Over the past three years, we’ve worked with more than 80 Moishe House residents from across the US to engage with Israel in a deep, thoughtful, and honest way.
What did we learn? How did Makom and Moishe House manage to synthesize our strengths? How did comfort and challenge, connection and content, personal and political, manage to work together?
On Wednesday, December 16th at 9 am EST, we’ll be talking about just that, and we’d love for you to join the conversation. (There’ll be a repeat event on Thursday, December 17th at 9 am PST for the West Coast).
We’ll be sharing results of the evaluation conducted by Rosov Consulting, discussing responses to participant video interviews, and in particular exploring in small groups four of the key areas of inquiry that arose during this three-year project:
- How can the culture of “community guidelines” and “safe spaces” live with the need for riskier edgier disagreements that deep learning about Israel must entail?
- How can a culture of personal engagement find room for an external “subject”?
- What is more important – meaningful conversations about Israel? Or meaningful conversations about anything at all?
- How can deep, meaningful, informed programming about Israel be run by non-professional non-educators?
Agenda for the Gathering
Evaluation and Research Findings: Dr. Alex Pomson will present the findings of Rosov Consulting, including video interviews with select participants, following by facilitated break out rooms.
The Big Questions that Arose: Robbie Gringras presents the big questions that arose from the project, and that may challenge us in the future, followed by facilitated break-out rooms.
Summary & Implications for the Future: Abi Dauber Sterne will offer ideas about how what we learned might impact the field further.
The event is free. There will be a 30-minute break between 10:15-10:45 am.
Looking forward to seeing you there!