Yesod Engaging Methodologies for Experiential Jewish Education Seminar

11-14 May 2020, Jerusalem, Israel

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This year’s seminar, in partnership with M2, The Institute for Experiential Jewish Education, will focus on broadening and deepening your awareness and understanding of engaging methodologies for experiential Jewish education. We will support you in creating informal Jewish education that your learners will not only remember, but be excited and inspired by!

Applications will be welcomed by those providing informal Jewish education – this can have a religious, cultural, values, or Israel focus – in the settings of Talmud Torah or after school classes, informal Jewish studies in a school.

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Detailed Information

The seminar will be interactive and practical, including a workshop modeling the use of art in a Jewish learning environment. We will also use the city of Jerusalem as a living lab for exploring models of effective and engaging experiences and then translate them into the context of your home learning environment. Participants will bring their own lessons and programs and use them as case studies, and those they learn from each other, for applying these new ideas.

Sessions will include the following:

As part of Yesod’s commitment to providing a foundation of Jewish content and concepts to support your professional development as Jewish educators, we will explore Jewish texts relevant to the topics being explored in a daily bet midrash session.

All food is strictly kosher.

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Applications will be welcomed by those providing informal Jewish education – this can have a religious, cultural, values, or Israel focus – in the settings of Talmud Torah, after school classes or, informal Jewish studies in a school.

If you do not work in one of these settings, please contact us to find out if you are eligible to apply.

The seminar is pan-European and will be in English so a high level of spoken English is required.

Applicants should be at least 18 years old and have graduated high school.

Please only apply if you are based in one of the following European countries. Applications from other countries will not be considered.

Albania, Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Kosovo, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malta, Monaco, Montenegro, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey and United Kingdom.

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The cost of the seminar is 200 Euros. We encourage employers to cover all or some of these costs as an investment in your professional development. International travel and seminar costs (hotel, food and programme) are covered by Yesod. Participants will be required to cover their own travel and medical insurance, and transport to and from airports.

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Application is now closed.

Participation is selective and we expect to have more applications than there are places available, so candidates may be interviewed as part of the selection process.

We expect to inform applications whether they have been accepted or not by approximately early March.

Please feel free to contact Yesod with any questions on

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