Virtual Trip to Israel – ‘A Free People in Our Land’
April 18 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pmFree
Join educator Jamie Salter on a virtual trip to Israel to tour of some of the key – and less well-known – sites that led to the establishment of the State of Israel in 1948. We will also consider along the way the more challenging aspects of Israel’s victory, particularly the way it impacted on those who were not the victors of the war. Was our ‘Independence’ really someone else’s ‘Catastrophe’?
We will ‘visit’:
- The Kastel hilltop that opened the road to Jerusalem
- The abandoned Arab village of Lifta
- The Israeli-Jordanian frontline at Kibbutz Ramat Rahel
Register below for the Zoom link. Find the other virtual event in this series here. You can also purchase a kosher meat Israeli dinner by Wolf & Spice to pick up at Beth Shalom between 5-6pm to enjoy along with your virtual tour. Order here by 9pm on Wednesday, April 14.
Jamie Salter is a Jewish Educator and officially licensed Israel Tour Guide. He has a BA in Modern History from Oxford University and a MA in Jewish Education from the Hebrew University. Jamie works in many different Jewish educational arenas – in recent years he has taught in a Jewish school in America, guided British Members of Parliament on their trip to Israel, and worked as an educational consultant for the Jewish Agency. He is a regular guide and educator in Israel for, amongst others, Hebrew Union College, the Nachshon Project, and the Brandeis Schusterman Centre for Israel Studies. Jamie served as the educational director of the Ministry of Tourism Tour Guide course at the Yad Ben Zvi Institute. He currently holds a position as the director of Israel education at Machon Pardes. Jamie has completed about a quarter (so far!) of the ‘Israel Trail’ hiking trail. He and his family live in Jerusalem.