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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




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




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





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




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!





Live Tours

Jerusalem: LIVE—Jewish Quarter


Explore the ancient connection of the Jewish people to Jerusalem as we walk to the Western Wall by way of the Jewish Quarter. Together, we will uncover over 2,000 years of history and share a moment of prayer and reflection at the Kotel. Notes may be sent in advance of the tour for delivery to the Western Wall during the broadcast. Duration: 1–1.25 hours




Jerusalem: LIVE—Nachlaot


Stroll through the colorful alleyways of the sixth neighborhood built outside the walls of the Old City. Comprised of 32 different and smaller neighborhoods, Nachlaot was founded by Jewish immigrants from around the world who endowed each neighborhood with their own identity. We will discover the incredible characteristics and the diverse cultures that have made Nachlaot into a haven for Haredim and hipsters alike. Duration: 1–1.25 hours




Jerusalem: LIVE—Mishkenot Sheananim


The revolutionary first neighborhood built outside the walls of the Old City: While visiting the neighborhood’s vintage windmills and original houses, we will examine the events that led up to its creation, its founding by Sir Moses Montefiore, and its critical role from the War of Independence to the Six-Day War. Duration: 1–1.25 hours




Jerusalem: LIVE—Strategic Tour


At Jerusalem's southern edge, we will examine Jerusalem's expansion post-1967, peer into Bethlehem, and understand security challenges and solutions while standing next to a section of Israel's security barrier. Not available in winter Duration: 1–1.25 hours




Gush Etzion: LIVE


Understand the historical and strategic significance and unravel some of the complicated issues of Judea and Samaria/the West Bank on a walk through the Path of the Patriarchs—the ancient road that connected southern Israel to Jerusalem. Duration: 1–1.25 hours





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




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!





Live Tours

Jerusalem: LIVE—Jewish Quarter


Explore the ancient connection of the Jewish people to Jerusalem as we walk to the Western Wall by way of the Jewish Quarter. Together, we will uncover over 2,000 years of history and share a moment of prayer and reflection at the Kotel. Notes may be sent in advance of the tour for delivery to the Western Wall during the broadcast. Duration: 1–1.25 hours




Jerusalem: LIVE—Nachlaot


Stroll through the colorful alleyways of the sixth neighborhood built outside the walls of the Old City. Comprised of 32 different and smaller neighborhoods, Nachlaot was founded by Jewish immigrants from around the world who endowed each neighborhood with their own identity. We will discover the incredible characteristics and the diverse cultures that have made Nachlaot into a haven for Haredim and hipsters alike. Duration: 1–1.25 hours




Jerusalem: LIVE—Mishkenot Sheananim


The revolutionary first neighborhood built outside the walls of the Old City: While visiting the neighborhood’s vintage windmills and original houses, we will examine the events that led up to its creation, its founding by Sir Moses Montefiore, and its critical role from the War of Independence to the Six-Day War. Duration: 1–1.25 hours




Jerusalem: LIVE—Strategic Tour


At Jerusalem's southern edge, we will examine Jerusalem's expansion post-1967, peer into Bethlehem, and understand security challenges and solutions while standing next to a section of Israel's security barrier. Not available in winter Duration: 1–1.25 hours




Gush Etzion: LIVE


Understand the historical and strategic significance and unravel some of the complicated issues of Judea and Samaria/the West Bank on a walk through the Path of the Patriarchs—the ancient road that connected southern Israel to Jerusalem. Duration: 1–1.25 hours





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