Mapping a visit to Israel

July 22, 2013 by Lauren Hockley
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JNF Education Director, Erez Feinberg, has initiated a project at Mount Scopus College working with students to build a papier mache model showing the landscape of Israel.

Erez Feinberg takes students on a tour of Israel

Erez Feinberg takes students on a tour of Israel

 

Working on the map

Working on the map

Feinberg uses the map to teach the students about Israel – its geography, geology and history..and to show students exactly where  JNF environmental projects are situated.

“The JNF Map is a great way to connect the students with Israel, to learn about the climate and the environment and to show why JNF’s role is so important in helping to grow our future”, says Erez. “The students are really enjoying this hands on experience””

Having been such a success at Mt Scopus Erez now plans to take it into more schools and youth movements. He also is planning to run a session at the Beth Weizman Community Centre for the employees who work in the Jewish Organisations in the building. The map will then become a permanent feature in the building and a great talking point for visiting politicians and dignitaries.

Future plans for the JNF map will involve  Jewish Studies and Informal Education teachers at  schools in running sessions about Israel.

Feinberg added: “Not everyone has had the opportunity to visit Israel. When we build the map the students are able to visualise how large a percentage of Israeli’s live on the coast because the rest of the country is desert. They then start to understand how life changing it is seeing how the  JNF help to build communities in the Negev”

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2 Responses to “Mapping a visit to Israel”
  1. Tim says:

    This is great!! Now that’s the way to talk about Israel. Kol Hakavod

  2. Daniel says:

    Wow!! This is great!!

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