The following video was filmed in the summer 2013 in collaboration with BBYO Passport. Interviewed are ILSI participants from around the world.
Following my semester on Kesher Hadash, I attended my first iCenter seminar, invigorated to reinforce my learning in Jerusalem with fellow Israel educators. During this time, I was also preparing to become a Community Educator for Genesis (a summer program for high school students at Brandeis University) where I would have the unique opportunity to design and facilitate an Expedition - an experiential learning course on a Jewish topic.
With the 2014 Olympic Games on my mind, I have been thinking about how the Israeli athletes must feel as they represent Israel at the highest level of their sport. I also recall how the Olympics, specifically the Munich Games, played a role in my own training when I was playing basketball for Maccabi Haifa.
On January 30, the Consortium for Applied Studies in Jewish Education (CASJE) held a panel discussion to discuss its research brief on The Israel Educator. Along with iCenter Executive Director Anne Lanski and iCenter consultant Clare Goldwater, participants included Dr. Alex Sinclair of the Jewish Theological Seminary's Kesher Hadash program and Yossi Prager of the AVICHAI Foundation. The panel was moderated by Dr. Sharon Weiss-Greenberg. CASJE is supported by The Jim Joseph Foundation.
See the short video below for Anne's reflections on the essential elements of an excellent Israel Educator.
The saying, “Sometimes you have to travel a long way to find what is near” became increasingly clear after returning from Chicago to Israel following this January’s Masters Concentration in Israel Education seminar. As I was born and raised in Israel, some of the questions and topics that we discussed around the energetic and inspiring student tables were new to me.
Guy Korngold, Director of Camp Kinneret-Biluim, recently discovered that his great, great, great grandmother was a part of the Bilu movement. See his story in this short spotlight video!
And check out the other participating camps in the Goodman Camping Initiative for Modern Israel History.