Category Archives: Announcements

Winners of the Sylvia and Moshe Ettenberg Research Awards

Mazal tov to the winners of the Sylvia and Moshe Ettenberg Research Awards for 2016-17 and 2017-18 are Ziva Reimer Hassenfeld (Brandeis University) and Sharon Avni (BMCC, CUNY).  You can read their abstracts here.

Great Opportunity for Emerging Scholars

The Network for Jewish Education is holding a mentoring seminar on Sunday, June 4 and Monday, June 5 at Brandeis University for emerging scholars (graduate students, junior faculty members, and early-career research-oriented practitioners). The application can be found at:

Application deadline: March 15

With generous support from the Consortium for Applied Studies in Jewish Education and the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Center for the Studies in Jewish Education at Brandeis University, the NRJE is once again holding its Emerging Scholars Mentoring Seminar prior to and in conjunction with the annual conference. As in the past, the goals of the seminar are (a) to create a supportive professional network among mentors and Emerging Scholars; and (b) for Emerging Scholars to hear the behind-the-scenes stories of how to succeed as a productive researcher in the field. We are very excited that Dr. Sharon Feiman-Nemser of Brandeis University will serve as our Scholar-in-Residence. At the seminar, Emerging Scholars will have time to speak with an individual mentor and to connect with peers and other mentors in group discussions and activities. The seminar will run from 2PM to 8pm on Sunday June 4 (the day before the start of the NRJE conference). There will also be some meeting time during the morning and afternoon of Monday June 5.

All graduate students, junior faculty members, and early-career research-oriented practitioners who are members of NRJE are invited to apply. Priority will be given to graduate students who have completed their coursework and to junior faculty within four years of degree completion. NRJE/CASJE will provide participants up to $500 to help defray travel costs (limited to airfare, accommodations, and/or ground transportation).

Questions? Contact co-chair Dr. Jeff Kress and Dr. Meredith Katz.

The Sylvia and Moshe Ettenberg Research Grant in Jewish Education

The Network for Research in Jewish Education is pleased to announce the creation of The Sylvia and Moshe Ettenberg Research Grant in Jewish Education, which will award a total of up to $20,000 per year for a research project in the field of Jewish education. The award was established by Isa Ettenberg Aron and David Ettenberg with dedicated funds provided by their parents to realize their wishes to further Jewish education through high-quality research. The first competition for awards, to be refereed by a select committee of NRJE members, will be held in 2017 for grants beginning in 2018. One must be a member of NRJE in good standing to apply.  Please refer to the Awards section of the website for further information and an application.