The Future of Jewish Learning Is Here: How Digital Media Are Reshaping Jewish Education
Among the many ways in which the internet has irreversibly changed our lives is how it has enabled access to information with unprecedented speed and ease.
In 2009, the Jim Joseph Foundation launched a five-year investment in the Foundation for Jewish Camp (FJC)’s Specialty Camps Incubator to support the creation of five new specialty camps to increase the number of middle school and high school youth experiencing Jewish summer camp.
Beginning with a Planning Grant in 2007, the North Shore Teen Initiative (NSTI) has designed, developed, launched, implemented, and sustained community-based teen education and engagement in 23 towns and cities north of Boston.
Founded in 2008, Moishe House is a nonprofit organization whose mission is “to provide meaningful Jewish experiences for young adults around the world by supporting leaders in their twenties as they create vibrant home-based Jewish communities.”
Since 2004, UpStart has been listening to and working with innovators in Jewish life. UpStart supports social entrepreneurs dedicated to reaching some of the 80% of Bay Area Jews who have no connection to existing Jewish institutions, with a focus on reaching teens and young adults.
From 2008 - 2011, the JWest Campership program worked to engage Jewish children in a first-time Jewish summer camp experience at 23 camps across 13 western U.S. states.
Birthright Israel NEXT (NEXT) builds on the social connections made by Taglit-Birthright Israel trip alumni (BRI trip alumni) during their trips to Israel, and connects them to other young Jewish adults who share their social, cultural, and educational interests.
The March of the Living is an annual, international program that brings Jewish teens from 60 countries to encounter two sites of fundamental importance to the Jewish people: Poland and Israel. The 2009 Los Angeles delegation of 136 teens was among the nearly 2,500 high school students from North America.
In 2006, the Jim Joseph Foundation commissioned Brandeis University's Fisher-Bernstein Institute to research and map the field of education of Jewish youth in the United States.