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ABOUT US

We are a dedicated, enthusiastic, and diverse team of educators whose primary goal is to foster excellence in the field of Israel education. The IsraelLINK team creates high-quality educational resources, trains teachers, and provides ongoing support to inspire 21st-century learners. Our team partners with Jewish day schools and supplementary middle school programs to elevate how Israel is taught in the classroom. Working directly with teachers and administrators, we craft customized plans to integrate Israel Studies into a well-rounded Jewish education. By using IsraelLINK, today's students will integrate comprehensive knowledge about and appreciation for Israel into their Jewish identity.
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What we do:  IsraelLINK promotes and elevates Israel education within Jewish day schools and supplementary middle school programs across North America. We work directly with teachers and school administrators to craft a custom plan to integrate Israel Studies into a well-rounded Jewish education. The IsraelLINK team creates high-quality educational resources, runs teacher training, and provides ongoing support to inspire 21st-century learners.

 

Our method:  The IsraelLINK team works with institutional stakeholders to meet the specific needs of each institution (based on philosophy, values, denomination, allotted time, goals, etc.) We work directly with teachers to curate IsraelLINK content to integrate seamlessly into their established educational curriculum. Additionally, we provide ongoing content support and professional development to bolster the Israel education skills of classroom teachers.

 

Who uses IsraelLINK:  Whether as a complete modular program or stand-alone units, IsraelLINK has been implemented in Jewish day schools and supplementary synagogue schools (and even public schools with Hebrew language programs) across North America. Users are affiliated with Reform, Reconstructionist, Conservative, Modern Orthodox, and Chabad movements, as well as non-denominational community schools.  

OUR PROGRAMS

Innovative, engaging, learner-centered material designed to inspire and get participants excited to learn, be it in a classroom or remote educational environment.

NETWORKING

Classroom educators will have opportunities for peer-to-peer connections and to learn from experts in Israel education through in-person and online workshops.

MEET THE TEAM

Mina Rush

National Director of StandWithUs Middle School Education

Zoe Burstyn

Pacific Northwest IsraelLINK Education Specialist

Michelle Geft

Southern California IsraelLINK Education Specialist

Hannah Rabin

IsraelLINK Associate Director

Eric M. Leiderman

IsraelLINK Midwest Regional Director

Sarah Weiss Poland

IsraelLINK Southeast Regional Director

Jessie Katz

IsraelLINK Director of Program Expansion

Deborah Peretz

IsraelLINK Northeast Regional Director

Ida Kahn Subin

IsraelLINK Mid-Atlantic Regional Director

OUR EDUCATION PARTNERS

WE ARE PROUDLY SUPPORTED BY

ISRAELLINK HAS PROUDLY BEEN SUPPORTED BY