Original Source: Jewish Scene Magazine
Original Source: San Diego Jewish Journal
With fall Birthright registrations underway, nearly 100 Jewish professionals and leaders gathered earlier this month—along with experts in Jewish, Israel, and experiential education—at the third Birthright Israel Fellows training seminar. This elite cadre of specially-trained Birthright Israel staff continues to grow and play a significant role in the ongoing Jewish journeys of trip participants. Implemented by Birthright Israel in partnership with the iCenter for Israel Education, the professional development program aims to increase the quality of the Birthright Israel experience through more highly skilled staff with better tools at their disposal.
Original Source: Sun Sentinal
by Sergio Carmona
Three local Jewish day schools have started the second year of an initiative that aims to improve Israel experiences and education in Jewish day schools.
by Eliana Rudee
Chances are, if you are Jewish and have a close connection with a young Jewish adult, you have heard of Taglit-Birthright Israel. Most people know it as the “free 10-day trip” to Israel for adults ages 18-26. But it’s definitely not free.
Original Source: JUF News
What if learning Hebrew in public schools was as common for Jewish students as studying French or Spanish?
With that in mind, in April, JUF established a first-of-its-kind foundation focusing exclusively on promoting the study of Hebrew and Israeli culture in the public schools. Its goal: to make Hebrew education as easy as aleph-bet.