Atlanta Jewish Times

March 15, 2023

CIE Engages Teens in Israeli Democracy

Jewish Telegraphic Agency

February 16, 2023

As Day School Educators Gather, Focus Is on Investing in Leadership and Diversity

Consulate Participates in Center for Israel Education Panel

February 4, 2023

On February 4th, the Consul General participated in a panel discussion at the Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta. The panel was put on by the Center for Israel Education (CIE). Moderating the discussion was the CIE’s Founding President and Chief Content Officer, Dr. Ken Stein. The discussion centered on the questions: “How has Zionism succeeded? What is left unfinished?” and was hosted in honor of the State of Israel’s 75th anniversary. Consul General Sultan-Dadon spoke alongside Rabbi Peter Berg of The Temple in Atlanta, Rabbi David Silverman of The Atlanta Scholars Kollel, and Elana Frank of the Jewish Fertility Foundation.

December 2022

Center for Israel Education Impact Highlights

Atlanta Jewish Times

September 15, 2022

Ken Stein’s Rosh Hashanah Message

May 1, 2022

History of Modern Israel (English and Spanish) Centro Chrisitano Calacoaya, Mexico City,

SoCal Jewish News

July 21, 2021

Israel Education, Not Advocacy, Belongs in the Classroom
This also appeared in the American Israelite on August 5, 2021, in the Detroit Jewish News on August 27, 2021 and in British Columbia’s Jewish Independent on August 20, 2021.

Crescent City Jewish News

August 16, 2021

Teen Israel Leadership Institute to Offer Free Virtual Presentations
This was also promoted in the Detroit Jewish News on August 16, 2021 and in the St. Louis Jewish Light on August 18, 2021.

eJewish Philanthropy

July 29, 2021

Israel Can Use Some Love. It’s Not Hard to Find

Atlanta Jewish Times

June 28, 2021

Israel Diaspora Minister Has Atlanta Ties

American Israelite

June 10, 2021

How to Teach Israel: A Workshop for Educators
This was also covered in the Heritage Florida Jewish News on April 23, 2021.

eJewish Philanthropy

June 9, 2021

Teen Travel to Israel: A Light at the End of the COVID Tunnel

Atlanta Jewish Times

May 26, 2021

Who Benefits Most From the Recent War?


May 13, 2021

Jewish Teens Guide to Understanding the Current Israeli-Palestinian Crisis

Enlace Judio

May 8, 2021

El Estado de Israel y la judeofobia árabe: antecedentes históricos

Atlanta Jewish Times

April 27, 2021

History Suggests Palestinian-Israeli Negotiations Are Not Ready

eJewish Philanthropy

April 13, 2021

Three Lessons to Strengthen Israel Education
This also appeared in the Atlanta Jewish Times on April 15, 2021 and the Detroit Jewish News on April 8, 2021.

Atlanta Jewish Times

April 12, 2021

Future of Israeli Government Still Up in the AIr

Atlanta Jewish Times

March 24, 2021

Neither Side Receives Clear Parliamentary Majority

Jerusalem Post

February 9, 2021

Designing Tomorrow’s Israel Today
This was also covered in the Atlanta Jewish Times on February 23, 2021 and the Jerusalem Post on February 6, 2021.

Atlanta Jewish Times

February 8, 2021

39 Parties Will Compete in Upcoming Election

Atlanta Jewish Times

Jan. 21, 2021

Can Biden’s Administration Bridge the Political Divide?

The Detroit Jewish News

January 11, 2021

Teens Learn to Be Leaders in Israel
Similar local coverage also appeared in Atlanta Jewish Times on January 14, 2021

Connecticut Jewish Ledger

December 15, 2020

Applications for Teen Israel Leadership Institute Due Jan. 21

Atlanta Jewish Times

December 9, 2020

A Chanukah Message From Ken Stein

Wisconsin Jewish Chronicle

October 28, 2020

What’s Nu, November 2020
It was also promoted in Atlanta Jewish Times on October 14, 2020, Southern Jewish Life in October 2020.

New York Jewish Week

October 15, 2020

Webinar for High School Students on UAE-Israel-Bahrain Agreement

Atlanta Jewish Times

Aug. 26, 2020

What Israel-UAE Recognition Means

Atlanta Jewish Times

August 14, 2020

“Fourth Set of Elections in Israel”

Pittsburgh Jewish Chronicle

August 12, 2020

“Letters to the editor: Notable events ignored in Chronicle feature”

Religion News Service

August 4, 2020

“Seth Rogen’s snarky arguments about Israel actually have a long history”

eJewish Philanthropy

June 9, 2020

“From Cordial Coordination to Complete Collaboration: A New Model for Working Together”

Atlanta Jewish Times

May 31, 2020

“‘Shavuot-Palooza’ to Offer Festival of Jewish Learning”

Atlanta Jewish Times

May 15, 2020

“Stein Shares 43 Years of Wisdom With Graduates”

Atlanta Jewish Times

May 12, 2020

“Israel Educator Workshop Goes Virtual”

Atlanta Jewish Times

May 3, 2020

“Israeli High Court Hears Petitions Against New Government”

Atlanta Jewish Times

April 21, 2020

“Netanyahu Remains PM in New Israel Government for Now”

Atlanta Jewish Times

April 15, 2020

“Is Passover a Legacy Moment in Jewish History?”

Atlanta Jewish Times

April 7, 2020

“No New Government as Israel Heads for Lockdown”

Jewish Funders Network

March 23, 2020

“Resources for Educators and Parents”

Atlanta Jewish Times

March 22, 2020

“Israelis Protest Against the Measures to Fight Epidemic”

Atlanta Jewish Times

March 17, 2020

“Forming Government During Pandemic”

Sandy Springs Reporter

March 10, 2020

“Israeli-Palestinian conflict needs drastic change in approach, expert says in Sandy Springs lecture”

Atlanta Jewish Times

March 10, 2020

“18 Under 18 Honoree: Harris Jacobs”

Atlanta Jewish Times

March 10, 2020

“Former Middle East Negotiator Shares His Concerns”

Atlanta Jewish Times

March 4, 2020

“Future of Israeli Government Remains Unclear After Election”

eJewish Philanthropy

February 25, 2020

“Israel Workshop for Educators Seeks Applicants”

Sandy Springs Reporter

February 12, 2020

“Middle East policy expert Aaron David Miller to speak in Sandy Springs”

Atlanta Jewish Times

February 5, 2020

“Trump Proposal Follows Several Failed Peace Plans”

Atlanta Jewish Times

January 9, 2020

“32 Teens Dive Into Israel Education”

Atlanta Jewish Times

January 8, 2020

“Immunity Request Increases Stress on Third Elections”

Jewish Georgian

January-February 2020

“Teens Dive Into Israel Education”

Cleveland Jewish News

December 25, 2019

“Area Students Participate in Teen Israel Leadership Institute”

Atlanta Jewish Times

December 17, 2019

“Yehoshua Porath (z’l) — Glowing Standard”

Israel InSight Magazine

December 10, 2019

“From the Knesset to Atlanta: An Interview With Now-Professor Nachman Shai”

Atlanta Jewish Times

Nov. 26, 2019

“Netanyahu Charges Complicate Government Creation”

Atlanta Jewish Times

October 29, 2019

“Gantz Now Tasked With Forming Israeli Government”

Atlanta Jewish Times

October 1, 2019

“Israeli Wartime Voice of Calm Comes to Emory”

Atlanta Jewish Times

September 18, 2019

“Israeli Elections Don’t End Deadlock in Government Formation”

St. Louis Jewish Light

September 12, 2019

“New men’s club, teen learning and Bobby’s back”

Jewish Georgian

September-October 2019

“A Weekend of Israel and Leadership for Teens”

Atlanta Jewish Times

August 6, 2019

“September Elections in Israel: All About the Math”

Jewish in Seattle Magazine

August 5, 2019

Jewish in Seattle Magazine highlights the Teen Israel Leadership Institute which CIE presented in Seattle in May 2019.

eJewish Philanthropy

July 25, 2019

In eJewish Philanthropy, CIE’s Day School Specialist, Dr. Tal Grinfas-David writes about the transformations taking place at the eight day schools participating in CIE’s day school initiative. The article details how the schools have introduced or significantly expanded dedicated Israel courses as well as integrated Israel into other aspects of their curricula.

The New York Jewish Week

May 30, 2019

The Center for Israel Education (CIE), directed by Prof. Ken Stein of Emory University, has conducted seminars for high school instructors teaching courses on modern Israel. For over two decades CIE has convened one-week intensive summer workshops on Israeli history and politics for over 800 participating teachers.

March 22, 2019

CIE President and Founder Professor Ken Stein writes about the lessons learned forty years after the Egyptian-Israeli peace agreement for the Jewish Telegraphic Agency. Stein outlines the impact of Begin and Sadat’s nationalist sensibilities, the importance of each country prioritizing its national interests, the trade-offs that each side was willing to make, and that the mediator cannot desire a deal more than the respective sides.

Vancouver Jewish Independent

February 2019

The Vancouver Jewish Independent profiles Tal Grinfa-David’s visit to the community in February, 2019. Tal worked closely with a number of day school educators over her three days, including delivering a keynote address, “Teaching Modern Israel – Challenges and Opportunities,” as part of a community professional development day.

The Los Angeles Jewish Journal

March 13, 2019

The Los Angeles Jewish Journal highlights the impact of CIE’s Day School Initiative with two LA schools: Pressman Academy of Temple Beth Am and Sinai Akiba Academy.

Jewish in Seattle Magazine

February 7, 2019

Jewish in Seattle Magazine spoke with CIE President Professor Ken Stein about a special collaboration aimed at enhancing the Israel knowledge among teens in the community. In May, a cohort of Seattle teens will take part in the Center for Israel Education (CIE) Teen Israel Leadership Institute (TILI). The Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle is bringing TILI to the community to provide high school-age students with an academic-level formative, substantive, and immersive opportunity to learn about Israel and gain leadership skills.

Atlanta Council on International Relations

January 23, 2019

On January 23, 2019, Ken Stein spoke to the Atlanta Council on International Relations on the topic of “The US and the Middle East: Policies Amidst a Fragmenting Region.”

Jewish News of Greater Phoenix

January 16th, 2019

The Atlanta-based Center for Israel Education will convene its second Israel seminar this spring to deliver historical context and state-of-the-art educational and experiential methods to Jewish summer camp staffers.

Washington Jewish Week

December 26th, 2018

CIE’s Grinfas-David says, is why it’s important for students to go into college with an understanding of those charges, and how to meet them with a wealth of knowledge to draw from in defense.

New Jersey Jewish News

November 28th, 2018

FOUR NEW Jersey teens were among 24 high school students who gathered on the Emory University campus in Atlanta October 26-28 for the second Teen Israel Leadership Institute.

Baltimore Jewish Times

November 20th, 2018

Tal Grinfas-David is the day school education specialist at the Atlanta-based nonpartisan Center for Israel Education. A former day school principal, Epstein now consults with day schools across the country on strengthening their Israel education. The mere fact that many Baltimore schools teach modern Israeli history gives them a leg up on most day schools, she says, as many across the country leave it out of their curricula entirely.


November 14th, 2018

Twenty-four teens gathered at the Emory University campus in Atlanta from October 26 to 28 for the second Teen Israel Leadership Institute hosted by the Center for Israel Education and the Emory Institute for the Study of Modern Israel. The weekend featured a mix of activities, discussions and educational games designed to expand students’ knowledge and understanding of Israel and Zionism and to help them plan learning programs back home.


November 8th, 2018

Rich Walter, vice president of curriculum and outreach for the Center for Israel Education, said his organization tries to focus on “context and content” instead of giving “props” to the BDS movement. With more than half the states in the country having anti-BDS legislation, and less than 10 percent of universities having BDS resolutions, Walter doesn’t believe the movement is effective.


October 12th, 2018

CIE led teen programs for BBYO and NFTY events, held pre-Israel trip seminars for seniors of The Weber School, conducted sessions at The Epstein School and AJA, saw 10 local schools use its Israel curriculum for second- to seventh graders, provided speakers at the Atlanta Jewish Film CIE Builds Better Model of Israel Education Festival and Book Festival of the MJCCA, and partnered with such organizations as Hadassah, American Jewish Committee, the Anti-Defamation League and the Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta.

Detroit Jewish News

October 11th, 2018

CIE is a nonpartisan, nonprofit, independent institution committed to using primary materials to teach students, educators and the public broadly about modern Israel. Because most Hillel students go to FJA for high school, “you’re able to look at the long-term experience of the students and think about the different areas that we can get to, the depth and the rigor in terms of Israel literacy, and how we can use that to actually address community needs and long-term needs,” Grinfas-David said. “That’s exciting.”

Heritage Florida Jewish News

September 14th, 2018

The Atlanta-based Center for Israel Education and the Emory Institute for the Study of Modern Israel invite Jewish 10th- and 11th-graders to apply to attend the Teen Israel Leadership Institute during the weekend of October 26 to 28. The institute will feature a series of learning activities to expand students’ knowledge and understanding of Israel and Zionism while they experience Jewish life on a college campus (Emory University) and forge friendships with peers from across the country.

New Jersey Jewish News

August 29th, 2018

It’s so much more powerful to say, ‘I know something because I saw the document,’ rather than ‘because my Hebrew teacher said so,’” said Tal Grinfas-David, day school education specialist at the Center for Israel Education, an Atlanta-based clearinghouse for best practices in Israel education, which also offers training and curricula and which provided a grant to GOA to write the curriculum.

St. Louis Jewish Light

August 23th, 2018

Kenneth W. Stein, a leading scholar on the politics of the Arab world, credits the late Egyptian President Anwar Sadat for serving as the “engine that drove the Camp David Peace Process forward” to a successful conclusion. Stein is regarded as a pioneer in Israel education, having established the Center for Israel Education in 2008 in Atlanta. The center’s website is considered one of the most reliable and innovative web-based sources for learning about modern Israel.

Times of Israel

July 29th, 2018

It has been almost 40 years since former president Jimmy Carter initiated the negotiations that led to Israel’s peace treaty with Egypt. To commemorate that historic accomplishment, the Center for Israel Education is incrementally releasing sensitive memoranda from the Carter administration archives detailing those negotiations.

Kol HaBirah

July 12th, 2018

Eleven local educators attended the Center for Israel Education’s (CIE) 17th annual educator workshop June 24-28 in Atlanta. The event was hosted by CIE and the Emory Institute for the Study of Modern Israel (ISMI). The objective of this exceptional learning opportunity, funded by the AVI CHAI Foundation of North America, is to empower educators, and through them their students, with an understanding of Israel’s history, politics, and culture.

Spring Training: Israel Education for Summer Camp – Blending Content with Context

June 3, 2018

Last week, the Center for Israel Education (CIE) in Atlanta, with the cooperation of the Foundation for Jewish Camp, led a three-day Israel learning retreat for 35 overnight and day camp staff most of them either in college or recent college graduates. Participants represented twelve US summer camps which were either unaffiliated or part of the URJ, Young Judea, and Ramah camping movements.

Atlanta Jewish Times

April 13, 2018

The surrounding Muslim-majority states weren’t friendly in 1948, but now many are in turmoil.

eJewish Philanthropy

April 8, 2018

New initiative provides staff and resources to boost Israel education in K-12 day schools

Pittsburgh Jewish Chronicle

January 24, 2018

High schoolers prepare to confront BDS, anti-Zionism on campus

United Synagogue

December 13, 2017

Dunwoody’s Congregation Beth Shalom was given a Solomon Schechter Award for a teen learning program developed in part by CIE.


October 29, 2017

Israel Direct Education and Learning -CIE launched its first on-line course Modern Israel, a six part course.

Annual Teacher Workshop

June 25-29, 2017

Sixty five teachers from North America and Central America attended the 16 Annual pre-collegiate teacher one week workshop.

Golda Och Academy

Mar. 23, 2017

Headmaster Adam Shapiro credits CIE with infusing himself and staff with Israel curriculum for entire school in West Orange, N.J.

Atlanta Jewish Times

October 6, 2016

Rich Walter suggests that educators and learners rejuvenate their memory about the importance of Zionism and Israel.

Atlanta Jewish Times

Sep. 21, 2016

Israel and Holocaust Reparations

Atlanta Jewish Times

Sep. 13, 2016

Monthly Suggested Readings-online Cyberwar, BDS, Media Bias against Israel and more

Atlanta Jewish Times

Sep. 7, 2016

Eli Sperling lauds Israel’s Minister of Culture, Miri Regev, as she pushes diligently for state support of Mizrahi culture.

Atlanta Jewish Times

Sep. 1, 2016

Why does PA plan to sue Great Britain over Balfour Declaration? It is part of their Israel delegitimization effort.

Atlanta Jewish Times

Aug. 12, 2016

Documents in Israeli History: The Alon Plan (1969)-early plan for what land Israel should control in the post 1967 war era

Atlanta Jewish Times

Aug. 11, 2016

AJT Editor Michael Jacobs reviews Hebrew University Professor Reuven Hazan’s analysis of Israelis balancing security needs with their domestic agenda


May 10, 2016

Professor Ken Stein Receives ‘Opher Aviran We Stand with Israel’ Award from Hillels of Georgia

Atlanta Jewish Times

Nov. 20, 2015

Ken Stein moderates discussion with Ambassador Dennis Ross during the Book Festival of the MJCCA

Atlanta Jewish Times

Sept. 1, 2015

Ken Stein Warns of Iran Threat

Atlanta Jewish Times

Aug. 5, 2015

CIE Spreads Israel Literacy

Atlanta Jewish Times

Aug. 5, 2015

CIE Workshop Enlightens Educators About Modern Israel

Atlanta Jewish Times

May 17, 2015

Stein Discusses how Israel and the U.S. will Fare as Regional Landscapes Shift in Turbulent Middle East