My favorite thing to do in Israel is… (or: What I love most about Israel is…)
Being a religious zionist means that I…
What did we hear?
Something you heard that you agree with…
Something you heard that you disagree with...
Avodah in 2s. Individuals and then sharing.
Where does Israel fit in my own identity as an Oveid Hashem?
Place the following items in order of what you view as most to least important to your own identity as an Oveid Hashem.
Engaging in regular Torah study
Engaging in acts of chessed
Expressing my connection to the people and land of Israel
Sharing Jewish values with the world
Building and strengthening my Jewish community
Aspiring to make aliyah / living in Israel
Engaging in careful and passionate observance of mitzvot
Share your list with your chavruta and briefly explain why you chose what you did. Focus on where you put the two Israel related statements in your list. Why do you think you placed them where you did?
To what extent do your own priorities as they relate to your own identity impact the messages you try to convey to your students? Should they be playing more of a role? Less of a role?
Together: What did we learn?
What makes us a more or less Zionist school? Should it play a more or less prominent role than it already does?
What did we learn? How did dibbur yashir change the nature of our sharing?