Each camp in the Goodman Camping Initiative for Modern Israel History is encouraged to find the best ways to embed opportunities to learn about Israel into their environment, and to add new elements each summer. This individualized approach leads to creative, inspirational approaches to Israel education that complement, rather than compete with, local camp culture and customs.
Over the last few weeks, as sirens have filled our collective heads, and passion, compassion, and vitriol consumed our Facebook feeds there has been one tune that has been playing over and over in my head.
When the photo you see here made the rounds on Facebook and other social media on the 10th day of Operation Protective Edge, it was hard not to emit a gasp. So many small children... so well-trained to gird against the potential of a rocket crashing into their day care center.
Below is a letter written by Orly & Yoel Ganor of Ulpan-Or. It contains information about the conflict with Gaza, as well as some Hebrew terms relevant to Operation Protective Edge.
During these troubling times we would like to share with you some different aspects of the situation from those that you usually see watching the world media.
Original Source: JPost
by Lidar Grave-Lazi
Some 140 Jewish educators from 16 countries participated this week in the First International Dialog on the Israel Educator.
The four-day conference in the capital was organized by the World Zionist Organization, the ministries of Education, International Affairs and Strategy, and Jerusalem and Diaspora Affairs, and the iCenter for Israel Education.
Original Source: eJP
by Anne Lanski
We hear a lot of exciting news these days about individual projects in Israel Education. It seems like every week something new is happening. There are programs for day school educators, supplementary school educators, youth professionals, camp educators, rabbinic students, graduate students, and teens. Organizations as diverse as BBYO, Yeshiva University, the Union for Reform Judaism, and the Foundation for Jewish Camp are focusing financial and human resources on new Israel education initiatives. The Taglit Fellows program is poised to catalyze even greater growth. And the Government of Israel’s planned initiatives will inject a powerful new stream of energy into the field. As I have written before, this is an exciting time for Israel Education.