Conferences

The Melton Centre annually organizes conferences on a variety of topics in its areas of expertise. These conferences allow for a fruitful interaction and discourse between top people in the field and offer the opportunity to stay updated on findings and innovations in different arenas.

The conferences serve as a platform both locally and internationally to present the most recent research and engage in questions and concerns on a broad spectrum of issues in Jewish education.

International Conference on The Contemporary Peoplehood of Jews: Myth or Reality?

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January 2 - 4, 2007

 Myth or Reality?

THE CONTEMPORARY PEOPLEHOOD OF JEWS: MYTH OR REALITY?

Tuesday, 02 January 2007

Special Opening Session

International Conference on The Contemporary Peoplehood of Jews: Myth or Reality?

Chair: Dalia Ofer, Head, The Avram Harman Institute of Contemporary Jewry, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Greetings:

Menachem Magidor, President, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Israel Bartal, Dean, The Faculty of Humanities, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Keynote Address:

Michael Walzer, Princeton University


16. Jewish Ethnicity & Nationalism in an Era of Globalization

JEWISH ETHNICITY & NATIONALISM IN AN ERA OF GLOBALIZATION

Wednesday, 03 January 2007

Session 1 - Jewish Ethnicity and Nationalism in an Era of Globalization

International Conference on The Contemporary Peoplehood of Jews: Myth or Reality?

Chair: Jonathan Cohen, The Melton Centre for Jewish Education, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Hedva Ben Israel, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Zionism as Nationalism: Is it Unique?

Shlomo Avineri: The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Between Universal Peoplehood and the Nation-State

Alexander Yakobson, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Israel: Typical or Peculiar among Democratic States?


17. Jewish Identity in an Era of Multiculturalism (A)

JEWISH IDENTITY IN AN ERA OF MULTICULTURALISM (A)

Wednesday, 03 January 2007

Session 2 - Jewish Identity in an Era of Multiculturalism (A)

International Conference on The Contemporary Peoplehood of Jews: Myth or Reality?

Chair: Mordechai Altshuler, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Zvi Gitelman, University of Michigan.

Bringing the 'Russians' Back in: The Ambiguities of Rejoining the Jewish World.

David Weinberg, Wayne State University

The 'Third Power': The Attempt to Develop a Distinctive European Jewish Identity after World War II

Kimmy Caplan, Bar-Ilan University

Haredi identities: Expressions and Developments.


18. Jewish Identity in an Era of Multiculturalism (B)

JEWISH IDENTITY IN AN ERA OF MULTICULTURALISM (B)

Wednesday, 03 January 2007

Session 3 - Jewish Identity in an Era of Multiculturalism (B)

International Conference on The Contemporary Peoplehood of Jews: Myth or Reality?

Chair: Eliyahu Honig, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Bernard Wasserstein, University of Chicago.

The Erosion of Jewish Identity

Jack Wertheimer, Jewish Theological Seminary

Fraying Allegiances: How Young American Jews Relate to the Jewish People.

Michael Brown, York University.

The Impact of Canadian Multiculturalism on Jews: Myth or Reality?

Naama Sabar-Ben Yehoshua, Tel-Aviv University

Jewish Renewal: The Story of Two Educational Communities, Tel Aviv and Los Angeles.

19. The Jews and Left-Liberal Critiques of Israel

THE JEWS AND LEFT-LIBERAL CRITIQUES OF ISRAEL

Thursday, 04 January 2007

Session 4 - The Jews and Left-Liberal Critiques of Israel

International Conference on The Contemporary Peoplehood of Jews: Myth or Reality?

Chair: Peter Medding, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

Antony Lerman, Institute for Jewish Policy Research, London.

A British Perspective.

Milton Shain, University of Capetown.

A South African Perspective.

Gideon Shimoni, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

Jews and the Israel-Apartheid Equation.

20. Contemporary Jewish Cultural Creativity

CONTEMPORARY JEWISH CULTURAL CREATIVITY

Thursday, 04 January 2007

Session 5 - Contemporary Jewish Cultural Creativity in Israel and the English-Speaking Diaspora: Convergence or Divergence?

International Conference on The Contemporary Peoplehood of Jews: Myth or Reality?

Chair: Jonathan Frankel, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

Menahem Brinker, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

The Distinctiveness of Israeli Literature among Other Jewish Literatures.

Anita Norich, University of Michigan

Hebraism and Yiddishism: Paradigms of Modern Jewish Literary History.

Sidra Dekoven-Ezrahi: The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

Europe, Israel and America: The Global Theatre of Jewish Tragedy, Epic, and Comedy in the Twentieth Century.



21. Jewish Peoplehood in Education

JEWISH PEOPLEHOOD IN EDUCATION

Thursday, 04 January 2007

Session 6 - Jewish Peoplehood in Education.

International Conference on The Contemporary Peoplehood of Jews: Myth or Reality?

Chair: Shlomi Ravid, Director of the School for Jewish Peoplehood Studies at Beth Hatefutsoth.

Zeev Mankowitz, The Melton Centre for Jewish Education, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

Whence the Growing Interest in Jewish Peoplehood? Some Educational Reflections.

Alan Hoffman, Director General, Education Department, The Jewish Agency for Israel.

Israel in Jewish Peoplehood Education.

Michael Rosenak, Mandel Professor of Jewish Education, The Melton Centre for Jewish Education, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

Two Theological Views of Jewish Peoplehood: J.B. Soloveitchik and R. Eliezer Berkovits.

Watch lecture on Youtube: Jewish Peoplehood in Education

22. Jewish Peoplehood in Higher Education

JEWISH PEOPLEHOOD IN HIGHER EDUCATION

Thursday, 04 January 2007

Session 7 - Jewish Peoplehood in Higher Education

International Conference on The Contemporary Peoplehood of Jews: Myth or Reality?

Chair: Uzi Rebhun, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Eli Lederhendler, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Jewish Studies: Between Ethnicity and Integration

Haim Avni, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

The Study of Contemporary Jewry in a University Context: The View from Latin America

Sergio DellaPergola: The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Contemporary Jewry: Then and Now

Watch lecture on Youtube: Jewish Peoplehood in Higher Education

13th ICPIC International Conference

Philosophical Inquiry with Children: A meeting point between cultures and identities.

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ICPIC

RELIGION, REASON AND SPIRITUALITY

Sunday, 03 June 2007

13th biannual ‘International Council of Philosophical Inquiry with Children' Conference

Session on Religion, Reason and Spirituality

Prof. Avi Sagi - Head of the Philosophy Department - Bar-Ilan University

Relations between Religion and Reason

Sheik Ghasam Mansara - Founder of Derech Abraham, Institute for Dialog and Understanding between Moslems and Jews.

The Complete Human Being: Man as a Microcosmos in the Sufi faith

Vera Glicksman - Reiki Master

Educating towards spirituality

Eugenio Echeverria

DR. EUGENIO ECHEVERRÍA

Sunday, 03 June 2007

13th biannual ‘International Council of Philosophical Inquiry with Children' Conference.

Session - Philosophy in Multicultural Contexts

Dr. Eugenio Echeverría - Director of the Latin American Centre of Philosophy for Children and Youth (Celafin), Mexico.

"Teacher Education in Philosophy for Children in Multicultural Contexts"

ICPIC

PHILOSOPHY AND RELIGION

Sunday, 03 June 2007

13th biannual ‘International Council of Philosophical Inquiry with Children' Conference.

Session "Philosophy and Religion"

Øyvind Olsholt - Co-Director of Children and Youth Philosophers. Norwegian Center for Philosophy with Children and Youth.

Walk and Talk: Pilgrimage and Philosophical Practice

Dr. Gregory Maughn - Director, Institute for the Advancement of Philosophy for Children - Montclair State University.

Philosophy, Religion and Philosophy for Children

Philosophy and Religion

Ann Sharp

PROF. ANN SHARP

Sunday, 03 June 2007

Director of Philosophy for Children Graduate Programs, Montclair State University.

13th biannual ‘International Council of Philosophical Inquiry with Children' Conference.

ICPIC

PHILOSOPHICAL INQUIRY WITH CHILDREN

Thursday, 07 June 2007

The 13th biannual 'International Council of Philosophical Inquiry with Children' Conference.

June 4-8 2007

Melton Centre for Jewish Education, Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

Philosophical Inquiry with Children: A meeting point between cultures and identities

Conference on Pluralistic Jewish Education: Trends and Challenges

JULY 27-28, 2009

The connection between Jewish Education and Pluralism constitutes one of the central challenges to Jewish education in Israel and in the Diaspora. The subject is broad and multi-dimensional and there is insufficient clarity of concepts for the theoretical and practical implementation of pluralistic Jewish education. There is thus a need for an in-depth examination, from a range of educational, psychological, sociological, cultural, religious and inter-religious perspectives. In the Jewish education arena in Israel and worldwide, there are a large number of initiatives that sometimes further the theoretical discourse. In the last few years, the discussion of pluralism has been transformed from an important question into an existential issue in many countries, and this against the background of the conflicting trends of globalization, on the one hand, and the search for cultural authenticity, on the other. It is critically important to create an opportunity for deepening the dialogue between the theoretical discourse and the practical discourse, with an eye to mutual fertilization and edification from the meeting of various arenas of discourse.

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The Purposes and Practices of Jewish Education

THE FIRST INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON THE PURPOSES AND PRACTICES OF ISRAEL EDUCATION DECEMBER 20-22, 2009

The Melton Center for Jewish Education at the Hebrew University and MAKOM – The Israel Engagement Network are committed to reconsidering the fundamental philosophical and practical questions of Israel as a crucial concern to contemporary Jewish life. When approaching the challenge of dealing with Israel in Jewish education there is a need for new thinking that can help address questions such as, what should I teach about Israel? Why teach it? What are my purposes in teaching Israel?

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The Oral and the Textual in Jewish Tradition and Jewish Education

THE ORAL AND THE TEXTUAL IN JEWISH TRADITION AND JEWISH EDUCATION, DECEMBER 28-30, 2014

The Oral and the Textual

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Jewish Education - Continuity for Creativity

JEWISH EDUCATION: CONTINUITY FOR CREATIVITY. CONFERENCE AND LIMMUD IN MEMORY OF PROF. MICHAEL ROSENAK, JANUARY 5-6, 2015

Continuity

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