<span>Repair the World presents the first-ever comprehensive study of contemporary Jewish young adults and their attitudes and behaviors towards community service. Entitled “Volunteering +Values: A Repair the World Report of Jewish Young Adults,” the study was commissioned by Repair the World and conducted as a collaborative effort between the Cohen Center for Modern Jewish Studies at Brandeis University and Gerstein-Agne Strategic Communications. Prior to this study, little was known about the full extent of Jewish young adults’ service commitments as national surveys of volunteering either did not include information about the religious identity of respondents or contained too small a sample of Jewish young adults to permit meaningful analysis.<br /><br /></span><span>The study reveals that Jewish millennials believe their service can make a difference in the world and in the lives of ...

Publication Date2011
Resource Type
  • Research Reports and Studies

Early childhood education is the gateway to Jewish life. Early childhood programs affiliated with Conservative synagogues seek not only to introduce families to the joys of Judaism, but also to bring families into the community of the synagogue and the practices and traditions of Conservative Judaism. Too often this goal is out of reach for members of the early childhood staff, which may consist of a director or teachers who do not have a strong Jewish background. Even educators who have a strong Jewish knowledge-base may not have an understanding of Conservative Judaism. Without guidance, the school may be unable to fulfill the goal of bringing a Conservative Jewish experience to the children and families.<br /><br />The Vision for Conservative Early Childhood Programs seeks to address this challenge. A group of early childhood educators and lay leaders from across the country spent two ...

Publication Date2009
Resource Type
  • Handbooks and Guides

Report 9 in the UJC Series on the National Jewish Population Survey 2000-01. This report analyzes volunteerism in the American Jewish community. It provides estimates of the number of Jews who volunteered for Jewish and non-Jewish organizations in the year prior to their NJPS interview, and then examines how demographic characteristics and Jewish connections are associated with volunteerism. A concluding section discusses implications of the findings, including in-reach and outreach strategies for increasing levels of communal volunteerism.<br /><a class="doclink" href="index.php?option=com_docman&amp;task=doc_download&amp;gid=323&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" /> Volunteerism Among American Jews (<span class="small">Link</span>)</a>  ...

Category:Jewish Identity
Publication Date2005
Resource Type
  • Research Reports and Studies

<p>Includes curricular resources for Jewish holidays.</p>

Resource Type
  • Databases and Resource Centers - Curriculum Banks - Holiday Curriculum

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Complementary (or supplementary) education, often the step-child of Jewish education, is in a period of dynamic change. Using examples from around the continent and bringing together the perspectives of a range of stakeholders, including educators, funders, community leaders, and families...

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