Kol Yisrael is a six-week learning cohort about the big questions facing contemporary Israel(is). As we explore Israel's ethnically diverse citizenry, we'll unpack questions of belonging, inclusion, recognition, and representation. We will ask the question of how should Israel's ethnic minorities balance "becoming Israeli" with maintaining their own particular identities?
Syllabus: Session 1: The Ingathering of the Exiles Session 2: Mizrachi Israelis and Arab Jews Session 3: Arab Israelis and Palestinian Citizens Session 4: Beta Israel and Ethiopian Jews Session 5: Soviet Jews and Russian Israelis Session 6: A Nation Divided or a Nation United?
Each session includes a meal. Every student who participates in all six classes will get a $150 stipend.