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  1. It's Time for a New Conversation about Aging


    Think of people you know in their sixties and seventies. Now consider how that age group is portrayed in popular culture and advertising. 

    New research from the AARP finds that images of "seniors” do not reflect the reality of how older generations work and play today.  

     “Marketers reflect the culture and the conversation in our country,” said AARP’s Martha Boudreau in a recent New York Times article. “Stereotypes about the 55-plus demographic are really limiting people’s sense of what they can do with this half of their lives.”

    Ageist marketing is just one e

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  2. New Release: Positive Judaism

    Rabbi Darren Levine challenges us with new ways to approach relationships, careers, health, and money to increase lifelong happiness.

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  3. The Language of a Common Dream?

    Jeremy Benstein, author of the new book Hebrew Routes, Jewish Routes: A Tribal Language in a Global World discusses the future of Hebrew as the featured guest on The Promised Podcast.

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  4. New Release: Getting Good at Getting Older

    From the creator of the groundbreaking The Jewish Catalog comes a new Jewish resource for a new age.
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  5. Israel…It’s Complicated Resonates with Day School Educators

    Israel…It’s Complicated Resonates with Day School Educators

    Each spring, the eighth graders at Levine Academy in Dallas visit Israel for almost three weeks. For the 40 or so students, it’s a trip they anticipate with excitement for years, beginning in kindergarten when their day school begins weaving Israel throughout the curriculum and programming.

    The trip marks the culmination of their day school experience, and educators at Levine Academy want to ensure the students are prepared. This year they will be using the new Israel…It’s Complicated course in eighth grade.

    “We’re very excited. We want to prepare our students to be open and to know more, to ask questions. But first students need the information. The new curriculum brings it all – it’s a great source to open the discussion,” says Anna Katzman, the dean of Hebrew language and programs at Levine Academy.

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  6. Reach Students Digitally with New App for Chaverim B'Ivrit

    Reach Students Digitally with New App for Chaverim B'Ivrit
    Meet the first digital app for Chaverim B'Ivrit, developed with the needs of day schools in mind.
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  7. Staff Picks for the New Year

    Here are some highlights from our new materials—our personal favorites—to make your planning easier.


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  8. Why Does Hebrew Matter?

    Why Does Hebrew Matter?

    "Language is a key to identity and culture, and Hebrew is a key to Jewish identity and Jewish culture. We just have to approach it as such." So writes Jeremy Benstein, the linguist and cultural anthropologist and author of the newly released Hebrew Roots, Jewish Routes: A Tribal Language in a Global World.

    Benstein explores the significance of Hebrew in the life of Jews and Judaism, and argues that engaging with Hebrew - not with the aim of fluency or solely ritual participation - is a vehicle to enrich our connection to Judaism and its values. "We can try to make Hebrew more accessible

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  9. Using Online Resources to Teach Israel...It's Complicated

    Educating students about modern Israel is no easy task. It's the Jewish homeland, a place of both conflict and peace, both both ancient and modern.

    The new Israel…It’s Complicated helps your students understand and navigate this complex terrain and develop their own personal connections to the modern state. Developed in close consultation with today’s top Israel educators, Israel…It’s Complicated is designed for students in grades 6-7, and provides both an overview of the Jewish historical connection to the land and a portrait of today’s modern Israeli culture. At the same time, Israel…It’s Complicated refuses to shy away from the nuance and complexities that Israel navigates.

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  10. Archaeology Dig in Jerusalem Uncovers Route for Student Exploration

    Archaeology Dig in Jerusalem Uncovers Route for Student Exploration

    The archaeologists hard at work excavating ancient Jerusalem are focused on the land, or more precisely, what’s underneath it.

    As the unearthing of pathways, walls, pottery, official clay seals and more continues under the watchful eyes of thousands of annual tourists, scholars are learning more about the spot where King David once reigned, now known as the City of David.

    What these archaeologists are not consumed with, however, are the borders and politics of the modern land they’re digging beneath—East Jerusalem—mostly inhabited today by Palestinians. And yet their work makes life above ground more complicated, writes New York

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