The First International Conference on The Purposes and Practices of Israel Education December 20-22, 2009

The Melton Center for Jewish Education at the Hebrew University and MAKOM – The Israel Engagement Network are committed to reconsidering the fundamental philosophical and practical questions of Israel as a crucial concern to contemporary Jewish life. When approaching the challenge of dealing with Israel in Jewish education there is a need for new thinking that can help address questions such as, what should I teach about Israel? Why teach it? What are my purposes in teaching Israel?