Adult Education – Learning Materials


Class Materials


Course Bet: How Israel Works (more info):


Class #3:  Tuesday, January 12, 2020 – Guest Speaker, Ariel Fogelman

  1. Ariel Fogelman Bio.
  2. The Mission of the IDF
  3. Ariel discusses last week’s Torah Portion
  4. Despite It – a poem by Judy Lewis
  5. Thank You for Lightening My Pack
  6. Valley of Tears – a NY Times review
  7. Valley of Tears, an HBO Max Limited Series – Official Trailer


Class #2:  Tuesday, December 29, 2020 – Guest Speaker, Kayla Ship

  1. Kayla Ship Bio.
  2. Ministry of Health Coronavirus Info page
  3. 14 rules for 14 days of isolation
  4. Corona Virus patient put in a quarantine hotel
  5. Another quarantine hotel story
  6. Corona Virus Data Dashboard (Hebrew)
  7. PM hastily appoints new virus czar after Barbash walks away from post
  8. Israel appoints new coronavirus czar to replace Gamzu
  9. Background information on Israel’s health system:
    1. The Health Care System in Israel- An Historical Perspective
    2. Israel’s Healthcare System Profile
    3. History of the first and largest Kupat Holim-Clalit
    4. OECD analysis which highlights challenges to Israeli Health system
    5. Information on Mental Health in Israel
    6. Israelis deal with a lot of PTSD from the army, terrorism, missile attacks
    7. But Israel also deals with it better than in other places
    8. This organization is very well respected dealing with trauma throughout Israeli society


Class #1:  Tuesday, December 15, 2020 – Guest lecturer, Israeli Defense Forces Lieutenant Commander Shenhav Ruttner

  1. Chapter 16 (pg360) of Israel: The Politics of an Extreme Electoral System  
  2. Poll: A Majority of Israelis Find Neither Netanyahu Nor Gantz Credible
  3. Israel’s Center Left Courts
  4. Video Link: Everything You Need To Know About Israel’s Electoral System (3:37)
  5. Video Link: Comparing Israeli and American Politics (6:25)
  6. Video Link for general background if desired: Geography Now! ISRAEL (20:37)
  7. Shenhav Ruttner Bio.



Course Aleph: Hot Issues Through a Jewish Lens:


Class #5 (last class):  Tuesday, December 1, 2020

Class #4:  Tuesday, November 24, 2020 – Guest Speaker, Rev. Brian Murray

Class #3:  Tuesday, November 10, 2020

Class #2:  Tuesday, October 27, 2020 – Guest Lecturer, Dr. Jonathan Sarna

  • (No handouts this week)

Class #1:  Tuesday, October 13, 2020