The role of individual stories and choice in designing programs for this generation. Participants actively shared their planning processes and lessons learned in designing their touring programs.
How to present the Israeli-Palestinian conflict to teens. It was abundantly clear from participants that the topic could not be ignored in today’s Israel experience. Furthermore, a one-sided approach could not satisfy the most inquisitive minds.
“Encountering the Other,” a discussion of how to make mifgashim, meetings, meaningful while also allowing for the multifaceted presentation of the diversity of Israeli ideas and ideals.
The Israel Seminar actively encouraged alignment between North American and Israeli program partners. Thinkers and practitioners in the field shared best practices, exchanged fresh ideas, and brainstormed together. The cumulative knowledge base, including the approach to more targeted and strategic mifgashim, has informed the design of additional NYTI 2017 Summer Programs for teens.