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Kesher L'Yisrael: Building Connections to Israel

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Publication Date: January 2008

Publisher(s): Coalition for the Advancement of Jewish Education

Author(s): Sheila Silverberg

Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive

Topic: Culture and religion (Religion and religious groups)
Education (Study abroad)

Keywords: Family; Education; Israel experience; Pre-schools

Type: Report


The author describes an innovative program seeking to build connections to Israel and Judaism in Jewish families through a trip to Israel for young children and their parents. Key components of the trip include pre-trip activities for children and parents, integrated into Sunday school programming, child-centered activities which also interest parents during the trip, and post-trip programming.

In Creating Quality Jewish Environments for Early Childhood, vol.6, Spring 2008.