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  • Israel education needs coaches instead of cheerleaders

    2 days ago

    Imagine you’re playing in the Super Bowl. Would you rather have the encouragement of an enthusiastic cheerleader or the guidance of a skilled coach? 

    The field of Israel education is crowded with cheerleaders. Believing that it is their responsibility to champion Israel, teachers...

  • Improving education about Israel

    By Kylie Ora Lobell

    December 9, 2015 | 2:59 pm

    Hot on the heels of a report showing major gaps in American-Jewish college students’ knowledge about the State of Israel, some 250 Jewish educators, funders and other stakeholders gathered in Las Vegas for a three-day conference on Israel education.

    Hosted by the iCenter for...

  • Gifted diaspora teens

    November 8, 2012 | 12:18 pm

    Growing up in Los Angeles, Asaf Shasha, then 16, had everything a teenager could want: a loving family, good friends and a comfortable home. 

    Still, Shasha couldn’t shake the feeling that there was more to life than the fancy gadgets prized by the kids at his Jewish day school....