Israel Education In Our Local Classrooms
Our Federation has worked with teachers to bring Israel to classrooms all over our area for over 15 years. We are proud that our work and Israel’s story have reached hundreds of teachers and over 50,000 students and counting in Los Angeles.
Current Work — Teaching About Israel and Fighting BDS
Our position and words on recent issues about BDS in public schools:
Our Holy Land Democracy Project
We provide intensive Israel education every year to charter, public, private, and religious high schools throughout Los Angeles by taking 20 teachers on a life-changing trip to Israel. These teachers then share their trip experiences and teach a curriculum on modern Israel in their classrooms.Learn More &
Teachers Can Apply Here
Join Our Grassroots Efforts: L.A. Parents Against Antisemitism
We are organizing a coalition of LAUSD parents who are deeply concerned about the rise of antisemitism in Los Angeles and around the world. This parent-led coalition is specifically angered about and oppose UTLA members who promote the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement against Israel via motions within the Union, in community forums discussing pedagogy, and on social media posts and commentary from teachers. If you are a parent of an LAUSD student and wish to join our efforts, sign up below:
Not A Parent? You Can Still Get Involved With Our Work
We are working on a variety of strategies to call out and oppose the BDS movement in our schools and to teach about the history and dangers of antisemitism, as well as all of the ways these forms of anti-Jewish hate impact the Jewish community. Finally, we continue to partner with teachers and schools to promote and teach about Israel in classrooms. To get involved or help with this work, please reach out to us by emailing Israel@JewishLA.org.
Please submit your contact information below to support our work and outreach efforts: