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Applications for program to educate teens about Israel due Oct. 25

The Center for Israel Education’s (CIE) engagement with Jewish pre-collegiate teachers is hosting its fourth Teen Israel Leadership Institute (TILI) in November, with others in the months ahead. In partnership with Emory University Institute for the Study for Modern Israel, TILI will run over two Sundays, Nov. 8 and 15, from 1 to 4 p.m. ET. Applications from teens across the country are welcome. Space is limited.

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. 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. After the institute, each participant must deliver an Israel learning program for a community, synagogue, school or youth group.

Applications are due Oct. 25. Participants pay a $54 fee for the program. Students who complete the program will earn the CIE Teen Israel Leadership Institute Certificate in Israel Education.

For information, contact Michele Freesman at michele.freesman@israeled.org.

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