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

This ebook, in its 113th 12 months, presents perception into significant developments within the North American Jewish group, analyzing Jewish schooling, big apple Jewry, nationwide and Jewish communal affairs, and the USA and international Jewish inhabitants. It additionally acts as a major source with its lists of Jewish associations, Jewish periodicals, and educational assets in addition to Jewish honorees, obituaries, and significant fresh occasions. it's going to end up necessary to social scientists and historians of the yank Jewish group, Jewish communal staff, and the click, between others.

For greater than a century, the American Jewish yr Book has remained and keeps to serve, even within the net age, because the prime reference paintings on modern Jewish existence. This year’s quantity, with its detailed reviews on Jewish schooling and the hot York group and its updates on Jewish inhabitants data, Jewish associations, and the main Jewish figures who handed within the 12 months prior, maintains this wonderful tradition.

Pamela S. Nadell, Chair, division of historical past, 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 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, traits and data that outline our continental Jewish group at the present time. good into its moment century, the American Jewish 12 months Book remains to be a necessary source for severe leaders, practitioners and scholars who search to floor their paintings in good learn and up to date data.

Jacob Solomon, larger Miami Jewish Federation President and CEO

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PJ Library is based on literacy promoting programs in the general world that send books to parents to read with their young children. Here, enrolled children (from birth through the age of 8) receive a specially selected Jewish book (or CD) once a month to be read with their parents at bedtime. By taking a familiar and nearly universal family ritual—reading to one’s children at night—and giving it a Jewish twist, PJ Library (with the help of a broad group of philanthropists and organizations who have joined in providing financial support) has provided tens of thousands of families (now, all over the world as well as in the US) with an engaging and entertaining introduction to Jewish holidays, history, and values that also sets the stage for ongoing Jewish involvement (PJ Library 2013).

Among the Jewish youth programs profiled in the report are: • The Diller Teen Fellowship, a pluralistic, multi-community teen leadership institute that includes workshops, retreats, and service projects; • The Jewish Lens, an experiential workshop that uses photography as a means for exploring Jewish identity; • Jewish Student Connection (formerly Jewish Student Union), a network of Jewish identity clubs in public and private high schools across the country; • The Jewish Teen Funders Network, a support organization for Jewish Youth Philanthropy groups; and • Moving Traditions, whose gender-based programs “Rosh Hodesh: It’s a Girl Thing” and “Shevet Achim: The Brotherhood” offer monthly facilitated peer groups for teens to explore their identities and the relevance of Judaism to their lives.

Building stronger bridges between these sectors looms as one of the major challenges and opportunities for Jewish education going forward. 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).

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