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Engaging with Israel on your own Terms

By Rabbi Lisa Grant As The Fragile Dialogue explores, Israel has quickly become one of the most polarizing forces in the North American Jewish Community. There are those who remain curious and committed, wanting to remain connected in some meaningful way. There are those who have effected a divorce, asserting Israel has no place in their lives...

15 Years of the Jewish New Teacher Project

Well-trained and supported teachers are integral to high quality and effective Jewish Day Schools. They deserve opportunities to continuously refine and improve their skills, and, equally as important, must have a desire to remain at their schools. Now in its 15th year, the Jewish New Teacher Project (JNTP) addresses both of these areas, helping...

‘This party is lit’ How a Hillel rabbi shed her stereotypes of Millennials and found her calling on campus

By Rabbi Leah Fein The last place I expected to work after ordination was America’s top party school. But a few months before I started as the Hillel rabbi at Syracuse University, The Princeton Review bestowed upon it the title of “No. 1 Party School in America.” Between the images in my mind of every stereotype about Millennials, and the...

The New Crossroads:
The Nexus of Israel Studies and Israel Experiential Education

By Anne Lanski The iCenter for Israel Education, in partnership with the George Washington University’s Graduate School of Education and Human Development, is proud to launch a new Graduate Certificate in Israel Education. In this first-of-its kind Certificate program, cohorts of professionals will engage in serious Israel studies and integrate...