CIE is pleased to announce that our Teen Israel Leadership Institute for winter 2022 will take place online on the final two Sundays of February for three hours each day.
TILI’s interactive presentations not only enhance ninth- to 12th-graders’ understanding of Israel, its complexity and its role in Jewish identity, but also provide skills for sharing that knowledge. Learning with and from peers, college students, communal professionals and CIE’s own experts, teens make valuable friendships and gain important critical thinking abilities they can apply across future endeavors.
Hundreds of high-schoolers have attended the intensive teen institute since spring 2018, joining more than 3,000 teens who have participated in online CIE programs in 2021 alone.
Among other topics, TILI sessions will address:
- Zionist and Israeli culture and politics through music.
- Israel’s Jewish and democratic origins.
- Identity and religion in Israeli society.
- The process of state building for decades before independence.
- Arab-Israeli relations and negotiations.
- Being a critical consumer of media.
- Israel on campus.
Teens across the Jewish spectrum with any level of knowledge and perspective on Israel are welcome, but the most successful attendees are willing to engage with their peers and bring an open mind. The teen institute connects them with content and context to build their individual capacities to learn, own and be a part of Israel’s story.
The registration fee for the institute is $54, and applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Access the application at israeled.org/teens, where you’ll find more information, including testimonials from participants and insights from CIE’s director of teen initiatives, Michele Freesman-Levenson, on the benefits of the program. You also can contact Freesman-Levenson with any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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