About Modern Israel
The Declaration recounts the Jewish connection to the land of Israel, the birth of Zionism, and recognition by the UN of a Jewish state’s legitimacy. It also promises that the state will be a democracy for all its citizens.
Program & Events
- June 28-July 1, 2020 -- "19th Annual ISMI/CIE Israel (virtual) Educator Workshop," Apply Now
June 14, 2020 -- Eli Sperling and Rich Walter, "Special Teen Seminar: Israeli Culture and Society," Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle, Seattle, WA
- June 11, 2020 -- Eli Sperling, "American Zionism's Musical Roots: A Look at the Past to Understand the Present and Future of American Jewish-Israel Relations," American Jewish Historical Society's Biennial Scholars Conference
June 1-2, 2020 -- Rich Walter, "Seminar for Tenth Graders," Jack M. Barack Academy, Bryn Mawr, PA
- May 14, 2020 -- Rich Walter, "Exploring Israel's Diversity Through Popular Culture," Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County, Boca Raton, FL
- May 13-June 3, 2020 -- Eli Sperling, "The Upcoming American Elections and Israel," A Four-Part Virtual Lecture Series, Marcus Jewish Community Center, Atlanta, GA
- May 12, 2020 -- Rich Walter, "Everything you wanted to about Israel but were afraid to ask," Temple Kol Emeth, Marietta, GA
- April 28, 2020 -- Eli Sperling, “Israel, Zionism and Progressive Judaism in America,” Ziegler School of Rabbinic Studies, American Jewish University, Los Angeles, CA
- April 23, 2020 -- Ken Stein "Making the most of my College years: Finding and Developing that Elusive Passion," The Leffell School, Westchester, NY
- March 30, 2020 -- Rich Walter, "Understanding BDS in Context: A Virtual Seminar for Teens," Temple Beth Tikvah, Roswell, GA
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About the Institute
- Founded in 1998, we are the OLDEST permanent Israel academic center in the United States.
ISMI has supported 16 Israel Visiting Scholars who have taught 760 students in 43 courses.
ISMI offers enriching internships to a select few Emory students every semester
- ISMI conducts Israel education workshops for teachers across the country
- ISMI @ 20 Celebration—our history since 1998
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