Teaching Israel: A Conversation with Sivan Zakai & Matt Reingold

by | Apr 4, 2024 | Events and Opportunities for Educators

May 30, 2024
12-1:15pm ET via Zoom
Free. Registration required at https://www.brandeis.edu/mandel/events/book-events.html

How do educators from differing pedagogical orientations learn, undertake, and ultimately improve the work of teaching Israel? In this conversation, Teaching Israel: Studies of Pedagogy from the Field editors Sivan Zakai and Matt Reingold will discuss the complex issues facing those who teach about Israel, along with respondents Lisa Grant (Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion) and Alex Pomson (Rosov Consulting), and moderator Sharon Feiman-Nemser (Brandeis University).

Sivan Zakai is Sara S. Lee Associate Professor of Jewish Education at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, Los Angeles. She directs the Children’s Learning About Israel Project and codirects Project ORLIE: Research and Leadership in Israel Education. She received a National Jewish Book Award in 2022 for My Second Favorite Country: How American Jewish Children Think About Israel.

Matt Reingold teaches and is the cohead of the Jewish History Department at TanenbaumCHAT in Toronto, Canada. He is the author of Gender and Sexuality in Israeli Graphic Novels: Contested Masculinity and Independent Femininity, Reenvisioning Israel Through Political Cartoons, and The Comics of Asaf Hanuka: Telling Particular and Universal Stories.

Teaching Israel: Studies of Pedagogy from the Field is published by the Mandel-Brandeis Series in Jewish Education and available for purchase from Brandeis University Press.

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