The latest round of fighting between Israel and Hamas was devastating and far-reaching. In addition to the heavy toll on both Israel and Gaza, it spawned unprecedented violence and mob attacks between Jewish and Arab citizens in Israel’s mixed cities, along with widespread unrest in the West Bank. As the conflict raged, discourse around the Israeli-Palestinian conflict became more divisive and vitriolic than ever before.
For Jewish educators teaching about and responding to questions on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, this is an intensely challenging and unsettling moment.
At Makom, we’re committed to creating innovative and multidimensional educational frameworks that respond to educators’ needs.
That’s why earlier this year we launched, “Exploring Settlements, Territories, and Green Lines”, a new online program for educators on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Through this 8-part, cohort-based program, participants are exposed to a multiplicity of narratives and perspectives so as to gain a deeper and more nuanced understanding of the conflict.
The program also equips participants with tools and knowledge to engage in conversations and teach their students and communities about the conflict. The pilot program was very well received.
We’re pleased to announce the next two rounds of the program:
Program for Congregational and Jewish Day School Educators
In July and August 2021, we’ll be leading a program for Congregational and Jewish Day School educators.
The deadline for applications is June 20, 2021.
Interested in applying? Sign up here to receive your application form.
For more details (including program dates) >> Makom Conflict Education Program for Congregational and Jewish Day School Educators
Program for Hillel Professionals and Other Professionals Working with Young Adults
In October and November 2021, we’ll run the program for Hillel professionals and other professionals working with young adults.
The deadline for applications is August 29, 2021, but we accept applications on a rolling basis and encourage you to apply earlier.
Is this the program you’ve been waiting for? Sign up here to receive your application form.