Israel Conversations

Israel: A Deeper Look at Innovation and Social Justice Needs and Efforts Series

Introduction to Israel Series: Through the Lens of the Declaration of Independence with Rabbi Alan Fuchs
Sunday, September 18 @ 10:15am

Understanding Israel through the eyes of the Israeli press with Rabbi Fuchs
Sunday, September 25 @ 10:15am

Encounter: Transforming Conflict Through Face to Face Understanding with Yona Shem-tov
Sunday, October 9 @ 10:15am  

Jerusalem Graffiti with Rabbi Marisa James
Sunday, October 16  @ 10:15am

The New Jewish Life in Israel: Renewal of non-Orthodoxy through Spirituality and Social Justice with Dr. Adina Newberg
Sunday, October 23 @ 10:15am

Listening to the Voices of Israeli and Palestinian Teens, Professor Bob Vogel
October 30 @ 10:15am
The program explores the lives of children ages 12 to 14 living in one of the most tense and complicated regions of the world, full of conflict and violence. Listen to the voices and feelings of Israeli Jewish and Palestinian children, as they freely share them with each other through a program called Writers Matter. No matter what side of the fence/wall they live, these children often write about anguish, fear, and hopelessness. These challenges are not only rooted in their worlds of religious and political conflict, but also in everyday problems of communication common within friends and family. These children all share an uncertain future and face seemingly insurmountable challenges each day of their lives. However, they all share one thing in common - they have big dreams for the future. Through this program the children find a new freedom leading to a real sense of “empowerment.”

How Israel Has Become the Start-Up Nation with Dr. Moshe Porat
Sunday, November 6 @ 10:15am
“The Start-Up Nation:  How did it get there?
An effort to explain the transformation of Israel from a small developing country with a socialistic economic foundation, to an economic power among the most advanced economies in the world.”

Civil Society in Israel: The Good, the Bad and the Inspiring with Ken Klothen
Sunday, November 6 @ 11:15am

Book Recommendations

  • My Promised Land by Ari Shavit
  • O Jerusalem, Larry Collins & Dominique Lapierre
  • How to Understand Israel in 60 Days or Less