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Israel Topical Top Five

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Israel Seminars presents the top five topics on Israel's agenda. After hearing a taste of each topic - the audience chooses which subjects to discuss in depth.


In this new program, Israel Seminars addresses the latest subjects in the headlines.
In the era of 24/7 media coverage, internet, facebook and twitter – breaking news and news items are constantly updated. This program was created by public demand to address Israel's very dynamic news status.

Israel Seminars programs examine the important issues on Israel's agenda - and this program allows us to look at topics in the headlines right now.

In "Israel Topical Top Five", we present a brief update on the top five news stories from Israel and the audience chooses which topic or topics they want to explore in more detail. An opportunity to ask your questions and make your points. You set the agenda; you choose the conversation you want to have.

The program is always new, always changing, always different - a genuinely unique experience for your audience.

Sample five topics from December 2013:
1. Deaths of Arik Einstein & Rabbi Ovadiah Yosef - cultural figureheads for different communities in Israel.
2. Release of 104 Palestinian prisoners as a good will gesture for peace talks.
3. Announcement of building thousands of housing units within the context of peace talks.
4. Discovery of mile-long tunnel into Israel from Gaza - life on the Gaza border.
5. Kibbutz-owned leading medtech company is sold, millions divided among kibbutz members.

Contact us for a sample topic selection and more details.

Participants' comments:

“I loved the non-political dimension: It was pro-Israel but taught from an international Relations/History perspective which was far more engaging than the usual Hasbara stuff”
Participant, Columbus, OH

“Speaker was very knowledgeable and was also able to add his personal life experiences. I appreciated his very balanced approach - great handouts”
Daniel B., Pickerington, OH

“The program was very well done and it discussed important topics that the kids are not exposed to on a regular basis. I think that it would be great to do for college students as well.”
Teacher, Columbus, OH

This program is suitable for:
Synagogue and community-wide audiences, JCC’s, JCRC’s, Israel action committees, Hillel and college student groups, 11-12th grade students at high schools or supplementary schools (religious schools etc.). Professional development sessions for lay leadership, Federation staff, teachers, educators & clergy. Men's clubs, Sisterhood and Hadassah groups, golden ager groups. No prior knowledge required.

Duration: 60 - 90 minutes

Program fees:

This program is usually part of a full day of programming.
North America: $900 for single program or $1500 per day of programming (according to your schedule, this could be three, four or more engagements in one locality) plus local transportation and accommodation where applicable.
The presentation is also available as part of a Scholar-in-Residence Shabbat ($2000). Contact us for itinerary suggestions.
UK: £450 for single program, £750 for a full day of activities, £950 for Scholar-in-residence Shabbat plus local transport and accommodation where applicable.

Contact us now to book:
Using the contact form or email us at info@israelseminars.org
Ensure the best dates for your group!