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Building Jewish Values and Identity in the Age of the iPod

12.05.2013

How do we help Jewish youth grow into adults who demonstrate menschlekheit, are confident and caring, and are connected to a Jewish community? We’ll look at common challenges, some of which are long-standing and some of which are related to the increasingly “plugged-in” world of today’s youth, and discuss the changing nature of Jewish identity. We’ll explore the ways in which Jewish educators are responding to emerging needs and focus on the implications for parents and for synagogues.

Maurice Elias is professor of Clinical Psychology and Interdisciplinary Health at Rutgers University. He is the Director of the Rutgers Social-Emotional Learning Lab, dedicated to building children’s skills for facing the tests of life. Dr. Elias is Contributing Faculty to the Bildner Center for the Study of Jewish Life. In that capacity, he lectures widely to synagogues, religious schools, Jewish education and research groups. He also teaches a seminar, “Growing up Jewish in America.”

Jeffrey S. Kress is associate professor and area coordinator for Jewish Education at The Jewish Theological Seminary. He coordinates informal and communal education at the William Davidson Graduate School of Jewish Education. He recently served as the chair of the Network for Research in Jewish Education. His latest book Development, Learning, and Community: Educating for Identity in Pluralistic Jewish High Schools won a Jewish Book Council National Book Award and he is working on a book on spiritual, social and emotional elements of Jewish education.

The Global Jewish Community & Israel Panel

13.06.2013

Four leading Israeli thinkers + today’s most crucial issues + virtual contributions from ROI’s global Community = a model of civil dialogue addressing pressing challenges facing today’s Jewish world.

Waqf Employee Talking to a Jew on Temple Mount

Marla Schuchman Shares the Israel Startup Community with Phoenix

16.04.2013

Marla Schuchman flew in to Arizona to chat with us about the Israeli startup community and the why & how of their prowess.

She shared her experiences and observations of almost 5 years living in Tel Aviv.

She gives an authentic view inside of one of the world’s most entrepreneurial regions in the world.

About the Author: Yisrael Medad resides in Shiloh and is a foreign media spokesperson for the Yesha Council of Jewish Communities. If you don’t see 

On View: The Story of Esther’s Children

Ironically, because Jews were exempt from the prohibitions of Shiite Muslims to compose and play secular music, the Jewish community became the 

Jewish life flourishes in Baltimore

When we think about major Jewish communities in North America, several come to mind right away. New York, Los Angeles and even Toronto have 

South Florida’s Jewish Community Grows Beyond Its Retirees

Miami — (JTA) — At the Urban Rustic Cafe in a strip mall in this city located between Miami to the south and the Palm Beach retirement communities 
South Florida’s Jewish Community Grows Beyond Its Retirees
Jewish Daily Forward
More than half a million Jews live in three counties there – Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach – making the region America’s third-largest Jewish metro area behind only New York and Los Angeles. Add in the smaller Jewish communities elsewhere in 
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Florida: It’s not just for old Jews anymore
Jewish Telegraphic Agency
More than half a million Jews live in three counties there — Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach — making the region America’s third-largest Jewish metro area behind only New York and Los Angeles. Add in the smaller Jewish communities elsewhere in 
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Jewish life flourishes in Baltimore
Canadian Jewish News
When we think about major Jewish communities in North America, several come to mind right away. New York, Los Angeles and even Toronto have large communities nestled within major urban centres. You might be surprised, however, to learn that 
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Athletes In Sochi Honor Memory Of Munich 11
The Jewish Week
Photo By Chabad.org. Since the murder of 11 Israeli Olympians by Palestinian terrorists at the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich, the Jewish communities in most Olympic host cities have hosted a memorial ceremony in the victims’ memory. On Sunday, it was 
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US Jewish groups defending John Kerry against Israeli attacks
UPI.com
Robert Wexler, D-Fla., who now heads the S. Daniel Abraham Center for Middle East Peace in Washington, has been making the rounds of Jewish communities, JTA said Monday. J Street, a Washington Jewish organization supporting a two-state solution, 
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Jewish group’s boycott reflects short-term thinking, says minister
Politics.hu
Human Resources Minister Zoltan Balog has expressed regret over the Sunday decision of the Federation of Hungarian Jewish Communities (Mazsihisz) not to participate in the government’s Holocaust 2014 programmes until further notice. “I regret that they 
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You say women ‘don’t need’ tefillin? Here’s why I do

The “deeper and more critical” questions you raise are indeed vital to the future of the halakhically observant Jewish community. However, the issue of 
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