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David Cards

A thought-provoking toolkit for Jewish and Israel educators seeking to inspire meaningful discussions about Jewish identity, Israel, and Jewish Peoplehood.

Stacked with original and creative visuals, the David Cards set offers educators and participants the opportunity to engage in sincere and expressive conversations about complex, and often sensitive questions.

 

David Cards successfully removes obstacles from challenging topics and encourages meaningful dialogue for a wide range of age groups (from teenage to adult) and diverse participants.

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David Cards were created to help Jewish educators lead honest and meaningful discussions focused on three key questions:

How do I view my Jewish identity today?

What is my relationship with Israel?

How do I view my personal connection with other Jews around the world?

David Cards IN THE WORKS

David cards are currently used in England, the United States, Canada, Mexico, Morocco, Germany, South Africa and Israel.

Is it possible to use illustrations to encourage Jewish teens and adults to express their thoughts and feelings about the way they perceive both Judaism and Israel?


We believe the answer is 'yes'.

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Let's talk about symbolic relationships

The cards may be used to describe these three relationships:

How
does
it
work?

Participants are asked to imagine the relationship between them, and the Star of David (Magen David) depicted in the illustrations in front of them. The Star of David can be used to symbolize Judaism, Israel, Israeli Jews, or the global Jewish community. Each round, the educator redesignates the meaning of the Star of David, changing the focus of the discussion accordingly.

What's in the box?

Each box contains 40 cards (size A5, 5.8 x 8.2 inches, thickness - 350 grams), with a water-repellent layer, including a detailed instruction sheet (in both Hebrew and English). The cards present a variety of illustrations - positive, negative, and thought-provoking ones. Also included are 5 illustrations inspired by the difficult events of October 7th.

 

*The instruction sheet is also available in Spanish upon request.

This educational tool was developed by Jewish educator, Yoni Alon, and illustrated by the Israeli artist, Sapir Wiener.

 

It was created as a joint program with the support of the Jewish Agency for Israel (JAFI) and AMI - The National Alliance Strengthening Israelis' Connection to World Jewry.

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Learn more

About the creator of
David Cards

Yoni Alon is in the business of building bridges between Israelis and non-Israeli Jews. He was an Israeli Shaliach / Emissary with the Jewish Agency for Israel at the Staenberg-Loup JCC in Denver (2013-2015), prior to that, he served in the Israel Defense Force (IDF) for seven and a half years (Maj res.). Throughout his military service, he acted in various roles, including as a liaison officer in the International Cooperation Unit of the IDF, connecting the U.S. military with the IDF. In the last 8 years, he has been working independently with many Jewish nonprofits on various educational projects, including Masa, JAFI, WZO, Momentum Unlimited, ANU Museum, and more. He is a graduate of the Hebrew University in Jerusalem with a BA in Political Science, a current student of the Ruderman MA program for American Jewish Studies at the University of Haifa, and a current participant of the Chicago iCenter - iFellows Master’s Concentration in Israel Education.

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Reach out to get your set of David Cards

Yoni Alon

972-52-8597957

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