ISRAEL SCHOOL

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 ISRAEL SCHOOL:
THE HISTORY STORY OF ISRAEL'S CREATION,
SURVIVAL AND SUCCESS

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TOPICS COVERED:

Class #1: Where did Zionism come from? Where did it begin, who started it and why?

Class #2: Farming, guarding and building: What the Jews had to do to get their own country.

Class #3: After independence: Ingathering of the exiles and building a new society.

 

Class #4: Security issues: Why has Israel been in so many wars and conflicts? How did Israel survive these great challenges?

 

Class #5: Discussing common criticisms of Israel and how to respond to them in an informed and balanced way.

 

Class #6: Exploring the unique character of Israeli culture: looking at Israeli music, food and even graffiti!

UPCOMING SESSION:

OCTOBER-NOVEMBER SESSION:

Six Sundays at 10:00 aM EST

Oct. 31 Nov. 7, 14, 21, 28 dec. 5

Cost: $150

To register, fill out the form above

 
 

 BDS RESPONDER COURSE 

BDS activists are increasing in numbers and in strength, using social media, school classrooms and college campuses as their arenas to launch their viscious and unbased attacks at Israel to a mostly uneducated audience.

Many pro-Israel high school and college students, and even adults, know that these attacks are based on falsehoods and distortions of historical events, but they lack the concrete information to piece together a

solid counter-argument.

In this course, participants will study the HISTORY and learn the FACTS they need in order to know how to confidently respond to these attacks and accusations in an informed and balanced manner.

TOPICS INCLUDE:

International law and the establishment of the State of Israel

Jewish land purchases before the State

Palestinian refugee issue

The impact of the Six Day War

Israeli settlements

The Israeli security barrier

False BDS accusations of:

Ethnic cleansing

Israel as an Apartheid State

Israel committing genocide

and more...

Classes take place via Zoom on Sundays at 1:30 PM EST

next course begins: tba

Cost: $150

To register, fill out the form above

VIRTUAL TOURS OF ISRAEL:
WEEKLY VISITS TO ISRAEL'S
ANCIENT AND MODERN SITES

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Explore ancient and modern Israel with

a new exciting and informative

virtual tour every week!

From Eilat to the Golan Heights, from Tel Aviv to the Dead Sea, explore the rich history, geography, nature and culture of Israel from the comfort of your own home!

Virtual tours are pre-recorded

links sent to your email 

PRICING:

One virtual tour: $25

4 virtual tours: $90 ($100 value)

8 virtual tours: $175 ($200 value)

To register, fill out the form above

 
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ABOUT AKIVA GERSH, ISRAEL SCHOOL

FOUNDER AND EDUCATOR

Akiva Gersh has been working in the field of Jewish and Israel Education since 2000. From 2007-2020, he taught Jewish History and Modern Israel at the Alexander Muss High School in Israel, where he guided visiting students through the story of the Jewish people, in the classroom as well as through excursions to historical, cultural, religious, and ecological sites around the country.

 

In 2020 he took his teaching online and created @Israel, offering both pre-recorded and live classes and virtual tours. 

 

akiva is a contributing blogger at the Times of Israel and published his first book "becoming Israeli" in 2017 about the experiernce of making aliyah and acclimating to life in israel .

 

Akiva holds a BA in Religious Studies from Brown University and an MA in Jewish Education from Yeshiva University. He and his wife live in Pardes Hanna, Israel with their four children.