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The Israel Experience: Lessons Learned from Low Participation in Israel Programs

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Publication Date: January 2004

Publisher(s): Jewish Education Service of North America

Author(s): Deborah Kantor Price

Series: Agenda: Jewish Education 18, Winter 2004

Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive

Topic: Education (Study abroad)

Keywords: Israel attachment; Israel experience; Jewish education

Type: Other

Coverage: United States


In recent years, the effects of a vicious cycle have been felt, in which flaws in Jewish education have resulted in reduced participation in Israel trips. The author argues that in light of our experience over the past several years, the North American Jewish community must develop compelling education from which an Israel experience flows rather than pinning all our hopes exclusively on the Israel trip.