Seminar Days

At the core of the community learning is a weekly seminar series on topics central to Israeli society and politics in order to help Fellows understand the context in which they are living. In coordination with DFI Staff, Fellows shape the curriculum, and are provided with a budget to bring in some of the top educators, journalists, professors, and artists working in the region today. Access to and learning from these individuals is often a highlight for Fellows, who return to their communities with a sophisticated understanding of the socio-political reality in Israel. Past seminars have included:

  • The Politics of Kashrut
  • The Aftermath of the Disengagement from Gaza
  • 21st Century Expressions of Zionism
  • The Unrecognized Bedouin of the Negev
  • Palestinian Leadership in Israeli Society
  • Jewish Feminism
  • Minorities in Israel
  • The Impact of the Arts in Israel on Society
  • Memory, Memorialization and The Shoah
  • Settlers and The Settlements
  • The Politics of Archaeology
  • The Foreign and Migrant Workers Communities