Your presentation was the first one I've heard that showed how both Arabs and Jews were treated unjustly. Previous presentations focused just on the Jews, or just on the Arabs. I felt like I got the whole story this time, and I look forward to passing that information on to my students.
ICS is a one of a kind, in the best sense of the word and offers a unique service to our Jewish community and our public school educators. Because of ICS's scholarly and accurate input to textbooks and school curricula around the nation, Jewish communities around the country are able to lend an expert and credentialed voice to help shape the curriculum and the education of the next generation - a truly meaningful gift to the future.
Secondary school teacher, Indiana,
Online evaluation for ICS presentation at
the 2008 Great Lakes Regional Social Studies Conference
I have worked with ICS in the past and I'm immensely impressed with its mission and accomplishments. Its goal is to redress the gross imbalance and inaccuracies in the teaching of Israel and Judaism in schools throughout the United States... I wholeheartedly recommend the ICS...
Debra Gold Linick, Assistant Director for DC & Northern Virginia,
Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Washington
We are most grateful for the expertise and support received from ICS, which clearly serves a unique role in the organized national Jewish community. It is a critical, national resource for dealing with problems in instructional materials; in fact, to our knowledge, no other organization is available to help address this issue. Their work style epitomizes a collaborative approach that is mindful of local needs and sensitivities.
Dr. Michael Oren
[We] found your consultation service to be an invaluable service for our community...The reality is that due to a lack of financial and personnel resources, we would not have been able to accomplish any of this on our own. The fact that we were able to participate in Kentucky's textbook review process is almost entirely due to the assistance and efforts of ICS.
William J. Rubin, Executive Director,
Community Foundation for Jewish Education of Metropolitan Chicago
Thank you so much. I want you to know how much I appreciate the written material that was sent to us. It is very thorough and exactly what we were hoping it would be. It will be a tremendous help to us.
Peter Anik, Community Relations Director, Jewish Community Federation of Louisville
Ayala Golding, Education Subcommittee Chair,
Jewish Community Relations Council of the
Community Federation of Louisville
ICS has been instrumental in assisting the Los Angeles community in our efforts to ensure fair and accurate representations of both the Jewish people and the State of Israel in textbooks used throughout the public school system. Without the extensive text reviews and consistent support of ICS, we could not have succeeded in ensuring that our community's students are given materials that are both factual and balanced. We are incredibly grateful for all that we have been able to accomplish in concert with the ICS team.
Rabbi Shifra Weiss-Penzias,
Temple Beth El, Aptos, CA
Caron Spector, Associate Director,
Jewish Community Relations Committee,
Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles