Israel education nonprofit partners with Spertus

WASHINGTON (JTA) — The iCenter has partnered with Spertus Institute of Jewish Studies to launch a certification program for students of Israel education.

“The Israel Education Fellowship is a cornerstone program of the iCenter; each graduate will represent a new opportunity to enrich the field of Israel education,” said Anne Lanski, iCenter president.

The fellowship will abe a component of Spertus’ Masters of Arts in Jewish Professional Studies.

MAJPS Program Director Barry Chazan stressed that now is the right time for such a program.

"There are the right people around, there is the potential to create a major movement, and it is a time in which Jewish education is going through metamorphosis," said Chazan.  "This will be a way to invigorate Jewish education and really make it come alive.”

Launched in 2009 and funded by the Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation and the Jim Joseph Foundation, the iCenter is an organization that aims to pioneer the fledgling field of Israel education.

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