IsraelLINK In The News
Wednesday, March 11 2020 by Rea Bochner @ Jewish Community Voice
LINK officially launched in the fall of 2017 in 68 schools of various denominations and settings. Two years later, LINK is in 170 schools, and roughly 3,600 students have engaged with the program.
Thursday, January 24 2019 by KCJC @ The Kansas City Jewish Chrinicle
Kansas City’s own Matt Rissien, who joined LINK last month in a new position as the first Midwest associate director, plans to expand LINK throughout his region, which includes Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Kansas, Wisconsin, Michigan, Minnesota, Kentucky, Nebraska and Missouri.
Friday, December 28 2018 by StandWithUs @ Arizona Jewish Life
StandWithUs has a new initiative for middle school. “LINK: Discovering Your Israel Connection” is a 6-lesson unit that allows students to explore the historic Jewish roots to Israel while discovering their own personal, modern connection. After a successful pilot program, LINK is now in 122 schools nationwide. Director of Community Engagement at StandWithUs, Mina Rush, is making Arizona a priority for 2019.
Thursday, April 19 2018 by Shari Cohen @ The Jewish News
StandWithUs curriculum connects middle school students with Israel.
Friday, March 30 2018 by Sergio Carmona @ South Florida Sun Sentinel
A new middle school curriculum from StandWithUs, an international Israel education organization, is now available for Jewish day schools and Jewish supplementary schools nationwide, including those in Palm Beach, Broward and Miami-Dade counties.
Wednesday, March 28 2018 by The Jewish Post and Opinion @ The Jewish Post and Opinion
The Hasten Hebrew Academy of Indianapolis is the first to implement a new middle school curriculum – and has already reregistered for next year. LINK – Discovering Your Israel Connection is a 6- lesson unit that allows students to explore the historic Jewish roots to Israel while discovering their own personal, modern connection.
Tuesday, August 22 2017 by Bob Kellogg @ One News Now
A pilot program has just been completed of a middle school curriculum designed to help Jewish students explore their roots and connect to historic and modern-day Israel.
Monday, August 21 2017 by Ferne Hassan @ The Philadelphia Jewish Voice
A new middle school curriculum, “LINK: Discovering Your Israel Connection” is now available nationwide. The 6-lesson unit allows students to explore the historic Jewish roots to Israel while discovering their own personal, modern connection.
Monday, August 07 2017 by StandWithUs @ San Diego Jewish World
A new middle school curriculum, LINK — Discovering Your Israel Connection — is now available nationwide. The 6-lesson unit allows students to explore the historic Jewish roots to Israel while discovering their own personal, modern connection.
Saturday, July 08 2017 by Chana Roberts @ Arutz Sheva
New middle school curriculum offers students a way to connect to Israel and their Jewish roots
Thursday, March 30 2017 by Lea Speyer @ Observer
Mina Rush, director of Middle School Education and Programming at StandWithUs, is spearheading the initiative, whose “main goal is to reinforce the history of Israel and the Jewish nation through the lens of Jewish continuity,” she said. Following two years of development, the curriculum is currently in its pilot phase, undergoing testing by 600 students from 20 schools that cross all denominational lines.
Thursday, July 07 2016 by JNS @ Jewish News Syndicate
Earlier this year, Barry Chazan, professor emeritus of education at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, penned an op-ed for the New York Jewish Week in which he discussed the 21st-century shift toward personalization and customization.