Jewish Outdoor, Food, and Environmental Education Experiences Show Increased Potential for Jewish Engagement

Experiences that blend Jewish learning with the outdoors, food, and environment are attracting a growing number of diverse Jews to meaningful and inspiring Jewish life, reports the first-ever national survey on Jewish Outdoor, Food, and Environmental Education (JOFEE) —Seeds of Opportunity: A National Study of Immersive Jewish Outdoor, Food, and Environmental Education (JOFEE). The report, released today by a group of six major funders and Hazon, examines the history, programs, professionals, and participants that comprise JOFEE experiences. Leaders of JOFEE are eager to share the key findings and continue a conversation about its potential for growth and for Jewish engagement.

ADL: 2012 Hate Crime Statistics Report “Seriously Flawed”

The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) today expressed profound disappointment at the failure of more than 25 percent of the nation’s law enforcement agencies to provide the FBI with their hate crime numbers, calling the lack of participation by many jurisdictions “a significant setback in the progress our nation has made in hate crime data collection over the past decade.”

New Poll: Large Majorities Of Israeli Jews Oppose Concessions To Abbas’ P.A.

A new poll has shown that large majorities of Israeli Jews oppose concessions to Mahmoud Abbas’ Fatah/Palestinian Authority (PA) over symbolic recognition of the legally baseless Palestinian demand of the ‘right of return’ and comprehensive Israeli withdrawal from Judea, Samaria and eastern Jerusalem.