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Israel's Declaration of Independence

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There are few times in a nation’s history when it raises its head above day-to-day affairs and sets down, in black and white, a landmark document articulating its hopes and vision for the future.

The drafting of the Declaration of Independence is uniquely significant as throughout the whole of Jewish history this is the only time where we have a document, representing the Jewish people, explaining it’s raison d’etre, its nature and character and its hopes and vision for the future. This is a genuinely unique event when seen against the background of the entire fascinating, event-filled, momentous span of Jewish history.

This interactive program allows the participants to take a good look at the contents of this momentous document, consider how they would approach the task of phrasing the manuscript, suggest their own text and compare their ideas with the actual Declaration.

• To learn about the contents of Israel’s Declaration of Independence
• To understand the issues of the fledgling state and how they are reflected in the Declaration
• To gain a deeper understanding about the character of the modern State of Israel, and the essential principles on which it is based.

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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: 90 minutes

Program fees:
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.

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