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Tour Educator Professional Forum 2012

 

30 veteran Taglit tour educators – some of whom who have worked with Taglit since its very beginning – took part in a 5-day professional forum aimed at development, enrichment, and sharing of best practices and educational challenges.

The forum is one of three tracks recently launched in the context of the Taglit Institute for Tour Educators – a project aimed at cultivating excellent educational staff who can be the facilitators for Taglit's thousands of participants on this potentially transformative Jewish journey. The forum program includes emphasis on the theory and practice of informal Jewish education, on the Jewish world today, on the profiles of Taglit participants, and on teaching and facilitation methods and tools.

As one of the forum participants shared, "We are not only tour guides. Our work with Taglit is about helping young Jewish adults experience Israel and their connections with the Jewish people."