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The Machar Fellowship for recent college graduates interested in exploring the world of Jewish professional careers is now accepting applications. APPLY HERE (open until February 28, 2017) A two-year leadership development program, Machar will provide six talented emerging Jewish leaders with a strong foundation in the early years of their careers in Jewish education that will propel them into the future of Jewish organizational leadership. Fellows will be paid competitive full-time salaries for the two years. The program is comprised if ...More
As millions of people converged on Washington, DC for a variety of reasons and different purposes over inauguration weekend, the Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation, Repair the World, Moishe House, REALITY, ROI Community, and the Jim Joseph Foundation hosted the Weekend of Hope, Healing and Service. Over those 48 hours, more than hundreds of people joined in meaningful dialogue about building a more inclusive society and took action during a day of service to help others. Aviva Jacobs, a Schusterman Fellow and a ...More
Foundation for Jewish Camp (FJC) has added URJ 6 Points Sci-Tech Academy West to the Specialty Camp Incubator III cohort. Building on the success of the previous two Incubators, this unique entrepreneurial opportunity will now launch six new camps in the summer of 2018. The addition of the sixth camp, as well as the entire program, is made possible by a combined grant from The AVI CHAI Foundation and Jim Joseph Foundation.
Specialty camping has proven to be a huge ...More
In public and private schools across the country, millions of students each year learn about Judaism, the Arab-Israeli conflict, and other related areas. For these learning experiences to be both positive and grounded in fact, educators leading them need relevant professional development opportunities and support. With this guiding principle, the Institute for Curriculum Services works with social studies textbook publishers, develops curricular resources, and trains middle and high school social studies teachers around the country to improve the quality ...More
As the only international Jewish fraternity, Alpha Epsilon Pi (AEPi) is uniquely positioned to engage young Jewish men during their formative college years. Its local chapters offer day-to-day opportunities for these individuals to connect with Jewish peers and to positively influence their communities. At the same time, AEPi’s international operations increasingly offer more substantial learning and development experiences to help support these future Jewish leaders. Over the summer, AEPI’s 7th annual Hineni Conference for Jewish Identity Enrichment brought together 120 participants—double from ...More
Since 2004, the Summer Institute for Israel Studies (SIIS)—the flagship program of the Schusterman Center for Israel Studies at Brandeis University—has prepared 269 professors from approximately 200 institutions across the U.S. and the world to teach Israel Studies in an array of disciplines, ranging from literature and the arts to politics, history, international relations, sociology, and more. Enriched by the scholarship, pedagogical insights, and experiential learning that the Institute ...More
Across North America, Jewish day schools now can turn to Prizmah: Center for Jewish Day Schools to support their efforts to educate students and engage families in lifelong Jewish learning and living. Prizmah is an unprecedented integration of five of the leading day school organizations—PARDeS (Day Schools of Reform Judaism), PEJE (the Partnership for Excellence in Jewish Education), RAVSAK (Jewish Community Day School Network, Schechter, and Yeshiva University School Partnership—designed to leverage proven models of success to meet the ...More
Celebrating its fourth year, JCC Manhattan's Jewish Journey Project (JJP) is an innovative supplemental Jewish education program for 3rd – 7th graders based on four visionary pillars: flexibility, innovation, collaboration and community. Together with congregational partners from around the area, JJP has engaged more than 800 children and their families by using the rich and diverse history of New York City as an experiential “classroom.” Some of its most popular courses are Architecture: ...More
Bonded by a shared passion for Jewish Outdoor, Food, and Environmental Education (JOFEE), more than 160 professionals from federations, JCCs, camps, independent Jewish organizations, and secular institutions, along with emerging leaders, funders, and many more community stakeholders, came together at Isabella Freedman Jewish Retreat Center earlier this month for the first-ever JOFEE Network Gathering. Participants were welcomed by Hazon President & CEO Nigel Savage, conference organizer Julie Botnick, and Steven Green of the Jim Joseph Foundation and learned from each other and from ...More
Earlier this year, the first-ever national CEO Onboarding program for chief executive-level organizational leaders in the American Jewish community launched with its initial cohort. The eleven members of cohort one—a diverse representation of federations, service agencies, and other organizations that connect Jewish individuals and families to contemporary Jewish life experiences—already have held virtual convenings and begun one-on-one coaching and mentorship with experienced CEOs, thought leaders, and expert consultants. One of the most compelling parts of CEO Onboarding is the ...More
It’s not that the Jewish piece makes me like volunteering more, the volunteering makes me like my Judaism more. - Volunteer with Repair the WorldSince 2009, Repair the World has worked to make volunteer service a defining element of American Jewish life. Through Repair, tens of thousands of young adults engage in meaningful service opportunities infused with Jewish values and learning that help make the world a better place. Repair the World’s flagship Communities program, launched in 2013, is a driving ...More