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Educators Going Viral

Israel Correspondent
01/15/2010

Jerusalem — Conference organizers usually frown on participants who Facebook, Tweet or Google during a seminar, but no one objected when some of the 14 participants in a new fellowship program for Jewish educators did just that during a lively lecture. 

Tuesday, The Rabbi Learns

Associate Editor
01/15/2010

 When Jewish leaders talk about underserved populations in need of attention, they often mention the poor, the elderly, unaffiliated 20-somethings, nontraditional families, people with disabilities and so on.

Ironically, those whose needs often go overlooked, however, are right under our proverbial shnozzes: the rabbis.

Working The Land Of Israel

Staff Writer
01/15/2010

 For Yeshiva University sophomore Josh Zimmerman, one of the highlights of his winter break was a day of harvesting peppers, plucking up tangled vegetable roots, picking up garbage from the sand and repairing a decrepit greenhouse for a community of Jewish refugees — all with 11 of his peers in Israel’s Negev Desert.

How Green Is My Summer Camp

Special to The Jewish Week
01/15/2010

When her parents last year asked her if she wanted to attend a sleepaway summer camp for the first time, Lucy Nye, a third-grader at a Jewish day school in Los Angeles, left no doubt what she thought of the idea.

“Mom, I hate camp” is what she told her parents, recalled her mother, Jennifer Nye, a rabbinical student at the Academy for Jewish Religion. Her reluctance may have had something to do with the fact that “she never even had a sleepover away from home,” her mother added.

For Area Yeshivas, Status Quo Ante

Assistant Managing Editor
01/15/2010

Six months ago, there was a lot of talk in the area about the urgent need to address the crisis faced by yeshivas and tuition-paying families as the economic crisis pushed an affordable Jewish education further more out of reach.

There was movement toward scaled-down, low-cost yeshivas, a push toward cost-sharing and more involvement by the general Jewish community, efforts to open Hebrew-themed charter schools and political activism to maximize the extent of public funding for private schools allowed by law.

36 Under 36 2009:Evonne Marzouk, 32

Staff Writer
04/24/2009

This really seems to be the moment for Evonne Marzouk’s vision. Hoping to educate the Orthodox world about the environment and climate change is particularly apropos in a time when movements like eco-kashrut and events such as the once-in-28-years Birchat HaChamah have gained such popularity in the Jewish community.

36 Under 36 2009: Y-LOVE (Yitz Jordan), 31

Staff Writer
04/24/2009

 When you think of hip-hop and chasid, you probably think of Matisyahu, the bearded, Biblical spitting pop star. But it’s time to meet Y-Love, the black rapper from Brooklyn who converted to Judaism in 2001.

36 Under 36 2009: Where Are They Now

Staff Writer
04/24/2009

Sivan Achor-Borowich:

Married David Borowich. Jewish Hearts for Africa received an operational grant from the Natan Fund and was selected as a finalist in JTA’s Green Beanie awards celebrating Jewish environmentalism.

Wendy Amsellem:

Is in Israel this year on a Mandel Jerusalem Fellowship.

Ronit Avni:

Recently selected to be among 230 "Young Global Leaders" and is producing a film on strategic non-violence in the context of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Edoe Cohen:

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