Israel@65: A Family and Community Resource Guide©
This 54-page electronic guide is composed of information, analyses, programs and activities centered around Israel’s 65th birthday. Some of the material presented here may be best used in conjunction with a computer or mobile device, and by accessing the internet. It is suitable for learners of all ages.
Where and how might elements of Israel@65: A Family and Community Resource Guide© be used?
Venues for use include: writing a dvar torah; congregational and day school classroom use; with adult education groups; Hillels; returning Birthright participants; summer camp environments; family or community missions; lunch and learn sessions; with groups where Israel is a focus of engagement; and for individuals who simply want to learn about Israel.
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What is in Israel@65: A Family and Community Resource Guide©?
- A short timeline of the Jewish People and the Land of Israel
- An analysis of Israel’s Declaration of Independence with suggested educational and programmatic activities
- A compendium of 65 notable Israelis, each with a brief biography and suggestions for use in your school, organization, or home with your family
- A compendium of 65 non-Israelis who played important roles in Israel’s creation and development
- A compendium of 65 examples of Israeli art and culture with suggestions for use
- A list of 65 more Israelis who had influence on Israel’s history, politics, culture, society and economics
- Three plans/programs for use in an appropriate setting
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Giving to one another was a core value in the Jewish state’s establishment. Its extent and variety are enumerated in this curriculum which has an accompanying teacher guide.
Hebrew literature excerpts show how the language became a core element in Jewish state identity. A teacher guide accompanies the student unit.
Israel and the Jewish Nation: Part One
Covering the foundations of Judaism and the history of the Jewish
people, this unit starts with the ‘covenants’ and ends in 1897. It
traces the Jewish connection to the land of Israel, in the land and
in exile. It explains how and why Jews retained their traditions
in the face of enormous challenges. It concludes with the birth of
Zionism as one answer to Jewish insecurity.
(Th is is the fi rst of four planned units covering Israel and the
How has Israel managed since its inception to balance the needs of the nation with the rights of the individual? The student curriculum also has a teacher guide.
For teens and young adults, this curriculum, is for those who have never visited Israel; a substantial teacher guide andresource CD are also available.
Israel and Hebrew Language: A Nation's Choice
These posters accompany the CIE Student Workbook and Teacher Guide
on Hebrew language revival, but they can also stand alone as educational
tools for learners of all ages.
An Interdisciplinary Unit on Israel and Water
These posters are an ideal way to bring teachers of general studies and Judaic studies together, while making explicit connections for students across subjects around the theme of water. In addition, the posters can be used for parent and community education, while adding aesthetic and visual value to your institution.
Haggadot from the 1930s-1950s: An Experiential Text Study
This collection of posters is especially designed for Israel studies related to Passover, but is equally valuable throughout the year for examining cultural artifacts as historical representations of Zionist history.
Reflections on the First Day of Independance
While these posters are especially appropriate for celebrating Israel’s ndependence as a Jewish state, they are relevant year round, as they promote critical reading skills, historical insight, and context for the events that occurred in May 1948.
A Selection of Authentic Zionist Posters
Zionist posters adorn classrooms and provide visual stimulation for students to promote deeper learning about Israel’s modern history. Learning how to analyze such posters is a key skill for promoting awareness of information consumerism, designer intent, and the impact of images on our lives.