Judith Kuper Jaffe, the director of congregational learning at Shomrei Torah Wayne Conservative Congregation, participated in the Center for Israel Education and the Emory Institute for the Study of Modern Israel at the annual educator enrichment workshop in Atlanta in June. She was among 77 participants from the United States, Canada, and Mexico, and was one of the 11 Jewish educators who earned the first Certificates for Jewish Education.
The five-day workshop on the history, culture, and politics of Israel, funded by the Avi Chai Foundation of North America, included learning with scholars. Specialized learning tracks were included to provide strategies for implementing materials in educational settings.
Kenneth W. Stein, the president of CIE and a professor at Emory, founded the workshop in 2000. The 2017 workshop is tentatively planned June 25–29. For information about the Center for Israel Education, email Rich.firstname.lastname@example.org or go to www.israeled.org.