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Traveling Toward the Self While Visiting the Other: Israeli TALI School Educators on a U.S. Study Tour

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Publication Date: January 2001

Publisher(s): Jewish Communal Service Association of North America

Author(s): Lisa D. Grant; Naamah Kelman; Hannah Regev

Series: Journal of Jewish Communal Service, 77:3-4

Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive

Topic: Education (Study abroad)

Keywords: Diaspora Relations; Professionalism; Jewish Culture

Type: Report

Coverage: United States


A well-structured study tour of the United States can be an important educational tool for Israeli educators. The tour described in this article affected the participants in three ways: as Jews, as Israelis, and as educational leaders in their own schools. The trip was a transformational experience that lay the groundwork for change.