Israel: Innovations in Secular Schooling in Israel

  • Yehuda Bar Shalom
  • Tamar Ascher Shai
Part of the International Handbooks of Religion and Education book series (IHRE, volume 5)


In this chapter, we show how individual schools strive to create a model for the restoration and healing of Israeli society, each within its special cultural context. The Kedma School focuses on empowering the marginalized Mizrahi student group, the Bialik School restores respect for and gives social legitimacy to the children of migrant workers, the Mofet School answers to the needs of Soviet immigrant students, the Keshet School seeks to repair the secular/religious rift in Israel, and Neve Shalom aims at bridging between Jewish and Arab identities. As we demonstrate, these innovations are creating change in the structures and meaning of Jewish secular education in Israel.


Migrant Worker Jewish Identity Charter School Israeli Society Bible Study 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.David Yellin CollegeJerusalemIsrael

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