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Lookstein Announcements are a service of the Lookstein Center for Jewish Education, Bar-Ilan University


Announcements in this issue:

1. Positions open:

- SAR Academy/High School-Development Associate

- Teachers Wanted, The Yeshivah of Flatbush HS, Brooklyn, NY

- Athletic Director, Ma’ayanot Yeshiva High School for Girls, Teaneck, NJ

2. Drisha Institute For Jewish Education, July session

3. Gratz College Midcareer Fellowships

4. RealSchool Summer Sandbox

5. MOFET JTEC Webinar on forms of leadership for teachers

Lookstein LIVE is offering new opportunities!

After a year of piloting two new courses, Lookstein LIVE is now making these courses available to the wider Day School community.

Tal Am/Lookstein LIVE: A new collaboration!

Lookstein LIVE has begun to provide its participating schools with Tal Am instruction. Our veteran Tal Am teachers here in Israel have begun to teach into various classrooms across North America, providing not only the highly interactive and multisensory Tal Am program of Hebrew instruction but also the added value of “Israel LIVE” teachers who bring the flavor and spirit of Israel in their teaching.

Israel: Upfront and Personal

This course takes students on a journey to explore the sites and sounds of Jerusalem and other selected sites in Israel. This class can be catered to a variety of ages from 2nd grade-8th grade, and can either complement your current Chagim curriculum or an existing Israel curriculum. For the Chagim track, the students see how each chag is celebrated in Israel, and students are brought (through the use of pre recorded video segments) "live" to locations throughout Jerusalem where they can view first hand the holiday preparations and celebrations which are taking place here in Israel. On Tu B'Shvat, allow your students to "shop in the shuk" for Shivat HaMinim, and at Pesach time, have your students go on a virtual journey through the desert. This class is highly interactive and students will be kept engaged through the use of photographs, video clips, and hand movements throughout the session. The class is offered in both Hebrew and English.

Mentoring opportunity for School based Hebrew Language Teachers:

As our veteran Lookstein LIVE teachers teach into their classrooms, they also model best practices for the school based teachers. Our teachers have served as Hebrew teaching coaches and allowed the school based teacher who is in the classroom to practice and learn skills that will help improve their own skills as Hebrew language teachers.

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The Lookstein Center for Jewish Education
The School of Education
Bar-Ilan University
Ramat Gan, Israel

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1. Positions open:

- SAR Academy/High School-Development Associate

SAR, a Modern Orthodox Yeshiva in Riverdale, NY (Nursery – 12th Grade) seeks an experienced Development Associate. The Development Associate position is an integral part of the Development Team at SAR. The office raises over $3.5 million annually from a donor base made up of community members, parents, grandparents, alumni and friends. As part of a small team, you get to be part of many exciting projects and campaigns.

Responsibilities include:
-Database management and reporting
-Donor recognition, cultivation and stewardship
-Coordinate events with other team members and volunteers including parlor meetings, alumni programming, parent engagement activities
-New Donor research
-Capital Campaign: Manage donor dedications and Recognition System vendors, including text and video assets, for installation on school buildings, interior and exterior locations. Process capital campaign donations and manage capital campaign donor recognition. Issue capital campaign bills.
-Website activities: Manage development and alumni pages/forms

Candidate must be self motivated, creative thinker, have the ability to work under pressure, and willing to work at least 15-20 evenings per year.

Required Skills: great interpersonal skills, highly organized, solid writing and communications skills, unquestionable computer skills with comfort in trying new and emerging platforms of communications.

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- Teachers Wanted, The Yeshivah of Flatbush HS, Brooklyn, NY

The Yeshivah of Flatbush HS in Brooklyn, NY is seeking the following teaching positions for the 2013-14/ 5774 academic year.

F/T Jewish History, Ivrit B'Ivrit
Stem Class Monday 5:30-7 PM, Wednesday 4-5:30 PM
Science Research Wednesday 4-5:30
P/T Lab Specialist - flexible hours

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- Athletic Director, Ma’ayanot Yeshiva High School for Girls, Teaneck, NJ

Ma’ayanot Yeshiva High School for Girls in Teaneck, NJ is seeking a full-time athletic director who will supervise the school’s athletic curriculum, teach P.E. and Health, and oversee the afterschool athletic teams beginning September 2013.

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2. Drisha Institute For Jewish Education, July session


We offer a wide range of classes in Bible, Rabbinics, Talmud, Jewish Law, and philosophy, featuring Avigail Manekin Bamberger, Yitzhak Berger, Sara Tova Brody, Rachel Friedman, Dudi Goshen, Amit Gvaryahu, Shalom Holtz, Elie Holzer, Yedidah Koren, Yael Leibowitz, James Jacobson-Maisels, Rute Yair Nussbaum, Anne Pettit, Gavriel Porten, Daniel Reifman, Rachel Rosenthal, Shana Strauch Schick, Ben Skydell and more! We invite you to join our robust Beit Midrash this summer and come learn with us.

For more information or to register today, please visit

3. Gratz College Midcareer Fellowships

Substantial tuition grants awarded for M.A. in Jewish Communal Service/Nonprofit Management and M.A. in Jewish Education, Online or on Campus

Completed Applications due June 30, 2013

For more information,

Contact Dodi Klimoff, 215-636-7300 X140

4. RealSchool Summer Sandbox

RealSchool is an education reform program that has been active in Jewish day schools for the past two years. This summer RealSchool is giving all stakeholders in Jewish day schools the opportunity to experience our model, which is based on an ethos of having hard fun, working collaboratively, celebrating failure and learning by doing.

Whether you’re an educator, student, administrator, board member or parent, you’re invited to the RealSchool Summer Sandbox, where you can join a team of like-minded individuals and have the time and resources to “play and tinker,” that is, come up with a tangible project in your area of interest and return to your school ready to implement your new vision. The idea is to use 21st-century educational innovations to make a concrete plan to change the way you teach in or run your school.

We’ve suggested team ideas in areas we know stakeholders are passionate about: project-based learning; digital literacy and citizenship; community-based learning; and meaning-making in Jewish day schools. We’d love for participants to create their own teams based on their interests as well. So get ready to roll up your sleeves and get to work on creating the classroom and school of the future!

For more information about RealSchool, please contact Tikvah Wiener at [log in to unmask], and to find out more about the Sandbox and to register for it, visit

5. MOFET JTEC Webinar on forms of leadership for teachers

Coming up: A Webinar on Forms of Leadership among Excellent Teachers in School

Wednesday, June 26, 2013 at 7 pm IST, 12 pm EST, 5 pm GMT

Description: The session will focus on the lives and careers of excellent school teachers via the concept of 'organizational citizenship behavior' (OCB).

This webinar will be conducted in English.

Lecturer: Prof. Izhar Oplatka holds a Ph.D. from The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He is a professor of Educational Administration.

Registration is free of charge.

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