Engaging Israel: Foundations for a New Relationship
A Lecture and Discussion Series by the Shalom Hartman Institute
Wednesdays: Sep 7 | Sep 21 | Nov 9 | Nov 30 | Dec 14 | Jan 25
7:00 – 9:00 PM at KI
Facilitated by Senior Rabbi, Amy Bernstein
The Engaging Israel six-part course by the Shalom Hartman Institute reframes the discussion about the enduring significance of the State of Israel for contemporary Jews worldwide. The iEngage curriculum elevates the conversation about Israel by rooting it in Jewish values and ideas rather than in a response to crisis, exploring key questions such as:
· What are the benefits of Jewish sovereignty?
· How should a Jewish state exercise military power ethically?
· How can Israel create and maintain a Jewish democracy?
· What values should a Jewish state embody?
· Why should American Jews care about Israel, and what should be the nature of our
· Relationship with the Jewish state?
Engaging Israel equips individuals and communities with a quintessentially Jewish values-based
vocabulary to define and articulate why Israel can and should be fundamental to their Jewish identity. Course fee: $180. Fee includes course book and light dinner. Scholarships available.