Workshops and Seminars

The Education Department offers workshops and seminars to a wide array of groups focused on any number of the following topics:

Yitzhak Rabin: Genesis of a Leader
The life story of Yitzhak Rabin and the story of the State of Israel 
Characteristics of Yitzhak Rabin’s leadership

Memory and Commemoration
Building and shaping of collective memory in a multicultural society
Patterns of memory and commemoration in Israeli society
“You shall not forget” – the significance of Yitzhak Rabin Memorial Day

Individual Identity and Identity in Israeli Society
Between personal and collective identity
Segmentation and multi-culturation in Israel

Democracy and Cultural Pluralism in Israel
The State of Israel as a Jewish and democratic state
The implications of Yitzhak Rabin’s assassination on the Israeli society

Rules of the Game in a Democratic Society
The power of words: from criticism to incitement
The importance of the freedom of expression in a democratic society
The limits of “permitted” and “forbidden” expressions in the context of public dialogue

Leadership and Responsibility
Leadership in decision-making situations
Israeli leadership in dispute situations
The social shaping role of leadership.

 Workshops for Teachers and Educators
The Education Department offers workshops to analyze an array of issues pertaining to Israeli society and democracy, as well as to the educational challenges facing those individuals who deal with civics and social education in the multicultural nature of Israel. The workshops incorporate varied methodologies such as group activities, simulation and interactive games, as well as use of films produced by the Yitzhak Rabin Center. Special emphasis is put on the compatibility between content and those topics which rely on school life, youth movements or existing educational structures. Workshops may be given singularly or as a series and are held at schools, the Yitzhak Rabin Center and at other institutional venues.

The workshops are intended for:

  • School principals, education division and department staff
  • Homeroom teachers and other pedagogic staff
  • Social coordinators and other professional teachers
  • Counselors and staff belonging to the informal education systems