The Orthodox Union has launched the new OU Center for Communal Research. The Center will focus its research on how Jews learn to live Jewish lives, the diverse journeys they take in that process and the ways in which Jewish communal institutions influence behavior and sentiment. Established to collect and analyze data from the Jewish community, the Center will implement sophisticated research and evaluation methods that meet the highest … [Read more...] about Orthodox Union Announces New Center for Communal Research
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A new Jewish People Policy Institute (JPPI) study, Rising Streams, Reform and Conservative Judaism in Israel, reports that 12-13 percent of Israeli Jews (800,000) self-identify as Reform or Conservative in recent surveys. These numbers illustrate significant growth in the last decade. However, while hundreds of thousands of Israelis identify with the movements they are not active members. These Israelis, according to the report, are mostly … [Read more...] about New JPPI Report: Significant Rise in Identification with Reform and Conservative Judaism in Israel
By Tzipora Reitman
Can Jewish day school education ever be tuition-free?
Leah Aizenman analyzed the question. And then she acted.
Under her leadership as Chabad representative in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, she and her community developed a model for free Jewish education. Now in its third year the program, called Jewish Education Myrtle Beach, is giving 75 percent of the city’s Jewish children a first-rate, tuition-free Jewish … [Read more...] about The Future Is Here:
Tuition-Free Jewish Day School in Myrtle Beach
Natan is now accepting applications in four program areas. All of the necessary information about applying can be found on the How to Apply and Frequently Asked Questions pages of the Natan website. Please make sure to read the Request for Proposals for whichever grant area you plan to apply for. All applicants must have operating budgets below $1.5 million. Confronting Antisemitism Natan’s Confronting Antisemitism committee requests … [Read more...] about Natan Announces New Grant Opportunities
By Eliana Leader and Rabba Yaffa Epstein Two are better off than one, in that they derive greater benefit from their efforts. For if they should fall, the one will raise up the other, as opposed to if one falls when there is no one to raise him. Ecclesiastes 4:10-11 Ecclesiastes famously teaches us that “Tovim Ha’Shnayim Min Ha’Ehad,” two heads are better than one. In classic Jewish learning circles this is known as Havruta - a methodology … [Read more...] about Two Heads Are Better Than One
More than 250 members of the Russian-speaking Jewish community of Australia, gathered yesterday (Sunday) for the annual volunteer-driven festival of Jewish learning organized by Limmud FSU. The one-day conference took place at the University of New South Wales in Sydney, and included more than 70 seminars, lectures, presentations and workshops, given by an array of international and local speakers, as well as a full-day program for … [Read more...] about Hundreds attend Limmud FSU Festival in Sydney