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Publication Date: January 2004

Publisher(s): Jewish Education Service of North America

Author(s): Rebecca Neuwirth; Cara Suvall

Series: Agenda: Jewish Education 18, Winter 2004

Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive

Topic: Education (Education policy and planning)

Keywords: Israel attachment; Jewish education; Jewish organizations

Type: Other

Coverage: United States


Student demand for more and better Israel education has resulted in a unique partnership between a national Jewish organization (American Jewish Committee) and a day school, and the creation of an innovative Israel education program for high schoolers. The article describes how the partnership was forged, and how the program (IKAR) was tailored to the specific needs of the high school and its students.