Highlights of 2012-2013 Seminar
- David Horovitz: Israel update
- Gil Troy: "Why I am Still a Zionist"
- Rakevet Kalah Tour
- Taglit-Birthright Israel
- Naftali Rothenberg, Van Leer Institute
- Menachem Begin Heritage Center
- Israeli elections
- City of Ariel - Ariel Development Fund
- Givat Haviva Institute & Barta village
- Ein Shemer - Ecological Greenhouse and Co-existence Laboratory
Haifa and Acco
- Boston-Haifa partnership - volunteer panel and "mifgash"
- Ayalim village - "mifgash" with volunteers
- Tefen Industrial Park
- Ein Gev - Yardenit Christian baptismal site
- Muki Tzur, Kibbutz Ein Gev
- Hashomer HaChadash
- Northern border text study
- Association for Civil Rights in Israel
- Reut - Tikkun Olam
- Hotline for Migrant Workers
- Rabin Museum
Seminar in Israel
The Myra Kraft Seminar in Israel (formerly the Foster Seminar in Israel on Contemporary Jewish Life) has been a cornerstone of the Hornstein Program’s curriculum for over 30 years. The seminar provides an incomparable opportunity for you to explore Israel in its 6th decade through thought-provoking dialogues, speakers, experiential activities, wide-ranging field visits, and personal and group reflections.
Partnering with Brandeis University's Schusterman Center for Israel Studies and IsraelExperts in Israel, the Myra Kraft Seminar in Israel exposes you to the complexities of modern Israel, helping you to shape your personal and professional relationships to the country. It introduces you to individuals and organizations that can serve as important resources for years to come. It deepens your connections to classmates. It strengthens your ability to speak knowledgeably about Israel.
We expect our graduates to help shape the relationship between Israel and American Jewry in the decades ahead. The Myra Kraft Seminar helps provide you with the tools to do this.
Cost of participating
The Myra Kraft Seminar in Israel has been generously funded by the Robert and Myra Kraft Israel Initiatives Fund at Brandeis which has allowed our students to participate in this unique experience at little cost. We recommend that students budget about $500 for transportation, tips, and other personal spending for the trip.