20-SESSION PROGRAM FOR MIDDLE AND HIGH SCHOOLERS STARTS 10/4
TOGETHER WITH THE MUSS HIGH SCHOOL IN ISRAEL
The teen program is open to members and non members of COS.
Workshops take place on Sunday mornings.
Online Classes are joined with teen programs from around the country.
$695 for all programs (aid is available)
A one hour in-person meeting will take place on
Sunday, October 4 with Rabbi Friedman and ice cream truck with Morgan Engel - in the Sukkah.
A 30 minute in-person meeting takes place on Sunday, October 11 with Rabbi Friedman for Simhat Torah.
Online Workshop #1 - Israel’s Greatest Spies
Sundays: October 18, October 25, November 1, November 15, November 22
The content has been especially for our Teens, delivered by academic experts and educators. It follows a similar curriculum as Muss’s Israel campus courses, with the necessary adaptations for our online high school students:
What do a former AMHSI student, former Nazi scientist and a translator for Napoleon’s army all have in common? They all worked for the Jewish people as spies, yes, even the Nazi scientist. Hear their amazing stories as well as others including one of the world’s best and most famous spies, Eli Cohen. The course will also start to tackle the question, is it ethical to spy?
And our teacher is Mordechai Cohen is a proud faculty member at Jewish National Fund’s Alexander Muss High School in Israel (AMHSI) and loves teaching people of all ages and engaging them on Israel. Mordechai is a dynamic teacher and is proud of his passion for Israel. He is excited to offer these classes and is looking forward to being your educator. Mordechai brings with him a rich background in Jewish/Israel education. After graduating from the University of Southern California with a BA in International Relations, Mordechai went on to study at different yeshivot in Israel. He served as a coordinator for the Livnot U’Lehibanot program in both Tzfat and Jerusalem. He also studied on the Pardes Educators Program and did post-graduate study at Hebrew University’s Melton Center. He went on to teach and later became director of the Jewish Studies Department at New Jewish Community High School in Los Angeles. Mordechai then returned to Israel and worked as a pedagogy instructor for the teacher-training program at the Shalom Hartman Institute. Mordechai also worked as a tour operator for the Israel Experience Ltd. In 2009, Mordechai returned to North America and served as the Jewish Studies Principal for the Danilack Middle School of Associated Hebrew Schools in Toronto, North America’s oldest and largest day school. In 2013, he once again returned to Israel and is now proud to be an educator at JNF’s AMHSI. He is married to Liat, a Sabra, and they have four children, Galia (20), Yael (19), Avinoam (16) and Adi (12). Mordechai can’t wait to meet you.