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Leaders and How Their Narratives Empower
Education for Leadership

An Israeli Leadership Seminar for Teachers and Community Executives 
in the Jewish World

July 3-12, 2017
The MOFET Institute, Israel


Seminar structure:
  • Number of participants: 20–30
  • Language: English
  • Target audience: Teacher educators and teachers of Jewish studies; Community leaders who are involved in various aspects of community life (formal and informal education, social events, etc).
  • Duration: 10 days
  • Framework: the seminar includes study sessions, study tours, social and cultural events, and encounters with key figures in Israeli society. The study tours take place in Jerusalem (the Old City, Jerusalem's Western neighborhoods, the City of David, the Western Wall Tunnels, Yad Vashem, and Mount Herzl), in Northern Israel (Atlit, Safed, the Golan Heights, the Sea of Galilee, and Tzipori), and in Tel Aviv (the City of Jaffa, the neighborhoods – Neve Zedek and Ahuzat Bayit, the Museum of Independence, and the Palmach Museum).
  • Principal contents: Leadership narratives; Models of Jewish and Israeli leadership; the birth of Zionism; the Holocaust commemoration and Jewish leadership during the Holocaust;  Israel's relations with the Diaspora and the structure of Israeli society with its various groups, Browsing through the Jewish bookshelf.
  • Teaching staff: Lecturers from Israel's colleges of education and universities in accordance with the seminar curriculum. Key figures from the country's leadership.
  • Teaching methods:
  • Various methods adapted to the needs of each group: lectures, workshops, study tours and experiential social events. All methods will emphasize the enjoyment of the learning experience and of the participation in the seminar itself.
  • Learning materials: A variety of learning materials will be employed, including texts, historical sources, films and illustrative media, relevant Internet websites and products from various creative workshops.


click here to view the seminar agenda. Please note the schedule is subject to change.


  • Getting to Israel: Participants are responsible for booking and paying for their own flight to and from Israel.
  • Commuting from one place to another will be by buses organized by MOFET.
  • Accommodation will be in guest houses and three star hotels according to the program.
  • Meals: Breakfast and dinner according to the program – at the places of accommodation, or places of activity.

Costs (per participant):

Participation fee in the seminar is $1,200. 
Participation fee for an accompanying family member is $1,400.
Payment can be made via our online registration center​.
This sum covers all costs (not including flights, medical and personal insurance and private expenses).
Please note: This cost is relevant for the current academic year 2016-2017.

Registration and Cancellation Policy:

  • In order to assure your participation in the seminar, a down payment of $250 must be made by Tuesday, March 14, 2017
  • The remainder of the payment ($950) must be remitted by Friday, April 14, 2017
  • If you cancel your registration by Sunday, May 14, 2017, you will be reimbursed in full, minus a $100 registration fee
  • After May 14, 2017, there will be no reimbursement for cancellation of registration
Participants must undertake to participate in the entire seminar and in all of its activities.


For additional information regarding registration, logistics and relevant procedures please write to Dr. Tova Perlmutter ​​​​​​​​​​​​​

Want to join this unique experience?

Please fill out the intrest form​ and the seminar's coordinator will contact you directly.​

 Intrest Form

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