I first learned the song Ani v’Atah at a Kibbutz ulpan during the first segment of a year-long service program for young adults around the world. I never imagined it would later become the anthem for a public school I would found with a diverse cohort of Jewish and African-American Washingtonians. But last week in Northeast Washington, DC, 80 children at Sela Public Charter School, including my own son and daughter, sang their school anthem with Miki Gavrielov, visiting Israeli rock star, and shared in Hebrew their own plans to change the world.
Original Source: Atlanta Jewish Times
by David R. Cohen
Emory University junior Aaron Karas is one of the two national winners of the inaugural Goodman Prize for Israel Engagement on Campus.
The national award honors students who have created dynamic Israel experiences at their college campuses and summer camps. Rebecca Starr, a freshman at Concordia University in Montreal who works at Camp Kinneret, was the second recipient of the 2015 award.
Karas is a staff member at Camp Judaea in Hendersonville, N.C., and the president of Emory Students for Israel.
Original Source: JUF News
Taglit-Birthright Israel opened registration earlier this week for Cohort 3 of Taglit Fellows, the professional development program launched in 2014 in partnership with the iCenter for Israel Education as an educational intensive for exceptional Jewish leaders and aspiring Jewish educators looking to staff Taglit-Birthright Israel trips.
Original Source: Pembroke Mariner and Express
In recognition of its success infusing Israel into a greater part of camp culture and overall experience, Camp Pembroke in Pembroke, was awarded the inaugural “Goodman Prize for Excellence in Israel Education at Camp” by the Center for Israel Education, Foundation for Jewish Camp (FJC), and the Lillian and Larry Goodman Foundations.
Original Source: Jim Joseph Foundation
Original Source: eJP
Two college students were awarded the inaugural “Goodman Prize for Israel Engagement on Campus” in recognition of their exceptional efforts to create dynamic and meaningful Israel experiences for their peers on campus. The winners – Rebecca Starr, a first-year student at Concordia University in Montreal, and Aaron Karas, a junior at Emory University in Atlanta – were selected by the iCenter for Israel Education,Foundation for Jewish Camp (FJC), and the Lillian and Larry Goodman Foundation. In the summer, Rebecca and Aaron are staff at Jewish overnight camps and have gained skills and strategies for Israel engagement as part of their camp’s participation in the Goodman Camping Initiative for Modern Israel History – a partnership between the iCenter and FJC with generous support from The Lillian and Larry Goodman Foundations, with contributions from the Marcus Foundation and the AVI CHAI Foundation.