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Israel in Context: Framing Israeli History in New Ways

Seven Historical Achievements of Zionism

What you’ll learn


Our students are no longer satisfied with stories of infallible Israel and educators are searching for more nuanced ways to teach about Israel. Yet we also know that Israel’s success as a young country should not be ignored. So how can we teach the beauty of Israel without sounding cliche? How can we discuss Israel’s incredible achievements without turning our students off? Distinguished historian and writer Prof. Gil Troy will discuss these big questions in live conversation with Dr. Noam Weissman. Gil will present his insightful findings and engage in Q&A with you, the live audience.


What we’ll tackle


  • How to instill pride for Israel in a genuine and authentic way
  • Nuance, subtlety and sophistication in Israel Education
  • Teaching the history of Israel in 2019

Noam Weissman, EdD

Senior Vice President of Education, Jerusalem U

Noam leads Jerusalem U in producing engaging, digital Jewish and Israel content that impacts high school and college students around the world. Formerly the principal of Shalhevet High School, Los Angeles, Noam is also the founder of LaHaV, an educational methodology that reframes how Judaism is taught and empowers students to find meaning in their learning.

Gil Troy, PhD

Professor, Distinguished Scholar of American History, McGill University

Gil serves as professor of North American History at McGill University. He is a prolific writer and author. He writes a weekly column for the Daily Beast, “Secret Lives,” putting current events in historical perspective, as well as a weekly column for the Jerusalem Post. Gil blogs regularly at the History News Network. His most recent book, The Zionist Ideas: Visions for the Jewish Homeland—Then, Now, Tomorrow sheds light on the surprisingly diverse and shared visions for realizing Israel as a democratic Jewish state.

On-Demand Recording