The CIE Teen Israel Leadership Institute program is offered by the Atlanta based Center for Israel Education in partnership with the North American Association of Community and Congregational Hebrew High Schools (NAACCHHS) and Emory Hillel will enhance Israel knowledge among Jewish teens and provide them with valuable skills for sharing that knowledge with others. The program is for all students who are in grades 10 and 11.

The Program
The program will commence with a weekend retreat to be held in Atlanta at Emory University April 13 – 15, 2018. During the retreat, participants will engage in wide variety of learning sessions and experiences. Additionally, participants will have the opportunity to take a tour of the Emory University campus and visit local sites of interest. Following the seminar, there will be two webinar educational sessions.

All participants will be required to create an Israel learning program for their community, synagogue or youth group. Projects can vary from a one-time educational program to an ongoing series. Projects can be collaboratively devised. CIE and NAACCHHS staff will mentor students in the creation and delivery of their projects.

Examples of a project may include:

  • Plan and deliver a course on an aspect of Israel to adults or peers
  • Create a teen focused Yom Ha’atzmaut program
  • Design an Israeli film or cultural arts series
  • Create a website for teens about engaging with Israel

Cost and Application
The CIE Teen Israel Leadership Institute costs $100 per person. Accepted participants are responsible for their own travel to and from Atlanta from their home community. A special travel stipend of up to $200 is available to each participant. Submission of original travel receipts is required within ten days of the retreat’s completion for use of the special travel stipend. All lodging, Kosher food and program materials are included in the price.

Application deadline is March 1, 2018.
Acceptance notifications will be sent by March 5, 2018. You can apply here.

Schedule and other information is here. Contact Rich Walter at CIE with any questions