Israel Programs and Trips
Wednesday, November 14, 7:00 – 9:00 pm
Martin Meyer Sanctuary
In this dual presentation, Ami Ayalon, the former head of the Shin Bet and co-founder of Blue White Future and Liat Schlesinger, executive director of Molad, will share their experience and analysis from joint work on consolidating and revitalizing the progressive community. The Israeli center-left camp, they argue, can return to dominance in the public arena and ultimately win in the ballot box. Today, this task is not only a political goal, but also an existential necessity.
Ami Ayalon is Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Haifa Research Center for Maritime & Strategy. He is a senior research fellow at the Israel Democracy Institute and serves as the chairman of AKIM Israel (the National Association for the children and adults with Intellectual Disabilities). Ayalon is one of the founders of Blue White Future (“BWF”), a non-partisan political movement, committed to securing the future of Israel as a Jewish and democratic state through facilitating an inclusive discourse to promote a two state solution. Admiral (ret.) Ayalon is a former Director of Israel Security Agency (the Shin Bet) and a former commander of Israel’s Navy. He has served as a cabinet minister and a member of the Knesset. Along with Sari Nusseibeh, he has headed the People’s Voice peace initiative in 2002.
Liat Schlesinger is the executive director of Molad. Before that, she was head of investigative research at Molad. Prior to joining Molad, Liat was an investigative journalist at Ma’ariv, an Israeli daily. In 2013 she was awarded the Pratt Prize for Environmental Journalism. She holds an M.A. in International Community Development from the Hebrew University.
2019: A Year of Challenges and Opportunities for World Jewry
Wednesday, January 23, 2019, 7:00 – 9:00 pm
Martin Meyer Sanctuary
Malcolm Hoenlein is the Executive Vice Chairman/CEO of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations, the coordinating body for 53 national Jewish organizations. He received his B.A. from Temple University and completed his doctoral course work at the University of Pennsylvania where he taught International Relations and was a Middle East specialist at the Foreign Policy Research Institute. He was the Founding Executive Director of the Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater New York and of the Greater New York Conference on Soviet Jewry.
Mr. Hoenlein appears regularly in the media, including three weekly nationally syndicated radio broadcasts, and has lectured and met leading officials throughout the world. A recipient of many awards, including the Guardian of Jerusalem, the highest recognition of the capital city, the Guardian of Zion award, the Defender of Israel award, four Honorary Doctorates, and two honorary Fellowships, he is associated with and serves on the boards of many communal, educational and civic organizations. He is on the board of the Council for Secure America, the Secure Community Network, and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.
The Israel Action Committee at Temple Emanu-El works to increase the congregation’s engagement with the state of Israel through education, celebration, and involvement. Questions? Interested in learning more or joining us for our next committee meeting? Contact Director of Adolescent and Adult Education, Ariana Estoque, at (415) 751-2541 x307 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
(June 27 – July 7)
Tuesday, January 15 – Information meeting
Temple Emanu-El, Chapel
Join Rabbi Jonathan Singer’s amazing multi-generational trip to Israel. We will tour and connect with Israeli political and cultural leaders. We will immerse ourselves in the wonders of the past and the challenges and blessings of the present.
This tour offers two tracks – one for first timers, and another for more experienced Israel travelers, plus the opportunity to bounce in-between programs. A few of our teens will become B’nei Mitzvah, and it will be magical.
Review the website and itinerary: https://arzaworld.com/EmanuElsf2019.aspx
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