Workshops, Sessions and Seminars

With 20 years experience in the field of informal education, Jewish and Israel education, leadership and skills training - I know just what it takes to take your group, team or staff to the next level. Please see below for a selection of  transformative workshops and sessions...

The story of the Jews of Ethiopia is truly inspirational! The desire and steadfast dedication to reach Jerusalem and Israel and the long and arduous journey they undertook can teach us so much about our own identity and values as well as about Jewish peoplehood. The questions and dilemmas raised in the session will challenge and remain with you long after it ends. The session is typically between 1.5-2 hours and includes an introduction to the Jews of Ethiopia as well Eginsu Ashete-Meyer telling of her own family's incredible journey from the villages of Gondar, Ethiopia to the State of Israel. Be in touch for more details on how to bring this incredible session to your group or staff team...

Throw aside your inhibitions and join Eginsu Ashete-Meyer in a masterclass of Ethiopian music and dance. Learn all about the Jews of Ethiopia, their culture, customs and special story whilst learning four different styles of Ethiopian music and dance - and all of that before competing in groups to be crowned the champions of Ethiopian dance! No previous experience is necessary to take part in this thrilling workshop. Be in touch for details of how to incorporate it into your program...  

This engaging and interactive workshop explores a range of skills related to effective communication and presentation skills - body language and non-verbal communication, judging an audience, emotional intelligence, building a presentation and many more. The workshop includes involves both theoretical and practical ideas and creates a safe environment for everyone to try out their new skills. This workshop is ideal for staff teams, groups and anyone looking to step up their communications skills. For more information on how to incorporate this workshop into your program please be in touch... 

Why were Jewish folk dances so important in the years around the birth of modern Israel? Why were Israel's pop idols of the 1950s soldiers in uniform? How does the music of Israel today reflect the current generation?  Explore these questions and more in a fascinating session that explores the history of Israel and evolution of Israeli society as it is reflected in the shifts and changes in the Israeli music scene and will give you the tools to stay more connected to Israeli popular culture. Be in touch for details of how to bring this unique session to your group or program...

For groups looking to gain a wide understanding of current affairs in Israel - politics, society, security and culture - this workshop is designed to scratch beneath the surface and explore what's really going on as well as raising questions for the group to consider that have ramifications for the wider world. The workshop can be run at different levels according to the prior knowledge of the group and is suitable for participants on both short and long term programs in Israel.  For more information about this workshop and how to bring it to your group please be in touch...

For groups of 'madrichim' and educators seeking to deepen their knowledge and levels of engagement, I offer a series of workshops dealing with the pedagogy of Israel education and differing educational paradigms and approaches as well as higher level sessions on Zionist and Israeli history and contemporary Israeli society. For more information on these and other sessions and workshops please get in touch...

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