Israel in Crisis - Educational Responses Part 2

The Jewish Education Project
May 26, 2021

In the second part of this series, Dr. Keren E. Fraiman shared approaches for navigating charged conversations and diverse perspectives.  

Recommended Resources:

  • You can watch a recording of this session here.
  • Remember to check out our Resource collection focused on the May 2021 conflict.  
  • Part I of this series can be found here

Take a look at this table Dr. Keren Fraiman shared during her session, presenting an array of tools for creating open spaces for inquiry and discovery. Consider which tool: 

  • You are already comfortable with and utilize in your teaching. 

  • Seems like a big challenge. 

  • Feels in your reach to begin using now. 



Keren Fraimain Headshot

Keren E. Fraiman | Dr. Keren E. Fraiman is Spertus Institute's Dean and Chief Academic Officer. She also holds a faculty appointment as Associate Professor of Israel Studies. She previously served as Director of Research and Evaluation at The iCenter for Israel Education, where she continues to serve on the faculty of the iFellows Masters Concentration in Israel Education program. In January 2020, Dr. Fraiman was selected for the prestigious Wexner Field Fellowship, presented by the Wexner Foundation in partnership with the Jim Joseph Foundation. She received her PhD in International Relations and Security Studies from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and her BA in Political Science and Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations from The University of Chicago. Her work has been supported by the US Institute of Peace, the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism, and the Chicago Project on Security and Terrorism. A former Schusterman Israel Scholar, Dr. Fraiman has worked at the Crown Center for Middle East Studies at Brandeis, served as an officer in the IDF, and led trips to Israel as a Facilitator both for Encounter and Birthright Israel.