Keshet Israel Educator, Kayla Ship joined us 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 listened 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 Ship, Vice President and Program Director of Keshet Educational Journeys, has been part of the Keshet team since 2000. 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. In addition, she participated in the Visiting Graduate Student Program at Hebrew University, where she concentrated on Second Temple Period History and the “Golden Age of Spain”.
Kayla taught Jewish studies at Prozdor and at other religious schools in the Boston area and attended Camp Yavneh as a camper and counselor. Kayla made aliyah in 1997. She is a licensed tour guide and is the Director of Keshet’s Jewish Roots Journeys to Sepharad. In addition to her educational touring work in Israel, she has guided numerous Educational Tours in Spain & Portugal. Kayla is active in Conservative synagogues and the Masorti movement in Israel.