Israel in Jewish Summer Programs

July 6, 2010
Source: iCenter
Aliza Goodman posts about Jewish summer programs that take a more holistic approach to Israel education; programs where Israel is woven into the fabric of the camp culture, where participants receive ample opportunity to engage with Israel from a variety of perspectives on a daily basis whether it is with their Israeli roommates at night, or their Israeli counselor over lunch, or during a session aimed at exploring relationships with Judaism, Israel and community and the various ways these intersect.
Two summer high school programs at Brandeis Genesis and BIMA are two such programs that have taken this approach to Israel education.
In order to help the reader understand these programs, she links to articles by Jonathan Ariel, Lisa Grant and Lee Perlman which inform their educational approach.
Updated: Jul. 18, 2010