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?
Unpacked for Educators, a digital resource for Jewish educators from Jerusalem U, has launched the Unpacked for Educators Partner School Research Initiative. This research initiative, which will run during the 2019-2020 school year, will help the Unpacked for Educators team … [Read more...] about Unpacked for Educators Launches Partner School Research Initiative to Explore Israel Education
The Center for Israel Education and the Emory Institute for the Study of Modern Israel invite Jewish 10th-, 11th- and 12th-graders to apply to attend the next Teen Israel Leadership Institute in Atlanta during the weekend of Dec. 6 to 8. The institute features a series of … [Read more...] about Applications Open: A Weekend of Israel and Leadership for Teens
By Melissa Cohavi, LMSW, MARE, RJE Israel education can be challenging to present to both young people and adults in the supplemental-congregational setting. Politics, the conflict, and all of the traditional ways into teaching about Israel are so loaded, and if the learner … [Read more...] about Another Lens Through Which to Look at Israel Education