<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 </span><em style="font-family: 'Lucida Grande', Verdana, sans-serif; color: #3d3d33; line-height: 16px; text-align: left; padding: 0px; margin: 0px;">Klal Yisrael </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> ...
<p class="MsoNoSpacing">From the artist: This series of animations represents my personal journey in a complicated relationship with Judaism. I spent my life gravitating towards, and making, narrative art that explores the human condition from a psychological, philosophical, and existential perspective. While Judaism offers thousands of years of wisdom on the human condition, I avoided it as a source because of what I perceived to be its preachy and sometimes judgmental tone.</p> <p class="MsoNoSpacing">I became filled with questions about how much my Jewish heritage had influenced how I was raised, how I behaved, how I thought, and even who I was as a person and an artist. What I discovered was a wealth of wisdom that was just sitting, waiting to be mined. Within the Jewish texts were crucial teachings and lessons that applied as much to our contemporary lives as they did when they wer ...
<span>G-dcast is a non-profit production company dedicated to raising worldwide Jewish literacy using the tools and storytelling style that speak to today’s youth. Website hosts over 60 short films based on Torah portions and Jewish holidays, as well as </span><span>companion curricula in use by over 3000 educators at institutions across the Jewish spectrum and around the world.</span>
<p class="MsoNoSpacing">Bible Raps is an educational tool that uses rap and hip hop to enliven the core Jewish texts. It is designed to make text-based tradition(s) more appealing and accessible through the use of technology, rhythm and rhyme. They offer educator toolkits, trainings, workshops, performances, and a variety of web-based resources and video material to share.</p>
<span>Arts By Day utilizes Artist-in-Residency programs to transform Jewish Day Schools into hubs of Jewish exploration via the arts. Students, parents, teachers and Teaching Artists engage in a unique curriculum that is steeped in Jewish history, ancient text, pop culture and Jewish values using the arts as the core methodology to immerse the mind, body and spirit. Arts By Day programs foster deep exploration, meaningful dialogue and the long-lasting, identity-building blocks that inspire Day School students to carry on our sacred traditions and lead the next generation toward a revitalized Jewish future.</span>
<span>Storahtelling is a pioneer in Jewish education via the arts and new media. Through innovative leadership training programs and theatrical performances, Storahtelling makes ancient stories and traditions accessible for new generations, advancing Judaic literacy and raising social consciousness. <br /><br /><span>Founded by Amichai Lau-Lavie in 1999, Storahtelling has grown into an international network of educators and artists, invigorating Jewish identity through dynamic educational programs and performances for multigenerational audiences worldwide. </span> </span>
<span>Avoda Arts is a nonprofit organization that advances the arts in Jewish education through advocacy, leadership and professional development. Avoda Arts is dedicated to creating opportunities for Jewish students and teachers to participate in and appreciate all forms of arts-based learning.</span>
<p>Arts participation is being redefined as people increasingly choose to engage with art in new, more active and expressive ways. This compelling trend carries profound implications, and fresh opportunities, for a nonprofit arts sector exploring how to adapt to demographic and technological changes.<br /><br />Getting In On the Act: How Arts Groups are Creating Opportunities for Active Participation is a new study commissioned by The James Irvine Foundation and conducted by WolfBrown. It draws insights from more than 100 nonprofit arts groups and other experts in the U.S., U.K. and Australia. The report presents a new model for understanding levels of arts engagement as well as case studies of participatory arts in practice. It also addresses many of the concerns that arts organizations may have in supporting participatory arts practices and provides inspiration and ideas for exploring ...
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<p>The arts are a powerful vehicle for engaging learners, for deepening their educational experience, and for developing important skills and dispositions that extend well beyond the realm of the arts themselves. Integrating the arts fully into education builds enthusiasm for learning, provokes wonder and reflection, unleashes creativity, broadens perspectives, draws new meaning from familiar experiences, and forges connections among students as they create and critique collaboratively. This proposition is now widely accepted in the general educational world. But, in Jewish education, the arts are utilized to their full potential only sporadically, and the infrastructure and financial support needed to expand the role and impact of the arts are by and large missing.<br /><br /></p> <div>To help Jewish education fully take advantage of this power and potential, Avoda Arts, the Foundation ...
- Research Reports and Studies - Lippman Kanfer Institute Publications
These working papers were prepared for the Lippman Kanfer Institute's Arts in Jewish Education Convening in March 2010. The Convening was co-sponsored by AVODAH Arts and The Foundation for Jewish Culture. <br /><br /><em>Arts in Jewish Education: Mapping the Landscape</em> gives an overview of Arts & Jewish Education today, including:<br /><br />-- Utilization of Existing Cultural Resources <div>-- Engagement and Interact with Artists</div> <div>-- Integration of Arts and Curriculum</div> <div>-- Arts as an Educational Organizing Principle<br /> <br />...as well as interview data, conclusions, and appendices on people interviewed, existing programs, and works cited. <br /><br />The AVODAH Arts literature review includes theoretical frameworks, recent research, case studies, factors for success, common challenges, conclusions, and references.<br /><br /> <a class="doclink" href="in ...
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<p>MeltonArts.org is the new, bilingual Hebrew & English website of The Melton Coalition for Creative Interaction, a partnership between the Melton Centers at the Ohio State University, the Hebrew University, and the Jewish Theological Seminary of America. Through engagement with visual media, dance, music, and other expressive arts, the Coalition seeks to further the teaching and study of Jewish culture and to strengthen Jewish identity. <br /> <br /> MeltonArts.org provides Jewish learners and educators of all affiliations with resources to develop their own awareness of the arts, to provide ...
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