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<p>UJA-Federation of New York presents the findings from the Jewish Community Study of New York: 2011, a comprehensive study of the world's largest and most diverse Jewish community outside Israel. With 5,993 interviews — more than any other local or national Jewish community study — the findings and implications are vast. Users can download the whole report or select chapters.</p> <p>The New York Jewish community in 2011 is large, growing, and incredibly diverse. Children, boomers, and seniors. Poor and affluent Jews. Lifelong New Yorkers, and immigrants from such diverse national origins as Russia and Israel. LGBT Jews. Hispanic and biracial households. Chasidic, Conservative, Modern Orthodox, Reconstructionist, Reform, and Yeshivish Jews. Jews who are nondenominational, have no religion or another religion, or who consider themselves partially Jewish. All these and more are strong th ...

Publication Date2012
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  • Research Reports and Studies

<p>This webinar, facilitated by JESNA Education Consultant Steven Kraus, is a follow-up discussion to the Quick Bytes newsletter on the same topic (see the <a href="quick-bytes/item/1418-quick-bytes-recent-mergers-of-bureaus-of-jewish-education">newsletter</a> in our archives). Click on the link above to view the full recording of this session (total running time: 54 minutes).&nbsp;</p>

Publication Date2012
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<p>Increased demands for greater efficiency and effectiveness are leading a growing number of North American Jewish organizations to consider merging or consolidating operations. Over the past 10 years day schools,&nbsp;complementary schools, community centers, cultural organizations, social service organizations, and federations have merged or consolidated. In addition, some "functional" community federations have created community consortia to share certain services (e.g., purchasing utilities and supplies, financial management, benefits coordination, etc.) with other communal agencies in order to enhance service delivery, consolidate infrastructure and resources, and reduce costs. The&nbsp;Jewish Federations of North America&nbsp;(JFNA), which has been monitoring and facilitating information sharing about these ventures, expects the number of mergers and consolidations to&nbsp;increas ...

Publication Date2012
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  • Research Reports and Studies

<p><span style="font-family: 'Trebuchet MS'; font-size: 16px; line-height: normal;">This report from JFNA provides examples of mergers, consolidations and strategic alliances that occurred between Federations and agencies in eight different communities since 2003. You may also wish to review our January 2012 publication <a href="quick-bytes/item/1418-quick-bytes-recent-mergers-of-bureaus-of-jewish-education">Quick Bytes: Recent Mergers of Bureaus of Jewish Education</a>.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: 'Trebuchet MS'; font-size: 16px; line-height: normal;">Download the report here:</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: 'Trebuchet MS'; font-size: 16px; line-height: normal;"><a class="doclink" href="index.php?option=com_docman&amp;task=doc_download&amp;gid=770&amp;Itemid=577"><img border="0" src="/components/com_docman/themes/default/images/icons/16x16/pdf.png" alt="icon" ...

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>This webinar, facilitated by JESNA Education Consultant Steven Kraus,  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/1173-quick-bytes-complementary-school-mergers-part-i">here</a></strong>). You may view the webinar by clicking on the link above (total running time: 59 minutes). You may also wish to download these PowerPoint Presentations from the session:<br /><br /><a class="doclink" href="index.php?option=com_docman&amp;task=doc_download&amp;gid=747&amp;Itemid=573"><img src="http://www.jesna.org/components/com_docman/themes/default/images/icons/16x16/generic.png" border="0" alt="icon" /> Complementary School Mergers Quick Bytes- transitions (<span class="small">736.5 kB</span>)<br /></a><a class="doclink" href="index.php?option=com_docman&amp;task=doc_download&amp;gid=748&amp;Itemid ...

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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  • Handbooks and Guides

<span><span>Initiated by JESNA’s Lippman Kanfer Institute</span>, </span>The Jewish Education Change Network is an online community open to anyone working for change in Jewish education – educators, parents, volunteer and professional leaders, financial supporters, advocates, and learners – to connect with one another, to learn what leaders in the field are doing, to share work, and to access ideas and resources that can help make Jewish education a more engaging, satisfying, and impactful experience for learners of all ages. The site includes an open-submission blog, a forum for users to post and answer each other's questions, a page to form your own subgroups based on areas of shared interest, links, videos, and more.

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Publication Date2011
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>A new Child Trends research brief tracking religiosity and spirituality among youth and young adults around the world finds wide variation in attitudes and beliefs that may be linked to historic, cultural, and economic differences. Using survey data, <strong><em>The Demographics of Spirituality and Religiosity Among Youth: International and U.S. Patterns</em></strong> also finds: </span><span> </span></p> <ul type="disc"> <li class="MsoNormal"><span>There is a clear imprint of religion on beliefs in countries with a history of an influential dominant religion, such as Catholicism or Islam, so that young adults from these countries score relatively high on questions of spirituality and religiosity.</span></li> <li class="MsoNormal"><span> </span><span>As countries develop economically, there tends to be less emphasis on traditional r ...

Publication Date2010
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  • Research Reports and Studies

<p>This portrait of American Jews emerges from the National Jewish Population Survey (NJPS) 2000-01, a representative survey of the Jewish population in the United States sponsored by United Jewish Communities and the Jewish federation system. This report presents findings on several demographic topics; Jewish connections and engagement; intermarriage; and three special topics, the elderly, immigrants and those living below the poverty line. In coming months, UJC will issue a series of specialized reports on these and other topics, such as synagogue affiliation and denominations, Jewish practice, philanthropy and volunteerism, Jewish college students, marriage and families, and regional differences among Jews.</p> <p>This report and other documents associated with NJPS 2000-01 are available on the UJC website, <a href="http://www.ujc.org/njps">www.ujc.org/njps</a>. The NJPS electronic d ...

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  • Research Reports and Studies - Statistics

T<span><span>This webinar features presentations from JESNA's President, Donald Sylvan, and Chief Ideas Officer, Jonathan Woocher, followed by a discussion with members of our Professional Development Network. Dr. Sylvan &amp; Dr. Woocher explore the current (changing) landscape of Jewish education and implications for the field, with a particular focus on Professional Development for Educators.</span></span><span><span> <br /></span></span><br />The full video is available here for viewing, cut into 7-9 minute segments due to file size restrictions. Simply click in each window to play in order (total running time: 45 minutes). <br /><br /> <object classid="clsid:d27cdb6e-ae6d-11cf-96b8-444553540000" width="480" height="385" codebase="http://download.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/flash/swflash.cab#version=9,0,124,0"> <param name="allowFullScreen" value="true" /> <param name="allo ...

Publication Date2010
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<p><strong>An initiative of the School of Education and the Lookstein Center of Bar-Ilan University.</strong></p> <p>IJJER aims to portray and explore Jewish education as a multifaceted, heuristic and dynamic phenomenon from a variety of disciplinary, geographical, cultural, religious and historical perspectives and contexts.</p> <p>IJJER aims to provide an interdisciplinary, international and multi-language platform where past and present forms and aspects of Jewish education are examined through research.</p>

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This paper offers first a historical analysis of the role of central agencies for Jewish education in America, followed by a model of how central agencies today can best position themselves as communal change agents.<br /><br /><a class="doclink" href="index.php?option=com_docman&amp;task=doc_download&amp;gid=631&amp;Itemid=573"><img src="components/com_docman/themes/default/images/icons/16x16/pdf.png" border="0" alt="icon" /> Creating change in a complex system: A new perspective on the role of Central Agencies for Jewish ed (<span class="small">147.8 kB</span>)</a>

Publication Date2010
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<p>The Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation supports programs that ensure vibrant Jewish life by empowering young Jews to embrace the joy of Judaism, build inclusive Jewish communities, support the State of Israel and repair the world.</p> <p>Established in 1987 in Tulsa, Oklahoma, the Foundation also provides assistance to non-sectarian charitable organizations dedicated to enhancing the quality of life in our hometown, especially in the areas of education, child advocacy and youth development.<br /><br />The website includes program listings, studies and evaluations, multimedia resources, and a blog.</p>

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Quality Jewish education is our most powerful tool for ensuring a vibrant Jewish future. But, it can't have an impact on those who don't participate.<br /><br /> What can we do to make Jewish education more attractive, accessible and affordable, even under current conditions of economic pressure on both "providers" and "consumers"? How do the challenges of expanding educational participation play out today in specific arenas - day school, "complementary" education, camp, Israel education - and for specific critical populations - families with young children, teens, young adults, etc.? What new approaches are being tried and where are there signs of success? What has yet to be tried, but ought to be? Leaders from a wide range of settings and representing a variety of perspectives were invited to address these questions in a Roundtable series of essays that appeared over several weeks on ...

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<p><strong>The WOW Project</strong> will enable communities to identify opportunities for expanding the scope and enhancing the quality of complementary Jewish education so as to attract more participants and better educate those learning in complementary settings. It will do this by making it possible for both current and new providers to offer a greater number of options to children and their families and by applying proven methods for improving program quality to these options. The result will be a more diverse “system” of complementary education, more closely tailored to the needs and desires of the “market,” able to produce higher levels of satisfaction and greater measurable impact.</p> <p><strong>The WOW Project</strong> combines the strengths of community-wide planning with entrepreneurial initiative and the power of the marketplace. It will allow, encourage, and support institu ...

Publication Date2010
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  • Presentations

#2 in the ADCA webinar series, this webinar features an in-depth assessment and conversation around the current situation in complementary education, facilitated by Jon Woocher, Chief Ideas Officer at JESNA. Due to file size restrictions, this video has been broken down into 6 clips of approximately 9 minutes each, which can be viewed here in order. <br /><br />Before viewing, you may wish to view the first offering in this webinar series, <a href="sosland/resources/JESNA-Webinars-(NEW!)/ADCA-Webinar-1-3A-%22Leading-Without-Authority%22/details">"Leading Without Authority." </a> <br /> <br /> <object classid="clsid:d27cdb6e-ae6d-11cf-96b8-444553540000" width="425" height="344" codebase="http://download.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/flash/swflash.cab#version=9,0,124,0"> <param name="allowFullScreen" value="true" /> <param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always" /> <param name="sr ...

Publication Date2010
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  • Interactive Resources - Webinars

During 2010 JESNA will facilitate a set of webinars for central agency executives and selected senior staff that will focus on the challenges implicit in implementing the WOW project as a case study in leading systemic community educational change. <p> </p> <p>Successfully implementing the WOW project requires that central agencies utilize a range of capabilities that relate to effective change leadership generally (i.e., whether for WOW or for other agency initiatives).  The need for central agencies and their executives to further develop a number of these capabilities has been noted on previous webinars.<br /><br />This webinar is the first in a series of six. The topic is <em>Positioning the Central Agency as a “Leader”: Building the Necessary Relationships.</em> The webinar may be viewed below in its entirety; due to file-size restrictions, is has been broken into 8 clip ...

Publication Date2010
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  • Interactive Resources - Webinars

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Publication Date2010
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  • Research Reports and Studies - Publications and Dissemination Project

<img style="float: left; margin: 5px;" src="images/stories/making_connections_thumb.png" alt="making_connections_thumb" width="100" height="128" />A working paper from JESNA's Lippman Kanfer Institute and The Berman Center for Research and Evaluation that presents a detailed portrait of one of the country's most innovative educational initiatives, the Los Angeles Bureau of Jewish Education's Concierge for Jewish Education program. The program is presented as an ambitious example of a range of activities that central agencies are undertaking to link educational silos in their communities.<br /><a class="doclink" href="index.php?option=com_docman&amp;task=doc_download&amp;gid=488&amp;Itemid=573"><img src="components/com_docman/themes/default/images/icons/16x16/pdf.png" border="0" alt="icon" /> Making Connections: A Case Study in Linking Silos (<span class="small">3.13 MB</span>)</a><br /> ...

Publication Date2009
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  • Research Reports and Studies - Lippman Kanfer Institute Publications - Working Papers

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