Tag - Israel education

Unfiltered Facts Can Link Younger Jews and Israel

By Leah R. Harrison Keren Fraiman and David Bryfman took on the challenge of unpacking the relationship of American teenagers and young adults to Israel during a breakout session at the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism biennial Sunday afternoon, Dec. 3, at the Marriott Marquis in downtown Atlanta. The topic baffles and bewilders older...

What Voldemort Can Teach Us About Jewish Education: The Missing Palestinian in Israel Education

Haidy Wasef (left) with a student in her Arabic class at Gann Academy in Waltham, Massachusetts, 2016; screenshot The Times of Israel. By Hannah Tobin Cohen “Fear of a name increases fear of a thing itself.” —Albus Dumbledore It seemed so obvious in Harry Potter. Didn’t the storybook characters realize that calling Voldemort “He...

Local Educators Deepen Knowledge and Sharpen Skills for Teaching About Israel

By Marilyn Z. Fine The Center for Israel Education (CIE) and the Emory Institute for the Study of Modern Israel (ISMI) recently held the 16th annual educator workshop in Atlanta, Georgia. Participants came from communities in the United States, Canada, Mexico, and Panama, and among them were eight educators from the Greater Washington area. They...