Our Center provides Israel content with context and perspective for all users.
CIE is the premier source destination for trustworthy content about modern Israel. We provide informed access through original sources, curriculum materials, online courses, workshops, document compilations, webinars, curated readings and more. Users of all religions and backgrounds can use our resources to expand their knowledge about Israel’s centrality to their identities.
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For learners in high school, college and beyond, CIE provides tailored programs that expand participant's knowledge to own Israel's story. By engaging teens across the world, our Teen Israel Leadership Institute embraces Israel content and enhances leadership and critical thinking skills. CIE also assists in Israel content learning for post college, college, and high school organizations.
Our Annual Educators' Workshop enables participants to expand their content knowledge and acquire new and innovative teaching skills. This four-day workshop is for both formal and informal educators providing them with curriculum, content and valuable professional development. CIE also provides professional and lay-leadership programs which includes guidance for camp, youth group, and congregational professionals and educators.
Our Day School Initiative seeks to have institutions invest in upgrading their Israel curriculum, and critically amplify educator professional development, all for the benefit of students. Schools receive the training and resources needed for a highly effective in-house professional learning community and a more comprehensive approach to Israel learning and engagement.
For the content curious, CIE provides unique access to source materials, analyses and blog posts in both Spanish and English. To own Israel’s story, engagement in Jewish history is essential, hence our focus on context and perspective. Timelines, Maps and two dozen themes address concepts, factors and events that have unfolded and are unfolding Jewish, Zionist and Israeli history, politics and international relations. Bibliographies and suggested monthly contemporary readings enable learners to dive deeper in their Israel studies.
What people are saying about CIE
"CIE's website is a much-needed and extraordinary resource...There are far too many young people, including committed Jews, who simply do not know the story of Israel. Having a central site where they can learn the history, be guided to additional resources and most importantly — get a sense of the grandeur and the complexity of Zionism and the State it created — is a gift to all of us who seek to educate Jews and non-Jews alike about what Israel is, how it came to be, and where it might go from here."
"The CIE teachers’ workshop was interesting and informative and I am going home with a tremendous amount of relevant information to use and incorporate in my classroom."
"CIE’s brilliant Teen Leadership programme has taught me in a both engaging and informative fashion and helped me develop my understanding of Israel’s past and present... Meeting people from all around the globe was a unique and exciting experience."
"After learning with CIE, I feel confident that Israel can be incorporated into most aspects of the curriculum, even with our youngest students. Using primary sources is the best way for kids to learn about facts and themes."
"Working with CIE has affected my understanding and implementation of Israel education to the highest degree. As an educator, I have learned more about Israel, Jewish, and Zionist History from a week at CIE than I have in any other professional development experience. The resources CIE provides are immensely helpful when finding ways to communicate such a deep and rich subject to my students."
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