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Podcasts are one of the best ways to connect to the stories, ideas, and people that animate modern Israel. No matter your political persuasion or interest, there will always be one that speaks to you. But with so many podcasts on Israel out there, it’s hard to know where to begin. That’s why we’ve done your research for you. We’ve reviewed the top Israel-related podcasts for you to tune into this year. Whether you’re interested in Israeli politics, news, history, culture, identity, or something else – we’ve got you covered.
Updated: Feb. 18, 2021
This article explores the impact of German Jewish youth educational travel in Israel on changing attitudes toward Israel. The travelers are engaged in direct interaction with the host country, directly experiencing the environments and interacting with members of the host society while touring places with symbolic meaning.
Updated: Feb. 18, 2021
For the first time ever, Jews without Israeli citizenship will be able to do National Service (sherut leumi) thanks to new regulations passed on Monday by the Knesset's Labor, Welfare and Health Committee, headed by Likud MK Haim Katz. The new regulations serve as pillars for the administration and execution of the giant network of volunteer-based jobs. Now, any Jew who is eligible for Aliyah based on the Law of Return, or is participating in any program relating to strengthening Israeli identities, like Masa or Taglit-Birthright Israel, has the option to serve.
Updated: Jan. 12, 2021
Makom is excited to share with you their New Israeli Playlist – a curated collection of contemporary Israeli music. Through our playlist, you’ll be able to see and explore Israel through new eyes – the eyes of some of Israel’s finest artists.
Updated: Dec. 09, 2020
Jewish Futures Project. Birthright Israel's First Decade of Applicants: A Look at the Long-term Program Impact
The Jewish Futures Project (JFP) has been following multiple cohorts of Birthright participants, and others who applied to the program but did not go, for over a decade. In the sixth wave of the JFP study, we explore whether Birthright’s long-documented impact on connection to Israel and engagement in Jewish life persists, as participants grow older, and the trip recedes further in their memory.
Updated: Dec. 09, 2020
In this exciting series, a collaboration between the National Library of Israel (NLI) and Israel Engagement at UJA Federation of Greater Toronto, we offer a glimpse into the "alternative" Israeli calendar as a means to learn and reflect about the complexities of Israeli society. Throughout the series we will incorporate items from the NLI archive as well as contemporary sources that shed light on various cultural and social issues. In addition, for some of the meetings we will invite guest speakers such as NLI experts, Israeli authors or social activists.
Updated: Oct. 22, 2020
An ambitious new initiative will lower the cost of teen travel to Israel, aiming to help tens of thousands travel there each summer with expertly trained trip leaders, educators, and Israeli teens creating a transformational and meaningful experience. Led by The Jewish Education Project, the initiative, known as RootOne received a $20 million seed gift from The Marcus Foundation to provide major subsidies for trip participants while also investing in trip curricula and experiences, and providing deeper pre and post-trip engagement to strengthen participants’ Jewish identities and connections to Israel before they begin college.
Updated: Oct. 11, 2020
Masa Israel has reported a 40 percent increase in the number of students arriving for its gap year programs as compared to last year, despite the country’s high infection rate of COVID-19. According to a Monday report by the Wall Street Journal, Masa, a partially government-funded organization that oversees gap year programs, said that 5,000 participants, mostly from the United States, have already arrived on various programs and that another 2,000 are expected by the end of the year.
Updated: Oct. 07, 2020
Welcome to the Schusterman Center for Israel Studies Research Guide which was designed it to help you explore the rich world of modern Israel Studies, from archives to artifacts, and everything in between. The guide includes recommended resources and tips for effective research. Whenever possible, we link to the English version of the resource. In many cases, these resources have more extensive content available in their Hebrew and/or Arabic versions. If you read those languages, we encourage you to use those interfaces.
Updated: Jul. 13, 2020
The Israeli government on Sunday approved what it said was the first-ever comprehensive plan geared toward securing the future of Diaspora Jewry, though few details about concrete measures to assist struggling communities outside of Israel were released. The outline of the program was presented to the cabinet by Diaspora Affairs Minister Omer Yankelevitch, based on the findings of an advisory committee headed by Maxine Fassberg, a South Africa-born former senior Intel executive, and Moscow native Eugene Kandel, a Hebrew University professor and former senior economic adviser to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
Updated: Jul. 12, 2020