@Israel's online course
BRING ISRAEL EDUCATION INTO YOUR CHILD'S BAR AND BAT MITZVAH LEARNING JOURNEY
6 ONLINE CLASS SESSIONS
EACH SESSION LASTS ONE HOUR
TWO OPTIONS: ATTEND LIVE CLASSES OR WATCH-ON-DEMAND RECORDINGS
COURSE TAUGHT BY SEASONED ISRAEL EDUCATOR AND GUIDE AKIVA GERSH
WHAT PARENTS SAY ABOUT ISRAEL SCHOOL
SARAH B. , NEW YORK
"My kids loved the Israel School course! Akiva is a fantastic teacher who clearly loves teaching and interacting with his students. My kids learned so much about the culture and history of Israel, and now they can't wait to take another course to learn even more. As a family, we highly recommend Akiva and his courses to anyone looking to solidify their or their children's knowledge and understanding of Israel and Zionism."
KALANIT C. , ST. LOUIS
"Israel School was an amazing experience for my daughter. She learned a lot about Israel from its ancient history, modern statehood, and culture today. The learning with peers in an open and discussion based atmosphere allowed the students to feel comfortable asking questions and participating. As a parent it brings me such joy to see her excitement to learn about Israel."
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!
TWO LEARNING OPTIONS:
#1. SELF-PACED LEARNING
PURCHASE SET OF 6 PRE-RECORDED CLASSES AND WATCH ON YOUR OWN TIME
TO PURCHASE THIS OPTION,
CLICK THE BUTTON BELOW
#2. JOIN LIVE CLASSES WITH OTHER STUDENTS
NEXT SESSION BEGINS:
WEEK OF JANUARY 9th
(THROUGH WEEK OF FEB. 13TH)
AVAILABLE DAYS AND TIMES:
SUNDAYS AT 1PM EST
TUESDAYS AT 5PM EST
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WITH YOUR PREFERENCE.
IF THESE DAYS OR TIMES DON'T WORK FOR YOU, EMAIL ME AVAILABLE DAYS AND TIMES AND I CAN POSSIBLY CREATE ANOTHER GROUP FOR YOU ALONG WITH OTHER STUDENTS WHO HAVE THE SAME PREFERENCE.
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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 israel-related classes, courses 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.