Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Jerusalem Online U Comes to Abq!

Israel Inside / Out:  The Jewish Federation of New Mexico, Congregation Albert, and Congregation B’nai Israel have teamed up to offer this Jerusalem Online University Class on Israel to Albuquerque area teens.

Beginning in August, 11th and 12th grade students will be offered the opportunity to attend the 30 session class Israel Inside / Out, developed by Jerusalem Online University.  Students will take an exciting journey through time and discover the fascinating history of the State of Israel. An interdisciplinary approach utilizing online technologies paired with in-class lessons provides an unparalleled view of both ancient and modern Israel.

Class topics include Ancient History, A State is Born, In Search of Peace, international Relations, Israel in the Media, and Crossing the Line: The Intifada Comes to Campus. Online lecturers presented during class include such notable personalities as Harvard Professor Alan Dershowitz, former Israeli Ambassador to the United Nations Dore Gold, and Knesset member Professor Marina Solodkin. The class will feature cutting-edge films about the History of Israel, the Peace Process, Israel’s Global Contributions, and more.

Israel Inside/Out presents students with primary documents such as the Balfour Declaration, the PLO Charter, the Hamas Charter, and the IDF Code of Conduct. Students will learn, study, debate, and advocate.

Tammy Kaiser, Director of Lifelong Learning for Congregation Albert says, “I can’t wait to bring this program to the Albuquerque Jewish community. Jewish High School students preparing for college, travel or employment should know about the history of Israel and Israel’s current place on the world stage.”

This class will be held at Congregation Albert on Wednesday evenings from 6:30 to 7:30 pm, beginning on August 24th. The class is open to the entire community, and is free for all 11th and 12th grade students.

The class includes all materials, Community-Wide Graduation Party, Graduation Certificate and the opportunity to further learning through additional Jerusalem Online University programs.

To learn more about this wonderful opportunity or to register, contact Megan at (505) 883-0306 or megan@congregationalbert.org.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I highly recommend to take these classes! really great!