Deepen your knowledge of Israel's history.

Fall in love with Israel even more.

ISRAEL HISTORY ULPAN is a six-class online course that gives participants a deeper understanding of the story behind the establishment, survival and great success of the State of Israel.

who is israel history ulpan for?
Do you love Israel and want to deepen your understanding of the inspiring story of its establishment, survival and great success?
Have you made aliyah, are planning to, or just simply feel a special connection to the Jewish state and want to learn more about the extraordinary history of its founding?
Then Israel History Ulpan is for you!
Greatly increase your knowledge of the modern state of Israel in 6 inspiring webinar-style classes...and experience your love for Israel strengthen even more!

what will you learn in the course?

Learn about the roots of early Zionism and how it grew out of the Jewish experience in the Diaspora.

Understand the process and difficulties of actually establishing the state, even after the Jews were promised one by the international community.

Study the struggles and incredible achievements of the early waves of Zionism as they transformed the land of Israel and prepared the way for the eventual establishment of the state.

Learn about pivotal events that took place after the creation of the state and how they still continue to affect Israel today.

Expand your awareness of the myriad of ways that, despite its many security challenges, Israel is not only surviving but thriving and leading the world in many important fields of science, medicine, ecology and technology.

who teaches the course?

AKIVA GERSH has been working in the field of Jewish and Israel education for 20 years. He teaches Jewish History and Modern Israel at the Alexander Muss High School in Israel, where he guides visiting high school students through the story of the Jewish people, mainly through excursions around the country. He is also a contributing blogger at the Times of Israel as well as a musician. In 2017, Akiva published "Becoming Israeli", a collection of essays and blogs that gives an inside look into the funny, inspiring, emotional as well as challenging sides of making aliyah. Akiva holds a BA in Religious Studies from Brown University, an MA in Jewish Education from Yeshiva University and received rabbinic ordination. He and his wife live in Pardes Hanna with their four children.

details of the course


Video classes will be sent to your e-mail once a week for 6 weeks consecutively. You can watch them at your own convenience for the low price of $40 for the entire course.


Live classes via Zoom can also be organized for synagogues, organizations and other institutions. Fill out the contact form below to request more information about this option.


The instructor Akiva Gersh will be available via e-mail to answer any questions that participants may have during the course and to engage in further discussion.

a taste from the FB page

Israel History Ulpan is also on Facebook, where I share almost daily stories, facts and tidbets about Israel, at times from historical sites around the country. 

Here are two short videos from the page. Click on the icon to access the page and give it a like!

  • Facebook - Black Circle

sign up - contact

To sign up for the course as an individual, please fill in your name and e-mail in the form below and click on the "Buy Now" button to make a payment and register for the course. You will receive e-mail confirmation of your payment and registration.

If you are just requesting more information for yourself or for a group class, fill in your contact information and Akiva will be in touch with you.