Join Noam Weissman, Sara Himeles and Professor Avi Shilon, historian and Menachem Begin scholar, as they share their insights on how to teach about leadership and Israeli history through the extraordinary story of Menachem Begin. Explore three key themes from Begin’s life, plus practical ways to share them with your students. Featuring clips from the educational version of Upheaval: The Life and Legacy of Menachem Begin and excerpts from the accompanying curriculum.
Historian and Menachem Begin scholar
Dr. Avi Shilon is a historian and political scientist. He was Post-doctoral fellow at the New-York University, and at Tsinghua University, Beijing (2015-2016). His dissertation focused on The Revisionist Movement Leaders’ Attitudes Toward Jewish religion, 1925-2005. His first book, Menachem Begin: A Life, was published by Yale University press in 2012. His second book, Ben Gurion: His Later Years in the Political Wilderness had been published by Rowman & Littlefield in 2016. His new book, The Left-Wing’s Sorrow: Yossi Beilin and the decline of the peace camp was published in Hebrew by Dvir in 2017. Shilon teaches at NYU Tel Aviv Campus and the Ben Gurion University at the Negev. He also writes op-ed columns for Haaretz.
Unpacked for Educators
Noam Weissman is Executive Vice President of OpenDor Media, where he spearheads educational vision and leads content creation. Noam heads a team of producers and educators for the Unpacked YouTube channel, which has over 95,000 subscribers and millions of views. He is also the host of the podcast “Unpacking Israeli History.”
Sara Himeles is an editor at Unpacked for Educators, a division of OpenDor Media. She has created and managed content and communications for former Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano and presidential candidate Barack Obama. Sara received rabbinical ordination from Ziegler at American Jewish University in Los Angeles and her BA from the University of Pennsylvania.
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