Past Programs

Instructors & Courses 2018

Dr. Yael Almog

(Lichtenberg-Kolleg - The Göttingen Institute for Advanced Studies)

Jewish and Israeli Women Activists

Mai Amit

(The Minerva Schools of KGI)

An Activist's Introduction to Complex Systems Theory


Rabbi Shoshana Cohen

(Conservative Yeshiva, Jerusalem)

and Reuma Shlesinger

(Atzum, Task Force on Human Trafficking)

Human Trafficking and Prostitution: Root Causes and Radical Change

Hannah Dannel

(Zentralrat der Juden in Deutschland)

Making Mitzvah Day a Reality

Prof. Irit Dekel (Friedrich Schiller Universität Jena, European University in Exile)

The Holocaust Memorial (guided site visit)

The Anti-War Museum (guided site visit)

Rabbi Shoshana Boyd Gelfand 

(Director, JHub)

On Jewish Leadership

Shai Hoffmann

(Bus der Begegnungen)

How to put your beliefs and ideas into real actions: five steps of project realization

Let’s drive a double decker bus for social cohesion: the Bus of Encounters: goals, successes, failures and how everyone can contribute

Yonathan Keren

(House of Deep Democracy, Amsterdam)

Deep Democracy Training

Rabbi Melanie Landau

(Director of Facilitation, Encounter Programs)

Activism From the Inside Out

Elad Lapidot (Freie Universität Berlin/Universität der Künste)

The Intellectual and the State: Travels with Rabbi Shimon bar Yohai into and out of the Cave

Karen Margolis

(English PEN, Pankow Power - Social Democratic Women of SPD and, Bet Debora Jewish Feminist Group)

Jewish Women and Civic Resistance - Family Stories and Political Activities from Apartheid South African to Cold War Europe and Beyond


Rabbi Micha Odenheimer

(Tevel B'Tzedek)

"The Torah could have been given only to those who ate the Manna": A Jewish Critique of Globalization in the Age of Trump

Nastia Pletoukhina

(Ernst Ludwig Ehrlich Studienwerk and Studentim)

The Concept of Help

Prof. Jonathan Schorsch

Core Course

Uri Rosenberg and Ms. Albandak

(Yad BeYad)

A Taste of Israeli-Palestinian Dialogue

Rabbi Jonathan Wittenberg

(Senior Rabbi, Masorti Judaism UK)

Tikkun Haolam (Repair of the World) and Tikkun Hanefesh (Repair of the Soul): The Importance of the Relationship between Them

An Eco-Synagogue in London: A Case Study in Engaging in Environmental Activism

Local Projects 2018 

These are some of the local organizations and projects with which we partnered during the summer of 2018. 

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