Educators can now access Israeli TV shows and specially developed resources from The iCenter for Israel Education. Known as Binge Watch Israel, The iCenter’s platform categorizes Israeli TV shows and its resources, spanning Cultural Diversity, Army and Society, Religious Diversity, and Humor and Satire.
A special section – How to Read a TV Series – covers how to utilize television shows as educational resources.
Over the last few years, Israeli TV has come into its own. As a country, Israel may be physically small, but it has plenty of material for great TV: a diverse population, schism and tensions between groups, war, terrorism, and plenty of chutzpah.
In Israel and around the world, viewers are binging on Israeli TV series that give them a peek into Israeli society’s most burning issues. These shows expose viewers to different sectors’ lifestyles and habits and challenge them to make sense of a nation riddled with conflict and complexity—all while enjoying high dramas and light comedies.
These Israeli TV episodes and supporting materials offer unique perspectives into Israeli society and culture, allowing audiences to ponder the many versions of Israeliness.
Please carefully watch and consider the episodes you’d like to use to make sure they are appropriate for your learners and your educational space.
The television shows chosen for the collection can all be watched in the US via streaming services or YouTube, and include English subtitles. Each show contains an educational guide to enhance the watching and learning experience.