The Jewish community has an illustrious history of service and social action. Jewish Americans today are eager to uphold this proud tradition and to contribute to the groundswell of service sweeping our nation. Can Jewish service-learning help ensure that the hands-on pursuit of justice maintains its rightful place in Jewish life?
Welcome to the special online edition of the Journal of Jewish Communal Service devoted to Jewish service-learning, a collaboration between Repair the World and the Jewish Communal Service Association.
This landmark issue features insights from Jewish service-learning experts around the world and around your corner. We are pleased to present the entire issue of the Journal online. This includes the print edition of the Journal as well as a digital supplement available exclusively here on RepairLabs (scroll down below).
- From the Guest Editors – Jewish Service-Learning: A Foundation and a Future, Ilana Aisen, Jon Rosenberg, Ruthie Warshenbrot, Repair the World
- People of the Book, Community of Action: The Case for Jewish Service-Learning, Lisa Eisen, Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation, Adene Sacks, Jim Joseph Foundation, Jon Rosenberg, Repair the World
- Funder Roundtable, Jennie Rosenn, Jenn Hoos Rothberg, Rafi Rone, John Ruskay, Liz Jaffe, Jon Rosenberg
- Jewish Service-Learning: History and Landscape, Mordecai Walfish, Berman Jewish Policy Archive
- From Service-Learning to Service-Activism: What Teach for America Can Teach the Jewish Service Movement, Aaron Dorfman, American Jewish World Service
- Dual Benefits, Dual Challenges: The Theory and Practice of Integrating Community Impact and Participant Development in Jewish Service-Learning Experiences, Max Klau, City Year and Dana Talmi, Yahel
- Opening the Black Box: Lessons from Research on Immersive Jewish Service Learning Programs for Young Adults, is Fern Chertok, Joshua Tobias, Matthew Boxer, Shirah Rosin, Cohen Center for Modern Jewish Studies at Brandeis
- A Judaism that Matters: Creating Integrated Service Learning Communities, Lisa Exler, American Jewish World Service and Jill Jacobs, Rabbis for Human Rights
- Becoming a Servant: How James Kugel’s Conception of Avodat Hashem Can Help Us Think About the Dispositional Goals of Jewish Service-Learning, Jon Levisohn, Brandeis University
- If We Build It, They Will Come: A Case for Developing the Field of Jewish Service-Learning in Israel, Dyonna Ginsburg, The Jewish Agency for Israel
- Turning Up the Volume: A Call for More Youth Voice in Jewish Service-Learning, Lawrence Bailis, PhD and Susan Shevitz, EdD, Brandeis University
- The Integration of Service-Learning and Jewish Studies, Dan Butin, Merrimack College and Noam Pianko, University of Washington
- Making Meaning: Emerging Adults and Service, Beth Cousens, Imagine Jewish Education
- Professional development for Jewish service-learning professionals: The certificate of completion model, Jennifer Mangel
- Getting Comfortably Uncomfortable: Advice on Community Service from the Ma’yan Research Training Interns, Beth Cooper Benjamin and Ma’yan Research Training Interns, Ma’yan
- Expanding the Definition of Service and Amplifying Youth Voice, Nahma Nadich, Jewish Community Relations Council of Boston
- Service-Learning and Jewish Baby Boomers: An Emerging Opportunity or a Best-Missed Chance?, David Elcott, NYU Wagner and Stuart Himmelfarb, B3/The Jewish Boomer Platform
- Successful Components to Transforming a Synagogue Into an Agency of Service, Sandy Rechtschaffen, Congregation Emanu-El (San Francisco)
- Shifting Service-Learning From Transactional to Relational: Best Practices in Working with Community Partners, Jamie Beran and Aleeza Lubin, Jewish Funds for Justice
- In the Family: The Intrinsic Impact of Serving Other Jews, Sarah Eisenman, American Joint Distribution Committee
- Don’t Sell Them Short: From Understanding Injustice to Activism, Irene Lehrer Sandalow and Asaf Bar-Tura, JCUA
Digital Supplement – Exclusively on RepairLabs
- Jewish Service-Learning: Analysis & Caveats, H. Chaim Lauer, HCL Resources, Inc.
- Alternative Break Fellowship: Maximizing the impact of immersion experiences, Michelle Lackie, Hillel: The Foundation for Jewish Campus Life and Amy Weiss, Maryland Hillel
- Jerusalem: A Classroom for Jewish Service Learning, Lisa Barkan, Volunteer Jerusalem and Jerusalem Challenge
- Havu Livenim (Carry the Bricks): A New Paradigm for Manual Labor and Jewish Experience, Jordan Namerow and Ruth Messinger, American Jewish World Service
- Personal Connections as a Foundation of Service Work: Social Networking That Makes a Difference, Shimshon Stüart Siegel, with Rabbi Bradley Solmsen, Impact Boston, Brandeis University
- Preparing Service-Learning Professionals: Lessons from Training Experiential Educators, Mark S. Young and Dr. Jeff Kress, William Davidson Graduate School of Jewish Education at the Jewish Theological Seminary
- Strengthening Mentorship in Jewish Service Learning Settings, Erica Hymen, San Francisco State University
- Young Jews Learning to Serve and Lead: Organizing Jewish Teens in Boston, Meir Lakein, Ilana Lerman, Beth Reisfeld, Dan Gelbtuch, and Chris Messinger, JOIN for Justice
- Give Youth Voice Now: Youth Voice Techniques and Philosophies for Jewish Service-Learning, Rachel Meytin, BBYO Panim Institute
- Becoming a Community of Service: A Case Study of What Worked in the San Francisco Bay Area, Jennifer Mangel and Mara Kassoff
- Complicating the Narrative of Detroit’s Revitalization, Miriam Liebman, Community Organizer and Blair Nosan
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