Tag - Israel education

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...

How Teachers in Israel Navigate Controversial Discussion in the Classroom

By Paige Goldner In any Jewish institution, it is difficult to avoid conversation about Israeli current events. With so many media outlets offering updates on terrorism, possibilities of a two-state solution, and other emotional-triggering topics, students are likely to go to their teacher for clarification, or perhaps voice their own opinion...

Teaching teenagers about Israel

United Synagogue youth group Tribe on an Israel Experience tour By Simon Rocker If you take participation in summer schemes as a yardstick, British Jewry’s bond with Israel remains strong. Every year, around half or more of UK Jewish 16-year-olds set off after GCSEs on an UJIA-backed Israel Experience tour. It is a figure all the more impressive...

Not Your Typical Israel Education: Refugee Crisis In Israel Part 1

By Yifat Mukades This two part article is designed to provide you with both the tools and content to start a discussion about refugees around the world in general, and about the Israeli refugee crisis in particular. We often tend to describe the touristic Israel or bring the beautiful optimistic version of it to our students. I believe that true...