Lisa Eisen is the National Director of the Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation
The moment is ripe to make Israel education a key priority of our community.
It was thrilling to see the great interest in this field of study demonstrated by the 80-plus participants at The iCenter’s iThink event this week and those who joined in virtually. Now it is time to bring innovation, inspiration and resources to creating a vibrant field and to helping build generations of young Jews with nuanced understanding of and meaningful personal connections to Israel.
Finding creative, resonant ways to educate our children—our younger generations and future leaders—about Israel is one of the most important and urgent tasks we have as a community. It is vital to cultivating rich Jewish identities in our young people, to forging in them a sense of global Jewish Peoplehood and to ensuring they will have a real and enduring commitment to Israel as our Jewish homeland and as a centerpiece of the collective Jewish experience. Read More »