by Josh Miller, Steven Green, Leah Nadich Meir and Joel Einleger Collaboration and partnership have become the buzzwords of our time. The business world as well as the nonprofit sector heralds the advantages of collaboration: sharing resources, bringing multiple perspectives to address difficult issues, eliminating duplication, learning from one another and pooling assets. … [Read more...] about Can Jewish Organizations Really Work Collaboratively? Early Lessons from Nadiv
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A just-released evaluation by the Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies in Israel shows the achievements of its teacher training and retention programs, and demonstrates the importance of an active support system for new Judaic Studies teachers. The study, conducted by Research Success Technologies, details findings from two separate research engagements. One, commissioned by the Jim Joseph Foundation, evaluated the Pardes Educators Alumni Support … [Read more...] about Pardes Achieves Success in Training and Retaining Judaic Studies Teachers
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
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?