New Jersey Jewish NewsOctober 20, 2021
Adam Shapiro goes from heading a school to leading an Israel education group
eJewish PhilanthropyOctober 7, 2021
The founder of the Center for Israel Education has tapped a longtime mentee and colleague as his replacement
Center for Israel Education Selects Adam Shapiro as Second President
eJewish PhilanthropyJuly 29, 2021
Israel Can Use Some Love. It’s Not Hard to Find
Atlanta Jewish TimesJune 28, 2021
Israel Diaspora Minister Has Atlanta Ties
eJewish PhilanthropyJune 9, 2021
Teen Travel to Israel: A Light at the End of the COVID Tunnel
Atlanta Jewish TimesMay 26, 2021
Who Benefits Most From the Recent War?
JewishBostonMay 13, 2021
Jewish Teens Guide to Understanding the Current Israeli-Palestinian Crisis
Enlace JudioMay 8, 2021
El Estado de Israel y la judeofobia árabe: antecedentes históricos
Atlanta Jewish TimesApril 27, 2021
History Suggests Palestinian-Israeli Negotiations Are Not Ready
Atlanta Jewish TimesApril 12, 2021
Future of Israeli Government Still Up in the AIr
Atlanta Jewish TimesMarch 24, 2021
Neither Side Receives Clear Parliamentary Majority
Atlanta Jewish TimesFebruary 8, 2021
39 Parties Will Compete in Upcoming Election
Atlanta Jewish TimesJan. 21, 2021
Can Biden’s Administration Bridge the Political Divide?
Connecticut Jewish LedgerDecember 15, 2020
Applications for Teen Israel Leadership Institute Due Jan. 21
Atlanta Jewish TimesDecember 9, 2020
A Chanukah Message From Ken Stein
New York Jewish WeekOctober 15, 2020
Webinar for High School Students on UAE-Israel-Bahrain Agreement
Atlanta Jewish TimesAug. 26, 2020
What Israel-UAE Recognition Means
Atlanta Jewish TimesAugust 14, 2020
“Fourth Set of Elections in Israel”
Pittsburgh Jewish ChronicleAugust 12, 2020
“Letters to the editor: Notable events ignored in Chronicle feature”
Religion News ServiceAugust 4, 2020
“Seth Rogen’s snarky arguments about Israel actually have a long history”
eJewish PhilanthropyJune 9, 2020
“From Cordial Coordination to Complete Collaboration: A New Model for Working Together”
Atlanta Jewish TimesMay 31, 2020
“‘Shavuot-Palooza’ to Offer Festival of Jewish Learning”
Atlanta Jewish TimesMay 15, 2020
“Stein Shares 43 Years of Wisdom With Graduates”
Atlanta Jewish TimesMay 12, 2020
“Israel Educator Workshop Goes Virtual”
Atlanta Jewish TimesMay 3, 2020
“Israeli High Court Hears Petitions Against New Government”
Atlanta Jewish TimesApril 21, 2020
“Netanyahu Remains PM in New Israel Government for Now”
Atlanta Jewish TimesApril 15, 2020
“Is Passover a Legacy Moment in Jewish History?”
Atlanta Jewish TimesApril 7, 2020
“No New Government as Israel Heads for Lockdown”
Jewish Funders NetworkMarch 23, 2020
“Resources for Educators and Parents”
Atlanta Jewish TimesMarch 22, 2020
“Israelis Protest Against the Measures to Fight Epidemic”
Atlanta Jewish TimesMarch 17, 2020
“Forming Government During Pandemic”
Sandy Springs ReporterMarch 10, 2020
“Israeli-Palestinian conflict needs drastic change in approach, expert says in Sandy Springs lecture”
Atlanta Jewish TimesMarch 10, 2020
“18 Under 18 Honoree: Harris Jacobs”
Atlanta Jewish TimesMarch 10, 2020
“Former Middle East Negotiator Shares His Concerns”
Atlanta Jewish TimesMarch 4, 2020
“Future of Israeli Government Remains Unclear After Election”
eJewish PhilanthropyFebruary 25, 2020
“Israel Workshop for Educators Seeks Applicants”
Sandy Springs ReporterFebruary 12, 2020
“Middle East policy expert Aaron David Miller to speak in Sandy Springs”
Atlanta Jewish TimesFebruary 5, 2020
“Trump Proposal Follows Several Failed Peace Plans”
Atlanta Jewish TimesJanuary 9, 2020
“32 Teens Dive Into Israel Education”
Atlanta Jewish TimesJanuary 8, 2020
“Immunity Request Increases Stress on Third Elections”
Jewish GeorgianJanuary-February 2020
“Teens Dive Into Israel Education”
Cleveland Jewish NewsDecember 25, 2019
“Area Students Participate in Teen Israel Leadership Institute”
Atlanta Jewish TimesDecember 17, 2019
“Yehoshua Porath (z’l) — Glowing Standard”
Israel InSight MagazineDecember 10, 2019
“From the Knesset to Atlanta: An Interview With Now-Professor Nachman Shai”
Atlanta Jewish TimesNov. 26, 2019
“Netanyahu Charges Complicate Government Creation”
Atlanta Jewish TimesOctober 29, 2019
“Gantz Now Tasked With Forming Israeli Government”
Atlanta Jewish TimesOctober 1, 2019
“Israeli Wartime Voice of Calm Comes to Emory”
Atlanta Jewish TimesSeptember 18, 2019
“Israeli Elections Don’t End Deadlock in Government Formation”
St. Louis Jewish LightSeptember 12, 2019
“New men’s club, teen learning and Bobby’s back”
Jewish GeorgianSeptember-October 2019
“A Weekend of Israel and Leadership for Teens”
Atlanta Jewish TimesAugust 6, 2019
“September Elections in Israel: All About the Math”
Jewish in Seattle MagazineAugust 5, 2019
Jewish in Seattle Magazine highlights the Teen Israel Leadership Institute which CIE presented in Seattle in May 2019.
eJewish PhilanthropyJuly 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 WeekMay 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.
https://www.jta.org/2019/03/22/opinion/4-lessons-from-the-egyptian-israeli-peace-treaty-at-40March 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 IndependentFebruary 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 JournalMarch 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 MagazineFebruary 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 RelationsJanuary 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 PhoenixJanuary 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 WeekDecember 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 NewsNovember 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 TimesNovember 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.
eJewishPhilanthropyNovember 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.
AJTNovember 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.
AJTOctober 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 NewsOctober 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 NewsSeptember 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 NewsAugust 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 LightAugust 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 IsraelJuly 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 HaBirahJuly 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 ContextJune 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 TimesApril 13, 2018
The surrounding Muslim-majority states weren’t friendly in 1948, but now many are in turmoil.
eJewish PhilanthropyApril 8, 2018
New initiative provides staff and resources to boost Israel education in K-12 day schools
Pittsburgh Jewish ChronicleJanuary 24, 2018
High schoolers prepare to confront BDS, anti-Zionism on campus
United SynagogueDecember 13, 2017
Dunwoody’s Congregation Beth Shalom was given a Solomon Schechter Award for a teen learning program developed in part by CIE.
IDEALOctober 29, 2017
Israel Direct Education and Learning -CIE launched its first on-line course Modern Israel, a six part course.
Annual Teacher WorkshopJune 25-29, 2017
Sixty five teachers from North America and Central America attended the 16 Annual pre-collegiate teacher one week workshop.
Golda Och AcademyMar. 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 TimesOctober 6, 2016
Rich Walter suggests that educators and learners rejuvenate their memory about the importance of Zionism and Israel.
Atlanta Jewish TimesSep. 21, 2016
Israel and Holocaust Reparations
Atlanta Jewish TimesSep. 13, 2016
Monthly Suggested Readings-online Cyberwar, BDS, Media Bias against Israel and more
Atlanta Jewish TimesSep. 7, 2016
Eli Sperling lauds Israel’s Minister of Culture, Miri Regev, as she pushes diligently for state support of Mizrahi culture.
Atlanta Jewish TimesSep. 1, 2016
Why does PA plan to sue Great Britain over Balfour Declaration? It is part of their Israel delegitimization effort.
Atlanta Jewish TimesAug. 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 TimesAug. 11, 2016
AJT Editor Michael Jacobs reviews Hebrew University Professor Reuven Hazan’s analysis of Israelis balancing security needs with their domestic agenda
CIEMay 10, 2016
Professor Ken Stein Receives ‘Opher Aviran We Stand with Israel’ Award from Hillels of Georgia
Atlanta Jewish TimesNov. 20, 2015
Ken Stein moderates discussion with Ambassador Dennis Ross during the Book Festival of the MJCCA
Atlanta Jewish TimesSept. 1, 2015
Ken Stein Warns of Iran Threat
Atlanta Jewish TimesAug. 5, 2015
CIE Spreads Israel Literacy
Atlanta Jewish TimesAug. 5, 2015
CIE Workshop Enlightens Educators About Modern Israel
Atlanta Jewish TimesMay 17, 2015
Stein Discusses how Israel and the U.S. will Fare as Regional Landscapes Shift in Turbulent Middle East