by David Cygielman I often think of the original Moishe House staff team as being “uniquely under qualified.” We were all committed, excited and saw the potential of Moishe House to change the face of young adult Jewish life but none of us had any actual job experience or the network to rely on our past experience; we truly had to learn as we went. Looking back, this was a huge advantage because we could only look to the future, none of our … [Read more...] about Learning from Jewish Education
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From January 10th-20th, 91 YU undergraduate student leaders took part in an array of hands-on community building projects in Israel, the United States, Nicaragua and Mexico while developing their own leadership, teaching and advocacy skills. Under the direction of Yeshiva University's Center for the Jewish Future, and building on the success of the "Counterpoint Israel" summer program, 39 YU students ran a series of Counterpoint "Winter Camps" … [Read more...] about 91 YU Students Spent Break on Community Building Missions Around the World
What does it mean to be an Israel Educator? The Davidson School of JTS’s Israel Education Program by Alex Sinclair and Ofra Backenroth These are exciting times for those interested in Israel education. New initiatives abound, and increased attention is being paid to the training and credentialing of Israel educators. Indeed, as Lisa Eisen and Chip Edelsberg noted in their recent essay on eJewishPhilanthropy, the iCenter’s report Mapping the … [Read more...] about What Does It Mean to Be An Israel Educator?
For Jim Joseph Foundation and Genesis Philanthropy Group, assisting families access Jewish education following Hurricane Sandy is a priority Two foundations, the San Francisco-based Jim Joseph Foundation and Genesis Philanthropy Group have stepped in to aid families impacted by Hurricane Sandy defray some of the costs associated with Jewish education. As Sandy recovery continues to stretch out over months, the financial blow to many families has … [Read more...] about Jewish Education Importance Not Forgotten Following Hurricane Sandy
by Renee Rubin Ross This weekend, as we celebrate Tu B’shvat, the “birthday of the trees,” we would do well to look to the world of trees to think about how the Jewish world is growing and changing. An individual tree follows a cycle of birth, growth, and eventual decay. Each tree continuously sends out small shoots nearby that eventually replace the older tree. The survival of a forest depends on each tree’s individual growth, and its ability … [Read more...] about Growing New Saplings of Jewish Life