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By Jonathan Woocher, Meredith Woocher (auth.), Arnold Dashefsky, Ira Sheskin (eds.)

This publication, in its 113th yr, presents perception into significant tendencies within the North American Jewish group, interpreting Jewish schooling, big apple Jewry, nationwide and Jewish communal affairs, and the united states and international Jewish inhabitants. It additionally acts as an immense source with its lists of Jewish associations, Jewish periodicals, and educational assets in addition to Jewish honorees, obituaries, and significant fresh occasions. it may turn out beneficial to social scientists and historians of the yankee Jewish group, Jewish communal employees, and the click, between others.

For greater than a century, the American Jewish 12 months Book has remained and keeps to serve, even within the net age, because the best reference paintings on modern Jewish existence. This year’s quantity, with its detailed experiences on Jewish schooling and the recent York group and its updates on Jewish inhabitants facts, Jewish associations, and the key Jewish figures who handed within the yr prior, keeps this best suited tradition.

Pamela S. Nadell, Chair, division of heritage, American college and Co-editor, Making Women’s Histories: past nationwide Perspectives

The 2013 quantity of the American Jewish 12 months Book impressively demonstrates that Arnold Dashefsky and Ira Sheskin have restored this significant source in all its former glory.

Bruce A. Phillips, Professor of Sociology and Jewish Communal carrier, Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of faith, Los Angeles

Having a present American Jewish yr Book on my shelf is like having a panel of specialists on American Jewish lifestyles on the prepared, ready to provide me considerate, exact solutions and observations at the key matters, traits and information that outline our continental Jewish neighborhood at the present time. good into its moment century, the American Jewish 12 months Book is still a vital source for critical leaders, practitioners and scholars who search to flooring their paintings in good examine and up to date data.

Jacob Solomon, larger Miami Jewish Federation President and CEO

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Us), that can be used collaboratively by schools around the globe. It is safe to say that technology has now proven itself as a sustaining innovation in Jewish education, fostering more engaging learning, more effective teaching, better management of educational programs, and easier communication with existing constituencies. , new ways of engaging potential learners that render existing institutional arrangements problematic. There are some signs this is beginning to happen. A growing number of day school and complementary programs are incorporating forms of online or blended learning, allowing them to diversify their offerings and making these more flexible and more customizable to meet learners’ skills and interests.

Woocher and M. Woocher engagement is far less organized and connected at a national level than other areas of Jewish education. Hopefully, as the denominations and major foundations increase their focus on youth and teens—as they seem to be poised to do—the development of a strong professional infrastructure to support burgeoning innovations will be the breakthrough that defines the next decade. Adult Jewish Learning Even though adulthood represents the longest period in the life-span, adult Jewish learning (post-college) has received a fraction of the resources and attention given to other dimensions of Jewish education, as the childhood/adolescent/college-age years are seen as the prime years for enculturation, intellectual growth, identity development, interpersonal connections, and all the other explicit and implicit goals of Jewish education and engagement.

Each of these programs uses different approaches and content to reach teens, but, as the report explains, many have certain traits in common: they meet teens “where they are” by engaging them in familiar locations (such as their schools)7; they give teens a voice in the programming and encourage ownership of their experiences; they emphasize relationships, both among teens and with trusted staff members or adult volunteers; and they seek to connect teens to Jewish life by starting with the teens’ own lives and experiences, and building links and connections from there.

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