Audio Visuals celebrating Israel's birth, ingathering of exiles,and highlights from the opening of the celebration at Mt Herzl
I also shared my own experiences in Israel. I had been a graduate student in Judaic studies at the Hebrew University, 1969-70 and 1972-73, under the auspices of the Jewish Theological Seminary. In 1986, I came back for a trial year, where I worked with the Deputy Attorney General of the State of Israel, Prof. Nahum Rakower, on a translation of an academic text, and at the Jewish Theological Seminary's branch in Israel/
In 1986, I was called upon by the Secretary General of the Histadrut to lead the Labor union's Central Institute for Jewish Studies at Bet Berl College. Here's a description of my activities:
Central Institute for Jewish Studies of the Histadrut at Bet Berl College, Kfar Sava, Israel
Director (1987 to 1990)
· Provided programmatic and operational leadership to this education center serving adults seeking to learn about Jewish heritage and values, and to facilitate mutual understanding across religious and ethnic lines.
· Operated under the auspices of the Israel Federation of Labor (Histadrut) in conjunction with the Israel Ministry of Education and the Israel Labor Federation.
· Represented the Institute in meetings with former Prime Ministers and national labor leaders.Here are some pictures of that period:
|Brochure for our programs p 1|
|English brochure for US distribution|
|Newsletter in Rishon Letzion announcing our program|
|Preparing for Seder at Bet Berl. Newspaper would report it as "among "ha'adumim",the Reds ( socialists)|
|Conference of Science and Religion|
|With guest speaker Dr Yeshayahu Leibovitz|