June 24, 2010
Source: Hakhel for Schools
Panim for Jewish Renaissance in Israel will be holding a "Hakhel for Schools", to give principals and teachers from state elementary and high schools all over Israel the chance to become acquainted with the variety of approaches within pluralistic Judaism and with Jewish pluralistic organizations, as well as the tools, teaching methods, and government budgets available for education towards Jewish, Israeli, and democratic identity.
It also provides an excellent opportunity for the organizations involved in Jewish pluralistic renewal to market themselves and make connections with educators from participating schools. This year's conference will be held on June 24, 2010 at The Levinsky Teacher's College in Tel Aviv.
The conference empowers educators, who learn how the idea of Jewish pluralistic education is being implemented in schools around the country with the help of pluralistic organizations and how much interest there is in advancing Jewish identity and Zionist education. Sponsorship for the conference is also provided by the Israel Ministry of Education.
Among the speakers at the conference:
Dr. Tzvi Tzameret – Chairman of the Pedagogic Secretariat of the Israel Ministry of Education
Meir Yoffe – CEO of Panim for Jewish Renaissance in Israel
Zevulun Orlev – MK, Chairmain of Knesset Education Committee