Expanding Israel Engagement Curriculum
By Lisa Isen Baumal
This past year, I was part of a handful of educators who collaborated as the writing team for a new Canadian Reform curriculum on Israel for supplementary schools across the country. This past week, educators from Reform congregations spanning from the Maritimes to Vancouver gathered in Toronto for a three-day conference to learn the curriculum, and take a deep dive into how to teach Israel to our learners. Myself, along with two of our Holy Blossom YEC teachers – Tali Weiss and Shelby Nemhauser, participated. Both the CJN and Ha’aretz covered this new, exciting and engaging curriculum. I can’t wait for our teachers here at Holy Blossom to dig into it and have meaningful and important conversations about Israel with our students this year!