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|Tuesday, January 15, 2013|
|[NY] Religious Pluralism 101 With Hechalutz (6:30 pm - 8:30 pm)
NIF New Generations "Jewish Your Way" Presents:
Religious Pluralism 101 with Hechalutz
What does religious pluralism look like in Israel?
What is the relationship between Judaism and democracy?
Are there any threats to religious freedom in the Jewish state today?
Join New Generations at the Moishe House for an evening of interactive learning as we explore these and other issues with Ari Levy of Hechalutz.
Hechalutz is a non-profit Israeli education center dedicated to
teaching Cultural Judaism and Zionism to Diaspora Jews. Hechalutz
connects Diaspora Jewry to Israel by educating towards Zionist ideals
of self-determination, collective and personal responsibility,
democracy and justice. The center's style of education is based on
dialogical learning and encourages critical thinking and the challenging
for the conversation and leave with a better understanding of what
religious pluralism looks like in Israel, and what the role of the
American Jewish community is in ensuring that religious freedom
continues to exist at the heart of Israeli society.
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|Tuesday, January 22, 2013|
|The Big Night And What's Next: Israeli Election Coverage & Analysis (6:30 pm - 9:00 pm)
On January 22, Israelis will head to the polls to make their voices heard in national elections. Meanwhile, across the globe, the American Jewish community wants to know: how will the results affect the future of Israel, the peace process and the issues we care about?
The Big Night and What’s Next:
Israeli Election Coverage and Analysis
Join the New Israel Fund at our “election headquarters” to watch live streaming Israeli television, hear analysis from an expert in Israeli politics, and tune in to special footage of other Israeli experts evaluating diverse concerns, including:
How the results of the election will affect social justice issues and civil society in Israel
How the Israeli media has covered and impacted the elections
An analysis of the Arab-Israeli civilian voter turnout
The female vote: why and how women are voting in this election
We’ll be analyzing campaign strategies, covering game-changing events and exploring what lies ahead for the Israeli people and the larger geopolitical landscape.
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A light Israeli supper and drinks is included.
$18 RSVP, $25 at the door
|[Atlanta, GA ] Loving Israel, Debating Israel (7:30 pm - 9:30 pm)
Atlanta Friends of the New Israel Fund (NIF) Present:
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Loving Israel, Debating Israel
On January 22, Israelis will make their voices heard at the polls.
Should we in America make our voices heard as well? If so, how?
Tuesday, January 22, 7:30PM
Temple Sinai, 5645 Dupree Drive Northwest, Sandy Springs, GA
Join in a conversation with panelists:
Steve Berman, Kelly Cohen, Frida Ghitis and Rabbi Phil Kranz
Moderated by David Lewis
No charge. No solicitations. But space is limited. Kindly RSVP below to guarantee your seat.
On January 22, Israelis will make their voices heard at their election polls. In the run-up to the election, the debate about the serious and difficult issues confronting the country has been and will continue to be robust and contentious. Here, in the American Jewish community (and in our own Atlanta community – as evidenced by the recent exclusion of Peter Beinart from a community event), the debate about Israel is becoming increasingly polarized, and at the same time increasingly constrained.
We invite you to join us for the first of what we hope will be many open conversations dealing with questions such as:
What responsibility do Diaspora Jews have towards Israel, and what limitations – if any – should there be on our critique of the country’s policies?
How do Jewish values inform our approach to Israel? Should Israel’s social justice challenges be important to us as American Jews?
How do these issues impact the American Jewish community’s relationship with Israel, and specifically, the younger generation of America Jewry?
How can we dialogue on these issues given the strong differences of opinion that exist, and how we can come together under common cause–a love for Israel and concern for her future?
|Sunday, January 27, 2013|
|[Los Angeles] Infiltrators Or Refugees? (5:00 pm - 7:00 pm)
Infiltrators or Refugees?
A Presentation and Discussion about Asylum Seekers in Modern Day Israel
Please join HIAS, Right Now: Advocates for African Asylum Seekers in Israel, New Israel Fund, and Rabbis for Human Rights-North America for a discussion about asylum seekers in Israel – who they are, how the Jewish state is responding, and how American Jewish communities can get involved. The event will feature a short documentary film, as well as remarks from experts Mark Hetfield, HIAS’ President and CEO (interim), and Maya Paley, co-founder of Right Now. Presentations will be followed by a Q&A session.
Click here to learn more and to RSVP.