As part of our youth engagement work, the UK Task Force developed tailored educational resources for seven youth movements. As an educational organization whose remit does not extend to advocacy or political activities, our role is to advise youth organisations on how best to engage people with issues relating to Israel’s 20% Arab minority.
The model we use offers religiously and ideologically appropriate opportunities and has been effective both in engaging with a range of youth movements and through tailored events for different groups. This has been recognised by educational practitioners in Britain and Israel as an impressive model:
“The work recently pioneered by the Task Force, whereby they inputted training and information, and then mentored each individual movement in the creation of their own, ideologically-appropriate educational materials, is a fascinating and impressive model.” Makom: the Israel Education Lab, Report 2014
We have worked with youth movements and UJS members from across the religious spectrum for a number of years, creating tailored educational materials, delivering youth leader training sessions, and providing consultancy on short and long-term programmes to facilitate genuine and meaningful encounters for young British Jews with Arab communities in Israel.
As a coalition organisation, the UK Task Force holds a neutral position communally, making it accessible to all of the British Jewish community. Moreover, our framing of issues relating to Arab citizens of Israel in a Jewish context ensures there is a shared language that can be used when educating about issues and engaging with new audiences.
The UK Task Force’s educational e-resources are generously supported by the Jewish Youth Fund