Why choose Israel Seminars?
We’re proud to share a handful of recent testimonials from our happy customers. Israel Seminars is dedicated to presenting exceptional programming - we go above and beyond to make sure we have educated and entertained your audience. If you’ve had experience with us and have feedback, please get in touch - we’d love to hear from you.
"Our synagogue’s members hold a wide range of political opinions about Israel, so we try to stay clear of controversial topics that could create community divisions. At the same time, we all recognize that we’re living in momentous times, and that as American Jews, we need to be informed and connected with Israel. Jeremy Maissel conducted a Beit Midrash workshop that perfectly met our members’ needs by facilitating discussion in a relaxed atmosphere, where people felt comfortable to express all viewpoints. His presentation was thoughtful and balanced, and explored many facts, issues and situations without an agenda. We have now hosted Jeremy twice, and look forward to welcoming him again to help us all gain a deeper, wider understanding of Israel’s dilemmas."
Peggy S., New York City
"Outstanding! This program was exactly what I needed to help me through the maze of Israeli politics. The visuals and interactive learning were phenomenal. I got more in one evening with Jeremy Maissel than I could have with a pile of books, magazines and news shows! Really outstanding!"
Lynne E., Atlanta, GA
YOUNG ADULT DIVISION:
"Fascinating and engaging presentation. I've been attending YAD Lunch & Learns for six years, and this was the best one yet."
Emily F., UJF Pittsburgh, PA
"The evening was informative and interesting. The balanced presentation of material was educational. An excellent class."
Susan L., Hillel Director, Burlington, VT
"I've seen probably 50 speakers on Israel, mostly political/security related. As a 'professional' who works with students in the US - I would have to say this is one of the best."
Participant, Northeastern University, Boston, MA
"Excellent pedagogy. Thought provoking combination of spectrum & stories was very poignant. Happy to discuss how to get more students to your programs."
Participant, Princeton University, NJ
TAGLIT BIRTHRIGHT ISRAEL GROUPS:
"...they loved the talk the other day. Seven people said it was the highlight of their trip!"
James W. Director of Education & Development, Taglit-Birthright Israel Provider
HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS:
"Excellent truly! Goals were obvious, methodology well planned, constructed and achieved. Groups were attentive and actively involved. From every viewpoint in terms of content and context, so very well done."
Dr. Saundra Sterling Epstein, Philadelphia, PA
"Good to have audience participation – to deeply involve us in the issues..."
Barbara H., Member of Presbyterian Church of Lawrenceville, NJ
ISRAEL - JEWISH DEMOCRATIC STATE?:
"I loved the interactive features. It was wonderful to discuss the issues rather than just being lectured at."
Participant, University of Oxford, UK
ISRAEL'S SETTLEMENTS - BUILDING BLOCKS?:
"Excellent exercise. It must be repeated in every Jewish community in the US."
Ron K., Sacramento, CA
GILAD SCHALIT AT ANY PRICE? THE ISRAELI PUBLIC DEBATE ABOUT PRISONER EXCHANGE:
"The session was dynamic, interesting and challenging intellectually and emotionally."
Sara E., Santa Fe, Argentina
“The program was interesting and very informative. It’s always valuable hearing views and experiences from one who is living in midst of events.”
Talma S., Philadelphia, PA
THE SECRET LIVES OF KIBBUTZNIKIM:
"This was primarily new information for me. Very interesting. Well organized presentation. Enjoyed the interactive component."
Participant, Ft. Washington, PA
ISRAEL SEMINARS' MUSICAL HISTORY TOUR:
"Another terrific, interactive program providing a different lens onto Israeli society."
Jay S., Montclair, NJ
ISRAEL ELECTIONS PROGRAM:
“Remarkable presentation which explains Israeli parties and politics in 90 minutes. I was very impressed that a subject that is so complex could be simplified and humanized”
Bob M., Highwood, IL
“Very well presented, informative and thought provoking. Thank you. Sderot will be in my heart.”
Anna D., Leeds, UK
"Excellent, insightful, thoughtful, engaging."