Home to the intellectual and cultural treasures of Israel and the Jewish people, the National Library of Israel (NLI) has recently embarked on a visionary journey of renewal, incorporating a wide range of initiatives to preserve and make these treasures available to diverse audiences in Israel and across the globe. Situated in Jerusalem, the NLI holds the world's largest collection of Judaica including maps, archives, manuscripts, posters, photographs, music and much more.
The Education Department at the NLI produces activities and online content using primary sources from the Library’s vast collections using advanced pedagogical and technological tools and methods to facilitate their use by educators around the world.
You are invited to apply for a unique opportunity for educators in European Jewish schools and organisations to enrich your teaching through a week of creativity and learning inspired by the fascinating and extensive resources of the National Library of Israel.
While December is winter in Europe and Jerusalem, we will look forward to spring and the Jewish holidays of Pesach, Yom Ha'atzmaut, Yom Yerushalayim and Shavuot. We will work together to share ideas and discover new materials and innovative methods with the Education team at the National Library.
The seminar will include hands-on activities, lectures, discussions and workshops at the NLI, meetings with Israeli teachers, educators and enrichment tours.
Sunday 30th December 2018 – Thursday 3rd January 2019
The National Library of Israel – Jerusalem
Experienced educators working in European Jewish schools and informal educational organisations are welcome to apply. We are looking for creative and innovative educators who are interested in exploring new methods and approaches to their work, developing practical skills and ideas and building a professional network to enhance their teaching.
To apply for this unique opportunity, click here. The application requires the submission of a CV and previous examples of educational work as detailed in the form. You will also be required to submit a recommendation letter from your school principal or your Director of Education or equivalent.
All costs (including flight and lodging) will be covered for suitable candidates.
Registration is open until 19 October 2018. Answers will be given by October 26, 2018.
Please note: Places are limited. For questions, please email Merkaz.Ruach@nli.org.il.