Join Classrooms Without Borders for a community lecture featuring Avi Ben-Hur, CWB Scholar in Residence.
This presentation will map out the various Jewish communities that made Morocco their home for over 2000 years. This event is co-sponsored by Rodef Shalom Congregation.
A Brooklyn native, Avi Ben-Hur moved to Israel in 1983. From 2003-2008, Avi was Director of the Archaeological Seminars School for Israeli Tour Guides. In 2008, Avi participated in re-writing the curriculum of the National Guiding courses for the Israeli Ministry of Tourism. During 2002-2003, Avi led the curriculum development team for MELITZ, America’s unique Israel centered curriculum. As a Scholar in Residence, Avi has lectured, taught and facilitated workshops in Pittsburgh, New Jersey, New York and Baltimore. At present, Avi is on the faculty of the University of Haifa Tourism School, is an examiner for the Israeli Ministry of Tourism and is the Director of Education of Classrooms Without Borders. An eclectic Israeli educator specializing in Land of Israel studies, the history of Jerusalem, the Arab-Israeli conflict and Holocaust studies, Avi’s expertise is in integrating ideas and knowledge from various disciplines into a comprehensive and coherent narrative. Avi has collaborated with Dr. Tsipy Gur on the guiding concepts that inform CWB’s educational programming and has accompanied most travel seminars as the Scholar in Residence since the organization’s inception in 2011. In addition to formulating the educational content for CWB programs, Avi also lectures and teaches for CWB in Pittsburgh annually in order to facilitate the incorporation of the ideas learned in the seminars into the classroom.
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Community Lecture with Avi Ben-Hur: “Moroccan Jewry from Antiquity to Today”
Sunday, March 8 @ 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
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