Celebrating the 70th anniversary of the Establishment of the State of Israel, we will be offering an eight-part Israel Seminar focusing on the Temple-Wide Theme of "Kol Yisrael Arevim Zeh L'Zeh" - "All of Israel Are Responsible for One Another."
Six of the sessions will focus on Israel Education and two of the sessions will focus on Campus Israel Engagement (see the session descriptions below).
The goals of the Israel Education program are to: - Bring together local teens for continued Jewish and Israel education - Delve deeper than the typical day school or religious school curriculum into "What is My Relationship with Israel?" - Discuss issues of responsibility, belonging and identity of American Jews with Israel - Use interactive and experiential activities (including activities such as cooking and films) to understand the role of Israel in our lives as American Jews
The goals for the Campus Israel Engagement sessions are to: - Train teens to think about how they might address issues related to Israel in college - Support and grow teens' confidence in their ability to talk about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict - Give teens the tools for how to engage in conversations of respectful disagreement both around Israel and in life
Tuesdays 7-8:30 pm
January 16 -- Free/No Commitment Student and Parent Info Session (7:45 - 8:45 pm)January 23 -- What is Am Yisrael or Kol Yisrael? (The People of Israel)January 30 -- For Whom Are We Responsible? (The Nation of Israel)February 6 -- How Do We Use Maps to Understand a Multiplicity of Voices in Israel? (The Land of Israel)February 13 -- How Do We Balance Personal and Communal Values? (Tradition Vs. Modernity in Israel)**February 27 -- Campus Israel Engagement Panel part 1 moderated by David Bernat **March 6 -- Campus Israel Engagement Panel part 2 moderated by Hornstein leadership March 13-- What Does It Mean “To Be a Free People in Our Land”? (Vision for the Future)March 20 -- What is My Relationship with Israel and What is Israel’s Relationship to Me? (Processing/Takeaways)
**Specifically geared for college bound students - open for everyone
Price:Price for just 6 Israel Education sessions: $108/student or $90 for students currently participating in TACOSPrice for just 2 Campus Israel Engagement sessions (geared towards 11th and 12th graders): $54/studentCOMBINED PRICE: $126/student or $108/student for TACOS
Checks can be made out to Temple Aliyah and handed in or mailed to 1664 Central Ave, Needham, MA 02492.