ABOUT THE iCENTER
Today, it is increasingly vital to nurture in young Jews a meaningful bond with Israel and Israelis, built on genuine connections, shared identities, and a personal relationship through shared stories and values.
The iCenter inspires and supports the largest network of Israel educators across North America, transforming the field of Israel Education across day schools, public schools, summer camps, synagogues, youth groups, universities, and beyond.
Our programs support the development of Israel educators, pioneer new educational approaches, and promote a relational and learner-centered philosophy.
In this moment of crisis in Israel, The iCenter is focused on empowering Israel educators to teach the complexity of the current environment and providing them with the tools, resources, and opportunities to meet their changing needs. At the same time, The iCenter is adapting its signature programs to ensure they are responsive to the current dynamic and adaptive as the situation evolves.
Every Jewish young person develops a lifelong relationship with Israel.
To catalyze excellence in the professional field of Israel Education by supporting the development of educators, pioneering new educational approaches, and relentlessly promoting a relational and learner-centered philosophy.
what we do
We pursue our mission through three strategies:
TRAINING & ACADEMIC CREDENTIALS FOR EDUCATORS
CONFERENCES, CONVENINGS, AND PUBLICATIONS
The Aleph Bet of Israel Education
The foundational work of the field that outlines 12 basic principles and practices.
A Philosophy of Israel Education
A relational approach to Israel education that remains loyal to the past and speaks to today and tomorrow.
Israel: Voices from Within
A diverse anthology of Israeli poetry designed to help educators delve into the heart of Israel past and present.
OUTSTANDING EDUCATIONAL TOOLS AND MATERIALS
How We Do It
As important as what we do is the way we go about it.
Grounding our work in excellence, setting bold standards and challenging assumptions.
Placing learners at the center and continually striving to be a learning organization, adapting to the diverse needs of an ever-growing field.
Leading with innovation,
inspiration, and intelligence.
Cultivating wisdom and expertise
with scholars and practitioners
from the Jewish world and beyond.
We’ve been fortunate to work with some exceptional partners, including: