Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Zionism at the GMHSG

One of the real gems in the curriculum of the Goldie Margolin High School for Girls is the two-year course on the history of Zionism and the State of Israel, taught by Mrs. Bluma Zuckerbrot-Finkelstein. Mrs. Finkelstein, a faculty member of the Bornblum Department of Judaic Studies at the University of Memphis, a noted author and recognized expert in her field, is known amongst our girls both for her rigorous course demands and for helping each and every student maximize their academic potential.

A few recent examples of course work, ranging from a powerpoint presentation on the Immigration of Jews from Morocco, to a short speech from a pseudo Libyan Jew, an essay on the Israeli MIAs, and an in-depth analysis of the Shemitah Controversy, serve to highlight the ways in which our girls are expanding their horizons and sharpening their minds, while gaining a nuanced understanding of Israel's history and its place in the hearts of Jews throughout the generations.

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