WHAT WE OFFER
Our presentations and workshops are interactive, many engaging participants through the use of texts. All are adapted to the specific audience, venue and context of the session . A sampling of topics appears below, grouped by subject area.
How Jewish the Jewish state?
My wife is a bigamist: Reflections on the women in my life
Personal anecdotes illuminating the complexities of living Jewishly in the so-called Jewish state
Israel as the Nation State of the Jewish people
The inherent tension in striving to create a society simultaneously Jewish and democratic
A stranger no more?
The conversion conundrum in Israel today: Who’s in, who’s out and who decides?
The Great Divide: Israel and American Jewry – Are we really one?
What's to blame for the growing alienation of Diaspora Jews from the Jewish state and what can we do about it
Putting Israel in its place: The Jewish state and the Jewish people
The centrality of Israel in Jewish life is a cornerstone of Zionist ideology. Is it in any way reflected in reality?
Why is Jerusalem always two?
Delving into the city’s celestial and earthly dimensions through the poetry of Yehuda Amichai
Next Year in Jerusalem: Fact, Fiction, Fantasy or Farce?
Exploring our bond to this magical city through texts ranging from the Biblical to the contemporary
Reclaiming and reframing the Zionist idea
From Altneuland to Tel Aviv: Herzl’s vision, our challenge
Relating to an Israel that is yet to meet the expectations of its founders that it be forged as an exemplary society
From Mt. Sinai to Mt. Herzl
The Biblical and Zionist commandment to build a society in the Land of Israel that would serve as a light unto the nations
Herzl’s Jewish Journey: Out with the Christmas tree, in with the Menorah
From flirtation with conversion to Christianity as a solution to the Jewish problem to a passionate embrace of Judaism
An interview with Theodor Herzl
Contemporary reflections from the visionary of the Jewish state on the state of the state he imagined into being
All in the family
Those we’ve left behind
The ongoing saga of the remnants of Ethiopian Jewry languishing in Gondar and Addis Ababa
Black Lives Matter – Do Jewish Black Lives Matter too?
The fascinating story of the Abayudaya Jews of Uganda, and Israel’s refusal to recognize them
It’s Greek to me
From highpoint to Holocaust in the Hellenic Republic and the challenges of the here and now
Family Matters: Our brethren in Poland, Greece, Panama and Uganda
A glimpse into the diversity and vitality of small Jewish communities around the world
Am Yisrael, Eretz Yisrael, Torat Yisrael: A conceptual model for Israel education
Approaching engagement with Israel as making sense only if it helps make sense of who one is
A visit to Altneuland and its implications for Israel Education
What was of concern to Herzl 120 years ago remains remarkably relevant for Jewish education today
Teaching Israel from B to Y: An Incomplete Guide for the Jewish Educator
B is for Birthright, Y for Yerushalayim shel Zahav. What about A for Aliyah and Z for Zionism?