The Role of Mentoring in Enhancing Experience of a Congregational Israel Trip


Publication Date: March 2001

Publisher: Journal of Jewish Education

Author(s): Lisa D. Grant

Research Area: Culture and religion

Keywords: Mentoring; Methodology; Spirituality; Israel experience

Type: Report


The author examines ways in which mentors can help Jewish adults to experience congregational trips to Israel as religiously, spiritually and self-critically transformative experiences. She contends that trip planners ought to ensure that a broad mix of options for reflective practices is available to participants, and that creating a role of mentor both on the trip and back in the home community can encourage ongoing reflection of these kinds.