is a joint effort between the CBS Religious School, CBS University (Adult Education), the Youth Department, and the Men's Club.Israel 101
is six session course will focus on Israel's history and current events and will teach you how to be an advocate for Israel. Each session will begin with teens and adults learning together, with special breakout sessions designed to help each group address the specific challenges they are most likely to face, either at work or at school. Often people feel that they lack the confidence to speak intelligently about Israel and our current world situation. This course will give you the tools you need!
The instructor for these classes will be Carl Schrag. His biography appears below. Carl has developed similar programs around Chicago and the nation for Write-On Israel, Hillels of Illinois, and AIPAC. He is uniquely qualified to teach these courses.
Please review the flyers for course details and registration information. (Remember that pre-registration is mandatory.) We look forward to seeing you in Israel 101!
Here are the 2 links for the first session of Israel 101. If you are enrolled in the class, and missed the session, please watch it before our next meeting on December 9.
is a journalist, teacher and Middle East analyst who puts
current events into perspective by examining them in the context of recent and ancient history, sharing insights about the hopes and dreams embraced by 7 million Israelis, and stressing the significance of Israel's relationship with Jews in America and around the world. Carl moved to Israel from Los Angeles in 1986, and in his award-winning career as a reporter and editor, he chronicled political and social developments in Israel through a period that saw the ingathering of one million immigrants from the former Soviet Union and Ethiopia, and the highs and lows encountered in Israel's pursuit of peace. He was the Editor of The Jerusalem Post, Israel's leading English-language daily. He came to the United States in 2000 to broaden his perspective on the U.S.-Israel relationship. He studies Israel on campus, Israel education and the changing relationship between American Jews and Israel, with a particular emphasis on how current events impact these ties. He develops innovative curriculum designed to enhance American Jews' connection to Israel and to deepen their understanding of modern Israel's history and role in the world. Carl develops Israel education programming for teenagers, college students and adults. He runs the JCRC/Hillel Israel Initiative IsraLimmud program, is Program Director of Write On For Israel, and is an Associate of the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs. Carl, his wife and three sons live in Highland Park.