scholars.in.residence

Introduction

As part of our effort to enrich the experiences of Cleveland’s teens (after Bar Mitzvah – 12 Grade), @akiva is providing the “scholars.in.residence” initiative. Each year, @akiva and the JECC bring different scholars to our teen community for up to a week’s residency.

During their visits the teens’ scholars will work with various teen groups in the community: youth groups, youth group leadership, Madrichim, supplementary schools, day schools, community programs and teen educators.

2017-18 Scholars

JECC and @akiva will bring 4 scholars.in.residence. Each of the scholars will focus his work in Cleveland on one of the Hatikva Questions.

This coming year, the community will celebrate Israel 70. With that in mind, JECC and @akiva will use JAFI’s “Makom” 4HQ framework* of Israel education as the year’s platform/framework for the program.

בארצנו II חופשי II עם II להיות
To Be II A People II Free II In Our Land

The JECC and @akiva present the 4 Hatikva Questions (4HQ)

















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Robbie gringras teaches Cleveland
September 11-12, 2017 and through the year











4HQ Training Workshops and Webinars
בארצנו II חופשי II עם II להיות
To Be II A People II Free II In Our Land
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Assaf Boker teaches
October 15-19, 2017
To Be II להיות


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oren ailam designs
january 21-26, 2018
a people II עם
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AMICHAI PARDO PERFORMS
sponsored by:
february 20-26, 2018
free II חפשי


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robbie gringras teaches

APRIL 22-27, 2018


















in our land II בארצנו
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ROBBIE GRINGRAS TEACHS "OUR LAND
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2016-17 Scholars

Zeev Ben-Shachar is Jerusalem U's Director of Israel Education. He oversees curriculum development and is Senior Educator for the JU Israel Gap Year Program. Zeev lectures widely at synagogues, youth movements, Jewish federations, college campuses and national and international conferences, in Israel and abroad, in English and Hebrew. He has a BA in Psychology from Harvard and a Masters in Middle Eastern Studies from Tel Aviv University. He was a soldier and commander in the IDF’s Sayeret Givati Brigade.

Zeev Ben-Shachar
October 30 - November 3, 2016
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Matt Bar is founder and Executive Director of Bible Raps, a non-profit born from Matt’s desire to engage his Hebrew School classes on a deeper and more contemporary level than the way they were being taught at the time. After being turned on to Torah learning while on a Livnot trip to Israel in 2006, Bar launched Bible Raps via his participation in the PresenTense Institute during the summer of 2007. He continued to further his Jewish education during his 2008 year of study at The Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies in Jerusalem. Their teaching materials are being used in countless classrooms and teachers are currently being trained to be certified “Bible Raps educators.”

Matt Bar and the Bible Raps
January 5-12, 2017
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Vadim Blumin is the Content and Training Specialist for Makom and an historian and activist in the fields of Jewish Education and Civil Society in Israel. Formerly, Vadim headed JAFI’s Education Department in St. Petersburg, Russia,.” He is a Board Member of ‘Be Free Israel’ (‘IsraelHofsheet’), a member of the Content Committee, Limmud-FSU, and one of the founders of the ‘1.5 Generation – Russian-speaking Israelis’. He lives in Ramat-Gan with Roman and their daughter, Danielle.

Vadim Blumin
February 2-10, 2017
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Vadim Blumin
Bible Taps
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2015-16 Scholars

 

Testimony Theater Association - To Tell In Order To Live was established in May 2005. Its main aim was to promote, develop, and publish educational projects which will bring together holocaust survivors and the second and third generations through creativity, artistic expression, and drama therapy. The process consists in writing, directing and documenting the survivors' stories and, in the end, turning these into a theatrical production in which both the survivors and the youth participate.

The People Behind The Project
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Irit Lavie Dagan - is an Expressive and Creative Therapist with an M.A in Drama Therapy. She is an actor, a teacher of acting, theater director, and a graduate of "Bet Zvi"- acting school, and literature at the Hebrew University. She played at Habima Theater and the theater for children and youth. She is director of a theater teaching program in the "karev"- a program for intervention in education in Israel. Irit is second generation of two parents who survived Auschwitz and the "Escaping Underground" in Hungary and Transylvania.

Ezra Dagan - is an actor in the "Cameri Theater" of Tel Aviv, and a director and teacher for styled acting and mime at Haifa University. He is a graduate of the theater class of "Renanim School", the studio of Nula Chelton, mime in the studio of Claude Kipins, and acted in "Abima Theater" for 15 years. Ezra played the role of Rabbi Menasha Levertov, in Steven Spielberg’s movie-" Schindler's List". Part of his family, six members of the Pinto family that lived in Paris, perished in Auschwitz.

Omri Dagan - Composer, pianist, musical director, director and electronic presentation designer for the “Testimony Theater – To Tell in Order to Live” project. Musical mentor and composer in the “Ami Assaf “ high school's theater troupe,
Beit Berl. Composer and pianist for "Habima" National theater. Founder, soloist and song writer with the folk music group The Wild Willows.

Testimony Theater Israel
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Sarit Zehavi - Major (Res.) Zehavi served for over 14 years in the Israeli Defense Forces, specializing in Military Intelligence Corps. Major Zehavi's presentations focus on Lebanon, Turkey and national security issues along Israel's volatile border.

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Hadar Glick is an industrial designer who graduated from Holon Institute of Technology. She is an M.A student in the cultural studies program at Hebrew University of Jerusalem. In the past she was the Israeli Shlicha in Cleveland.

Hadar Glick
Artist in residence
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Hadar Glick
Sarit Zehavi
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for more information about the our next scholars, contact us:

 216.367.1388 or @akiva

@akiva office is located at 26500 Shaker Blvd., Beachwood, OH