A Chronicle of One School's Israel Experience Program In a Time of Turmoil
Publication Date: January 2004
Publisher(s): Coalition for the Advancement of Jewish Education
Author(s): Elaine R.S. Cohen
Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive
Keywords: Israel experience; Israel advocacy; Day schools; Youth Engagement
Coverage: New Jersey Israel
The author discusses the experience of the Solomon Schechter Day School of West Orange, NJ with maintaining an Israel experience program when the outbreak of the second intifadah made parents and administrators hesitant to continue the school's usual extended trip for senior students in Israel. The author explains how the school adapted its program to a lower level of risk by replacing much of the time usually spent in Israel with time in American and Canadian camps learning about Israeli society. The school still allowed for an Israel trip of a few weeks in length, and the author notes that most of the students reported being pleased with the program.
In Jewish Education News, Winter 2004.