“Thanks to each one of you for giving so much of your expertise, time, and attention to us. I am feeling more hopeful than ever that we will be able to pass this along to our students in the form of enriched curriculum and engaged, passionate teachers” (Esther Rubin, head of Gideon Hausner Jewish Day School twinning program).
“I finally understand what it means to be a Jew outside of Israel, and how important it is to preserve that. It’s amazing to see how people practice Judaism in such a liberal way … It’s helped me to see there is more than one way of being Jewish” (Ravit Chason, middle school teacher, Eynot Yarden).
“Our connection is so real and so alive because it’s rooted in personal connections” (Hagit Itshaky, first grade teacher, Hagome School, Kibbutz Kfar Blum).
“Projects can be challenging to do when there is such a great distance. We find that when teachers have a chance to meet one on one, there is a strong push to continue collaboration” (Debby Arst-Mor, fifth grade teacher, Brandeis Hillel Day School, San Francisco).