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Mini-Course: Inside Our Israel

Sundays, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
October 27th through December 15th 
(No Session December 1st)

Congregants Matthew Weinstein, Laura Kessler, and Rachel Kessler-Weinstein, recently returned from a year in Israel, will share their experiences as a lens into contemporary Israel society, culture, and politics. Topics include:

  • Course Introduction: Israel Popular Music as a Window into Israel Today
  • Israeli Politics: Two Elections in One Year!
  • Comparing American and Israeli Jewish Identity: Differences and Similarities
  • Israeli Families and Family Law: Can Secular Family Law Exist in a Jewish State?
  • Melting Pot or Bento Box? The Complexities of Israel's Ethnic Diversity
  • Israel's Image in the Media and on American College Campuses: Birthright vs. BDS
  • The Palestinian-Israeli Conflict: The View from Inside the West Bank

Matthew Weinstein is a former Kol Ami Synagogue Director and longtime Israel activist. Laura Kessler, Professor of Law at the University of Utah, was recently a Senior Fulbright Scholar in Israel, where she investigated the tensions between religious and secular values in Israel's family law system. Rachel Kessler-Weinstein, now a 10th grader at Rowland Hall, attended 9th grade at the Walworth Barbour American International School in Israel.

No advance registration required, just show up! Bamba and Bisli will be available!

Thu, November 21 2019 23 Cheshvan 5780