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<span>Teva's 17th annual summer seminar on Jewish environmental education will take place May 31 – June 3, 2011, at beautiful Surprise Lake Camp in Cold Spring, NY. Participants can choose from four different tracks: Congregational Education, Ethics and Texts, Camp and Wilderness, or Organic Agriculture and Educational Gardening. <br /><br />Sponsored by the Jewish National Fund, the Teva Learning Center's mission is to renew the ecological wisdom inherent in Judaism. By immersing participants in the natural world and providing structured activities which sensitize them to nature's rhythms, participants develop a more meaningful relationship with nature and t <script src="plugins/editors/jce/tiny_mce/plugins/advcode/langs/en.js?version=150" type="text/javascript"></script> heir own Jewish practices.</span>

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The Jewish Special Education International Consortium is a professional network of Directors, Coordinators and Administrators of Jewish special education services in Central Agencies for Jewish Education.The mission of the Consortium is to provide a structured forum that will enable professionals in special education to access and disseminate information and ideas on:<br /><br />--Program models and development <p class="MsoBodyText">--Specialized curriculum and technology</p> <p class="MsoBodyText">--Inclusion</p> <p class="MsoBodyText">--Professional development and support</p> <p class="MsoBodyText">--Advocacy and Legislation</p> <p>--Community relations and awareness<br /><br />You may also download archived issues of the newsletter here:<br /><br /><a class="doclink" href="index.php?option=com_docman&amp;task=doc_download&amp;gid=419&amp;Itemid=573"><img src="http://www.jesna.o ...

URLwww.jsped.org/(0 visits)
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JNF has been performing environmental work in Israel for over 100 years. Today, as the problems that are plaguing our planet become more apparent, JNF continues to develop and implement cutting edge environmental projects, including the GoNeutral education program. Website resources include a variety of free educational downloads, including monthly newsletters for ages middle school through college, as well as ancillary materials, a blog and a "GoNeutral" calculator to determine your carbon footprint (personal environmental impact). <br />

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<!-- ########## start of text ######### --> <!-- InstanceBeginEditable name="Running Text" --> <p class="runing-text"><span class="sub2-title">B'TSELEM</span> - The Israeli Information Center for Human Rights in the Occupied Territories was established in 1989 by a group of prominent academics, attorneys, journalists, and Knesset members. It endeavors to document and educate the Israeli public and policymakers about human rights violations in the Occupied Territories, combat the phenomenon of denial prevalent among the Israeli public, and help create a human rights culture in Israel.</p> <p class="runing-text">B'Tselem in Hebrew literally means "in the image of," and is also used as a synonym for human dignity. The word is taken from Genesis 1:27, "And God created humans in his image. In the image of God did He create him." It is in this spirit that the first article of the Universal ...

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<p>The Jewish Fast for Gaza is an ad hoc group of rabbis, Jews, and people of conscience who have committed to undertake a monthly daytime fast in support of the following goals:</p> <p>1. To call for a lifting of the blockade that prevents the entry of civilian goods and services into Gaza;</p> <p>2. To provide humanitarian and developmental aid to the people of Gaza;</p> <p>3. To call upon Israel, the US, and the international community to engage in negotiations without pre-conditions with all relevant Palestinian parties - including Hamas - in order to end the blockade;</p> <p>4. To encourage the American government to vigorously engage both Israelis and Palestinians toward a just and peaceful settlement of the conflict.</p> <p>Website includes a blog, articles, educational resources, and a recording and transcript of the conference call with Judge Richard Goldstone and Rabbis fo ...

URLwww.fastforgaza.net/(0 visits)
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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 ...

URLwww.nehirim.org/nujls(0 visits)
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The Jewish Publication Society is a rarity in the publishing world: over a century old, educational, and nonprofit. It was first founded in 1888 to provide the children of Jewish immigrants to America with books about their heritage in the language of the New World. Over the years JPS has issued a body of works for all tastes and needs. Its many titles include biographies, histories, art books, holiday anthologies, books for young readers, religious and philosophical studies, translations of scholarly and popular classics-and, of course, the famous JPS TANAKH -- the translation of the Bible in English from the original Hebrew.

URLwww.jewishpub.org/(0 visits)
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Jumpstart partnered with The Natan Fund and The Samuel Bronfman Foundation to conduct the first-ever survey of the nonprofit Jewish startup sector. The survey sought data on the hundreds of nonprofit startups that have been founded in the North American Jewish community in the last ten years. The purpose was to better understand the needs of these organizations, with the goal of creating effective responses to the current economic downturn. This preliminary report on the data from the survey contains ten key findings, covering the organizations and their participants, with a focus on how they are run, staffed, funded and governed.<br /><a class="doclink" href="index.php?option=com_docman&amp;task=doc_download&amp;gid=313&amp;Itemid=362" target="_blank"></a><a class="doclink" href="index.php?option=com_docman&amp;task=doc_download&amp;gid=313&amp;Itemid=362" target="_blank"><img src="comp ...

Publication Date2009
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Slingshot, a resource guide for Jewish innovation, is a guide to some of today's most inspiring and innovative organizations, projects, leaders and visionaries in the North American Jewish community. In its fourth year of production, what started as a guide has also become a Fund. Ultimately, Slingshot aims to spread the word about those groups that are providing solutions for next generation engagement in Jewish life and yet remain underfunded.<br /><a class="doclink" href="index.php?option=com_docman&amp;task=doc_download&amp;gid=312&amp;Itemid=362" target="_blank"><img src="components/com_docman/themes/default/images/icons/16x16/pdf.png" border="0" alt="icon" /> Slingshot (<span class="small">Link</span>)</a> 

Publication Date2008
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JGooders aims to increase the world of good deeds and good doers. It's a secured safe place for you to donate, volunteer and network. JGooders is designed to make giving easier and more accessible. It is a one stop-address, transparent and objective. You can give, volunteer, partner, network and share your do good story with others.<br /><br />Our mission: To build a global, accessible, vibrant and transparent Jewish and Israeli arena that connects needs and generosity; social initiators with social enablers, and allows everyone to Do Good. We believe that global electronic giving is today's new marketplace and will dramatically increase giving.  <br />

URLwww.jgooders.com/(0 visits)
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Hidden Sparks is a non-profit fund whose purpose is to help children with learning differences reach their full potential in school and life. Hidden Sparks develops and supports professional development programs for Jewish day schools to help increase understanding and support for teaching to diverse learners.<br /><br />Of special note is Hidden Sparks Without Walls (WOW), an online offering of short-term courses on differentiated learning to teachers in Jewish day schools and yeshivas, combining audio and online content-- all free of charge.<br /><br />Hidden Sparks was named as one of the 50 Most Innovative Jewish Nonprofits in America by Slingshot 2010.

URLwww.hiddensparks.org/(0 visits)
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Commissioned by the Wallace Foundation as part of a three-part series on strengthening out-of-school time (OST), this paper looks at the role that foundations can play in building OST nonprofits' organizational capacity. In it, we suggest seven possible approaches to strengthening OST organizations, including methods to ensure that providers become stronger partners with other groups and more adept advocates for their field.<br />

Publication Date2008
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The National Jewish Early Childhood Network (NJECN), established in 1977, is allied with the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). The membership is comprised of individuals who are interested in the unique needs of young Jewish children in an early childhood educational setting.

URLnjecn.org/(0 visits)
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This list identifies Web site addresses for a number of national organizations whose early childhood related resources are frequently requested by NAEYC members.

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Welcome to JSN, an affiliate of Hebrew College and Shamash. Our H-Judaic discussion is a member of H-Net Humanities &amp; Social Sciences OnLine since 1993. JSN is one of the oldest Internet projects in the humanities, initially operating as Judaica/He'Asif, starting in February 1989, operating out of Jerusalem using mailing list services at Tel Aviv U. From 1991-93 the network was at the University of Minnesota. With over 2000 subscribers worldwide, JSN is the premier electronic source concerning Judaica and the academic study and discussion of Judaism ancient, mediaeval, and modern. All services of JSN are provided free of charge.<br /> <br /> Includes H-Judaic, a moderated and edited electronic discussion group (or Scholarly Electronic Forum), and the Jewish Studies Newsletter.

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<p>The American Association of School Administrators, founded in 1865, is the professional organization for more than 13,000 educational leaders across the United States. AASA members range from chief executive officers, superintendents and senior level school administrators to cabinet members, professors and aspiring school system leaders.</p> <p>AASA members are the chief education advocates for children. AASA members advance the goals of public education and champion children&rsquo;s causes in their districts and nationwide. As school system leaders, AASA members set the pace for&nbsp;academic achievement. They help shape policy, oversee its implementation and represent school districts to the public at large.</p>

URLwww.aasa.org(0 visits)
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Membership organization committed to advancing the cause of public education, including resources on classroom tips, education statistics, grants, and technology.

URLwww.nea.org/(0 visits)
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The International Registry of Accredited schools is a searchable database containing schools that are accredited by one or more of the six regional accrediting associations, the National Council of Private School Associations (NCPSA), or the Commission on International and Transregional Accreditation (CITA).

URLaccreditedschools.org(0 visits)
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Website of United Jewish Communities, an organization that represents and serves 55 Jewish federations and 400 independent Jewish communities across North America. UJC also supports the UJA Federation Campaign, providing humanitarian assistance to Jews around the world, and the Israel Emergency Campaign, providing support for Israelis and victims of terror.

URLwww.ujc.org(0 visits)
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A program of the Crown Family Foundation and JESNA, Covenant promotes excellence in Jewish education through awards to outstanding Jewish educators and grants for innovative projects.

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