Program helps teens become Israel experts | Wisconsin Jewish Chronicle

Program helps teens become Israel experts 


The Atlanta-based Center for Israel Education is holding its fourth Teen Israel Leadership Institute in November, with others in the months ahead. 

In partnership with the Emory University Institute for the Study for Modern Israel, the program will run over two Sundays, Nov. 8 and 15, in the afternoon. Applications from teens across the country are welcome, with space limited. Participants earn a certificate.  

Interactive, innovative and online, the sessions offer Jewish 10th- to 12th-graders educational activities and experiences that acquaint and deepen knowledge about Israel’s place in Jewish history and enable them to answer how Jews sought, made and are sustaining a state, according to a news release. Topics include Israel’s changing borders, the connection between Jewish identity and Israel, Israel in the media, Israeli culture and politics, and what to expect about Israel on college campuses. 

For more information, visit Applications are due Nov. 5 by 8 p.m.; contact Teen Program Manager Michele Freesman at