We’ll relate to these questions: How can Jews respond to the challenge posed by climate change? What are the spiritual roots of the ecological crisis? How can we address them in our own lives and communities? This session will both face the challenges and offer people hope and practical suggestions.Drilling on boat teaching sheet two pages English and Hebrew JES.doc.pdf Five ships Prezi Yonatan Neril 11.20.18.pdf
The cultures of the millennia-old Bukharian, Georgian, and Mountain/Kavkazi Jewish communities are situated at the unique, and lesser known, intersection of Sephardic, Mizrahi, and Russian-speaking Jewish identities. In this multimedia session, we will explore the rich histories and experiences of these three Former Soviet Union communities.
The Two State solution has been the accepted way to resolve the Arab-Israel conflict. But in recent years, it has become almost impossible to draw a clean border between the two. What new ideas for power sharing between Israelis and Palestinians exist beyond the traditional territorial box?
This in-depth class will investigate contemporary philosophical interpretations of the enigmatic account of the Tower of Babel. We will consider similarities and differences between multiple languages around the world, and whether we have any chance of true communication with those who speak other languages.
This session will discuss the experience of covering the wars of recent years in the Middle East. I will detail some experiences of my own in the wars in Syria and Iraq, and will look into how the current state of the news media affects the process whereby information concerning conflicts is gathered.
Sometimes I love davening but at other times, to be honest, it’s a bit of a chore. So I’ve been thinking about what inspires me and sets the mood to have a meaningful experience: mortality, music, kindness, parenthood & miracles. As you’ll hear, Prefab Sprout helped. Each approach is embodied in a particular daily prayer that might speak to you.
Galey Tzahal & Bamahane are the IDF's radio station and newspaper. They both work independently within the army and are run by soldiers on mandatory service. From the creation of the State, these iconic media were, and still are, a unique story in the Israeli heritage; working for the army whilst ensuring free speech alongside national security.
Ever wanted to try stand up comedy? Rachel’s seen acts of all levels with great material they can’t deliver, charisma but poor writing, and those stars with outstanding wordplay and awesome performance. This session uses writing exercises to develop your comedy voice, stage presence, and craft a 5 min set with the option of performing one evening!
We can all name foods that we regularly eat in Israel – but are the foods really Israeli and is there even such a thing as Israeli food? The answers might surprise, but will certainly enlighten as we look at whether Israeli food exists and what we can learn from Israeli and Jewish history from a culinary experience in Israel. *Warning: this session will contain nuts
One of the many character traits we learn to cultivate through mussar practice is patience. In this session we will use meditation, study, and discussion to explore our relationship to the trait of patience.
Louis Jacobs, alongside Abraham J. Heschel and others, deplored the behaviourism that has taken root among Jews. They maintained that we must consider our belief structure and relate it to our identity and behaviour, avoiding the easy way of conformism. Our panelists will convey their personal approaches to Judaism and ask, can we fight this trend?
In light of the growth of international antisemitism and Islamophobia, can Muslims and Jews put traditional animosity aside? Can the refugee crisis, in particular, be a bridge between us and are there other ways we can be at each others' side? Join Laura and a prominent Muslim campaigner to discuss the challenge facing both communities.
Since 2011, Jodi Magness has been directing excavations in the ancient village of Huqoq in Israel's Galilee. The excavations have brought to light the remains of a monumental late Roman synagogue paved with stunning and unique mosaics, including biblical scenes and the first non-biblical story ever discovered decorating an ancient synagogue.
Puerto Rico, a Spanish speaking territory of the United States, the home of reggaeton and an island totally devastated by Hurricane Maria in September 2017. More than a year later, some communities still don't have electricity or clean water. Learn how IsraAID and the Puerto Rican Jewish communities are helping in this complex political environment.
This session will cover the importance of Nusach and its special role and function within the Jewish calendar and the synagogue service.Shabbat Liturgy Structure Handout.pptx.pdf
No-one nowadays should be in any doubt that antisemitism still exists, but it is an endlessly mutating thing. Without doubt we should call it out whenever we spot it, but what exactly is it now and should we worry about it?
Just a few months after the Swedish general election, we take a look at how the immigration crisis changed Sweden forever and what the rise of the far right means not just for the liberal Nordic Kingdom, but for all of Europe.
Our Bible names sixty prophets, their stories and words. It also includes accounts of there being hundreds more. There was a brother and sisterhood of prophecy. How does this compare with the still existing griot tradition of Mali and Senegal? Griots extemporise on current events, politics and daily life. With West African music and Hebrew poetry.
Throughout Jewish history "Tikkun Olam" has taken on many meanings. How has this popular term evolved over the last 500 years? Join us in an exploration of this term and how it has impacted Jewish thought and Jewish action to this day.
If you have a passion for stories and you always dreamed of writing one, then this session is for you. No previous experience is needed, just an open mind, creativity and the courage to share your thoughts with others. Recommended for teachers or/and teenagers. Session 2: The plague of the firstborn.