IMPACT educates learners to negotiate between Israel and their civic and Jewish identities by exploring their meanings, conflicts, and points of integration. Through our educational programs, participants explore why Israel and why Jewish are compelling values to embrace in the buffet of options in pursuing a meaningful life. Everyone will ultimately develop their own identities as they encounter Israel as an idea and value of the long-running saga of the Jewish story.
Our educational vision is rooted in the following goals:
Learners will grapple with the meaning of various Zionist ideas and what they mean today, being challenged to develop their own Zionist narrative.
Wrestling with complexity is integral to any educational process. Learners come to autonomous choices, guided by their own meanings and values.
Unity not uniformity
We seek to build a "big tent" of leaders, while not uniform in their beliefs or opinions, are united in their commitment to Israel as a cornerstone of Jewish life.
educate to lead
With renewed understandings in how to relate to Israel, learners will be empowered to lead the "Israel conversation" in their communities.
WHO WE WORK WITH
WHAT WE DO
For learners affiliated with schools, camps, youth groups, campus organizations and young adult leadership, our programs are tailored to the needs of each cohort. Organized, facilitated and managed by our team of seasoned Israel educators, we offer a diverse set of offerings of interactive presentations, tours and seminars in Israel, asynchronous content, and curriculum consultations.