<p>American Jewish World Service has released its first-ever school curriculum, called <strong>Where Do You Give? A Tzedakah Curriculum</strong>. The curriculum is interactive and challenges students to think carefully and intentionally about tzedakah. It's designed for middle school students but can be adapted for older students as well. AJWS partnered with the Jewish Teen Funders Network and Babaganewz to create a range of resources.</p>

URLwheredoyougive.org(0 visits)
Publication Date2012
Resource Type
  • Databases and Resource Centers - Curriculum Banks - Jewish Values Curriculum

<p>How can Jewish education speak to every child and help them live meaningful, purposeful, and fulfilling lives? How can Jewish texts, traditions, and experiences contribute to individual growth and development? As part of its ongoing work to advance innovation and positive change in Jewish education, JESNA's Lippman Kanfer Institute is pleased to share its latest web publication on Whole Person (Holistic) Learning, an approach to Jewish education that focuses on these critical questions.</p> <p>Whole person (or holistic) learning approaches each learner individually, and engages the learner's mind, heart, soul and sense of being. Jewish learning that aims to educate the whole person deals with more than just those aspects of knowledge and behavior that we think of as specifically "Jewish" (e.g., Jewish rituals). It addresses the entirety of our lives - physical, social, emotional, eth ...

Publication Date2012
Resource Type
  • Research Reports and Studies - Lippman Kanfer Institute Publications
  • Reference

<p>Future classrooms will bear little resemblance to those of the previous century. Already, the boundaries between formal Jewish education, i.e., traditional classroom learning, and informal or experiential Jewish education, i.e., camp, youth programs , trips to Israel, etc., have begun to blur. The rapid evolution of computer hardware (Smart Boards, laptops, and mobile devices) and Web 2.0 applications are bringing the outside world into the classroom and learning spaces into the outside world. This integration of formal and informal experiential education in new technological platforms has been described as Jewish Integrated Experiential Education, or <a href="http://www.lookstein.org/articles/link_jiee.pdf">JIEE</a>.</p> <p>Yet for those who wish to break through their bewilderment at the burgeoning of technological resources for formal and informal education, there is a simple key ...

Category:Technology
Publication Date2011
Resource Type
  • Articles

<p><span>Strong parent–teacher relationships are invaluable. They contribute to a positive school climate, family engagement in student learning, improved student performance, and the retention of high quality teachers. Providing teachers with the resources they need to effectively connect learning in the classroom to learning at home is a challenge that many districts are struggling to address.<br /><br /><span>This webinar will examine practical examples of how states can embed family engagement into their professional development systems and how teacher education programs can systematically include family engagement in teaching and learning. The webinar will also discuss promising practices in higher education, including partnerships with Parental Information and Resource Centers (PIRCs) to build the capacity of family coordinators. </span> </span></p> ...

Publication Date2010
Resource Type
  • Interactive Resources - Webinars

<p>On March 9, 2011, <a href="http://www.allianceforcre.org" target="_blank">ACRE</a> (Alliance for Continuing Rabbinic Education) members participated in a webinar titled <em>The Foundations of Social Media: New Rules of the Game and Strategies for Success for Rabbis and Jewish Organizations</em>.  The webinar facilitator was Lisa Colton, the founder and president of <a href="http://www.darimonline.org" target="_blank">Darim Online</a>, a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping Jewish organizations thrive in the digital age.</p> <p>The webinar highlighted the implications of social media as a communications revolution and the uses and best practices of common tools such as Facebook Pages, Facebook Groups and Twitter.  The content was focused on the strategies and implications of using social media.</p> <p>To view the webinar, click <a title="The Foundations of Social Media" href=" ...

Category:Technology
Publication Date2011
Resource Type
  • Interactive Resources - Webinars

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-13(0 visits)
Publication Date2010
Resource Type
  • Articles

Archived webinar by Dr. Rona Novick on the topic of Bully Prevention in Jewish Day Schools. Visit the <a href="http://www.yu.edu/azrieli/schoolpartnership/" target="_blank">Institute's homepage</a> to view other archived webinars from The University-School Partnership as well.

Category:Bullying
Resource Type
  • Interactive Resources - Webinars

The Woodhull Institute for Ethical Leadership is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, nonsectarian educational organization that provides ethical leadership training and professional development for women. Too often, success has been measured in terms of the accumulation of power and wealth with almost no consideration of how these accomplishments have been achieved. Ethical leadership is concerned with the means as well as the ends to personal and professional achievements. As such, Woodhull has developed a community that encourages women to lead with honesty, respect, courage and compassion; to strive for the common ground in decision-making and to share in community service.

URLwoodhull.tv(0 visits)
Resource Type
  • Organizations - Professional Organizations
  • Interactive Resources - Blogs
  • Images
  • Audio
  • Video

Join MOFET JTEC on Wednesday, February 17th for this free webinar on challenges and solutions in teaching Mishna, presented by <span>Rabbi Dr. Avraham Walfish. Instructions for registering for this live online encounter can be found at the MOFET JTEC website listed above. </span>

Publication Date2010
Resource Type
  • Interactive Resources - Webinars

Q&amp;A from the New York Jewish Week with Jewish Philanthropist Charles Bronfman and philanthropy expert Jeff Solomon on their upcoming book,<em> The Art of Giving: Where the Soul Meets a Business Plan</em>. The authors discuss their approach to philanthropy as strategic, intentional and — perhaps most importantly — fun.

Publication Date2009
Resource Type
  • Articles

An article with panel responses by Moshe Sokolow, Fanya Gottfeld-Heller Professor of Jewish Education at the Azrieli School of Jewish Education, and editor of Ten-Daat-A Journal of Jewish Education.<br /><br /><a class="doclink" href="index.php?option=com_docman&amp;task=doc_download&amp;gid=515&amp;Itemid=362">What Should a Yeshiva High School Graduate Know, Value and Be Able to Do?</a>

Publication Date2009
Resource Type
  • Articles

<div>WOMEN IN JUDAISM: A MULTIDISCIPLINARY JOURNAL is an academic, refereed journal published exclusively on the Internet, and devoted to scholarly debate on gender-related issues in Judaism. The ultimate aim of the journal is to promote the reconceptualization of the study of Judaism, by acknowledging and incorporating the roles played by women, and by encouraging the development of alternative research paradigms. Cross-methodological and interdisciplinary, the journal does not promote a fixed ideology, and welcomes a variety of approaches.</div>

Resource Type
  • Journals
  • Reference

A PowerPoint presentation by Jack Wertheimer to accompany <a href="sosland/resources/Complementary-Education/Schools-That-Work-3A-What-We-Can-Learn-From-Good-Jewish-Supplementary-Schools/details">Schools That Work: What We Can Learn From Good Jewish Supplementary Schools (2009)</a>.<br /><a class="doclink" href="index.php?option=com_docman&amp;task=doc_download&amp;gid=441&amp;Itemid=362" target="_blank"><img src="components/com_docman/themes/default/images/icons/16x16/generic.png" border="0" alt="icon" /> What Do We Now Know About Jewish Supplementary Schools? (<span class="small">944 kB</span>)</a>

Publication Date2009
Resource Type
  • Presentations

An article describing new research about the effects of alternative teacher certification requirements.<br /><br />Forty-seven states have adopted a pathway to teaching, alternative to the standard state certification otherwise required. Is this new pathway genuine or merely symbolic? Does it open the classroom door to teachers of minority background? Does it help-or hinder-learning in the classroom? Claims about all of these questions have arisen in public discourse. Recently, data have become available that allow us to check their validity.<br /> 

Publication Date2009
Resource Type
  • Articles
  • Research Reports and Studies

The report describes the first national study specifically designed to determine the near-term effects of day schools on the academic, social, and Jewish trajectories of former students during their college years. The study considers the impact of day schooling in a variety of areas including Jewish identity and connections to Jewish communal life, as well as social and academic integration into college. Second, the study contextualizes the experiences of students from day schools through comparison with Jewish undergraduates from private and public school backgrounds.<br type="_moz" />

Publication Date2007
Resource Type
  • Research Reports and Studies

When What We Know about Jewish Education was first published in 1992, Stuart Kelman recognized that knowledge and understanding would greatly enhance the ability of professionals and lay leaders to address the many challenges facing Jewish education. With increased innovation, the entry of new funders, and the connection between Jewish education and the quality of Jewish life, research and evaluation have become, over the last two decades, an integral part of decision making, planning, programming, and funding.<br /> <br /> This new resource, What We NOW Know about Jewish Education, captures the essence of a field on the cusp of major change and growth as it turns toward research and evaluation for information, insight, affirmation, and inspiration. By bringing together the best thinkers and researchers from a cross section of disciplines and institutions, this new volume provides both ...

Publication Date2008
Resource Type
  • Books
  • Research Reports and Studies

WebYeshiva, Rabbi Chaim Brovender's innovative new enterprise, opens the doors of the Yeshiva and Midrasha experience to anyone with an internet connection. Truly unique in the Torah World, WebYeshiva recreates the intellectual and social atmosphere of a real Yeshiva (with a focus on the student's growth in learning abilities). <br /> <br /> Using cutting edge video conferencing technology, WebYeshiva offers many powerful features that make it a unique learning environment which promises real growth in Torah study for the experienced student or the novice. <br />

Category:Technology
URLwww.webyeshiva.org/(0 visits)
Resource Type
  • Interactive Resources - Online Courses
  • Audio
  • Video

Based on one of the first paragraphs of the Declaration of independence, this video conference session with Rachel Korazim offers a chronological exploration of the longing to Zion and meetings with its reality. Popular songs and poetry put to music will be the milestones as we move from Tsiyon Tamati, a song of longing to Eretz Israel from the early years of Zionism, all the way to Ein li Eretz Acheret by Ehud Manor.

Resource Type
  • Video

Israel education site for university students.<br /> <br /> The Hagshama Department works with anyone that is prepared to commit and serve. To commit themselves to the goals and ideals of the Zionist Movement and serve their community and the Jewish People. We work with Bogrim of Zionist Youth Movements, Jewish students and young leadership and can assist in funding and programming such events as conventions, leadership seminars, activist training, student meetings on campuses, trips to Israel, and educational conferences.

Resource Type
  • Organizations - National and International Organizations
  • Programs and Initiatives
  • Databases and Resource Centers - Resource Centers

Practical guide to the development of logic models for non-profits organizations.<br /> <a href="index.php?option=com_docman&amp;task=doc_download&amp;gid=156&amp;Itemid=362" target="_blank" class="doclink"><img border="0" alt="icon" src="components/com_docman/themes/default/images/icons/16x16/pdf.png" />&nbsp;W.K. Kellogg Logic Model Development Guide (<span class="small">Link</span>)</a><br type="_moz" />

Publication Date2005
Resource Type
  • Handbooks and Guides

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