This April 18, 2018 – Israel’s Memorial Day – unite your students with young Jews from around the world in solidarity and thanks to the Israeli soldiers who make great personal sacrifices to protect the State of Israel.
Open the Door to Complex Conversations
Some soldiers and their families undergo serious trauma and upheaval in defense of the Jewish state. Their intimate experiences will open participants’ eyes to the complexity of IDF service, and raise powerful questions that will trigger meaningful, thought-provoking discourse in the classroom.
When the Smoke Clears can touch hearts, change minds, and make a difference for Israel. Its profound themes and empathetic cast align seamlessly with our latest research on how to connect young American Jews to Israel. I believe it may be Jerusalem U’s most impactful film to date, and that is saying a lot.
How these wounded young veterans react to battlefield trauma will shine a light on the values of the State of Israel and the Jewish people, and leave your students with a lasting impression of hope, resilience, and courage. What these young men and women give up in defense of Israel will drive home the sobering reality – Israel’s Independence Day would not exist without Yom HaZikaron and the ongoing sacrifices of many Israelis.