it you will find a toolkit of practical, field-tested resources, including</p> <ul> <li>guidelines for creating effective new teacher induction in a school;</li> <li>a tool for assessing a school's current practice;</li> <li>teaching modules that will help strengthen every facet of induction, from hiring to supervision;</li> <li>practical resources created by leaders in our partner schools; and</li> <li>access to a network of like-minded professionals.</li> </ul> <p>The heart of the toolkit is a series of teaching modules created by the Teacher Learning Project Team at the Mandel Center for Studies in Jewish Education at Brandeis University. Each module focuses on one a ...

Publication Date2012
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<p><span style="color: #3d3d33; font-family: verdana, geneva; line-height: 16px; text-align: left;">The Jewish Lens (TJL) provides experiential Jewish educational programming, engaging youth and young adults in the exploration of Jewish values, identity and tradition while discovering the diversity and unity of&nbsp;</span><em style="font-family: 'Lucida Grande', Verdana, sans-serif; color: #3d3d33; line-height: 16px; text-align: left; padding: 0px; margin: 0px;">Klal Yisrael&nbsp;</em><span style="color: #3d3d33; font-family: verdana, geneva; line-height: 16px; text-align: left;">(Jewish Peoplehood). TJL’s innovative methodology couples the emotional impact of photography with more traditional text-based learning, empowering participants to both strengthen their own link to Judaism and then express it through their own photographs and commentary.</span></p> ...

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<p>In January 2012,&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 16px;">Grsinpoon-Steinhardt Awards winners participated on a webinar with The Jewish Education Project's&nbsp;Miriam Brosseau&nbsp;discussing technology integration in Jewish educational settings.&nbsp;Miriam Brosseau hails from the great state of Wisconsin; at Madison she earned her undergraduate degree in Jewish Studies and Modern Hebrew. She later went on to get a master's in Jewish Professional Studies from the Spertus Institute, where she focused on educational vision, new Jewish culture, and technology. Miriam has worked in educational and programmatic positions with the World Zionist Organization, Shorashim, Hillel, and the BJE of Chicago. Jewish professional by day, Jewish musician by night, Miriam is currently the social media coalitions manager at the Jewish Education Project and half of the "biblegum pop" duo Stereo Sinai.</sp ...

Publication Date2012
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<span>The TorahTrek Center for Jewish Wilderness Spirituality </span><span>contributes to vibrant Jewish communities, living in balance with their neighbors and environs, by exposing Judaism’s roots in wilderness, facilitating direct experience of the Divine in nature, demonstrating the effectiveness of Judaism as a spiritual practice, and fostering the spiritual growth of individual Jews and Jewish communities.  Through leadership training and curriculum development, TorahTrek envisions a Jewish community that takes full advantage of the natural world in mainstream Jewish education for children, youth and adults.<br /><br />The website includes program listings, links to relevant resources, and an online journal. </span>

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The Association for Experiential Education (AEE) is a nonprofit, professional membership association dedicated to experiential education and the students, educators and practitioners who utilize its philosophy. Website includes links to relevant publications &amp; resources, conference &amp; membership information, and more.

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<p>This site is co-sponsored by MyGood Deed, The HandsOn Network, and Repair the World. Site includes a wealth of tools &amp; resources for classroom &amp; educational engagement in commemoration of 9/11. Students &amp; teachers may watch and post videos showcasing their tributes, post on the blog, and browse a variety of engagement tools that other groups &amp; classrooms around the country are sharing.</p>

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This guest post in the New York Times Learning blog discusses the importance of teaching 9/11 in schools, particularly as the 10th anniversary of the attacks approaches. The post is authored by two educators <span>explaining why they believe 9/11 should be taught in school. </span><br /><span><br />Pamela Moran is the superintendent of Albemarle County Public Schools in Virginia and president of the Virginia Association of School Superintendents. Ira David Socol, a graduate student in the College of Education at Michigan State University, consults on curriculum and use of space in schools.</span>

Publication Date2011
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<p>The Center for Excellence in Congregational Education launched its Central Agency Training Institute  in September, 2005. This pilot project to train central agency/board of Jewish education staff to coach local synagogues in complementary education change initiatives has created an ongoing collection of resources.</p> <p>On <a href="index.php?option=com_k2&amp;view=item&amp;id=352&amp;Itemid=437">this page</a>, you will find links to documents, articles and tools, some of which were presented at the Central Agency Training Institute  Retreat in September, 2005, and others that have been developed for use by the Communities of Practice that have been designed and implemented for Coaches Training Institute participants.</p>

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<span> <p>Some innovations change everything. The rise of personal computers in the 1970s decimated the mini-computer industry. TurboTax forever changed tax accounting, and MP3s made libraries of compact discs obsolete. Even venerable public institutions like the United States Postal Service, which reported an $8.5 billion loss in 2010, are not immune. It experienced a 6 billion piece decline in mail volume that fiscal year, thanks mostly, of course, to email.</p> <p>These innovations bear the traits of what Harvard Business School Professor Clayton M. Christensen terms a disruptive innovation. Disruptive innovations fundamentally transform a sector by replacing expensive, complicated, and inaccessible products or services with much less expensive, simpler, and more convenient alternatives. This pattern is as common in heavy industrials as in professional services, consumer packaged go ...

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Publication Date2011
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A continually updated online archive of informal education, lifelong learning and social action.

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<span> <p>Despite the economic downturn and its effect on Jewish philanthropies and nonprofits, the number of new Jewish non-profit organizations continues to rise dramatically, today reaching more than 600 initiatives serving 620,000 people across North America. In addition to money – nearly $200 million per year flows to this startup sector each year – a robust portfolio of education, leadership and organizational development programs is powering the innovation sector and its leaders – and in turn, broadening the reach of their startup initiatives.</p> <p>These are the major findings of the 2010 Survey of New Jewish Initiatives in North America, a project of Jumpstart, The Natan Fund and The Samuel Bronfman Foundation. The survey is intended to help current and potential funders and nonprofit leaders make data-driven decisions that will strengthen 21st-century Jewish life.</p> </spa ...

Publication Date2011
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In February 2011, members of JESNA's PD network took part in a webinar with guest speaker Michelle Brooks on the topic of tools for effective professional development and adult learning. Click on the link above to watch the recording of this webinar (total running time: 46 minutes).

Publication Date2011
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The first volume from the series <em>Israel in Our Lives</em>. <span>The goal of these guides is to: <ul> <li>help introduce the idea of Israel into the lives of your constituents in an interesting and accessible manner; and, to</li> <li>suggest ways to help promote the idea of a visit to Israel - the Israel Experience - as a critical Jewish experience for every young Jew.</li> </ul> <div>Download here:<br /><a class="doclink" href="index.php?option=com_docman&amp;task=doc_download&amp;gid=738&amp;Itemid=573"><img src="components/com_docman/themes/default/images/icons/16x16/pdf.png" border="0" alt="icon" /> Teaching Israel: Basic Issues and Philosophical Guidelines (<span class="small">112.4 kB</span>)</a></div> </span> ...

Publication Date1999
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<p class="MsoNormal">Amit is a central Jewish agency providing programs and services to children with special needs, ages birth to 21, and to their families, in metropolitan Atlanta.  Direct services include: a kindergarten through 8<sup>th</sup> grade Jewish day school for children with developmental disabilities; an early intervention program providing a range of services to ensure young children receive the necessary supports to succeed; parent education; professional development; a virtual parent support group; and a weekly Hebrew School for children who have not been successful in a typical congregational school setting.  Amit also acts as resource for information for families and professionals in our community and for other Jewish communities around the country.</p>

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Times and Learning Network resources to help students understand earthquakes, tsunamis, the culture and history of Japan, disaster relief and related issues. This page was originally posted to The New York Times blog in response to the earthquake and tsunami in Japan in March 2011.

Publication Date2011
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This webinar, facilitated by JESNA Project Manager Dena Stein,  is a follow-up discussion to the Quick Bytes newsletter on the same topic (see the newsletter in our archives <strong><a href="quick-bytes/item/1029-quick-bytes-teacher-recognition">here</a></strong>). You may view the webinar by clicking on the link above (total running time: 45 minutes). You may also wish to download these related resources:<br /><br /><a class="doclink" href="index.php?option=com_docman&amp;task=doc_download&amp;gid=725&amp;Itemid=573"><img src="components/com_docman/themes/default/images/icons/16x16/doc.png" border="0" alt="icon" /> Creative Recognition Ideas (<span class="small">463 kB</span>)<br /></a><a class="doclink" href="index.php?option=com_docman&amp;task=doc_download&amp;gid=726&amp;Itemid=573"><img src="components/com_docman/themes/default/images/icons/16x16/doc.png" border="0" alt="icon" /> I ...

Publication Date2011
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These source sheets were originally posted by the Toronto Bureau of Jewish Education in response to the Tsunami in Southeast Asia in 2005. They are appropriate for any Jewish classroom wishing to study Jewish textual sources in response to a natural disaster, tzedakah &amp; tikkun olam. <br /><br />Download the source sheets here:<br /><a class="doclink" href="index.php?option=com_docman&amp;task=doc_download&amp;gid=729&amp;Itemid=573"><img src="http://www.jesna.org/components/com_docman/themes/default/images/icons/16x16/pdf.png" border="0" alt="icon" /> Hebrew and English with Science and Discussion Questions (<span class="small">158.95 kB</span>)</a><br /><a class="doclink" href="index.php?option=com_docman&amp;task=doc_download&amp;gid=720&amp;Itemid=573"><img src="components/com_docman/themes/default/images/icons/16x16/pdf.png" border="0" alt="icon" /> Tsunami Jewish Source Sheet: E ...

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