With institutions across the country shuttered and school administrators forced to confront unprecedented education challenges, a global non-profit organization has led the way in helping Jewish day schools navigate through the abrupt “education from a distance” reality.
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Schools are doing an extraordinary job coming up with online content, reinventing ways to connect with their students and their families. They have to — all of a sudden, all the conventional ways of connecting suddenly, shockingly have become impossible.
With schools shut down due to the coronavirus pandemic, parents are turning to online resources to educate their children from home. In an effort to ensure ongoing Jewish education, one of those resources is OpenDor Media, a nonprofit that creates Jewish educational content via its YouTube channel, Unpacked.
I recently devoured Bob Iger’s new book, The Ride of a Lifetime: Lessons learned from 15 years as CEO of the Walt Disney Company. The book is abundant with powerful leadership lessons and a behind-the-scenes look at the incredible growth of the Walt Disney Company...
Young Jews, like young people everywhere, are spending increasing amounts of time online. It may seem unfathomable to anyone from an older generation, but U.S. teens go online an average of six hours daily — not including schoolwork.
Few things propel a company into strategic planning like a global market shift. To survive and succeed in the new digital era, businesses around the world and across all industries are working hard to reinvent themselves.
I’ll never forget the day in December 2015 when our CEO casually walked by my desk and said, “We’re talking tonight?” “No,” I said, bemused, seeing nothing on my calendar. He nodded his head, indicating “Yes,” and walked away. That was an atypical exchange, so I knew something was brewing. Evening came around, the phone rang, and the next thing I knew I was being promoted to COO.
In celebration of Yom Ha'atzmaut, Israel's Independence Day, some 13,400 students representing more than 200 middle schools and high schools from around the world are competing this week in OpenDor Media's Global Trivia Challenge.
A student of the Moscow Jewish school No. 1621 "The Tree of Life" took 3rd place in the global quiz on the history of Israel. The competition was attended by 13,400 students from around the world. The first 2 places in the quiz were taken by schoolchildren from the USA.
I am tired of attending gripe sessions about Israel-Diaspora tensions without hearing constructive suggestions to build unity. In We Stand Divided: The Rift Between American Jews and Israel, Daniel Gordis analyzes the misfires between increasingly universalistic Isaiahan ...
Jerusalem U announced Sept. 4 that their online Jewish Education resource Unpacked for Educators, will kick off its Unpacked for Educators Partner School Research Initiative for the 2019-2020 school year.
Unpacked for Educators, a digital resource for Jewish educators from Jerusalem U, has launched the Unpacked for Educators Partner School Research Initiative. This research initiative, which will run during the 2019-2020 school year, will help the Unpacked for Educators team...
An Israeli educational organization is calling for November to be recognized as Israel History Month, with the goal of engaging young Jews in Israel's rich history. May is more commonly associated with Israel, given that the State was founded during that month.
More than 70 years after its founding, Israel maintains its character as a land of immigrants, returning to the land of their ancestors. Despite the fact that most of the country’s residents have now been born on Israeli soil, it continues to be defined by the diversity of its people, with individual communities and segments of society existing within the greater mosaic of modern Israel.
Maybe you have vague Tu B’Shvat memories like mine. Little plastic bags filled with hard brown, buksar (the yiddish word for carob) that could crack your teeth if you bit down too quickly. Perhaps some nuts and raisins (likely grown in California) thrown in too. If you were really lucky, you had a Tu B’shvat seder with opportunities to sample the seven special fruits of Israel.
According to the most recent Pew Research Study on American Jewish life, American Millennial Jews (ages 18-34) are increasingly disconnecting from traditional Jewish institutions. Additionally, as age decreases, so does identification with Judaism.
JerusalemU, a non-profit media company that aims to connect with young Jews through educational films and videos, is launching a new YouTube channel called “Unpacked,” the organization said in a press release. Videos cover complex, nuanced topics from Israel’s history to Israel’s start-up achievements.
A screening of the movie “Sustainable Nation” will be shown at Congregation Beth Shalom on Jan. 12 at noon. Directed by Micah Smith, “Sustainable Nation” tells the story of three indivuduals and their efforts to bring water to drought-stricken regions of the planet.
From a documentary about innovative Israeli efforts to solve water supply problems to a short film about the contributions of Jewish composers to popular Christmas songs, the Sonoma County Jewish Film Festival will present a wide range of Jewish-interest films from Oct. 10 to Nov. 12 at the Rialto Cinemas in Sebastopol.
Temple Beth Tikvah in Greenacres hosted a screening and discussion of the Jerusalem U documentary, “Israel Inside: How a Small Nation Makes a Big Difference” at 7 p.m. on July 28.