2021 IIS FAQs

F.A.Qs

About The Event

What is Israel in Shorts?

Israel in Shorts is a three week interactive film experience for Jewish teens. Created by @akiva, the teen engagement branch of the Jewish Education Center, Israel in Shorts gives teens, educators, and families from across the United States the opportunity to explore Israel + their Jewish identities through new lenses. Using 7 curated films, interactive activities, and playbill discussion guides, Israel in Shorts will give teens the chance to explore and relate to Israel in new ways.

In order to create a comprehensive virtual/hybrid experience Israel in Shorts will be broken into two parts. In the first week, (January 31 – February 7), educators and teens will have the chance to watch the films and participate in accompanying activities facilitated by the @akiva team. During the second two weeks, (February 8 – February 21), local educators will take the lead, and will be able to select their choice of film(s) and activities to screen to their own communities.

When is Israel in Shorts?

Israel in Shorts premieres on January 31, and runs through February 21. The most up to date calendar of events can be found at www.akivacleveland.org/israelinshorts.

What is required of me to be part of Israel in Shorts?

for teens + individuals

Register at www.akivacleveland.org/israelinshorts. Participation in the programs is free of charge.

for Educators Shin Shinim or Shlichim

If you would like that your group will be part of Israel In Shorts, please reach out directly to the @akiva team (Samantha – svinokor@akivacleveland.org and/or Amnon – aophir@akivacleveland.org

How to Watch an Israel in Shorts Film?

for teens + individuals

Option One: Go to www.akivacleveland.org/israelinshorts and fill out the Event Registration information. You will receive login information + access codes for how to watch the full library of films.

 

Please note that each film is available for a specific period of time (either one week or three weeks), and not all will be available for the duration of the full Israel in Shorts program. As each film becomes available, you will receive the login code and be able to watch on your own schedule.

 

Option Two: When you visit www.akivacleveland.org/israelinshorts, you can click on any specific film that is of interest to you to learn more about it. On the page for each film is a button with the option to register to watch that specific film. Once you fill out the registration information on the page(s) of your choice, you will receive the login information and be able to access your film(s). 

for Educators Shin Shinim or Shlichim

Please reach out directly to the @akiva team (Samantha – svinokor@akivacleveland.org and/or Amnon – aophir@akivacleveland.org

How to Participate in the Special Events?

for teens + individuals

Register for Events: On the main page, www.akivacleveland.org/israelinshorts (or on the top menu) you can see the special programs that are being offered throughout the festival experience. Those who register for Israel in Shorts will receive Zoom information for all of the programs throughout the three weeks.

for Educators Shin Shinim or Shlichim

Please reach out directly to the @akiva team (Samantha – svinokor@akivacleveland.org and/or Amnon – aophir@akivacleveland.org

Where can I find the film companion lesson plans?

for Educators Shin Shinim or Shlichim

Each specific film page has a link to a companion lesson plan.  

Do I have to use the companion lesson plans?

for Educators Shin Shinim or Shlichim

No – but we think you’ll want to! @akiva has developed interactive experiences for each film, including cooking sessions, panel discussions, STEM activities, and advocacy seminars. All of these units are available free of charge to educators who sign up for Israel in Shorts. If you want to do something different with the films, we encourage your creativity, and hope that you’ll share it back with us – let us know how you choose to incorporate the films into your work with Jewish teens!

F.A.Qs

What is Israel in Shorts?

Israel in Shorts is a three week interactive film experience for Jewish teens. Created by @akiva, the teen engagement branch of the Jewish Education Center, Israel in Shorts gives teens, educators, and families from across the United States the opportunity to explore Israel + their Jewish identities through new lenses. Using 7 curated films, interactive activities, and playbill discussion guides, Israel in Shorts will give teens the chance to explore and relate to Israel in new ways.

In order to create a comprehensive virtual/hybrid experience Israel in Shorts will be broken into two parts. In the first week, (January 31 – February 7), educators and teens will have the chance to watch the films and participate in accompanying activities facilitated by the @akiva team. During the second two weeks, (February 8 – February 21), local educators will take the lead, and will be able to select their choice of film(s) and activities to screen to their own communities.

When is Israel in Shorts?

Israel in Shorts premieres on January 31, and runs through February 21. The most up to date calendar of events can be found at www.akivacleveland.org/israelinshorts.

What is required of me to be part of Israel in Shorts?

for teens + individuals

Register at www.akivacleveland.org/israelinshorts. Participation in the programs is free of charge.

for Educators Shin Shinim or Shlichim

If you would like that your group will be part of Israel In Shorts, please reach out directly to the @akiva team (Samantha – svinokor@akivacleveland.org and/or Amnon – aophir@akivacleveland.org

How to Watch an Israel in Shorts Film?

for teens + individuals

Option One: Go to www.akivacleveland.org/israelinshorts and fill out the Event Registration information. You will receive login information + access codes for how to watch the full library of films.

Please note that each film is available for a specific period of time (either one week or three weeks), and not all will be available for the duration of the full Israel in Shorts program. As each film becomes available, you will receive the login code and be able to watch on your own schedule.

Option Two: When you visit www.akivacleveland.org/israelinshorts, you can click on any specific film that is of interest to you to learn more about it. On the page for each film is a button with the option to register to watch that specific film. Once you fill out the registration information on the page(s) of your choice, you will receive the login information and be able to access your film(s). 

for Educators Shin Shinim or Shlichim

Please reach out directly to the @akiva team (Samantha – svinokor@akivacleveland.org and/or Amnon – aophir@akivacleveland.org

How to Participate in the Special Events?

for teens + individuals

Register for Events: On the main page, www.akivacleveland.org/israelinshorts (or on the top menu) you can see the special programs that are being offered throughout the festival experience. Those who register for Israel in Shorts will receive Zoom information for all of the programs throughout the three weeks.

for Educators Shin Shinim or Shlichim

Please reach out directly to the @akiva team (Samantha – svinokor@akivacleveland.org and/or Amnon – aophir@akivacleveland.org

Where can I find the film companion lesson plans?

for Educators Shin Shinim or Shlichim

Each specific film page has a link to a companion lesson plan.  

Do I have to use the companion lesson plans?

for Educators Shin Shinim or Shlichim

No – but we think you’ll want to! @akiva has developed interactive experiences for each film, including cooking sessions, panel discussions, STEM activities, and advocacy seminars. All of these units are available free of charge to educators who sign up for Israel in Shorts. If you want to do something different with the films, we encourage your creativity, and hope that you’ll share it back with us – let us know how you choose to incorporate the films into your work with Jewish teens!