Makom’s Gap-Year Israel Educator Team is Offering Virtual Learning Opportunities for Students
In this time of uncertainty, when many of our students’ learning experience has been disrupted by the Coronavirus, we are now offering continued learning online.
Whether a one-off lecture or a mini-series, Makom Israel can offer multiple opportunities for students to continue learning about Zionism, Modern Israel, Israeli Politics, the Arab-Israeli Conflict and Jewish Peoplehood now that they will only be able to learn at home for the foreseeable future.
If your school is interested in arranging one of these learning opportunities listed below, please email our Gap Year Program Director Benji Davis at BenjaminD@jafi.org.
This can be hosted on our Makom Israel Zoom, and scheduled based on when is best for your students.
Interactive 60-90 Minute Webinars*:
*Most of these sessions can be adapted to a 2-3 part mini series as well
Three Part Webinar Mini-Series:
“Progressive”, “Liberal” “Zionist”, these are terms that we hear and use every day, but do we really know what they mean? How do they interface with each other? Are they contradictory? Is there overlap between them? We have put together this seminar to help open a conversation to explore the terms and to begin to answer some of these questions.
This 3-part series is aimed at teaching participants about how to engage in “good controversy,” with Israel as the subject for discussion. We will discuss and model how to “argue for the sake of Heaven” in a society where “yes, and” and “safe spaces” are the norm. In this workshop, we will teach our signature framework for understanding disagreements about Israel – the Four Hatikvah Questions. We will then help participants get more comfortable with differences of opinions, enabling them to engage in deeper, meaningful conversations. And finally, we will activate participants to practice using this framework, to help them analyse their own viewpoints to understand how they differ from other viewpoints
What does it mean “to be a free nation in our land?” This mini series will be a deep dive into the penultimate line of the Hatikva.