Israel and the Palestinians: Is Peace Possible? with Rabbi Fuchs
Holiday How-to: Everything you’ve always wanted to know about Sukkot with Rabbi Maderer
Reflecting on Our Israel Studies and Next Steps,
facilitated by Rabbi Maderer with Josh Weinberg, ARZA
The Jerusalem Light Rail: Green Transit Across the Green Line, with Urban Planner and Economic Consultant Kevin Dwarka, PhD
Israel Decides – About What and Why Now?: Key Issues in Next Month’s Elections, Journalist Gershom Gorenberg and organized with the New Israel Fund
Who Are We: Understanding the Demographics in Israel, Fred Strober and Ken Klothen
Founded in 1982, the Taub Center provides the country's top policy makers and the general public with a professional, "big picture" perspective, as well as policy options, in the economic and social spheres. The Center's five interdisciplinary Policy Programs in education, labor, social welfare, health, and economics bring together prominent academic researchers and leading experts from the policy realm.
World Zionist Elections and Progressive Judaism with Rabbi Bennett Miller, ARZA President
10:15-12:15 (double session) Advancing Minority Rights in Israel: Jewish and Arab Activists Share Their Stories with Nadia Ben-Youssef and Libby Lenkinski
with Nir Topper, Director of Galilee Foundation for Values Education
David Tuck was born in Poland. Life drastically changed on September 1, 1939 when Germany invaded Poland. David was 10 years old. By December David was forced to wear an armband and then a yellow Star of David and he had to step off the sidewalk and into the street when German soldiers approached. Within a few weeks David’s family was deported to the Lodz ghetto where he spoke German well enough that he was able to work in the food ration office providing families with ration cards.
“The Evolution of Our New Addition from Concept to Completion” with Architect and Congregant, Michael Hauptman
There are a number of biblical texts related to the Passover seder that yield new information and insights to bring to your Passover seder. We will uncover an early tradition of seven plagues, and discuss why “plagues” is the not best word to describe these events. We will also explore several readings from The Torah: A Women’s Commentary related to the holiday and the biblical women who played a vital role in the early part of the Passover story.
December 14: (double session from 10:15am-12:15 pm)
“History of Israel 1948-1973” with Nurit Shein
Witness to the Holocaust: Learning from a Survivor
Ralph Franklin was born in 1928 in Schlochau, Germany. During Kristallnacht, November 9-10, 1938, Ralph's teacher told him to return home because he was prohibited from attending a public school. When he arrived home the Gestapo was arresting his father and uncle. They were sent to the Sachsenhausen concentration camp.
This educational program has been supported by a grant from the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany.