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Rachel Korazim Speaks at Isaiah Breakfast Program  


Rachel Korazim Speaks at Isaiah Breakfast Program

Sunday, November 6, 2016 9:15 AM   -   10:45 AM
Location: Social Hall

Scholar in Residence Rachel Korazim Speaks on “The Image of the Other”

In this program, we will explore the images of the Arab in modern Israeli literature. Arabs have been portrayed in Israeli literature from the very early days of the first Aliya. Their image is constantly changing, from romantic biblical figures to suspicious enemies, and all the way to neighbors and critical witnesses of Israel’s ever changing reality. We will read short excerpts from works by: David Grossman, A.B. Yehoshua, Savyon Liebrecht, and others.

This talk is sponsored by the Temple Isaiah Brotherhood and includes a delicious buffet breakfast of assorted bagels, smoked salmon, pickled herring, whitefish salad, tabouli, desserts and more. Breakfast begins at 9:15 a.m. The presentation runs from 9:45 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. and usually includes a question and answer session. Admission is $10; free to Brotherhood members. For further information, email brotherhood@templeisaiah.net.

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/4TaMiwcnYHDoeMiLGxeTonqOgcNN2djEXoUBHduPwnG4AWL1KSZrf2-r-Nk9_fHUQydoaoOH2-1Cdnwiaft6yb3X2aTesa4OH2Q6WNY9GmKCd-7PryzbyghMOvyzEzR-1Gq8mbZGScholar’s Weekend with Israeli scholar Dr. Rachel Korazim is jointly co-sponsored by Temples Isaiah and Emunah. Temple members from both synagogues are invited to attend all events on November 4, November 5, and November 6.

Rachel is a freelance Jewish education consultant specializing in curriculum development for Israel and Holocaust education. Until 2008 she had been the Academic Director of Distance Learning programs at the JAFO Department of Education.

Born in Israel, she served in the IDF as an officer in the central training base for women and was later, a member of the IDF delegation to Niger (West Africa). She is a graduate of Haifa University with a Ph.D. in Jewish education. Rachel had a vast experience in Jewish education both in Israel and the Diaspora. As one of the founders and directors of a special program for soldiers from a disadvantaged background, she was responsible for creating the educational framework and training teachers for the implementation of the program.

Since her first Shlichut to Canada where she was the head of JAFI delegation from (1985-1988) she is involved with Jewish education worldwide; creating and implementing in-service training programs for educators, writing educational materials, counseling and teaching. Rachel is familiar, through many visits, with the Jewish education communities of the US, Canada, Latin America and Europe. Since 1990 she has invested a lot of her time and energy in helping the emerging Jewish schools of Hungary.