Jerusalem sweltered on Monday, as people were moving slowly,
suffering from the second day of a heat wave.
But the crowds outside Binyanei Ha’ooma, the Jerusalem Convention Center,
did not seem to notice.
Breakthrough Education-Education Week in Israel’s Capital-
brought together children, teachers, and parents from all parts of the city.
The week-long event was open to the public, yet security was very light,
and there was a relaxed atmosphere.
Perhaps those participating in the many musical performances
Inside, excitement and energy filled the cool, vast complex.
Hundreds of students came
throughout the day with their projects.
were varied and colorful.
Sign language and all forms of informal education were featured.
Computers and audiovisual displays were prominent
The Convention Center was divided into many sections,
with each containing a different school level.
A dummy calling for world kindness
and understanding was on his way out.
Breakthrough Education seemed to really
“break through” walls of separation.
It was one of the week-long 43rd Jerusalem Day
events whose effect should stay with us all the time.