Education & Careers

The Anti-Israel Trend You’ve Never Heard Of

Special To The Jewish Week
01/13/2016 (All day)

If you want to understand why the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement, or BDS, has gained so much ground in the past two years, look no further than intersectionality, the study of related systems of oppression.

A BDS Protestor. Wikipedia

Taking On The Boycotters, With Jewish Authenticity

Special To The Jewish Week
01/13/2016 (All day)

When the Israeli consul general in Boston was about to take up his new post, he was told that among his primary assignments was reaching out to college campuses and providing a strong and positive vision of Israel for the Boston area’s many college students.  The importance of this mission is clear and compelling. Our colleges and universities train our future leaders and opinion-leaders. Influences there have a significant multiplier effect. My view formed over decades on university campuses is that the case for Israel is best made in a positive manner, based on authenticity, inclusion and engagement, not a negative manner, based on attacking those who disagree.

Frederick M. Lawrence

‘We’re Not Talking Statistics Here’

Holocaust education fellowship brings inspiration to non-Jewish teachers.

01/13/2016 (All day)

When Kelly Webeck visited Nazi Germany’s former Chelmno ex-termination camp in Poland as part of the July 2015 European Holocaust tour of the Alfred Lerner Fellowship for Holocaust educators, she entered the small museum that stood in the center of the camp’s ruins and came across a sewing machine in one of the display cases.

Alfred Lerner fellows pose in front of a railcar outside of the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp. Pawel Sawicki

Birthright Tour Operator Turns Sights To College

‘Momo’ Lifshitz is now selling Israeli universities to English speakers.

Contributing Editor
01/13/2016 (All day)

Jerusalem — After launching a successful bilingual law degree program geared toward English-speaking Israelis three years ago, the College of Law and Business in Ramat Gan wanted to create an undergraduate program that would attract English-speaking students from abroad.

Students at the College of Law and Business in Ramat Gan. Courtesy of Lirom Global Education

‘Halacha Is Not Only About Kashrut And Shabbat’

Touro tries to bridge disconnect between Jewish law and professional ethics.

Staff Writer
01/13/2016 (All day)

The recent corruption convictions of two prominent Orthodox Jewish leaders here — former Assemblyman Sheldon Silver and William Rapfogel, former head of the Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty — highlight the disconnect between ethics learned in the classroom and that which is practiced in the real world.

Rabbi Sokol with students on the Touro campus.

Training The Next Fundraisers

YU's certificate program in Jewish philanthropy.

01/13/2016 (All day)

Jewish philanthropy is changing rapidly these days, as a new generation of givers charts a course away from the old centralized model of years past. Yeshiva University’s Wurzweiler School of Social Work's Certificate Program in Jewish Philanthropy, now in its third year, is bringing an academic focus to the world of Jewish giving.

We asked Saul Andron, the Hausman Chair in Communal Social Work at Wurzweiler about the new program and about Jewish philanthropy more broadly. The interview was conducted via email.

Saul Andron: The Jewish community has an “acute shortage of skilled fundraisers.” Courtesy of YU

The Latest From The Green, And Beyond

Can science and religion coexist in seminary?; bang for the buck at JTS; fighting BDS in California legislature.

01/13/2016 (All day)

Science For Rabbis-To-Be

In 2011, while serving at Temple Beth El of Northern Westchester, Rabbi Geoff Mitelman took part in a “public conversation” with a Jewish evolutionary psychologist, a self-declared atheist. The discussion’s purpose was to show the common elements that science and religion share.

Expanding educational program by local rabbi shares theme of book by Rabbi Jonathan Sacks.

Education January 2016

Beating Back BDS Two approaches from former Brandeis president and new JCPA head. YU tackles changes in Jewish philanthropy. Luring English speakers to Israeli colleges

01/12/2016 (All day)
Education January 2016

Pop Music In Touro Poli Sci Class

Staff Writer
08/18/2015 - 20:00

Some students at the Lander College of Arts and Sciences in Brooklyn will be listening to songs of the Beatles, Billy Joel and “Les Miserables” as part of their classroom work this fall.

Pouring Over Their Jewish Lessons

Staff Writer
08/18/2015 - 20:00

Students in day school Jewish studies classes usually devote their time to the likes of Abraham, Moses and Joshua.

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