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Step Up For Israel Teen Course


Challenge the assumptions and teach the facts. This film-based turn-key high school curriculum introduces the fundamental issues concerning the State of Israel, exploring its unique challenges, accomplishments, and values. The course will inspire your students to form a relationship with Israel, her people and their heritage.  


Features Include:

  • An all-inclusive online Israel curriculum
  • Engaging movies and clips, including the critically-acclaimed films Israel Inside: How a Small Nation Makes a Big Difference and Beneath the Helmet: From High School to the Home Front
  • Creative activities and simulations
  • Flipped Classroom Model educational resources
  • How To Guide Videos

For ease of access, all films and material are available to be viewed and downloaded exclusively online.

Price: $500


This program has revolutionized the teaching of Israel. The technology speaks to the students…and the program has preempted and anticipated all the questions that the students have; it gives them the facts, the knowledge, and the ability to both advocate for Israel and to know what they are talking about.”

Orit Jacobson, High School Teacher, Sydney Australia

The films have sparked wonderful questions and discussions in class and have triggered a number of students to look deeper into some of the issues. A number of students have actively worked to show these films in other teen venues.”

Suzanne Nahamo, Adath Israel High School Program

Creating films like this where nuance and complexity of the conflict is so difficult, I found that your video was one of the first from a Jewish organization that did it justice. You should be very proud of what you have provided to students.”

Aaron Bergman, Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School, Rockville, MD

“The materials provided by Jerusalem U are the foundation for every lesson we teach…Their materials make it easy to give students the why and depth behind current events, instead of just the headlines.”

Michelle Levin, Posnack School

“I firmly believe Israel education is necessary to preserving and strengthening our bond with Israel. It’s incumbent upon us to educate ourselves, our children and our grandchildren about Israel. And, I think Step Up For Israel is a great way to do it.

Bernie Marcus, co-founder of The Home Depot

“I cannot say enough about how outstanding this course is in every respect. It is creative, comprehensive and easy to follow.”

Barbara Rosenau, Israel Advocacy Community Activist in Greater Philadelphia and former Assistant District Director- Mid-Atlantic District – The United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism

These videos engage my students in a way that has them talking, learning, and sharing information about Israel. They were thirsty for more and wondering what they could do to make a difference.”

Rabbi Avi Hochman, Weinbaum Yeshiva High School

“At Temple Sinai we used the Step Up For Israel curriculum to engage our 8th-10th graders about Israel. The films were excellent and the activities were conversation starters all around. As an instructor, I am confident that our kids now have a language to begin conversing about Israel in a very meaningful way.”

Rabbi Bradley G. Levenberg, Temple Sinai

The vibrant discussions and connective learning stemming from the movie and educator materials is beyond description for me. This program has allowed me to inspire other parents in a way I could never have done on my own.”

Felicia Voloschin, Davis Academy parent

“I watched the video on the refugee situation and I was thoroughly impressed. For 13 minutes, it was as comprehensive as possible. I definitely want to use this video in my meetings with my interns and other interested students this year.”

Joshua Warhit, StandWithUs

“My son really enjoyed the program and I find the whole Step Up For Israel teen campaign to be extremely important. Teens need to be prepared BEFORE they get to college, not after.”

Alan Sweifach, parent

The Curriculum


Glimpse the strengths that enabled the Israeli people to turn a desert into an innovative humanitarian society.

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Connect with the inspiring coming-of-age journey of five Israeli soldiers.

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Examine what drives anti-Israel tactics and the BDS movement on university campuses today.

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Media 101

Take a closer look at your favorite media, learn about different forms of bias, the impact they have and how you can take action to effect real change.

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Explore the Jewish nation’s historical, legal and native rights to the land.

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Learn about the buildup and conflicts of the 1948 War of Independence and 1967 Six-Day War.

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Explore the opposing narratives of the 1948 war and the perpetuation of the Palestinian refugee crisis.

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Narratives: The Palestinian Story Explained

Identify key aspects of the Palestinian narrative as we know it today.

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Learn techniques to effectively defend your position on Israel.

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Step Up on Campus

Give students the tools, resources and information they need to address anti-Israel activity and Step Up For Israel on Campus.

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From Here to There

Follow the decade-defining choices that led European Jews on a journey toward the State of Israel.

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Analyze Operation Protective Edge as a case study of media coverage and perspective.

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Gain the tools to address difficult questions in the classroom and beyond.

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Learn about the Western values that form the foundation of modern Israel.

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STEP UP FOR ISRAEL is an initiative of Jerusalem U, an organization committed to teaching and inspiring people of all ages about Judaism and Israel. To learn more visit