This section provides program ideas for different age groups, settings and audience sizes as well as enumerating tools and guidance for learning and teaching.

Community/Family Education

Archaeology, Jewish Text and Israel
Community/Family education program on working with artifacts

Beit Cafe: Issues in Israeli Society
Experiential learning program on current issues using a coffee house model

Israel and Jewish Peoplehood
Panel Debate exploring concepts of Jewish Peoplehood in a shrinking (in geographic distribution) Jewish world

Experiential Learning: Reality Television
Guide for creating Reality TV based educational programming with a Survivor based program model

Experiential Learning: Role-Play
Guide for using role-play in educational programming with a program on the prime minister’s of Israel

YouTube Film Festival
Guide for creating a YouTube film festival with a sample program on Israeli music


A selection of maps of Israel and the Middle East

Teaching with Primary Sources

Useful guides for using a variety of tools and methodologies. Each guide comes with a sample session for teaching Israel.

Primary Sources: Documents
Guide for teaching with documents with a 3 session lesson on the Balfour Declaration of 1917

Primary Sources: Speeches
Guide for teaching with speeches with 4-5 session lesson on Benjamin Netanyahu’s 2009 speech at Bar-Ilan University.

Youth Bibliography

Youth Bibliogaphy
Presented here are a wide variety of Israel related books for learners from pre-school through high school.  Included in this list are works of non-fiction, including biographies of prominent Israeli leaders, works of fiction that are about an aspect of living in or visiting Israel and works by Israeli authors that have been translated into English.  The list is both broken down by age/grade appropriateness as well as by format, including some suggestions of graphic novels.  We welcome your suggestions for additional inclusions to this bibliography.


Jerusalem Timeline

The Jewish people have a 3,000-year history with the city of Jerusalem as a political, economic, religious and cultural center. In ancient times, the city housed the First and Second Temples where Jews from throughout the Land of Israel and the growing Diaspora made regular pilgrimages.