Complexity, Conflicts, and Connections: Adapting in Israel Education

The Jewish Education Project
July 1, 2020

Israel education is about much more than political and historical conflicts. Rachel Fish, Robbie Gringras, and Anne Lanski explore some of the complicated issues that Israel raises for educators today with David Bryfman. 

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Dr. Rachel Fish is a historian and educator of Zionist thought and Israeli history and society. She is passionate about engaging with the complexity of Israeli history and embraces complexity. 






Robbie Gringras

Robbie Gringras is a British-born Israeli living in the Galilee, working in education, performance, and writing. While Creative Director of Makom, the Israel Education Lab of the Jewish Agency, he coined the phrase: “Hugging and Wrestling with Israel.” With Makom he created and continues to drive the Four Hatikvah Questions approach to complex Israel education, and the tour of his latest solo show on Jewish-Arab relations in the Galil – The Gate - is on Corona-hold.


Anne Lanski

Anne Lanski is the Founding CEO of The iCenter, an organization that supports and advances the professional field of Israel education across North America. Israel, education and innovation have always been Anne’s personal and professional passions. A pioneer in teen travel to Eastern Europe and Israel, Anne is the Founder and Former CEO of Shorashim. She is regarded as the seminal figure in making “mifgash” essential to Israel experience programs, and is the recipient of grants and awards for her groundbreaking work in this field. 



  • Early Childhood
  • Family Engagement
  • Day Schools and Yeshivas
  • Congregational Learning
  • After School and Beyond
  • Teen Engagement