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At a time when the rift between many diaspora and Israeli Jews appears to be deepening, “the High School Twinning Program bridges the Israel-diaspora divide,” Isaac Herzog, the Jewish Agency’s chairman, told The Jewish Week. “It’s all the more important because it impacts participants during their formative years and lays the needed foundation for mutual understanding and lasting bonds”.
Updated: Jun. 13, 2019
To help more Jewish day schools infuse Israel into all aspects of school life and learning, The iCenter is welcoming eight new day schools across North America into the third cohort of its initiative, iNfuse: Israel in Jewish Day Schools. Each school will create a plan to make Israel education and experiences a deeper part of all aspects of school life, including classes such as science, the arts, Jewish studies, Hebrew language, all-school Israel engagement, and Israel travel.
Updated: Jun. 12, 2019
Applications are now available for a new Qushiyot Cohort for 2019-’20. Qushiyot is a 10-month network experience, offering an opportunity to connect with colleagues of diverse perspectives and partake in a range of learning opportunities to spur innovation. It is a comprehensive, open approach to Israel education that embraces the vibrant complexity of Israel.
Updated: May. 28, 2019
Seven Knesset tour guides will go to Jewish communities on three different continents next week to teach them about the Knesset and Israeli society. The program, called “Connecting to the Diaspora,” was planned in cooperation with the Jewish Agency in honor of 70 years of Israel and the Knesset, and will reach Manchester and Leeds in the UK; Vancouver, Canada; Toledo, Ohio; and other communities in those countries, as well as in Mexico and South Africa.
Updated: Mar. 20, 2019
The Leadership Project at Oranim College is a unique, month-long (June 30-July 28, 2019), academic summer program that offers students the opportunity to experience the real Israel, in all its complexity and nuance, while studying Israeli history, society and leadership with top professors. Academic credit is available. The Leadership Project is located in the beautiful, multi-cultural Galilee.
Updated: Mar. 13, 2019
Context Matters: Forming American Rabbinic Identity in Israel is an ethnographic investigation of thirty-eight American Reform and Conservative rabbinical students as they experience the Israel Year of rabbinic education, a defining feature of their training that distinguishes it from that of American seminarians of other faith traditions. This study analyzes rabbinic identity formation through the students’ interactions with six contexts: their own identity journeys, educational institutions, Israel as a place, Jewish time, civil time, and the people they encounter. The students engage with these contexts in the student role and as someone who is both an insider and an outsider.
Updated: Mar. 07, 2019
Masa Israel Teaching Fellows (MITF) is a 10-month fellowship (August 21, 2019 - June 10, 2020) for Jewish college graduates, between the ages of 21 and 35, who want to mentor Israeli children, gain valuable teaching experience, and have a remarkable, immersive experience abroad. Fellows who select Ashdod as their host city will have access to even more benefits. We’ve paired up with Masa Israel Journey and Israel Outdoors NEXT to create a special MITF Jewish Camp Track.
Updated: Mar. 07, 2019
Not the Israel of My Elementary School: An Exploration of Jewish-Canadian Secondary Students' Attempts to Process Morally Complex Israeli Narratives
The following article presents data from a mixed-methods practitioner research study that focuses on understanding how Jewish secondary students learned about controversial topics in Israel's history and how these topics impacted their connection to the country.
Updated: Feb. 20, 2019
Broadening Perspectives on Immigrant Experiences: Secondary Students Study the Absorption Difficulties Faced by Mizrachi Immigrants in Israel
Over the course of the 2015–2016 academic year, 12th-grade students at a Jewish high school in Canada participated in a research study that assessed how they integrated morally complex narratives in Israel’s past into their own relationship with the country. This article presents material based on how students reacted to learning that some Jewish immigrants were mistreated by the government by way of intentional economic disparity, depiction as grotesque caricatures in standard curricula, and denial of access to funds for cultural expression. The majority of students expressed shock and outrage as this narrative contrasted with the Zionist narrative that they had previously learned.
Updated: Feb. 18, 2019
In late November, 2018, 125 Jewish young professionals from 30 countries converged on the Kibbutz Ma’ale HaHamisha hotel for the MASA Global Leadership Summit, a four-day conference packed with speakers, activities, site visits, workshops and networking.
Updated: Feb. 18, 2019