Israel Programs and Trips
Sunday, April 7, 9:30 – 11:00 am
ADVANCED REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR SECURITY PURPOSES
The Israeli election will take place on April 9. Join us for a conversation about what we can expect! The Israeli Consul General Shlomi Kofman will be joined by John Rothmann to offer commentary on the eve of the election. It will most certainly be a stimulating discussion!
Shlomi Kofman began his appointment as Israel’s Consul General to the Pacific Northwest in August 2017. He most recently served as a Policy Advisor to the Deputy Foreign Ministers based in Jerusalem, Israel. Over the course of his 20-year diplomatic career, Kofman has served as Israel’s Deputy Consul General in New York City, Chief of Staff to Ambassadors in Washington D.C., Deputy Ambassador in Thailand and Deputy Consul General in Shanghai. His past domestic Foreign Ministry positions include Director of North American Economic Affairs, Policy Advisor to the Deputy Foreign Minister, Diplomatic Advisor & Director of the International Department in the Parliament and Ministry of National Infrastructure, and the Head of the Northeast Asia sector. Prior to joining the Foreign Ministry, Kofman worked in the High-Tech Industry representing the Israeli company Orbot in South Korea, as well as a consultant to a leading Israeli company, ECI.
John F. Rothmann is a radio talk show host on KGO 810 AM in San Francisco. John first joined the KGO family in 1996. A frequent lecturer on American politics and the presidency, John has spoken on over 150 university campuses throughout the United States, Canada, and Israel. John has been a professor at the Fromm Institute at the University of San Francisco since 2004.
Stories and Outlooks of Jews from Arab countries
Sunday, April 28, 2:00 – 4:00 pm
Martin Meyer Sanctuary
Join us as we hear the compelling personal stories of former Jewish refugees from North Africa and the Middle East. JIMENA leaders will reflect on the current rise of Antisemitism, Antizionism, and attitudes towards Israel and the Middle East. This event will include a film, moderated panel discussion and Moroccan desserts.
Iran Talks: Next Steps After the Collapse of the Deal and Iran’s Role in the Region with Professor Abe Sofaer and National Security Advisor Michael Ledeen
Thursday, May 2, 6:30 – 8:30 pm
Martin Meyer Sanctuary
Join Abe Sofaer and Michael Ledeen — world class Hoover Institute Fellows and experts on Iran, international law, and treaty negotiations — for an in-depth exploration of this complex issue. As renowned authorities on these topics, our guest speakers have decades of firsthand experience in operating and advising the highest levels of government. We will ask them: “How do we prevent terrorism, war, or a nuclear catastrophe while supporting human rights for the Iranian people?”
If you have questions about this event, contact Ariana Estoque, Director of Adolescent and Adult Education, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (415) 751-2541 x307.
Congregation Emanu-El Summer 2019 Family Israel Trip
(June 27 – July 7)
Deadline to sign up for this trip was on Feb. 28!
Join Rabbi Don Goor, Head of ARZA World Travel, along with Senior Rabbi Jonathan Singer who will lead you on this 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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