" Jerusalem Mosaic " Jerusalem - Education and Culture City
“ Ten measures of beauty descended on the world - nine were taken by Jerusalem, one by the rest of the world. There is no beauty like the beauty of Jerusalem.” (Babylonian Talmud Kidushin, 49:2).
Today, Jerusalem is a microcosm for the major struggles for the State of Israel’s character… a microcosm for the major struggles of the world.
<ul><li>The opportunities ahead of us – </li></ul><ul><li>creating educational / societal / cultural solutions in Jerusalem that can have an impact on the nation and the whole world. </li></ul><ul><li>Education in Jerusalem can become an engine leading that success. </li></ul>
<ul><li>Rabbi Yohanan said: the future of Jerusalem is to become a metropolis for all the nations ( Shemot Rabba ) </li></ul>
Jerusalem Jerusalem <ul><li>Municipal area: 126.3 square kilometers </li></ul><ul><li>Within its total area, Jerusalem can accommodate – </li></ul><ul><li>Tel-Aviv – 51.3 sq. km. </li></ul><ul><li>Haifa – 59.7 sq. km., and </li></ul><ul><li>part of Ramat-Gan </li></ul><ul><li>A predicted 750,000 citizens, and </li></ul><ul><li>220,000 school-children in 2007 </li></ul>Haifa Tel Aviv
Jerusalem’s population – 2010-2020 figures & projections, in thousands* *Source: The Jerusalem Institute for Israel Studies, Statistical Yearbook for 2003 2020 2015 2010 946.5 864.2 787.9 Total citizens 588.7 551.6 515.6 Jews 357.8 312.6 272.3 Arabs & others
A young city - children up to age 17 in Jerusalem, Tel-Aviv & Haifa – in 2002*
Poverty statistics – Jerusalem, 2003* *Source: National Insurance Institution – 11/2003: Aspects of Poverty and Inequality in Income Allocation in the Economy, 2002: Principal Findings. Israel Jerusalem, including east Jerusalem 30.8% 53.3% Children 19.3% 33.2% Families 22.4% 41.8% Total population
And in contrast – the map of Jerusalem’s Wealth <ul><li>A strong concentration of major institutions, relative to the number of citizens, including – </li></ul><ul><li>A variety of cultural institutions </li></ul><ul><li>Sites sacred to the three major religions </li></ul><ul><li>Public and private leisure facilities </li></ul><ul><li>Institutions of the three authorities – the legislative, executive, and judicial. </li></ul><ul><li>And so, the educational answer to the current state of Jerusalem is… </li></ul>
A mosaic is a picture composed of small pieces of different colors and materials
THE JERUSALEM MOSAIC Jerusalem Studies Realizing the potential Multi-cultural Dialogue Volunteering and contributing to the community
First, we identify and create centers that address variety of intelligences and subjects
Field of expertise High schools Hospitals Academic institutes Industry Museums Sports facilities Art institutes Quality Center Religious Institutes Kindergartens Elementary schools
Learning at quality centers Quality In-depth focus Exposure Number of hours
Learning at the Quality Centers (principles & content) Jerusalem And Judaism studies Multicultural encounters Volunteering and contributing to the community
A Quality Center – The Western Wall (the Kotel )
<ul><ul><ul><li>“ Exposure” programs </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>First-grade program - receiving a siddur - visit to the tunnels + tour of the Jewish Quarter + creativity workshop </li></ul><ul><li>Second-grade program - receiving a homesh – visit to the tunnels + tour of the Jewish Quarter + creativity workshop </li></ul><ul><li>Third-grade program - a program focusing on the yearly cycle, for schools seeking activities around the Jewish holidays – Passover, Chanukah, Purim, Shavuot and so on. </li></ul><ul><li>Fourth-grade program – a special program for parents and kids, targeting secular people, and aimed at creating a study program and parent-child encounter </li></ul>
<ul><li>Seventh-grade program – special program towards the bar-mitzvah </li></ul><ul><li>Tenth-grade program – on Citizenship & Democracy; the program is operated jointly with the courts </li></ul><ul><li>Preparatory program ahead of journey to Poland – the program is offered jointly with the Education Ministry, and is aimed at youngsters who will be going to Poland. It provides content and values deriving from Jewish identity, as well as visits. </li></ul>
<ul><li>An “in-depth” program </li></ul><ul><li>Guides program towards the bar-mitzvah – the program prepares students for counseling, together with their families. They attend a few meetings at the Western Wall and learn how to facilitate and guide groups. </li></ul>
<ul><li>“ Quality ” programs </li></ul><ul><li>Budding archeologists – students join excavations at the First and Second Temple areas, City of David and the Jewish Quarter. </li></ul><ul><li>Guides course – a two-week course to train guides in the Old City and the Kotel tunnels. </li></ul>
Connecting to Community Programming Series targeted at young people, focusing on raising awareness about personal and mutual commitment , the Jewish community, Israel, and the common destiny of the Jewish People, wherever they may be living .
Optional activities at the center <ul><li>Saker Gardens and their facilities </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>Volunteering in the community Art – 12 Agrippas street Gallery – an art gallery in the old Bezalel Art Academy building Mahaneh Yehuda market “Business Initiatives – a “Jerusalem Mixed Grill” “ Jerusalem Tales” – following in the footsteps of the city’s alleys – at the Yad Ben Zvi publishing house
Second, we expose the students to the various centers
Third, we encourage the students to choose the center that connects to their specific strengths
Stages in the development of a quality center 1. A center dedicated for the students of the region 2. A center dedicated for the students & adults of the region 3. Knowledge tourism for students 4. Knowledge tourism for the general population 4 3 2 1
The quality centers approach has two types of components: Quality centers in a variety of intelligences & subjects centers that represent the regional narrative Self image Community pride לעולם י למד א דם במקום ש ליבו חפץ גמ ' , מסכת עבודה זרה , דף י " ט , א .
Quality Centers as a Driving Force Connecting the Diverse City’s Populations
meeting at school is primarily based on association to a social group
The quality centers serve as meeting points among the various populations residing in the city. Meetings at the quality centers are based on similar areas of interest.
2009-10 2008-9 2007-8 100 quality centers 13,872,000$ 70 quality centers 9,200,000$ 12 quality centers 1,654,000$ Developing and operating quality centers 100% 60% 15% Schools join the project $200,000 300,000 $ $300,000 Teachers gain experience in teaching at quality centers $12,000 12,000 $ 12,000 $ Workshops for the principals of schools participating in the program 300,000 $ 300,000 $ $300,000 Workshops for staff in participating schools 22,000 $ 22,000$ 22,000 $ Training facilitators for the program among local citizens 24,000 $ 24,000 $ $24,000 Training program coordinators in the schools 10,000$ 22,000 $ 22,000 $ Support city facilitators 60,000 $ 120,000 $ 120,000 $ Launching a center for continuity & future program-development 14,500,000$ 10,000,000$ 2,500,000$ Cost of the program (us-dollar)