Alan Hoffmann, currently the Director General, Education Department - Jewish Agency for Israel, has been named Director General of the Jewish Agency. Alan succeeds Moshe Vigdor who has accepted the same position with the Council for Higher Education and the Education Ministry’s council on planning and budget. Over the past ten years, Alan has led the Jewish Agency's Education Department in its mission to intensify the unique and … [Read more...] about Jewish Agency Names New Director General
Archives for February 2010
Marcelo Lewkow is the National Director of ORT Chile. This is his update: At 3:40 am on the last Shabbat of our summer holiday, just a few short days away from the first day of classes in schools throughout Chile, the earth moved. I was home asleep and my bed moved so violently that it took me seconds to get down the stairs and outside my house in an open and safe space. I was working for ORT Mexico in 1985, and vividly remember that … [Read more...] about Chile: Report from the Field
from The Boston Globe: 1 quiet donor, 2 million books Harold Grinspoon, a lanky 80-year-old who made a fortune in real estate, starts every morning with pilates, dance aerobics, and a brisk walk. Then he charges into his office by 10, where he drops his parka on the floor near a bookcase crammed with binders. Each one is stamped with a place name - Iowa City, Silicon Valley, Hoboken, Gainesville - but the binders have nothing to do with … [Read more...] about Building Jewish Literacy Book by Book
from Pew Research Center (a series of reports exploring the behaviors, values and opinions of the teens and twenty-somethings that make up the Millennial Generation): The Millennials: Confident. Connected. Open to Change. Generations, like people, have personalities, and Millennials - the American teens and twenty-somethings who are making the passage into adulthood at the start of a new millennium - have begun to forge theirs: confident, … [Read more...] about The Millennials: Confident. Connected. Open to Change.