How Jewish Service-learning Influences the Alternative Break Experience
Alternative breaks provide an important entry point for young adults into a lifetime of social change work, this report explains how.
Immersive Jewish service-learning occurs when young people provide service for a minimum of a week, typically in a community other than their own. Alternative break programs have engaged thousands of young Jews in tens of thousands of days of service. Through this report, one can ascertain data on how these programs enable volunteers to ask deep questions about what service means to them as well as explore the connections between Judaism and service work.
Necessary Losses: Turnover Among Jewish Service-Learning Program Leaders
What motivates leaders to stay at an immersive service-learning organization, and what is the push for those who depart?
Through both qualitative and quantitative data, three target Jewish service-learning providers have been analyzed to provide findings on the turnover rate of professional leadership in immersive Jewish service-learning organizations. The target group for survey administration was composed of non-returning program leaders to provide more conclusive data on the causes of departure as well as the relationship between the departed leaders and the organization with which they had been associated.
Serving a Complex Israel: A report on Israel-based Immersive Jewish Service-Learning
This study dives into survey-based data of North American alumni who participated in various Israel-based immersive Jewish service-learning programs.
This report, created through survey responses, takes a look at the demographics of individuals who participate in Israel ISJL programs, why they choose to participate, what happens for participants as a result of the program, and what the implications of these learnings are for funders and providers of said programs. Are you a funder or provider of an Immersive Jewish service-learning program, and are inquiring into the successes of the experience? Look no further.
Teaching to the Moment: A Study of Immersive Jewish Service-Learning Education
Are you hoping to institute effective immersive Jewish service-learning? This report provides key findings on the successes of our work.
In order for immersive Jewish service-learning (ISJL) to be effective, the practices of the educators must be so as well. This study explores educators from various Jewish backgrounds and associations, their practices, approaches and tools they utilize when implementing programs. Further, this report addresses factors believed to be associated with effective immersive learning pedagogy. Through both qualitative and quantitative data, orient yourself to the ideas of ISJL educators when planning your own experience.
This report was made possible in part by funds granted by the Covenant Foundation. The statements and views expressed are attributed to the authors: Shelley H Billig, Stephen Meyer, Linda Fredericks, Stephany Brown, and Dawn Jaramillo, RMC Research Corporation.
Developing a Signature Pedagogy for Service Group Leaders: The Group Leadership Training Institute
This study provides data on group leadership training from various Jewish organizations and the outcomes of their pedagogical methods.
Are you looking to plan a group leadership training and are unsure of what factors might impact the outcomes of your trainees? This study provides both qualitative and quantitative data from organizations participating in group training to give insight into successes and challenges of this type of setting.
Women Fighting for Sustainability: Examining Grassroots Agricultural Solutions
Explore concepts of land ownership and food insecurity through the grassroots organizing of prominent female figures.
How do you create a system of change in your society? Explore the actions of three prominent female figures who, through grassroots organizing, created systems to address food insecurity in their communities. This guide can be utilized either in conversation on the subject of land ownership and food insecurity, or through food justice-oriented service work.