Education August 2014

Education August 2014

Jewish studies programs in unlikely places; Birthright’s new focus on trip leaders; Bracing for the campus Israel wars.

INSIDE Education August 2014
Launches ‘Taglit Fellows’ program to focus on problem of follow-up with alums.
A growing number of universities now offer Jewish studies programs. And some are even headed by non-Jewish scholars.
A half-century after its start, YU’s Sephardic Studies Program, mirroring demographic changes, is thriving.
Mechon Hadar and Beit Rabban forge partnership to create ‘benchmarks’ for learning about classical Jewish texts.
With retention a big problem for day schools, mentoring programs are increasingly important.
In the wake of the Gaza conflict, getting students on board to make Israel’s case.
Education with a broad sense of diversity.