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Eyal Golan singing with soldiers

Teaching with Israeli Music Post Oct. 7th

Below is a collection of Israeli songs that have been released since October 7th. The songs vary in their themes such as hope, despair, responsibility, victory and unity, amongst others. Each resource includes both the Hebrew and English lyrics as well as the YouTube music video of each song. Keep in mind, some of the songs have explicit lyrics or images that are difficult to view which is indicated below. What to do with these songs? Post Oct. 7 Israeli Songs: Am Yisrael Chai – עם ישראל חי Artist: Eyal ...
(Photo: Israelism)

Preparing students with nuanced Israel Education

The documentary “Israelism,” featuring disillusioned American Jews, critiques the way many were taught about Israel. We unpack some of the main issues the film raises and reflect on how Israel education addresses these issues and prepares students for the diverse perspectives and real challenges they encounter later in life.

The future of Israel education is bright: Here’s why

Our team just returned from Atlanta where we spent two days working with over 80 high school students at the Weber School for their inaugural Michael Kay Israel Fellowship retreat. Now that we are back, we wanted to share reflections from the retreat.

Unpacking the war with your students: Helping your students process what’s going on in Israel

Five helpful framings for teaching about this moment

Educational resources on antisemitism ahead of Tisha B’Av

Use these educational resources to educate your students about antisemitism in its various forms, during The Three Weeks and Tisha B'Av.

Teaching current events in Israel today

Our senior directors of Israel education Sarah Gordon and Avi Posen share four suggestions for how to successfully teach Israeli current events in the classroom.

The perfect Yom Ha’atzmaut programming for your classroom in honor of Israel at 75

The best way to engage students is through Unpacked for Educators’ Yoms Film Festival. This initiative, created for Israel at 75, is perfect for engaging students of all ages in Yom Hashoah, Yom Hazikaron and Yom Ha’atzmaut programming. 

Highlights from our ‘Unsafe Spaces’ tour in Los Angeles

Our team just returned from a film tour in Los Angeles with “Unsafe Spaces.” We reflect on the highlights, key takeaways, and why we are feeling optimistic about the Jewish future.

What is the best way to respond to antisemitism?

In this op-ed, our editor Sara Himeles argues that the Jewish community must respond to antisemitism with education and in a united way, rather than in a politically divided way.

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