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.
So far, two cohorts with 40 participants in total have graduated from the program.
The next round of the program starts in October 2021:
Program for Hillel Professionals and Other Professionals Working with Young Adults