Jerusalem U Media Lab unpacks the complex, challenging, and ever-changing issues brought up by Israel education to make them accessible to all educators. We’re obsessively passionate about providing fellow teachers with the tools to get their students excited about and engaged with Israel. At Media Lab, there’s no right or wrong; there’s just meaningful, dynamic, and compelling learning.
About Jerusalem U
Jerusalem U is a groundbreaking non-profit media organization for young Jews that creates purpose-driven content for an audience of smart, passionate and curious teens and young adults. Using innovative storytelling that sparks ideas, conversations and discussions, we’re re-framing the way the eternal Jewish story is being transmitted to the next generation.
Senior Vice President of Education
Dr. Noam Weissman is the Senior Vice President of Education at Jerusalem U. Formerly the principal of Shalhevet High School in LA, Noam founded LaHaV, an educational approach that empowers students to find meaning in their Jewish learning. He earned a doctorate in educational psychology from USC with a focus on curriculum design.
Marketing Associate and Project Manager
Ori Herrmann is a Marketing Associate at Jerusalem U. He received a degree in Graphic Communication Management from Ryerson University. His mission is to create a stronger presence and brand for Jerusalem U Education, using his experience in marketing, design and project management.
Elana Raskas is the Education Associate at Jerusalem U. She taught High School Judaic Studies in New York before joining our education department. She earned her Master’s in Bible and Talmud from Yeshiva University. Elana is passionate about utilizing technology to educate young Jews across the world.
Media Lab Support
June Baumgardner Gelbart Foundation
South Palm Beach County Federation
History of Israel Series Support
Rachel & Jack ז”ל Gindi Family Foundation
Lily and Kam Babaoff
This series would not be possible without the generous support of