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<!--StartFragment--> <p><span style="font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial;"><span>You can now learn Hebrew online for free and increase your vocabulary with eHebrew.org's dictionary of English &amp; Hebrew terms organized by topic.<br /> <br /> <span style="color: #0000ff;"><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a href="http://www.ehebrew.org">http://www.ehebrew.org</a></span></span> is a new and one of a kind website to help anyone learn Hebrew quickly. What sets this website apart from other English to Hebrew Dictionaries is that the words are organized into distinct topics, teaching students the most common and useful words in each topic.<br /> <br /> With over 1,000 terms and growing, <span style="color: #0000ff;"><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a href="http://www.ehebrew.org">http://www.ehebrew.org</a></span></span> looks to be the premier thematically organized He ...

Category:Hebrew Language
URLwww.ehebrew.org(0 visits)
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  • Books

In December 2011, members of the Jewish Education Change Network participated in a webinar with the 2011 Jewish Futures Competition winners, <span>Ben Weiner and Andrea Rose Cheatham Kasper. Andrea and Ben share their proposals for new initiatives blending traditional Jewish values and new modes of engagement, and engage in further discussion with webinar participants (total running time: 59 minutes). Click on the link above to view the full recording. You may also view the winning films, and learn more about </span>Ben Weiner and Andrea Rose Cheatham Kasper, at The Jewish Futures <a href="jewishfutures/competition" target="_blank">website</a>. To view the winning videos on YouTube, click <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PpMhT5H0VwM&amp;feature=player_embedded" target="_blank">here for Andrea</a> and <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d3mMTH1S_SQ&amp;feature=player_embedded" ...

Publication Date2011
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  • Interactive Resources - Webinars
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In December of 2005 Dr. Jack Wertheimer raised an important issue about linking Jewish educational institutions. He wrote: "The current challenge in the field of Jewish education is to link the silos, to build cooperation across institutional lines and thereby enable learners to benefit from mutually reinforcing educational experiences."<br /><br />This paper attempts to provide an answer to Dr. Wertheimerʼs intriguing challenge by sharing a new construct, Jewish Integrated Experiential Education.Toward that end, this article will cover the following topics:<br /><br />• The perceived strengths and challenges of Jewish formal and informal<br />education<br />• The meaning of Jewish Integrated Experiential Education<br />• Linking the silos of Jewish formal and informal education through <br />technology<br />• The application of Jewish Integrated Experiential Education<br />• David A Kol ...

Publication Date2011
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  • Articles

Since 2007, Project Tomorrow has collaborated with Blackboard Inc. on a series of annual reports that focus on how online learning is changing the classroom paradigm within our nation's schools. In this latest update, we examine the Speak Up 2010 survey data collected from 379,285 K-12 students, parents and educators to highlight not only the continuing growth of online learning opportunities for both students and teachers, but also the new challenges that must be addressed to realize the students' vision for enabled, engaged and empowered learning through technology.<br /><br />Download the report here:<br /><a class="doclink" href="index.php?option=com_docman&amp;task=doc_download&amp;gid=757&amp;Itemid=573"><img src="components/com_docman/themes/default/images/icons/16x16/pdf.png" border="0" alt="icon" /> Learning in the 21st Century: 2011 Trends Update (<span class="small">699.43 k ...

Category:Technology
Publication Date2011
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  • Research Reports and Studies

As the Jewish community evolves it is imperative that organizations keep up with the dynamic rate of change if they want to survive. Lay leadership is one area where this change is sorely needed. This thesis examines two programs at Jewish agencies in New York City that are actively engaging young professionals and grooming them for participation with the organization and board leadership: Observership through UJA-Federation of New York and Global Circle, an initiative of American Jewish World Service. Through an in depth look at these programs, including interviews with participants, program directors, and professionals, the thesis identifies factors that brought the participants to the program and led to their future involvement choices. It offers recommendations for organizations that are interested in engaging young professionals onto their boards.<br /><br />Download the report here ...

Publication Date2010
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  • Research Reports and Studies

This interpretative essay presents the findings of the online 2006-2007 NFTY Survey. The goal of the NFTY Survey was to understand how NFTYites experience the relationships, activities, and community environment in their Temple Youth Groups. The NFTY Survey was designed to complement URJ’s 2007 Portraits of Learning Study. The NFTY Survey is a derivative of the  Learning and Development in Jewish Schools and Educational Programs surveys that were developed at the Yale Child Study Center (BenAvie, Kress, Brown, and Steinfeld, 2005). These surveys were designed to help Jewish educational programs  provide outcome data to funders, set goals and priorities for educational change, create  opportunities for informed dialogue and partnership among constituencies (educators, young people, parents, funders), enable educational programs to reflect on the impact of previous programs and initiatives ...

Publication Date2007
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  • Research Reports and Studies

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-7(0 visits)
Publication Date2010
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  • Articles

The <em>Living the Legacy</em> is a free online curriculum from the Jewish Women's Archive that uses primary sources to explore the role of American Jews in the Civil Rights Movement. Educators working with students in grades 8-12 in both formal and informal settings (including supplementary schools, day schools, service learning projects, and retreats) can use the curriculum in its entirety or choose individual lessons to teach. Educators working with adults and younger students also will find rich material among the 85 primary sources found in Living the Legacy. A selection of traditional Jewish texts complement the historical material.<br /><br /> The curriculum models a gender inclusive history, giving both women's and men's stories their rightful place in the history of American Jews and social justice. Potential uses for<em> Living the Legacy</em> include programs commemorating Mar ...

Publication Date2010
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  • Databases and Resource Centers - Curriculum Banks - Jewish Values Curriculum
  • Databases and Resource Centers - Curriculum Banks - Jewish History Curriculum
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<span>USY is pleased to offer resources and activities to help Jewish educators respond to bullying through a Jewish lens through discussion, interactive activities and texts. </span>This PDF is an excerpt from a 2009 publication, <em>Love Your Neighbor, Love Yourself: Building Healthy Relationships. </em>A joint project between <strong>USY</strong> and <strong>Jewish Women International</strong>, this educational sourcebook is engaging and interactive, yet covers serious topics prevalent in the lives of teens. Adaptable for pre-teens and for any setting, this book is packed with discussion, texts and interactive activities on the following topics: <p><!--[if !supportLists]--><span><span>·<span> </span></span></span><!--[endif]--><span>Friendship</span></p> <p><!--[if !supportLists]--><span><span>·<span> </span></span></span><!--[endif]--><span>Love, dating and marriage</span></p> <p> ...

Category:Bullying
Publication Date2009
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  • Books
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  • Reference

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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  • Articles

An ongoing podcast series with reflections and strategies for Jewish education professionals, with a focus on classroom teaching. Presented by the Lookstein Center for Jewish Education in the Diaspora.<br />

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  • Reference
  • Interactive Resources
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Learn Hebrew Videos is an innovative and interactive way to begin to learn the Hebrew language. By using this website, one can begin to learn basic Hebrew words and phrases. Visual aids make this learning enjoyable.

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  • Interactive Resources
  • Interactive Resources - Online Courses
  • Video

Leadel.NET is a unique social change video portal and network, aimed at Jewish students and professionals across the globe. The primary aim of the project is to create an online Jewish media hub with a focus on creating a link between the leaders of today and the innovators of tomorrow. Launched in September 2008, Leadel already contains a unique gallery of interviews with a wide range of leading personalities, giving a truly new perspective of Jewish culture, thought and identity around the world.<br /> <p>Nevertheless, we don't want to stop at "simple interviews", just mediating ideas. As our aim is to experiment with the web to create actual contact between people who do and people who aspire to do. We will soon be launching our Leadel.NET guest feature that will encourage members to contact our featured guests through the site.</p>

URLwww.leadel.net/(0 visits)
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  • Interactive Resources - Forums and Discussion Boards
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Consistent with the mission of Legacy Heritage Fund to support Jewish education, the Legacy Heritage Emergency Fund for Jewish Education will enable schools to assist families committed to Jewish education to keep their children in schools despite significant financial difficulties due to the current economic environment. Visit the website for more information about school eligibility.

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  • Programs and Initiatives

UJA-Federation of New York developed the Break New Ground Jewish Service Learning Initiative (BNG) to involve college-age young adults and high school students in immersive, ten-day service learning experiences. The goal of the program is to "strengthen the life-long connection to Jewish communal life" within an age cohort who places a high value on social justice and community service. This report describes the findings of an evaluation of the inaugural year of BNG conducted by the Cohen Center for Modern Jewish Studies. Researchers examined the characteristics of participants, their experiences during the program, and the impact of BNG on their commitment to social action and civic responsibility, appreciation of and tolerance for diversity, and development of a Jewish perspective on service.<br /><a class="doclink" href="index.php?option=com_docman&amp;task=doc_download&amp;gid=435&am ...

Publication Date2008
Resource Type
  • Research Reports and Studies

<div>This study focuses on how camps educate Jewish children and how their potential to do so can be maximized. One of our goals was to map the landscape of Jewish residential camps and to understand the types of camp experiences available. A second goal was to understand how these camps, in addition to providing a full camp experience, also socialize young people as members of the Jewish community. Our surveys of staff and observations of camp life offer insight into how camps can powerfully affect the children, teens, and young adults who participate in them. In this report, we summarize findings from our research and, based on these data, offer seven recommendations for maximizing camp's influence on young Jews.<br /><a class="doclink" href="index.php?option=com_docman&amp;task=doc_download&amp;gid=429&amp;Itemid=362" target="_blank"><img src="components/com_docman/themes/default/imag ...

Category:Camping
Publication Date2002
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  • Research Reports and Studies

<div>The field of Jewish education is currently based on a loose, barely connected network of autonomous educating institutions. Each operates as a silo-a term employed by the information technology industry to characterize the uni-dimensional manner in which institutions and fields of knowledge operate in isolation, as vertically organized operations, divorced from constructive, horizontal interaction with others. The current challenge in the field of Jewish education is to link the silos, to build cooperation across institutional lines and thereby enable learners to benefit from mutually reinforcing educational experiences and to help families negotiate their way through the rich array of educational options created over the past decade and longer.<br /><a class="doclink" href="index.php?option=com_docman&amp;task=doc_download&amp;gid=424&amp;Itemid=362" target="_blank"><img src="http: ...

Publication Date2005
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  • Research Reports and Studies

<div>The second in a series of short policy briefs from NCTAF about the need to use the next several years to create a 21st century education workforce. As more than a million Baby Boom teachers approach retirement, it is time to assess and prevent the loss of valued veteran teachers, and to pilot and strengthen programs and policies that retain those teachers interested in contributing to a new standard of teaching.<br /><a class="doclink" href="index.php?option=com_docman&amp;task=doc_download&amp;gid=413&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" /> Learning Teams: Creating What's Next (<span class="small">Link</span>)</a> </div>

Publication Date2008
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  • Research Reports and Studies

Professional development opportunities are common for teachers and principals who operate on the front lines of education. But they are rarer for public education's top leaders - state chiefs, superintendents, board members and others - who are further from classrooms but whose policies and practices nonetheless profoundly affect student achievement. As part of its efforts to improve education leadership nationwide, The Wallace Foundation helped launch two distinctive programs at Harvard and the University of Virginia in 2006 to train education executives. More than 500 leaders from 12 Wallace-funded states, and districts within them, have participated. This journalistic account describes these programs and some of the early experiences of leadership teams that have attended them.<br /><a class="doclink" href="index.php?option=com_docman&amp;task=doc_download&amp;gid=378&amp;Itemid=411" ...

Publication Date2009
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  • Articles

The Leadership Seminar is a one-year intensive professional development program for eight principals of community Hebrew high schools that will focus on these skill areas: enriching the Jewish program of the school; building a teen community that will attract more students to attend; communicating the value of the school to all key stakeholders; raising greater funds to support the school&rsquo;s programs.<br /> <br />

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  • Programs and Initiatives - Non-Degree Programs

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