July 2020 -- Tammuz-Av 5780,  Volume 26, Issue 7

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The Israeli American Council Offers ConnecTivism

The COVID-19 global pandemic has forced people to reinvent themselves on a daily basis.  The Israeli American Council, {IAC}, realized the incredible potential that distance learning offers, and it has taken on a whole new meaning across the organization.

 

Broadly speaking, in addition to having recently launched a new online learning platform, the OFEK Learning Hub, IAC  has been re-inventing how they  teach Israel activism and fight against antisemitism with ConnecTivism. This new cutting-edge, online training program and curriculum is based on their extensive experience in community mobilization as well as their successful partnership with Act.Il and online activism programs operating throughout the country.

 

Pro-Israel activism is a strategic priority and main focus area for the  organization, as they continue to see reports of all-time high levels of antisemitism and anti-Zionism in the U.S., even in the midst of the pandemic. Their goal is to train as many community members as possible, introducing them to the world of positive pro-Israel and pro-Jewish activism and provide them with the tools they need to combat Anti-semitic and anti-Zionist sentiment.

 

Through interactive online sessions taught by leading experts, ConnecTivism introduces participants to the complex world of activism. One of the things that makes this program so unique is the fact that it was created specifically for the virtual global arena, one that has no boundaries. In just one month IAC partnered with six schools across the US and trained almost 200 high school students.

 

For information on bringing this free program to your group of teens, students or friends, or have them partner with your local school, synagogue, JCC, etc., reach out to activism@israeliamerican.org.

 

The IAC has 20 regional offices and their mission is to build an engaged and united Israeli-American community that strengthens the Israeli and Jewish identity of the next generation, the American Jewish Community and the bond between the peoples of the United States and Israel. Over a half a million Israeli-Americans live in the U.S. today.