Virtual Trip to Israel – ‘How are the Mighty Fallen’
April 25 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pmFree
Join educator Jamie Salter on a virtual trip to Israel. The politics of remembering the loss and bereavement of the last 73 years has become more complicated as we look to reconcile with those with whom we share this land. We will become familiar with some of the more traditional ways that Israel remembers her losses, as well as some of the challenging initiative of recent years.
As part of our discussion, we will visit:
- Mount Herzl in Jerusalem
- Memorial to terrorist bombings of the 1990s
- The ‘security barrier’ on the edge of Bethlehem
Register below for the Zoom link. Find the other virtual event in this series here. You can also purchase a kosher Israeli dinner for two catered by Eli Lahav to pick up at Beth Shalom between 5-6pm to enjoy along with your virtual tour. Order here by 12pm on Tuesday, April 20.
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.