Reflections of Jewish Educators on their Mishlachat Areyvut - Two Months after October 7, 2023, edited by David Bryfman and Dina Nusnbaum

As a result of the events of the massacre in Israel on October 7, and its subsequent ripples through the Jewish world, a few colleagues, many of whom also happen to be good friends, who have been involved in Israel education for several years, determined that traveling to Israel was essential for leaders in the field of Israel education.

Our trip had three major objectives. The first was to be with our friends and colleagues, and to reassure them that as one people, we are there for each other in good times and in bad. The second was to bridge the perceived gap between what Jewish educators outside of Israel were just beginning to grasp, and what our Israeli counterparts are dealing with daily. And the third was to begin a discussion about how Israel and Jewish education might look different in a post-October 7 world. It was one of my most profound trips to Israel.

Upon conclusion of the trip, a few of us decided to collect our thoughts about Israel education at this challenging and historic moment in time.

The initial Mishlachat Areyvut was generously funded by the Jim Joseph Foundation.

Israel Education in the Days After - Book Photo and Title

Simon Amiel, Executive Director of RootOne

Viewed 22 Saved to library 0
Israel Education in the Days After - Book Photo and Title

Rabbi Ben Berger, Vice President for Jewish Education, Hillel International

Viewed 13 Saved to library 0
Israel Education in the Days After - Book Photo and Title

Paul Bernstein, Founding CEO, Prizmah: Center for Jewish
Day Schools

Viewed 9 Saved to library 0
Israel Education in the Days After - Book Photo and Title

Dr. David Bryfman, Chief Executive Officer, The Jewish Education
Project

Viewed 12 Saved to library 0
Israel Education in the Days After - Book Photo and Title

Abi Dauber Sterne & Robbie Gringras, Co-Directors, For the Sake
of Argument

Viewed 7 Saved to library 0
Israel Education in the Days After - Book Photo and Title

Jeremy J. Fingerman, Chief Executive Officer, Foundation for Jewish
Camp

Viewed 2 Saved to library 0
Israel Education in the Days After - Book Photo and Title

Dr. Rachel Fish, Co-Founder of Boundless & Special Advisor to Brandeis University

Viewed 6 Saved to library 0
Israel Education in the Days After - Book Photo and Title

Dr. Keren E. Fraiman, Dean and Chief Academic Officer, Spertus Institute for Jewish Learning and Leadership

Viewed 9 Saved to library 0
Israel Education in the Days After - Book Photo and Title

Tal Gozani, Founding Executive Director of the Israel Educational Travel Alliance (IETA)

Viewed 2 Saved to library 0
Israel Education in the Days After - Book Photo and Title

Dr. Daniel Held, Chief Program Officer, UJA Federation of Greater
Toronto

Viewed 7 Saved to library 0
Israel Education in the Days After - Book Photo and Title

Benjamin M. Jacobs, Ph.D, Associate Research Professor, The George Washington University

Viewed 8 Saved to library 0
Israel Education in the Days After - Book Photo and Title

Shelley Kedar, Director, The Jewish Agency for Israel

Viewed 1 Saved to library 0
Israel Education in the Days After - Book Photo and Title

Anne Lanski, Founding CEO, The iCenter

Viewed 12 Saved to library 0
Israel Education in the Days After - Book Photo and Title

Shelley Marsh, Director of Collaborative Leadership, UJIA

Viewed 2 Saved to library 0
Israel Education in the Days After - Book Photo and Title

Ben Pery, Chief Executive Officer, Momentum

Viewed 3 Saved to library 0
Israel Education in the Days After - Book Photo and Title

Dr. Zohar Raviv, International VP of Educational Strategy, Taglit Birthright Israel

Viewed 6 Saved to library 0
Israel Education in the Days After - Book Photo and Title

Michael Soberman, Senior Educational Consultant, The iCenter

Viewed 17 Saved to library 0
Israel Education in the Days After - Book Photo and Title

Elizabeth Sokolsky, Executive Director, Birthright Israel North America

Viewed 5 Saved to library 0
Israel Education in the Days After - Book Photo and Title

Rabbi Bradley Solmsen, Director of Congregational Education, Park Avenue Synagogue

Viewed 1 Saved to library 0
Israel Education in the Days After - Book Photo and Title

Shuki Taylor, CEO, M²: The Institute for Experiential Jewish Education

Viewed 4 Saved to library 0
Israel Education in the Days After - Book Photo and Title

Dr. Samantha Vinokor-Meinrath, SD of Knowledge, Ideas, and
Learning, TJEP

Viewed 3 Saved to library 0
Israel Education in the Days After - Book Photo and Title

Noam Weissman, Executive Vice President, OpenDor Media (Unpacked)

Viewed 4 Saved to library 0
“Something terrible is about to happen,” by Zeev Engelmayer

Painting by Zev Engelmayer, artist, lecturer at Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design

Viewed 7 Saved to library 0