Israel@70 Day of Learning: Connections and Complexities

Oct 11, 2018 9:00 AM
Oct 11, 2018 3:00 PM

130 E 59th Street, New York, New York 10022

Thank you to all those who attended a wonderful day of learning and growth. View our opening Keynote session and Livestream.

fostering love for israel without bypassing complexity

For clergy and educators, a full day of learning in partnership with The iCenter

students studying in Israel

Special thanks to our outstanding presenters, keynote by Rabbi David Ellenson and breakout sessions by Dr. Rachel Fish, Michael Soberman, Vavi Toran, Rich Walter, and Dr. Shayna Weiss.

Get inspired to foster connections to Israel | Become more informed to support critical thinking | Examine pressing issues confronting Israel education | Address opportunities and challenges to engage students and parents

Breakout Sessions

• Arts and Culture in Israel

• Creating a Culture of Israel Education: A Relational Approach

• Exploring the Nation-State Law and its Complexity

• On the Map/Off the Map

• Tales of 1948: Multiple Views of Israel's Creation Using Primary Sources

speaker bios
Key Note Speaker:  Rabbi David Ellenson Ph.D., Interim President and Chancellor Emeritus of Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion.

About Our key note speaker:
Rabbi David Ellenson

Before being appointed as Interim President of HUC, David Ellenson concluded his tenure as Director of the Schusterman Center for Israel Studies at Brandeis University, a position he held since 2015. He has authored or edited seven books and over 300 articles and reviews in a wide variety of academic and popular journals and newspapers. Ellenson received his Ph.D. from Columbia University in 1981 and was ordained as a rabbi by HUC-JIR in 1977. For two decades, Ellenson served as head of the Louchheim School of Judaic Studies, the undergraduate program in Jewish Studies at the University of Southern California conducted under the aegis of HUC-JIR. He has also served as a Visiting Professor at both UCLA and The Jewish Theological Seminary of America, and he has been a Fellow of the Shalom Hartman Institute of Jerusalem as well as a Fellow and Lecturer at the Institute for Advanced Studies and a Lady Davis Visiting Professor of the Humanities in the Department of Jewish Thought at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem.

Learn about our approach to Israel Education.

For more information, contact Abby Pitkowsky.

Related Resources

Resource Guide
How do you make your way through the many digital resources out there on Israel and on Israel’s 70th from a myriad of viewpoints, agendas, and political persuasions? We offer a place to start and a sample of some that we find thought-provoking and worth exploring.