American Jewish Year Book 2013: The Annual Record of the by Jonathan Woocher, Meredith Woocher (auth.), Arnold

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

This ebook, in its 113th 12 months, offers perception into significant developments within the North American Jewish group, studying Jewish schooling, manhattan Jewry, nationwide and Jewish communal affairs, and the U.S. and global Jewish inhabitants. It additionally acts as a massive 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 necessary to social scientists and historians of the yankee Jewish group, Jewish communal staff, and the click, between others.

For greater than a century, the American Jewish 12 months Book has remained and maintains to serve, even within the net age, because the best reference paintings on modern Jewish lifestyles. This year’s quantity, with its specific reviews on Jewish schooling and the recent York neighborhood and its updates on Jewish inhabitants facts, Jewish associations, and the foremost Jewish figures who handed within the 12 months earlier, maintains this ultimate 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 yr 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 provider, Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of faith, Los Angeles

Having a present American Jewish 12 months Book on my shelf is like having a panel of specialists on American Jewish lifestyles on the prepared, ready to offer me considerate, actual solutions and observations at the key matters, tendencies and data that outline our continental Jewish neighborhood this day. good into its moment century, the American Jewish yr Book is still a vital source for critical leaders, practitioners and scholars who search to floor their paintings in stable study and up to date data.

Jacob Solomon, higher Miami Jewish Federation President and CEO

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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. However, research has shown that adult Jewish learning can have a profound impact on the Jewish growth and identity development of adults as well by opening up new understandings of Jewish texts and practices that can impact learners’ lives beyond the classroom (Grant et al.

1 Jewish Education in a New Century: An Ecosystem in Transition 31 that focuses on how this knowledge and behavior fits into a larger pattern of living in the contemporary world marks an important step in the evolution of American Jewish education. No discussion of the expansion of Jewish education’s ecosystem in the early years of the twenty-first century could be complete without addressing the dramatic changes in technology that are transforming life for everyone around the globe. In his now classic writings on innovation, Clayton Christensen (1997) argues that innovation comes in two forms: sustaining, which allows us to improve how we are already doing things, and disruptive, which creates new approaches to providing value that often engage new markets not previously being served.

There have been several imperfect efforts in recent years to gauge the scope of the expansion in the number and variety of new Jewish educational programs outside mainstream institutions and the scale of participation in them. , organizations founded within the past decade), with total budgets of around $200 million. Among the respondents to the Jumpstart survey, 53 % listed Jewish education as among the five top areas in which they operated (Jumpstart 2011). ) A separate compilation of innovative education organizations and programs completed by JESNA in 2011 identified more than 220 such programs, at least half of which operated outside of traditional institutions.

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