How democracy operates in Israel as it nears its 75th birthday will be at the core of the Center for Israel Education’s next Teen Israel Leadership Institute.

“Israelis in the Streets — Democracy in Action” will be held on the Emory University campus in Atlanta from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. Sunday, March 26. All fees are waived; a kosher lunch and snacks are included.

Ken Stein at front of roomTeens will participate in interactive small group discussions with CIE President Ken Stein and other experts, including CIE’s Debbie Sasson and The Weber School’s Michal Ilai, about how the Zionists created the State of Israel, democracy and politics, Israel in the media, and such current issues as the proposed judicial overhaul and street protests.

The program follows a teen institute held Feb. 12, when 30 students representing 12 high schools, nine Jewish summer camps and eight youth movements delved into the roots of modern Zionism, antisemitism, and Israeli culture and diversity.

Small group work-four studentsTILI is a program of CIE, Emory’s Institute for the Study of Modern Israel and Jewish National Fund-USA’s Boruchin Center. TILI connects high school students with content and context to build their individual capacities to explore, belong to and own Israel’s story. Fifteen- to 18-year-olds from all denominations and from public and private schools are encouraged to apply and engage with their peers from across the city.

CIE is a nonpartisan nonprofit dedicated to educating broadly about the State of Israel through documents and other primary sources. CIE’s teen programming is based on the belief that, regardless of politics, Israel education is vital for understanding the intrinsic place of Israel to Jewish and non-Jewish identities.

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