50 Years – the photos activity

 

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כאן אפשר למצוא פרטים על מערך התמונות:

מערך תמונות שנת יובל ירושלים

ירושלים – נספח למנחה

And here is the same activity explained in English:

Jerusalem at 50 – the postcard session

What would a woman do? Makom video salon had an answer

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In the lightness of Purim, and in the echoes of International Women’s Day, we’ll just put this here…

This is a video salon we hosted back in 2013 between Rachel Azaria (now MK), and R. Marcelo Bronstein of Bnei Jeshurun community of Manhattan. The conversation was public, and seen live and after the event. A baby had also invaded the event, yet it received nothing like the coverage of Robert Kelly’s unfortunate and hilarious interview.

It was only a few days later an article appeared in Haaretz revealed the full story. Apparently Azaria’s hungry baby had threatened to disturb the interview. Without anyone seeing or realizing, for the rest of the intelligent and fascinating conversation, Rachel Azaria was breast-feeding her child just out of shot…

Far fewer hits, but a great story…

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Imagine Israel – brand new podcast out now!

 

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4HQ! A gathering of Four Hatikvah Questions materials

 

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Podcast – Imagine Israel – Pluralism and Pizza

 

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Tune in to The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington’s Imagine Israel Podcast, as part of Federation’s Imagine Israel initiative.

With every episode, meet innovative Israeli influencers addressing social and economic challenges in Israel. Robbie Gringras, Creative Director of Makom, hosts Federation’s Imagine Israel Podcast,  facilitating thought-provoking dialogues with innovative Israelis to hear their story and learn how their life, work and passions intersect in a unique way to make a noticeable impact on Israeli society. focused on the intersection of their lives, work, passions and Israeli society.

Imagine Israel Podcast series connects Washington listeners directly to Israeli innovators, providing an opportunity to learn how Israeli activists are addressing social issues including disability inclusion, shared Jewish-Arab society, pluralism, LGBTQ community in Israel and more. The podcast will feature a breadth of thought leaders from DC and Israel, working in a wide variety of fields including filmmakers, NGO directors and CEOs, humanitarian aid workers and others.

 

Kaynan Rabino is the brain behind Good Deeds Day, an annual day of service that has flourished into an international phenomenon, currently reaching 75 countries—including the Greater Washington’s own Sara & Samuel J. Lessans Good Deeds Day. Rabino explains why the simple objective to change the world and positively impact the lives of others has garnered such a following, one good deed at a time.

 

Avner Stepak, former CEO of the second largest investment house in Israel, is revolutionizing Israel’s corporate world to include the previously overlooked disabled population in Israel’s workforce.

From the vantage point of the top floor at one of the largest investment firms in Israel, Avner Stepak (former CEO of Meitav Dash) saw his company was lacking a crucial component for success: inclusivity. Stepak recognized the value in the underemployed disabled population in Israel and he began to oversee the recruitment and hiring process for his investment house, reframing the company culture to welcome employees with disabilities.

After transforming his own investment house, Stepak set his sights on a new venture and in 2016—through a program of the Joint Distribution Committee, Israel’s Ministry of the Economy and the Ruderman Family Foundation—Stepak established Incorporate Israel. Incorporate Israel helps Israelis with disabilities join the corporate world by working closely with top staff at some of Israel’s biggest companies to fight against prevalent stigmas and raising awareness.

 

Visionary activist Chaya Gilboa, an expert on the issue of Israeli religious reform, shares her desire for social change in Israel. In a country where politics are religious and religion is political, Chaya strives to transform Israel’s restrictive religious judicial system by challenging institutionalized law to create a pluralistic, egalitarian alternative.

The compelling conversation addresses the conflicts and complexities that come with the current Rabbinical (Jewish governance) jurisdiction over issues of marriage, divorce and kashrut (Jewish dietary law); and Chaya’s approach to changing the system from outside of the Knesset (Israel’s Parliament).

Host Robbie Gringras interviews co-writer and director of the LGBTQ family drama “Ima v’ Abbas” (Mother and Fathers) about the intersection of his personal family dynamic in Israel (raising a child as a gay couple with a straight, single surrogate), his work, passions and Israeli society

The place of Place – activity exploring the Land of Israel

 

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This is an activity from the 4HQ curriculum, adapted for 2017, the 50th anniversary of the 6 Day War.

What is behind the connection of the Jewish People to the Land of Israel? And how does the Bible dictate or deviate from Israel’s current borders?

A crucial element in any learner’s ability to think about the Israeli/Palestinian conflict. For learners aged 15 upwards.

To download the full activity, click here.

Working with “10 hours on a Palestinian tour bus”

 

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We have found that Liora Goldberg’s blog of her visit to Ramallah and Hebron is a useful text to work with young adult groups who may not identify themselves as “progressive”. In particular it may be useful to begin more in-depth discussion of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict among young adults who grew up within a community that rarely voices a critique of Israeli policies in Judea and Samaria/The West Bank.

Liora’s perspective on her experiences comes from her UK Bnei Akiva background, and from growing up in a committed Zionist and not necessarily progressive family. Her insights are careful, honest, and personal. As such, we would recommend seeing her narrative voice as one of the most interesting aspects of the blog – exploring not only the experiences she reports, but the way in which she reports them as well.

While you are welcome to share the link to the annotated version of her blog, with “hover-over” embedded questions, you may wish to arrange an in-person meeting.

A gathering of young adults might be best off first sharing the reading of the entire blog, one paragraph per person: This is a slightly shortened version for you to download and print out.

Then we would recommend splitting into smaller groups or pairs, to work through the four sheets of A3 for at least 45 minutes.

10 Hours on a Palestinian Tour - Makom Guide_Page_2

Click here to download the pdf for printing out prior to the meeting.

Finally, bring the small groups together so that they may share their insights and comments.

Here I Come – activity around HaDag Nachash’ song

 

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“This activity is recommended for learners who have visited Israel before.

 

Ask each participant to

Write down 10 words, ideas, or places that you associate with Jerusalem

and

Write down 10 words, ideas, or places that you associate with Tel Aviv

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Musical blog – from West to East!

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Why write about fantastic Israeli music trends, when you can just as easily listen to them?

This is the first in a series of podcasts about Israeli culture, narrated by Robbie Gringras. This episode looks at two classics, one Israeli and one American, that received a fascinating upgrade by two Israeli bands…

 

The Arik Einstein/Judy Katz version of “What’s with me?”

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Teapack version of “What’s with me?”

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Tracy Chapman performs “Baby can I hold you?”

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Red Band and Sarit Hadad perform “Baby can I hold you?”

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10-minute crash course on Jews in the Modern World – Yonatan Ariel

 

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In this presentation, Makom’s Jonny Ariel lays out a useful framework for understanding the encounter of Jewish with the modern world, focusing on characteristics of Israeli Society and Jewish communities in North America.

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