Professional Development Resources: Israel

Knowledge and Attitudes of Post High School Jewish-American Orthodox Students in Israel

This article describes an empirical research that was conducted among a random sample of yeshiva/seminary students, in order to determine the basic knowledge level of... Read more

Articles about Yom Ha’atzmaut from the AVI CHAI Bookshelf

The following four articles have been “Reprinted with permission of the AVI CHAI Bookshelf, where birthright Israel alumni can order free books and... Read more

Yom Ha’atzmaut Resources

Some of the many Yom Ha’atzmaut Resources on Instructional Materials 1) Yom Ha’atzmaut – A lesson plan for high school grades. Students examine Biblical and... Read more

Teaching Hebrew: A Suggestion for Hebrew Educators

From Religious Education 92,1 (1997), pp. 55-60.   Abstract Teacher-training programs for Jewish educators in the United States have de-emphasized the Hebrew language as... Read more

Psychological and Religious Change of Orthodox Jewish Boys During a Post-High School Year of Study in an Israeli Yeshiva

The following article is a dissertation that explored processes of change in parental relationships, religious levels and mental health that occurred in American Orthodox... Read more

A Year of Study in an Israeli Yeshiva Program: Before and After

Click here to read Shalom Berger’s 1997 Azrieli Graduate School of Jewish Education and Administration, Yeshiva University, doctoral thesis. Read more

Ivrit B’Ivrit: A Discussion in Ten Da’at

Table of Contents  “Ivrit B’Ivrit” by Joel Wolowelsky “Response to Ivrit B’Ivrit” by Alan Stadtmauer “Response to IVRIT beIVRIT: Not In My School” by... Read more

Halakhah as a Ground for Creating a Shared Spiritual Language

This article originally appeared in Tradition 16:1, 1976.   Zionism in the twentieth century has created a framework for Jewish political activism. It expresses... Read more

Programming Ideas for Yom Ha’azma’ut

Prepared by David Tesler for The AVI CHAI Foundation Table of Contents I. Text Study II. Experiential Programs III. Israel Today IV. Small Group... Read more

The Post-High School Yeshiva Experience in Israel: Goals and Benefits

This article originally appeared in Ten Da’at. Republished with permission of the author.   The following was presented at a meeting of the Educational Liaison Committee... Read more
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