Rabbi Samuel Chiel Kallah
Windows to Israeli Society Through Literature
Scholar in Residence: Rachel Korazim
Saturday, November 17th
Anochi - Dialogues with God in Israeli Poetry
Facing Zion - The Challenges of Loving Israel
Reflections of the Holocaust in Modern Israeli Literature
Rachel Korazim is a freelance Jewish education consultant specializing in curriculum development for Israel and Holocaust education. Rachel has vast experience in Jewish education both in Israel and the Diaspora, and teaches Holocaust related topics as well as Israel Diaspora relations and current Israeli literature.
Born in Israel, she served in the I.D.F as an officer in the central training base for women and was later a member of the I.D.F delegation to Niger (West Africa). She is a graduate of Haifa University with a PhD in Jewish education. Until 2008 she was the Academic Director of Distance Learning programs at the Jewish Agency for Israel (JAFI) Department of Education.
Since her first Shlichut to Canada where she was the head of the JAFI delegation (from 1985 to 1988) she has been involved with Jewish education in the Diaspora; creating and implementing in-service training programs for educators, writing educational materials, counseling and teaching. Rachel is familiar, through many visits, with the Jewish education communities of the US, Canada, Latin America and Europe, and since 1990 has invested much of her time and energy in helping the emerging Jewish schools of Hungary.
The annual Rabbi Samuel Chiel Kallah is a stimulating weekend of prayer, study, and good fellowship that finds its roots in the Talmudic period, when thousands of Jews flocked to the great academies of Babylonia to hear lectures by the scholar Rav.
Our Kallah, named in 1978 as a tribute to the values taught by our Rav, Rabbi Samuel Chiel, offers each of us the modern equivalent of this Talmudic institution.