Our Signature Interactive Map Program
Our signature Map Program uses an interactive method to actually create, with your group, a map of the Middle East which investigates both the history and the current status of the area. This program, which runs between one and half and two hours, will give participants a clear picture of the history of the Jewish people in the area, Zionism, the emergence of Islam and the modern Arab world, and the current geopolitical situation.
Joe Perlov presenting the map program
Here is what participants are saying:
"I've been to Israel before, and am active on my campus standing
up for Israel, but only after I did the Map Program did I really
understand the history of the region, the story of Israel, and what Zionism really meant."
"The Map Program clarified my understanding of the Jewish people's connection to the Land of Israel, and gave me, for the first time, a clear understanding of the Arab-Israeli conflict, the Peace Process, and the various narratives in the area. I really recommend it for anyone who wants to get a better understanding of the issues."
V.R., Jewish Agency emissary from Israel to a Jewish summer camp in the US.
"For the first time, I understood where Gaza, the Golan Heights, East Jerusalem, and the West Bank really were, what has been happening in those contested areas, and what the options are for the future. And I got a good Jewish education, in a good Jewish school! The Map Program really helped me make sense of
H.D., Hunter College
"The interaction between Joe and Rabbi Shimon really clarified the various positions on the conflict, both within the Jewish population, and beyond, to the Arab and outside world. Left, right, religious, secular, they brought it all to life."
A.M., The Israel on Campus Coalition.