- Serving a Complex Israel: A report on Israel-based Immersive Jewish Service-learning
“There’s no need for program providers and funders to present a rose-colored version of Israel to our young people,” said Dyonna Ginsburg, Director of Jewish Service Learning at the Jewish Agency. “Quite the contrary, we should be looking for additional ways to present Israel as it really is. Immersive Jewish Service-learning (IJSL) participants have not been shying away from Israel based on their time there. They are clearly strengthening their connections to Israel, their heritage and the Jewish people.”
View the Executive Summary and the Full Report.
- To gain a better understanding of the field of Jewish Service-Learning, check out Mordechai Walfish’s “Jewish Service-Learning: History and Landscape” http://repairlabs.org/jewish-service-learning-history-and-landscape/2336
- To learn about the historical evolution of the term “Tikkun Olam,” check out Rabbi Jill Jacobs’s “The History of Tikkun Olam” http://www.zeek.net/706tohu/
- To gain a fresh perspective on the debate between universalism versus particularism, check out Dyonna Ginsburg’s “Israel: Where Aniyei Ircha Kodmim Meets Tikkun Olam” http://ejewishphilanthropy.com/israel-where-aniyei-ircha-kodmim-meets-tikkun-olam/