I wanted to write and thank you for the excellent training day that you ran for the staff of the Year Programs Department of World Bnei Akiva. It was an excellent introduction to the ISJPS of Beit Hatfutsot and different ways in which the Museum can be used as an educational tool for our groups. The Madrichot and Rakazim all agreed in the feedback session how relevant the day was to their everyday work. The workshop on Jewish Peoplehood was especially important for us as an organization that works with Year Programs from all over the World. We often take for granted the immediate connection between our staff and the groups based on solely on Jewish identity. It was positive to see the differences and similarities in our own identities, and most importantly it provided a basis for discussion that will continue on future training days.
The computer section of the Museum gave our Madrichim a chance to research the Communities that their groups come from and we would love to build this into all our training seminars before the groups begin.
We are looking forward to bringing many groups to Beit HaTfutsot to experience the excellent workshops which provide a deeper dimension than just a visit to the Museum.
Many thanks for your support and attention to detail. Kol Tuv. (Anton Goodman, Educational Director, World Bnei Akiva Year Programs)
We had very good feedback from the delegates on the seminary at the Museum, how it set the context for the rest of their visit in the north, gave them an awareness of the importance of connecting their schools with Israel, and especially for the non-Jewish members, and understanding of the Jewish people, their background and the centrality of Israel. (Mary Azaria,
Education Coordinator, Partnership 2000: Confrontation Line-Great Britain, Jewish Agency)