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  • Citizenship, Religion and Civic Education in Contemporary Israel

    Location: 
    The Melton Centre for Jewish Education
    Wed, 17/10/2012 - 12:25

    Dr. Shlomo Fischer teaches sociology in Tel Aviv University and in the School of Education at Hebrew University. He was awarded his PhD degree in 2007 from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. His research interests include the nexus of religion, politics and class in Israel, contemporary religion and Jewish historical sociology.
  • Bridging Cultures

    Location: 
    The Melton Centre for Jewish Education
    Wed, 11/01/2012 - 12:20

    Prof. Patricia M. Greenfield is Distinguished Professor of Psychology at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), one of the founders of the Bridging Cultures Project, and founding director of the FPR-UCLA Center for Culture, Brain, and Development.
  • Taglit-Birthright Israel: Can Education Transform Diaspora-Israel Relations?

    Location: 
    The Melton Centre for Jewish Education
    Wed, 04/01/2012 - 12:20

    Prof. Leonard Saxe
    Leonard Saxe is Klutznick Professor of Contemporary Jewish Studies and directs the Cohen Center for Modern Jewish Studies and the Steinhardt Social Research Institute at Brandeis University. Professor Saxe is a social psychologist, as well as a methodologist, and is concerned with the application of social science to social policy issues. His present focus is on religious and ethnic identity and specifically addresses issues relevant to the Jewish community.
  • Insiders and outsiders: the construction of Jewish identity and culture

    Location: 
    The Melton Centre for Jewish Education
    Sun, 29/05/2011 - 12:05

    Professor Marc Hirshman (Hebrew University): "A house of prayer for all peoples" in Rabbinic Thought.
    • Professor Benjamin Gampel (Jewish Theological Seminary): The Construction of Insider and Outsider in Medieval Ashkenaz and Sepharad.
    • Professor Robin Judd (Ohio State University): Neither "In" nor "Out": Jewish War-brides and integration narratives, 1945-1950.
  • Attitudes of young students in Jewish schools regarding Israel

    Location: 
    The Melton Centre for Jewish Education
    Wed, 13/04/2011 - 12:00

    Departmental Seminar led by Dr. Howard Deitcher and Dr. Alex Pomson
    on the topic of:
    "What do American Jewish youth really think about Israel?"
    A discussion was held following a screening of video interviews with students in American Jewish high schools.
    Watch the video of the seminar: Part 1 - Part 2
  • Marginality and motivation in the life course models of German Turkish youths in Berlin

    Location: 
    The Melton Centre for Jewish Education
    Wed, 09/03/2011 - 00:00 to 13:30

    Dr. Julia Eksner (Post Doctorant Fellow from Berlin)
    This talk presents an analysis of the local meaning system embedding the educational
    goals of a group of German Turkish youths characterized by few structural
    opportunities. It describes and scrutinizes the curious case of youths who find
    themselves in the lowest track of the German education system and who do not select
    educational goals considered appropriate to their tracking. Education researchers – in
  • Special Departmental Seminar - The Peretzniks

    Location: 
    The Melton Centre for Jewish Education
    Wed, 15/09/2010 - 17:00 to 18:00

    Special Screening of “The Peretzniks”
    The Centre had the opportunity to welcome back Katka Reszke, who a few years ago completed her doctorate with us on the identity of young Polish Jews. She was in Israel in her role as assistant director and editor of the documentary “The Peretzniks” together with the director Slawomir Grunberg. The film was screened at the Jerusalem Jewish Film Festival.