Who are we?
Kibbutzim College trains educators and therapists with a humanistic and socially-environmentally conscious approach. The College works to cultivate academic skills, establish a sense of democratic citizenship and integrate arts in education. These values come into play in fascinating and multi-disciplinary study programs.
Kibbutzim College is a leader in the field of education and believes that there is more than one way to learn and teach. Consequently, the study program in the College incorporates DSE, or in other words a “different student experience”.
During their studies, students leave the classroom and learn in museums, go on trips throughout Israel, experiment with photography and editing studios and participate in challenging activities in escape rooms, simulations, observation areas, debate sessions and much, much more.
Currently, Kibbutzim College is the largest and leading academic college of education and arts in Israel. More than 10,000 students pass through its gates each year in various innovative programs for bachelor’s degree, master’s degree, retraining programs and diploma and professional continuing education programs.
Kibbutzim College is the No. 1 academic college of education in Israel, according to the National Union of Israel Students’ survey (October 2021). Among all establishments of higher education in Israel, Kibbutzim College is ranked in the top spots in such indices as the students’ satisfaction with the teaching staff’s treatment and the quality of instruction.
Instruction in Kibbutzim College is held in two campuses in Tel Aviv: the main campus, situated on a major arterial road at 149 Namir Road, and the arts campus, situated in Shalom Meir Tower (Kol Bo Shalom) at 9 Ahad Ha’Am Street.
Giora is a graduate of the Democratic Education and Biblical and Cultural Studies course at the Kibbutzim College of Education; Entrepreneur and businessman and Bible teacher in high school.
Dr. Orlev Levy-Nissenbaum specialized in the study of cellular biology during his studies at Tel Aviv University, and for the last three decades has been teaching a very large variety of courses and training programs in the fields of life sciences and medicine, ranging from introductory courses to science to clinical and pathological comprehension skills.
Dr. Tal Dekel is the head of the program for visual literacy and the head of the track for curator studies at the Kibbutzim College. She also teaches at the Department of Art History and at the program for gender studies at Tel Aviv University. Dekel focuses on art in Israel and specializes in such subjects as gender, migration and transnationality through the lens of visual culture. She published articles in leading journals both in Israel and around the world, and published books in Hebrew and English, including Gendered – Art and Feminist Theory (Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2013), and Transnational Identities – Women, Art and Migration in Contemporary Israel (Wayne State University Press, 2016).
In addition to her academic activities, Dekel is also a social activist and serves in the board of directors of the association “My Sister – for Women in Israel”, and also as chairperson of the Association for the Study of Women’s Art and Gender in Israel.
Moran is the head of the Department of Biblical Studies and Culture at the Kibbutzim College of Education, lecturer in Biblical Studies and Israeli Thought and a pedagogical instructor for Biblical teaching. In her doctoral thesis she dealt with admissions research in Israel and subsequently published the book: “Admissions Research in Israel: Historiography, Ideology and Struggle for Cultural Capital” published by Rasling. Moran loves teaching and sees her occupation in social mission education.
Yuval is a Doctor of Philosophy at Tel Aviv University. His research deals with the concept of happiness and authenticity in modern thinking.
Prof. Aloni specializes in the philosophy of education at Columbia University in New York, and he teaches it today. Prof. Aloni is one of the leaders of advanced and humanistic education in Israel.