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Professional Development Invitation from Professor Ken Stein: Workshop on the History, Culture and Politics of Modern Israel

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For immediate release and distribution – Early Bird Pricing Special ends February 15, 2013:

Please pass this email and the attachment to a Jewish educator.  We are recruiting teachers who educate in a Jewish setting.

The Center for Israel Education's 12th annual Professional Development Workshop on the History, Culture and Politics of Modern Israel will be held June 23-28, 2013 in Atlanta, GA.  (Please see the attached announcement). Since 1999, ISMI and CIE have enriched Israel learning for more than 1900 teachers in North America and they in turn have touched more than 300,000 Jewish students!

Underwritten with a substantial grant from The Avi Chai Foundation of North America, and co-sponsored by CIE and the Emory  Institute for the Study of Modern Israel  (ISMI), this week of engagement is an unparalleled opportunity for educators to deepen their understanding of Israel's history, culture and politics while cultivating skills in classroom application and best practices in a highly professional and collegial environment. The sessions are highly interactive.

Participants will have an opportunity to learn from leaders in their fields, including Professors Ken Stein and Michael Berger from Emory University, Professors Reuven Hazan and Uri Bialer from the Hebrew University, Dr. Tal Grinfas-David of the Epstein School in Atlanta, Rich Walter and Eli Sperling of ISMI.

The workshop cost is only $99 for those who apply before February 15, 2013 ($150 after) and includes all materials, single-room lodging, and Kosher meals.  Participants are responsible for their own travel to and from Atlanta.  A travel stipend however, of up to $250 is also available.

In addition to the attached flyer, interested participants can obtain more information including a sample workshop schedule and a downloadable application by visiting

An attendee at the 2012 workshop commented, "This workshop is a must for anyone who has any interest in deepening their knowledge about Israel and how to teach Israel to their students. You  get to spend time with an amazing staff and a wonderful learning community of day school and supplementary school professionals from across the country." 


Thank you for helping us educate broadly and deeply about modern Israel.




Richard S. Walter

Associate Director for Israel Education

Institute for the Study of Modern Israel

Emory University

Direct: 404-727-2921

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