In this exciting series, a collaboration between the NLI and Israel Engagement at UJA Federation of Greater Toronto, we offer a glimpse into the "alternative" Israeli calendar as a means to learn and reflect about the complexities of Israeli society. Throughout the series we will incorporate items from the NLI archive as well as contemporary sources that shed light on various cultural and social issues. In addition, for some of the meetings we will invite guest speakers such as NLI experts, Israeli authors or social activists. Each session will highlight one area and introduce a certain pedagogic tool or framework that educators can experience as learners and in turn implement in their work with their students and congregants. 

We encourage you to sign up for the entire series, yet it is possible to partially participate. 

All sessions will take place 3pm-4pm EST

October 21, 2020 | Session #1: Rabin Memorial Day

The Grand Conversation: How Arguing Can Help Us Stay Connected

Conducting a discussion and integrating diverse Jewish texts 

November 18, 2020 | Session #2: Sigd

The Ethiopian Community: A Case Study of Tradition and Transition

Facilitating inquiry and research of primary sources  

December 9, 2020 | Session #3: Novy God

Soviet Jewry: From “Let My People Go” to Generation 1.5

Not only words are texts: inquiry of primary sources such as photographs and posters.

January 13, 2021 | Session #4: International Women’s Day or Yom HaMishpacha?

Feminism in Israel: Then and Now 

Narrative-based study and story-writing as a reflective tool for students

February 17, 2021 | Session #5: Mimouna

Circles of Identity: North African Jewish Communities in Israel

Polls and surveys in the virtual classroom as a way to connect to the broader community

March 17, 2021 | Session #6: Memorial and Fast Days

Between Yom HaShoah and Yom HaZikaron

The centrality of rituals in Israeli culture and incorporating rituals in learning

April 21, 2021 | Session #7: Jerusalem Day

Melting pot or Multicultural? Jerusalem as a Microcosm of Israeli Society

Integrating “bite-sized” learning into a “big picture”


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