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Israel Education
Twin Cities—A Matter of Identity and Belonging
In the current study, the cities of Beer Sheva and Nahariya were taken as case studies for examining the contribution of the Twin Cities program to promoting residents’ feeling of belonging to their Jewish identity. Specifically, the current study attempted to examine the effect of town of residence and age group on feeling of belonging, and whether familiarity with the Twin Cities program affected the feeling of belonging to Jewish identity, in the assumption that residents familiar with the program would report a stronger feeling of belonging than residents not familiar with it.
Publication Year: 2017    |    Updated in JTEC: November 29, 2017
iNfuse Initiative Will Help More Schools Bring Israel into All Aspects of Jewish Day School Learning Experiences
To help more Jewish day schools infuse Israel into all aspects of school life and learning, The iCenter welcomed nine new day schools across North America into its initiative, iNfuse: Israel in Jewish Day Schools. Each school now is creating a plan to make Israel education and experiences a deeper part of all aspects of school life, including classes such as science, the arts, Jewish studies, Hebrew language, all-school Israel engagement, and Israel travel.
Publication Year: November 19, 2017    |    Updated in JTEC: November 27, 2017
Teaching the Land of Israel as Civic Education: A Historical Exploration
Guided by the assumption that geography teaching is connected to nationalism and civic education, this study focused on the manifestation of different citizenship conceptions in the teaching of the land of Israel as implemented in the Israeli educational system. This historical content analysis of Israeli curricula resulted in a division into three periods. Whereas the first two periods reflected specific citizenship conceptions—nationalistic in the former and individualistic in the latter, the third period is characterized by an amalgamation of contradictory conceptions. These findings point to the potential and challenges facing geography education in creating a truly democratic space.
Publication Year: 2017    |    Updated in JTEC: October 25, 2017
Testing the Waters: New Summer Teen Experiences
There was something fishy about the Sci-Tech Israel program. Just ask Robert, a rising junior at a Westchester high school, who joined 28 other teens from the New York area and around the country for three weeks on this Israel adventure. The teens met Israeli science and technology experts while exploring the country from Sinai to Eilat and celebrating Shabbat. The teens also learned about marine biology and ecosystems when they visited the National Institute of Oceanography in Haifa on the coast of the Mediterranean.
Publication Year: August 29, 2017    |    Updated in JTEC: September 13, 2017
The David Project Joining Hillel International
Hillel International today announced that it has reached an agreement with The David Project to integrate the pro-Israel group into Hinenu, Hillel’s Israel Education and Engagement department. The two organizations have a long-established partnership that will be formalized to serve the missions of both organizations. The David Project will strengthen its proven methodology for building diverse pro-Israel support on campus, while helping Hillel empower Jewish students on campus to create enduring connections to Israel.
Publication Year: August 23, 2017    |    Updated in JTEC: September 6, 2017
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