Last summer, the Teacher Trek journey began … and it continues this upcoming summer. Twenty-eight American complementary Jewish educators participated in Taglit-Birthright Israel Teacher Trek. The group, which represented educators from a variety of Jewish education settings – congregational, non-congregational, JCCs, Chabads and community schools – developed personal attachments to Israel and participated in professional development opportunities. Taglit-Birthright Israel awarded the first-ever Teacher Trek with “Best Implementation of a Niche Bus.”
This summer, PELIE, the Partnership for Effective learning and innovative education, will again sponsor Teacher Trek and is excited that Taglit-Birthright Israel has again expanded the age limit to include participants between the ages of 18-29. Participants are eligible if they are Jewish, have never been to Israel before on a peer trip and work in a part-time Jewish education setting.
Registration for the summer 2012 trip is not open until February and lasts less than two weeks. To receive updates or request postcards please sign up here.