Israel Sorek is a graduate of cohort 2 of the Mandel School for Educational Leadership. He is the founder and director of Be’Machshava Techila (Think Ahead) - an institute for applied philosophy. Sorek taught philosophy and educational philosophy at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, where he also trained teachers of philosophy. He founded and edited the journal A-Formally, a platform for social, educational and leadership issues, and was coordinator of the Human Dignity forum at the Van Leer Jerusalem Institute. Sorek was a faculty member and dean of fellows at the Mandel School for Educational Leadership and co-directed the Mandel Leadership Institute’s IDF Educational Leadership Development Program in its first two years. Sorek's work includes, among others, the training of group instructors, incorporating theater and philosophy in their training. His published work (in Hebrew) includes "Values," which appeared in Crossroads, 1997, and "Philosophy as a Practical Science," published in Educational Deliberations, 2005.
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