Jewish Speakers Bureau Summer Master Class – Camp for Adults

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This summer the Jewish Speakers Bureau in Jerusalem will be hosting a series of master classes for adults who are tourists or locals looking to experience Jerusalem.

It’s like summer camp for adults. Choose a topic and delve into it with one of the Bureau’s specialists as you tour the city through their lens.

Each master class is 3 days (10am -5pm) and includes morning workshops, delicious kosher lunch at one of Jerusalem’s trendy restaurants and an afternoon of touring. It is a unique and memorable way to spend your time in Jerusalem.

Great for tourists and local adults.

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Master Class Schedule & Itinerary

*Narrative writing with Sarah Tuttle-Singer – June 23-25

Come on an adventure with Sarah Tuttle-Singer! Tiptoe through secret doors, discover hidden staircases, and unlock your own power as a storyteller.

Sarah Tuttle-Singer is the New Media Editor at Times of Israel, and the author of the book, “Jerusalem, Drawn and Quartered”. She writes about her life, and enjoys meeting new people.

Sunday, June 23rd:

  • 10:00am – 1:00pm: Morning Intensive: Work one-on-one with Sarah and with your small group to hone your narrative writing.
  • 1:00pm – 2:30pm: Sumptuous lunch at Te’enim, a dairy restaurant ensconced in the historic Yemin Moshe neighborhood
  • 2:30pm – 5:00pm: Afternoon experiential: Walk with Sarah through the Old City as you’ve never experienced it.

Monday, June 24th:

  • 10:00am – 1:00pm: Morning Intensive: Learn to write enticing, provocative and tantalizing prose.
  • 1:00pm – 2:30pm: Lunch at Eucalyptus, a meat restaurant situated in the Artist Quarter of the city
  • 2:30pm – 5:00pm: Afternoon experiential: Meet Sarah’s friends in all four Quarters of the Old City.

Tuesday, June 25th:

  • 10:00am – 1:00pm: Morning Intensive: Perfect the art of storytelling.
  • 1:00pm – 2:30pm: Three-course lunch at Darna, an authentic Morrocan meat restaurant located in a beautiful 200 year-old historic building
  • 2:30pm – 5:00pm: Afternoon experiential: Discover the best eating, shopping and people-watching in Sarah’s Old City.

*Social Justice with Rabbi Susan Silverman – July 2-4

Learn about what irritates the political and religious right in Israel from the woman who does it the most. Rabbi Susan Silverman will talk about Judaism, democracy and activism in light of the issues that challenge us the most in the Jewish State: liberal Judaism, asylum seekers, feminism, peace and civic justice.

Susan Silverman is a rabbi, author, teacher and activist. Her newest book, “Casting Lots”, was published in 2016 by Da Capo Press. She is the Founder of Second Nurture and of Miklat Israel.

Tuesday, July 2nd:

  • 10:00am – 1:00pm: Morning Intensive: What is Social Justice? Democracy versus Theocracy.
  • 1:00pm – 2:30pm: Delicious lunch at Piccolino, a dairy restaurant situated in the magical Music Square in Nachalat Shiva
  • 2:30pm – 5:00pm: Afternoon experiential: “Casting Lots” — a closeup look at adoption.

Wednesday, July 3rd:

  • 10:00am – 1:00pm: Morning Intensive: African Asylum Seekers and the Jewish State.
  • 1:00pm – 2:30pm: Lunch at Montefiore, a dairy restaurant set in the captivating Mishkenot Sha’ananim neighborhood
  • 2:30pm – 5:00pm: Afternoon experiential: Intimate conversation on an asylum seeker’s first hand experience.

Thursday, July 4th:

  • 6:00am – 11:30pm: Morning experiential: Experience an authentic “Women of the Wall” prayer at the Kotel.
  • 11:30pm – 1:00pm: Three-course “Fourth of July” lunch at Medita, a meat restaurant serving Mediterranean style slow-cooked delicacies
  • 1:00pm – 2:30pm: Afternoon intensive: Debriefing the “Women of the Wall” experience.

*Photography with Laura Ben-David/LBD Creative – July 8-10

Experience Israel through your lens on an inspirational, photographic adventure you’ll never forget! Spend mornings in the classroom, honing your skills and learning how to transform what you see to what you want hanging on your wall. In the afternoon Laura will take you to some of her own favorite spots where you’ll capture some of the architecture, landscapes and street scenes that make photographing Israel so exciting.

Laura Ben-David is a marketing consultant, writer, photographer & bridge builder. Her subjects of choice include Israel, Aliyah & social media – and sometimes all three at once.

Monday, July 8th:

  • 10:00am – 1:00pm: Morning Intensive on “The Art of Seeing” photography technique.
  • 1:00pm – 2:30pm: Sumptuous lunch at Te’enim, a dairy restaurant ensconced in the historic Yemin Moshe neighborhood
  • 2:30pm – 5:00pm: Afternoon photography experiential to the four quarters of the magnificent Old City of Jerusalem.

Tuesday, July 9th:

  • 10:00am – 1:00pm: Morning Intensive on Landscape Photography.
  • 1:00pm – 2:30pm: Lunch at Eucalyptus, a meat restaurant situated in the Artist Quarter of the city
  • 2:30pm – 5:00pm: Afternoon photography experiential to the beautiful valleys and majestic vistas of the Judean Hills.

Wednesday, July 10th:

  • 10:00am – 1:00pm: Morning Intensive on Street Photography.
  • 1:00pm – 2:30pm: Three-course lunch at Darna, an authentic Moroccan meat restaurant located in a beautiful 200 year-old historic building
  • 2:30pm – 5:00pm: Afternoon photography experiential to the hustle and bustle, sights, sounds and smells of the Machane Yehuda shuk.

*Journalism with Linda Gradstein – July 15-17

Develop your on-the-ground journalism skills with excursions to Ramallah, Bethlehem, and Shaikh Jarra.

Linda Gradstein is an award–winning journalist who spent 20 years as the Jerusalem correspondent for NPR. She also teaches journalism at NYU-Tel Aviv.

Monday, July 15th:

  • 10:00am – 1:00pm: Morning Intensive: Can journalists be objective?
  • 1:00pm – 2:30pm: Delicious lunch at Piccolino, a dairy restaurant situated in the magical Music Square in Nachalat Shiva
  • 2:30pm – 5:00pm: Afternoon experiential: Visit to Bethlehem; meet with the mayor of this burgeoning Palestinian city.

Tuesday, July 16th:

  • 10:00am – 1:00pm: Morning Intensive: How do journalists find sources and stories?
  • 1:00pm – 2:30pm: Lunch at Montefiore, a dairy restaurant set in the captivating Mishkenot Sha’ananim neighborhood
  • 2:30pm – 5:00pm: Afternoon experiential: Visit to JEST: A woman’s technology hub in Sheikh Jarrah.

Wednesday, July 17th:

  • 10:00am – 1:00pm: Morning Intensive: An analysis of the Israeli English-Language press.
  • 1:00pm – 2:30pm: Three-course lunch at Medita, a meat restaurant serving Mediterranean style slow-cooked delicacies
  • 2:30pm – 5:00pm: Afternoon experiential: Visit to Ramallah; for a meeting with a Palestinian official, plus tour.

Age

Adults

Language

English

Food

Kosher

Venue: Jewish Speakers Bureau

Address: Emek Refaim
Jerusalem, Israel
Neighborhood: German Colony