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#1 Qushiyot

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Applications are being accepted for our 2018-2019 Cohort.

Qushiyot is a year-long Israel Education Fellowship in partnership with Makom and generously funded by UJA Fed NY.  It provides educators who teach grades 6 - 12 in congregational and other part-time settings with a comprehensive philosophical and pedagogical approach to Israel education that embraces the vibrant complexity of Israel. Qushiyot guides educators to address controversial issues and empowers them to develop meaningful Israel educational learning experiences for their own students. The year-long fellowship includes 3 New York based workshops, a 9-day Israel experience, individual mentoring, and access to Makom’s portal. Contact Abby Pitkowsky for more information about the next cohort.    



#2 Israel Education for the Early Years Fellowship and Network

Network Catalog As Israel prepares to celebrate its 70th Anniversary of the modern state, this network will focus on reimagining early childhood Israel education in our schools. We will explore how to successfully merge best practices in Israel and progressive early childhood education to help young children and their parents form a realistic, meaningful understanding of Israel as a people, land and homeland throughout the school year.  Participants will emerge from this experience with a vision for Israel education in the early years that flows from children’s understanding and interests and demonstrates how Israel learning can be more emergent and take place outside of Yom Ha’Atzma’ut.   


#3 Israel Education: Connections, Complexities and Conflicts. A Three-Part Webinar Series

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What approaches can help our learners embrace Israel with all her complexities while helping them and their families develop and strengthen a positive relationship with the people, the state, and the land? This three-webinar series this spring will explore the philosophy and challenges of Israel education today, the available resources, and new approaches to teaching about Israel. 

#4 Israel Summer Programs for Teens

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The New York Teen Initiative is operated by the Jewish Education Project with joint funding by UJA-Federation of New York and the Jim Joseph Foundation. Its goal is to increase the number of teens participating in unique, immersive, and inspiring Jewish summer experiences. In the Summer of 2017, four newly launched Israel experiences joined the ranks as Featured Programs (linked above). Follow these links to learn more about them or explore a wide variety of 65+ Israel-based summer programs for teens at FindYourSummer.org.