An online series presented by Israel Educator and Guide, Muki Jankelowitz
Deepen your understanding of Israel and the current conflict over 5 sessions
History of the Middle East Conflict
1. January 30 from 12:30-2:15 p.m. EST
This session will discuss, how did the modern Middle East emerged, why is it a region known for conflict’ and what the future holds.
Please use the link below to watch the first session of our series, Understanding Israel.
Password to view is: *7F*eaJH
2. History of Zionism
February 20, 12:30-2:15 p.m. EST
Zionism is both a continuation of Jewish History and a revolution against it. This session will look at the emergence of Zionism as a Jewish response to modernity.
3. History of Israel
March 19, 12:30-2:15 p.m. EST
The State of Israel will soon celebrate 76 years of Independence. This session will look at the central events in the decades leading up to the establishment of the State and the events that have shaped the State since it’s founding.
4. The Current War
April 16, 12:30-2:15 p.m. EST
This session will look at the events that led up to the Hamas attack on the 7th of October 2023 and at some of the significant events during the war. * -the content of this session will be updated to reflect developments in the war.
5. A Tour of Jerusalem
May 21, 12:30 – 2:15p.m. EST
Jerusalem looms large in the imagination of Jews, Christians and Muslims. This session will take a tour of the important sights in Jerusalem, from the comfort of your chair.
More about the instructor:
Muki Jankelowitz is an educator and guide. Since starting as a Habonim youth group madrich in 1980, he has taught and guided in many different contexts, including teaching and later directing the ”Machon”- Institute for Diaspora Youth Leaders, being Director of Educational Services in the Israel office of the JCC Association and Senior Educator on the JDC Buncher Jewish Community Leadership Program.
A licensed Tour Guide since 1993, Muki now works as a freelance guide and educator and has worked with a wide range of youth and student Programs, Family groups, and different organizations.
Muki holds a BA in Sociology and History from Wits University in Johannesburg, an Honours degree in Biblical archaeology from the University of South Africa and an MA in Jewish Studies from the Schechter Institute in Jerusalem.
Originally from South Africa, he made Aliya in 1987. He has lived on Kibbutz Tuval, served as a combat medic and today lives in Modi’in with his wife, Mandy and sons, Shaked and Niv.