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Using Israel Music to Navigate the Aftermath of October 7: A Guide for Jewish Educators

Using Israeli music in the classroom, especially music written since October 7, gives our students a tangible way of connecting to the diversity of feelings being felt within Israeli society today. The national emotions these days are nuanced and complex, ...

Israel Education in a Post-October 7th World

While Israel education in a post-October 7th world isn’t easy, it's one of the most important things we can teach our children. But, you don’t have to do it alone.
Eyal Golan singing with soldiers

Teaching with Israeli Music Post Oct. 7th

If you want your students to understand the current mood in Israel, one of the best ways to do so is by listening to its music. Below is a collection of Israeli songs that have been released since October 7th.
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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 ...

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 ...

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. 

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