"Arts and culture provide a reflection on the heart of the people and the pulse of society; they bring to the surface themes and ideas that may not find expression in other ways." - The Aleph-Bet of Israel Education
The iCenter is currently in the process of building a new and comprehensive web space - an "Educator's Backpack" - on educational resources that will serve as a guide to the wide variety of materials, projects, and ideas that exists in Israel education. Please contact us if you have anything that you believe should be included in this space.
Israel and "winter games" are two words that are usually not in the same sentence. But this year at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Israel and its 5 athletes have the chance to compete for the gold.
"The Man Who Taught Me To Fly" is the latest in the iMMERSE series, a joint production of the iCenter and ISRAEL21c, creating educational resources from inspiring stories in contemporary Israel.
In Israel and Jewish communities around the world, Tu B'shvat (the birthday of trees) is celebrated as a holiday that is often thought of as the Jewish environmental awareness day. The holiday is a celebration of land, plants and seasons of Israel, and as such has taken on major significance for kibbutzim and other agricultural communities across Israel.
2013 was a very exciting and eventful year in the field of Israel education. The iCenter staff and consultants pick our favorite articles, stories and educational resources of 2013. Click on the images to be directed to the original articles, and we look forward to bringing you another great year of Israel education in 2014!
"My parents made aliyah (עֲלִיָה) thirty years ago from North America, and while they were eager to learn Hebrew and feel comfortable in their new surroundings, celebrating Thanksgiving was one tradition they (my father particularly) were not willing to give up." - Leah Breslow-Katz, Why Do We Keep the Traditions We Keep?
"There's something awesome about building things. Not only awesome in the 'cool sense' of the word, but awesome in all of its religious splendor." - Rabbi Josh Feigelson's, "An Act of Creating: Toys, Sukkahs and Grandpa Hymie"
At the Israel Museum in Jerusalem, you will find two sukkahs: One lifesized and one miniature.
The pomegranate has been growing in the Mediterranean region for thousands of years, and has become a symbol of Judaism, Israel and Rosh Hashanah. In Israel, the pomegranate is the centerpiece on the Rosh Hashanah table.
If we asked you to show us a way Israel lives in your life through a photograph, what photo would you choose to share, and what caption would you write to go along with it?