Ki Mi’tziyon Teitzei Torah – Teachings Direct from Israel
All are welcome to join us for this free 4-part series of lectures generously offered by our friends and expert educators from Keshet Educational Journeys. Keshet has guided us on all of our Israel tours, and since we cannot come to them just yet, they have offered to come to us, via Zoom.
Sunday, November 21, 11am – 12:30pm
The Meanings of Chanukah with Ariel Fogelman
As Chanukah approaches, Ariel will share historical, spiritual and contemporary perspectives on our Festival of Lights.
Ariel is a Program Director at Keshet Educational Journeys and coordinates Keshet’s educational staff training and placement.
Sunday, November 28, 11am – 12:30pm
Political Update with Keshet Founder, Israel Educator, and Political Analyst, Yitzhak Sokoloff.
Yitzhak will give us an overview on current events and political trends in Israel and the surrounding region, followed by a free-ranging Q&A.
Yitzhak is the Founder and President of Keshet Educational Journeys and a pioneer in the field of educational tourism in Israel. He is an Israeli political analyst, educator and tour guide.
Sunday, December 5, 11am – 12:30pm
Yiddishkeit in the Israeli Music Scene.
Join Keshet Israel Educator, Kayla Ship for a “non-exhaustive, non-methodological, partial survey of Israeli songs” highlighting the recent trends of spirituality and cultural diversity in Israeli mainstream music. We’ll listen to songs, with English translation of lyrics, to see how the lines between secular & religious music are being blurred and how Israeli society is embracing its various ethnic roots.
Kayla was born and raised in Boston. She received a BA in Anthropology and Religion from Dartmouth College and holds a Masters in Theological Studies from Harvard Divinity School, where she concentrated on Scripture & Interpretation. Read more.
Sunday, December 12, 11am – 12:30pm
From Isaiah to Jeremiah: How Jerusalem Became So Important to the Jewish People.
Step back with Daniel Ehrlich, Keshet’s Educational Director, 2,500 – 3,000 years to the days of King David and the First Temple. This learning session combines pre-recorded video guiding in the Old City of Jerusalem, music, Powerpoint with maps, texts and timelines with live narration and teaching followed by Q&A.
As a licensed Tour Guide and a pioneer in Jewish-Christian relations, Danny has served as Israel Tour Educator for a wide variety of Jewish and Christian groups, and has been a featured guest speaker at many churches and synagogues. Read more.