By Dr. Ofra Backenroth "The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go!"-Dr. Seuss. Children learn about the world through a variety of means, one of which is through stories. How can we, as educators, harness the … [Read more...] about Israel in Picture Books
The Center for Israel Education and Emory University’s Institute for the Study of Modern Israel will hold their 19th Educator Workshop on Modern Israel from June 28 to July 1 in Atlanta. This professional development program provides fourth- to 12th-grade educators core c … [Read more...] about Israel Workshop for Educators Seeks Applicants
By Gidi Mark In 1998, I became the first employee of Birthright Israel. At the time, Birthright was an ambitious pipe dream aimed at combating the danger of a declining Jewish future. To this day, I vividly remember waiting in anticipation alongside government officials, our … [Read more...] about 20 Years of Birthright Israel
The new Board Chair of the Israel Institute explains why the mission of bringing accessible, high-level courses about Israel to university campuses is so crucial By Daniel B. Shapiro The American Jewish community facilitates many opportunities to expose our young people, … [Read more...] about The Importance of College Classes about Israel
By Jeff Blumental and Rabbi Karen Thomashow “As I teach, I project the condition of my soul onto my students, my subject, and our way of being together.” (Parker Palmer). As educators, we are driven by questions - some of which we cannot easily answer. Whether a tea … [Read more...] about What does a Positive Relationship with Israel Mean?