<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>

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<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 ...

Publication Date2011
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  • Research Reports and Studies

The George Washington Institute for Religious Freedom offers free online curricular resources based on primary historical documents, most notably George Washington's letter to the Hebrew Congregation of Newport, RI in 1790. The educators kit and ancillary classroom materials cover topics from US civics and the constitution to religious freedom and the separation of church &amp; state. These curricular materials are appropriate for grades 7-12.

URLgwirf.org(0 visits)
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<p>Gateways offers programs and services to children with special needs and educational challenges in Greater Boston's Jewish day schools, congregational and community preschools and Hebrew Schools, and its own supplemental settings.</p> <p>Gateways also provides professional development and ongoing coaching to teachers and administrators to learn strategies to teach every child in the classroom and to support all types of learners.</p> <p>Teen volunteers throughout the wider community are offered opportunities to mentor children in many settings.</p>

Category:Special Needs
URLwww.jgateways.org(0 visits)
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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-16(0 visits)
Publication Date2010
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Through research-based interventions, GLSEN (The Gay, Lesbian &amp; Straight Education Network) provides resources and support for schools to implement effective and age-appropriate anti-bullying programs to improve school climate for all students. While many schools show a willingness to address bullying generally, effective efforts must address the pervasive issue of anti-LGBT bullying as a crucial element of the problem. Listed here are programs and resources to help all members of the school community address bullying in inclusive and effective ways.

Category:Bullying
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  • Organizations - National and International Organizations
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Lesson plans, curricular tools, information and email list for educators from the Gay, Lesbian &amp; Straight Education Network, sponsors of <em>National</em> <em>No Name Calling Week </em><span>and</span><em> <span style="font-style: normal;">the</span> <em>National Day of Silence</em>. </em>GLSEN seeks to develop school climates where difference is valued for the positive contribution it makes in creating a more vibrant and diverse community.

Category:Bullying
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  • Organizations - National and International Organizations
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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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In March 2010, JESNA began a new annual tradition in honor of Women's History month: 31 days of Jewish women in education. Each of the 31 women (or women's organizations) selected this year reflect some aspect of the wide range of contributions Jewish women have made to the world of education, both Judaic and secular, throughout American history. <br /><br />Download the full PDF here:<br /><a class="doclink" href="index.php?option=com_docman&amp;task=doc_download&amp;gid=586&amp;Itemid=573"><img src="http://www.jesna.org/components/com_docman/themes/default/images/icons/16x16/pdf.png" border="0" alt="icon" /> 31 Days of Jewish Women in Education (<span class="small">1.6 MB</span>)</a>

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A new online tool developed by Jeffery Spitzer, Chair of Rabbinic Literature at Gann Academy. The literacy tool is a listing of basic terms and ideas that Jewish day schools such as Gann Acadmey would want their incoming 9th graders to be familiar with. The tool can be used in either flashcard definition, or full definition. Searchable in Hebrew or English; includes links for further study.

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What does general culture tell boys and girls to think about themselves and about the other? What can Judaism contribute to a reorienting of these gender images? Wendy Grinberg presents a curriculum initiative from Reform Judaism.

Publication Date2008
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Gemara Berura is a structured methodology supported by computer-based help tools and support mechanisms for learning and teaching Gemara. The computer program works with the original Gemara text, and can be used to study any sugiya contained in the Shas. Gemara Berura also provides access to a growing data-bank of specific sugiot and lesson-plans prepared by the program's development team. The program can be used by individual learners, chevrutot, study groups, and students in classrooms. Using Gemara Berura helps learners acquire the skills necessary for understanding the text and its structure. The central aim of Gemara Berura is to help learners analyze the unique structure of the Gemara text. <br />

Category:Technology
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  • Interactive Resources

An article from interfaithfamily.com about the growing number of non-Jewish students and teachers at Jewish preschools.

Publication Date2006
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Report 8 in the UJC Series on the National Jewish Population Survey 2000-01. This report examines differences among American Jews based on geography. Two geographic measures are used: the four U.S. Census regions and four levels of Jewish population density. The report analyzes how Jews who live in different regions and different sectors of Jewish population density vary in terms of key demographic factors and Jewish connections. The report draws implications from the findings for communal planning and policy making, especially in areas outside traditional Jewish residence.<br /><a class="doclink" href="index.php?option=com_docman&amp;task=doc_download&amp;gid=395&amp;Itemid=411" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.jesna.org/components/com_docman/themes/default/images/icons/16x16/pdf.png" border="0" alt="icon" /> Geographic Differences American Jews (<span class="small">Link</span>)</a> ...

Category:Jewish Identity
Publication Date2004
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<p>Gratz College recently launched an exciting and rapidly growing M.A. degree and graduate certificate in Holocaust and Genocide Studies and a certificate in Jewish-Christian Studies. With a mission of pluralistic education rooted in Jewish values, Gratz also offers a graduate certificate or M.A. degree in Jewish Communal Service with a special track in Jewish Non-Profit Leadership (online), which prepares students to serve as future Jewish communal professionals and enhances the Jewish studies background of those already employed in the community. Gratz also offers M.A. degrees and certificates in Jewish Communal Service, Jewish Education, and Jewish Studies as well as an undergraduate certificate or B.A. in Jewish Studies and an undergraduate certificate in Jewish Education. Graduates of Gratz College emerge as experienced professionals who are prepared for positions of leadership and ...

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Global SchoolNet's mission is to support 21st century learning. We engage teachers and students in meaningful project learning exchanges with people around the world to develop literacy and communication skills, foster teamwork and collaboration, encourage workforce preparedness and create multi-cultural understanding. We prepare youth for full participation as productive and effective citizens in an increasing global economy.<br /> <br /> GSN produces interactive, collaborative, web-based content, provides consulting, professional development services, and keynote presentations and workshops.&nbsp; The website includes interactive programs, resources, and collaboration tools.<br /> <br type="_moz" />

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Gesher LaTorah, "A Bridge to the Torah" is a dynamic community-based Jewish special education program serving students with moderate to severe special needs ages 4 through 21 years.<br /> <br /> Gesher LaTorah's mission is based on one firm principle:<br /> Every Jewish individual has a rightful place as a proud and self-assured member of the Jewish family, the Jewish school, the synagogue and the Jewish community.<br /> <br />

Category:Special Needs
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Currently sponsored programs include:<br /> <ul> <li>Community Fund for Israel Experiences</li> <li>Crane Medical Benefit Credit</li> <li>Crane Professional Development Grants</li> <li>Baltimore - Ashkelon Educational Grants</li> <li>Sign Language Interpreter Fund</li> <li>Special Education Enhancement Projects</li> <li>Jewish Education Enhancement Projects</li> </ul>

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Bridges young adults to the Jewish community by providing personal networks and access to information and resources.

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A hip online magazine for 20 and 30 somethings who have an interest in Judiasm.

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