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Sunday, February 17 • 1:00pm - 2:15pm
When Did Israel Become a Dirty Word? Join the Dialogue

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Israel has become an increasingly polarizing topic, to the point where many feel uncomfortable talking about Israel at all. Recent events, such as the attack on B'nai Jeshrun’s leadership after publicly congratulating Palestine on its elevated status at the UN, shed light on the tense atmosphere around the discourse on Israel in the American Jewish community. Join us for an open and highly interactive discussion about why so many of us run away when the Israel conversation begins.

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Joseph Skop Richter

Joseph alternates between educating, comforting and terrorizing children, parents, and medical students in his Washington Heights office (www.hudsonheightspediatrics.com) and Columbia University. He enjoys biking and hopeless debates. It is through Limmud NY that he met his wife Naomi, a fact he will offer gratuitously to anyone who might listen. Joseph is also a former co-chair of the new generations steering committee of the New Israel... Read More →
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Jenna Weinberg

Jenna is the Special Assistant to the COO at the New Israel Fund. She graduated from the University of Michigan in 2011 with a BA in International Studies and Judaic Studies. There, she co-founded MuJew, a Muslim/Jewish collaboration group and was active in interfaith dialogue. Jenna has interned for the American Jewish World Service in New York and ACCESS: Arab Community Center for Economic and Social Services in Dearborn, MI. Jenna spent her... Read More →

Sunday February 17, 2013 1:00pm - 2:15pm
Rockaway 15th floor conference center