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All sessions (with the exception of Live Tours) can be run virtually or as on-site presentations, subject to conditions allowing for it.

Everything Israel

Israel 101


A comprehensive overview of Israel’s inspiring story, from 3,000 years ago until today. Duration: 1 Hour




A Middle East Overview: Part 1


Part 1 of “A Middle East Overview” demonstrates the bilateral and multilateral relationships and power struggles in the region. We will explore the relationship between Sunni and Shia populations, including how their ancient split impacts the modern-day relationships between countries in the Middle East. Duration: 30–45 Minutes




A Middle East Overview: Part 2


Part 2 of “A Middle East Overview” provides a foundation for understanding the current dynamics in the region. It will explain how the complex nature of modern relationships between these countries has developed over time. This program will provide a greater understanding of the relationships between Israel’s neighbors so that we can more accurately recognize how these relationships influence the decisions these countries make regarding Israel. Duration: 30–45 Minutes




Dual Narratives


This program is a deep dive into the Arab–Israeli conflict. We go from black and white to shades of gray. The goal is to recognize how complex the issues have become as the conflict has evolved over time. Duration: 1 hour




Understanding the History of the Arab–Israeli Conflict


This fact-based and fast-paced presentation will cover the origins of the Arab–Israeli conflict as well as the rise of Palestinian nationalism. We will discuss root causes and the impact they have had—and will continue to have—on the peace process. Duration: 1–1.5 hours




Diving Deeper into the West Bank: History, Legality, and Policy


This informational presentation will examine the history of the West Bank/Judea and Samaria and how we arrived at where we are today. We will discuss control over the area and how it has changed in the last 100 years, resolutions and agreements that were passed or signed, settlement communities and the controversies surrounding them, possible solutions, and proposed compromises. This is a fact-based and content-driven presentation that does not push any one political agenda but allows the participants to decide for themselves how they feel about this complex and disputed area. Duration: 1–1.5 hours




Ethiopian Experience


There are approximately 150,000 Ethiopian Jews in Israel. Learn about Ethiopian Jewish history, tradition, and culture in this interactive lecture. You will hear first hand about the history of Ethiopian Jews and their arduous journey to Israel. We will open your eyes to the diversity of Israel and your senses to the amazing customs, music and food of Ethiopian Jewry!





Israel Beyond the Conflict

Diversity in Israel


Interested in learning about the diverse group that makes up the nearly 9 million people in Israel? Join this session to learn about the history of the many diverse groups of communities living in Israel! Duration: 1 hour




Israel and Humanitarian Aid


Israel values tikkun olam (repair the world) through different organizations and outlets. This presentation highlights a few of many Israeli organizations that give humanitarian aid worldwide and within Israel. Come and learn about the various organizations and how you can get involved. Duration: 1 hour




Hollywood and the Holy Land


Israel has taken center stage in Hollywood for decades, not only as a narrative in films and television shows but also thanks to the support of many celebrity figures. Learn about the history of Hollywood’s support of Israel and how celebrities can affect public opinion on Israel. Duration: 1 hour




Israel and Sports


An exploration into the history of sports in Israel and what makes Israel’s athletic scene so unique, this presentation will dive into Israel’s major sports, sporting events, and teams as well as some of the challenges that Israeli athletes face. Duration: 1 hour




What Makes an Israeli Leader


This webinar is about the unsung heroes, the Israeli leaders who are responsible for Israel as we know it today. So much of Israeli society would be unrecognizable without much of their efforts and work. What can we learn from them today, and how can we use these lessons in our own lives? Duration: 1 hour




Music, Culture, and Identity in Israel


Love Israeli music? Join us as we explore the unique cultures and history that have shaped Israeli music over time. Drawing from influences all over the world, Israeli music ranges from Mizrahi to pop to hardcore and everything in between. Sit back, relax, and enjoy the sounds as we hear music that everyone will find appealing. Duration: 1 hour




Christian Outreach


Discover unexpected relationships between these two groups as well as similarities and differences. Duration: 1 hour




Israeli Political System


Learn the history of the Israeli political systems as well as similarities and differences to the U.S.’ and how the Israeli government currently works today. Duration: 1 hour




El Al Ambassadors — Learn More About Israel from Israelis!


Launched in 2011 as a joint initiative of El Al Israel Airlines, StandWithUs, the Jewish Agency for Israel, and the Israeli Foreign Ministry, this program places pilots and flight attendants at the forefront of Israeli diplomacy. The El Al ambassadors, dressed in uniform, offer a unique perspective about Israel and share their personal stories and diverse cultures with a variety of organizations, schools, universities, and congregations in cities throughout the world. Participating ambassadors undergo training and volunteer their time during layovers between flights—and are happy to also do so through virtual platforms until flights resume. More than 500,000 people worldwide have participated in these “people-to-people” programs. The ambassadors can speak on a variety of topics, such as: Israeli society and multiculturalism, IDF service stories, women in Israel, LGBT communities in Israel, aliyah stories, testimony of second generation to Holocaust survivors (especially around Holocaust Memorial Day), young adult communities, life in Israel today, behind the scenes of El Al flights, air crew members’ favorite stories from flights to Israel, and parenthood in Israel. Duration: 1 hour





Workshops

Know Your Rights


An in-depth look at the rights of and current legal issues facing Jewish and pro-Israel students, faculty, and community members. We will focus on select examples of antisemitism or anti-Israel activity on U.S. campuses and in communities nationwide and how the StandWithUs Saidoff Legal Department empowers the pro-Israel community to fight back and enforce the pro-Israel communities’ rights when they are infringed upon. Duration: 1 Hour




Answering Tough Questions About Israel Under International Law


This presentation reviews core concepts of international law and then addresses those questions most asked about Israel under international law, such as whether settlements are legal, what is a disputed territory, what is a refugee, etc. Duration: 1 hour




Grill The Expert/s


Students on college campuses are consistently challenged with questions about Israel, and, more often than not, they struggle to respond. This practical workshop will allow the audience to share the most difficult questions they’ve faced, receive answers rooted in the facts, as well gain the tools to respond effectively to the different audiences they may encounter. Topics that are covered usually include the claim of stolen land, apartheid, occupation, settlements, roots of the conflict, and many others. Duration: 1–1.5 hours




Building Your Personal Story


This engaging workshop includes an emphasis on the power of the personal story. Focusing on a “people-to-people” diplomacy approach, we will empower participants to take their experiences and relationship to Israel back to their campuses, communities, and organizations—and use them to better discuss Israel. In a world where the battle for hearts and minds is sometimes based more on emotion than on rationale, personal encounters and experiences have a huge impact toward engaging with others about Israel. Duration: 1 hour




Fighting Anti-Zionism and Antisemitism: Strategies that Support and Empower Students on the Ground


This is an interactive workshop to learn about what StandWithUs is doing to fight antisemitism on college campuses and what you can do yourself. You will also have the chance to learn about and craft your own responses to real-life instances of anti-Zionism and antisemitism on college campuses across the country. Duration: 1 hour




Understanding the BDS Campaign


An introduction to the BDS movement, its tactics on college campuses, and how we can effectively overcome it, this presentation can be modified to specifically focus on resolutions or referendums as well. Duration: 1 hour




Emerging Anti-Israel Campaigns


On college campuses around the world, groups hostile to Israel’s right to exist seek to influence the opinions of impressionable students, traditionally through campaigns like BDS and Israel Apartheid Week. Almost everyone knows what a BDS resolution is like, as it’s a tactic most students have seen on their campus at some point and one that has not changed all too much nationally in the past decade. But, right now, adversaries of Israel are developing new campaigns and events that are much more nuanced and complex, including messaging that alienates Zionists and Jews from progressive spaces and indoctrinates future leaders to hold anti-Israel positions. Join us in a brand-new webinar about the newest trends in anti-Israel activity on campuses. Duration: 1 hour




Zionism and Feminism


In recent years, we have seen the argument that one cannot be a Zionist and a feminist. This has particularly become a challenge for Zionist feminists regarding involvement with the Women’s March. How can supporters of Israel also support the feminist movement? Join us for an interactive discussion about the history, waves, and types of Zionism and feminism. You will be introduced to strategies to educate your peers about Zionism and feminism and learn about how one can be a Zionist AND a feminist. Duration: 1 hour




Reclaiming Our Narrative


In this presentation, we will cover how to tell Israel’s story, tie in personal narratives, and frame messaging about Israel in a way that is more emotionally and intellectually compelling. The goal is to inspire with Israel’s story and help others do the same for their peers. Duration: 1 hour




Relationship Building, Lobbying, and Leadership


This presentation focuses on best practices for long-term coalition and relationship building, short-term strategies for lobbying student governments, and leadership skills in the context of facilitating a group space fueled by empowerment, teamwork, and smart delegation. Duration: 1 hour




Campaign Strategy


Learn about marketing methods to develop a campaign on campus and best practices for implementation—from campaign building all the way through campaign execution and followup. Duration: 1 hour




Becoming a Brand Ambassador


We’ll explore what it means to be an effective ambassador on campus as the “face” of a movement, covering best practices for engagement, branding, and programming. Duration: 1 hour




The Power of Experiencing


In this workshop, we’ll learn about the art of appeal, what messaging works and when to use it, and how to provide a meaningful and powerful experience for your community when educating about Israel. Duration: 1 hour




Intersectionality 101


Learn about this prominent tool for organizing on campus and how it is used in progressive spaces. Duration: 1 hour




Fact Checking 101


Learn how to evaluate sources of information and sources of disinformation as it pertains to Israel. Duration: 45 minutes




Art of Mass Appeal


Learn how to bring Israel education to your campus in a dynamic way by meeting your peers where they are at; ensuring meaningful, effective, and engaging programming and campaigns. Duration: 1-1.5 hours




Social Media Strategy Workshop


Are you concerned with what to do when confronted with antisemitism and hate on TikTok, Instagram and other social media platforms? In this program you will learn how to make your digital activism more impactful. You will gain useful tips and strategies as you engage in conversation online. Duration: 1 hour





Everything Israel

Israel 101


A comprehensive overview of Israel’s inspiring story, from 3,000 years ago until today. Duration: 1 Hour




A Middle East Overview: Part 1


Part 1 of “A Middle East Overview” demonstrates the bilateral and multilateral relationships and power struggles in the region. We will explore the relationship between Sunni and Shia populations, including how their ancient split impacts the modern-day relationships between countries in the Middle East. Duration: 30–45 Minutes




A Middle East Overview: Part 2


Part 2 of “A Middle East Overview” provides a foundation for understanding the current dynamics in the region. It will explain how the complex nature of modern relationships between these countries has developed over time. This program will provide a greater understanding of the relationships between Israel’s neighbors so that we can more accurately recognize how these relationships influence the decisions these countries make regarding Israel. Duration: 30–45 Minutes




Dual Narratives


This program is a deep dive into the Arab–Israeli conflict. We go from black and white to shades of gray. The goal is to recognize how complex the issues have become as the conflict has evolved over time. Duration: 1 hour




Understanding the History of the Arab–Israeli Conflict


This fact-based and fast-paced presentation will cover the origins of the Arab–Israeli conflict as well as the rise of Palestinian nationalism. We will discuss root causes and the impact they have had—and will continue to have—on the peace process. Duration: 1–1.5 hours




Diving Deeper into the West Bank: History, Legality, and Policy


This informational presentation will examine the history of the West Bank/Judea and Samaria and how we arrived at where we are today. We will discuss control over the area and how it has changed in the last 100 years, resolutions and agreements that were passed or signed, settlement communities and the controversies surrounding them, possible solutions, and proposed compromises. This is a fact-based and content-driven presentation that does not push any one political agenda but allows the participants to decide for themselves how they feel about this complex and disputed area. Duration: 1–1.5 hours




Ethiopian Experience


There are approximately 150,000 Ethiopian Jews in Israel. Learn about Ethiopian Jewish history, tradition, and culture in this interactive lecture. You will hear first hand about the history of Ethiopian Jews and their arduous journey to Israel. We will open your eyes to the diversity of Israel and your senses to the amazing customs, music and food of Ethiopian Jewry!





Workshops

Know Your Rights


An in-depth look at the rights of and current legal issues facing Jewish and pro-Israel students, faculty, and community members. We will focus on select examples of antisemitism or anti-Israel activity on U.S. campuses and in communities nationwide and how the StandWithUs Saidoff Legal Department empowers the pro-Israel community to fight back and enforce the pro-Israel communities’ rights when they are infringed upon. Duration: 1 Hour




Answering Tough Questions About Israel Under International Law


This presentation reviews core concepts of international law and then addresses those questions most asked about Israel under international law, such as whether settlements are legal, what is a disputed territory, what is a refugee, etc. Duration: 1 hour




Grill The Expert/s


Students on college campuses are consistently challenged with questions about Israel, and, more often than not, they struggle to respond. This practical workshop will allow the audience to share the most difficult questions they’ve faced, receive answers rooted in the facts, as well gain the tools to respond effectively to the different audiences they may encounter. Topics that are covered usually include the claim of stolen land, apartheid, occupation, settlements, roots of the conflict, and many others. Duration: 1–1.5 hours




Building Your Personal Story


This engaging workshop includes an emphasis on the power of the personal story. Focusing on a “people-to-people” diplomacy approach, we will empower participants to take their experiences and relationship to Israel back to their campuses, communities, and organizations—and use them to better discuss Israel. In a world where the battle for hearts and minds is sometimes based more on emotion than on rationale, personal encounters and experiences have a huge impact toward engaging with others about Israel. Duration: 1 hour




Fighting Anti-Zionism and Antisemitism: Strategies that Support and Empower Students on the Ground


This is an interactive workshop to learn about what StandWithUs is doing to fight antisemitism on college campuses and what you can do yourself. You will also have the chance to learn about and craft your own responses to real-life instances of anti-Zionism and antisemitism on college campuses across the country. Duration: 1 hour




Understanding the BDS Campaign


An introduction to the BDS movement, its tactics on college campuses, and how we can effectively overcome it, this presentation can be modified to specifically focus on resolutions or referendums as well. Duration: 1 hour




Emerging Anti-Israel Campaigns


On college campuses around the world, groups hostile to Israel’s right to exist seek to influence the opinions of impressionable students, traditionally through campaigns like BDS and Israel Apartheid Week. Almost everyone knows what a BDS resolution is like, as it’s a tactic most students have seen on their campus at some point and one that has not changed all too much nationally in the past decade. But, right now, adversaries of Israel are developing new campaigns and events that are much more nuanced and complex, including messaging that alienates Zionists and Jews from progressive spaces and indoctrinates future leaders to hold anti-Israel positions. Join us in a brand-new webinar about the newest trends in anti-Israel activity on campuses. Duration: 1 hour




Zionism and Feminism


In recent years, we have seen the argument that one cannot be a Zionist and a feminist. This has particularly become a challenge for Zionist feminists regarding involvement with the Women’s March. How can supporters of Israel also support the feminist movement? Join us for an interactive discussion about the history, waves, and types of Zionism and feminism. You will be introduced to strategies to educate your peers about Zionism and feminism and learn about how one can be a Zionist AND a feminist. Duration: 1 hour




Reclaiming Our Narrative


In this presentation, we will cover how to tell Israel’s story, tie in personal narratives, and frame messaging about Israel in a way that is more emotionally and intellectually compelling. The goal is to inspire with Israel’s story and help others do the same for their peers. Duration: 1 hour




Relationship Building, Lobbying, and Leadership


This presentation focuses on best practices for long-term coalition and relationship building, short-term strategies for lobbying student governments, and leadership skills in the context of facilitating a group space fueled by empowerment, teamwork, and smart delegation. Duration: 1 hour




Campaign Strategy


Learn about marketing methods to develop a campaign on campus and best practices for implementation—from campaign building all the way through campaign execution and followup. Duration: 1 hour




Becoming a Brand Ambassador


We’ll explore what it means to be an effective ambassador on campus as the “face” of a movement, covering best practices for engagement, branding, and programming. Duration: 1 hour




The Power of Experiencing


In this workshop, we’ll learn about the art of appeal, what messaging works and when to use it, and how to provide a meaningful and powerful experience for your community when educating about Israel. Duration: 1 hour




Intersectionality 101


Learn about this prominent tool for organizing on campus and how it is used in progressive spaces. Duration: 1 hour




Fact Checking 101


Learn how to evaluate sources of information and sources of disinformation as it pertains to Israel. Duration: 45 minutes




Art of Mass Appeal


Learn how to bring Israel education to your campus in a dynamic way by meeting your peers where they are at; ensuring meaningful, effective, and engaging programming and campaigns. Duration: 1-1.5 hours




Social Media Strategy Workshop


Are you concerned with what to do when confronted with antisemitism and hate on TikTok, Instagram and other social media platforms? In this program you will learn how to make your digital activism more impactful. You will gain useful tips and strategies as you engage in conversation online. Duration: 1 hour





Everything Israel

Israel 101


A comprehensive overview of Israel’s inspiring story, from 3,000 years ago until today. Duration: 1 Hour




A Middle East Overview: Part 1


Part 1 of “A Middle East Overview” demonstrates the bilateral and multilateral relationships and power struggles in the region. We will explore the relationship between Sunni and Shia populations, including how their ancient split impacts the modern-day relationships between countries in the Middle East. Duration: 30–45 Minutes




A Middle East Overview: Part 2


Part 2 of “A Middle East Overview” provides a foundation for understanding the current dynamics in the region. It will explain how the complex nature of modern relationships between these countries has developed over time. This program will provide a greater understanding of the relationships between Israel’s neighbors so that we can more accurately recognize how these relationships influence the decisions these countries make regarding Israel. Duration: 30–45 Minutes




Dual Narratives


This program is a deep dive into the Arab–Israeli conflict. We go from black and white to shades of gray. The goal is to recognize how complex the issues have become as the conflict has evolved over time. Duration: 1 hour




Understanding the History of the Arab–Israeli Conflict


This fact-based and fast-paced presentation will cover the origins of the Arab–Israeli conflict as well as the rise of Palestinian nationalism. We will discuss root causes and the impact they have had—and will continue to have—on the peace process. Duration: 1–1.5 hours




Diving Deeper into the West Bank: History, Legality, and Policy


This informational presentation will examine the history of the West Bank/Judea and Samaria and how we arrived at where we are today. We will discuss control over the area and how it has changed in the last 100 years, resolutions and agreements that were passed or signed, settlement communities and the controversies surrounding them, possible solutions, and proposed compromises. This is a fact-based and content-driven presentation that does not push any one political agenda but allows the participants to decide for themselves how they feel about this complex and disputed area. Duration: 1–1.5 hours




Ethiopian Experience


There are approximately 150,000 Ethiopian Jews in Israel. Learn about Ethiopian Jewish history, tradition, and culture in this interactive lecture. You will hear first hand about the history of Ethiopian Jews and their arduous journey to Israel. We will open your eyes to the diversity of Israel and your senses to the amazing customs, music and food of Ethiopian Jewry!





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