5:45 p.m. Doors open for outside cocktail reception. Heavy hors d’oeuvres served.
Dietary laws observed.
7:00 p.m. Program begins in-person and live stream.
In recognition of Jewish Heritage Month, please join us in person for a community celebration and candid conversation about the future of American Jewry with Baltimore brothers Chanan Weissman, White House Liaison to the Jewish Community and Dr. Noam Weissman, Executive Vice President of OpenDor Media.
Moderated by Beth H. Goldsmith, Chair of the Board, The Associated
Honoring outgoing Insight Israel Forum Co-Chairs, Lisa Abrams, M.D., Atara Frankel and Will Minkin, who have served since the Forum’s inception in 2019.
In-person space is limited and available on a first-come-first-serve basis.
In preparation for the panel discussion, please feel free to email any questions for Noam and Chanan to Sarah Jacobs at firstname.lastname@example.org
Health and Safety Precautions*:
Keeping in mind the health and safety of our guests and staff members, The Associated will continue to monitor the safety practices and protocols recommended by the venue, local, state and CDC guidelines at the time of the event. All guests attending events, meetings and programs are highly encouraged to be fully vaccinated, wear masks when not actively eating or drinking, and practice social distancing. If you or anyone in your family is not feeling well, please refrain from attending.
*Precautions are subject to change to be in line with health guidelines and local Covid-19 data.
In keeping with our Jewish values, The Associated supports a thriving Baltimore that celebrates diversity and appreciates the unique combination of gender, race, age, religion and ethnicity, sexual orientation, cognitive and physical disabilities and special qualities that each resident adds to the fabric of life in Baltimore. We welcome everyone interested in our mission to join us. If you require accommodations, please contact us, and we will make every effort to meet your needs.
Live-captioning is available through Maryland Relay Service. Generally, 48 hours advance notice is required to set this up.
Dr. Noam Weissman is Executive Vice President of OpenDor Media, where he spearheads the organization’s educational vision and leads content creation. OpenDor Media educates, entertains and engages a global audience of millions by producing and distributing Jewish and Israel content. Noam leads a team of producers and educators for the Unpacked YouTube channel, which focuses on reaching 18-34 year-old Jews and currently has over 100,000 subscribers and millions of views. He is also the host of the popular Unpacked podcasts “Unpacking Israeli History” and “The Power Of”.
Noam earned a doctorate in educational psychology from the University of Southern California, with a focus on curriculum design.
Before receiving his doctorate, Noam graduated Summa Cum Laude from Yeshiva University with a degree in history, concentrating on Middle Eastern studies, and received a Master’s degree in Jewish education from the Azrieli Graduate School, where he was a Legacy Heritage Fellow.
Prior to joining OpenDor Media, Noam served as the principal of Shalhevet High School in Los Angeles where he taught a range of subjects, including Talmud, Tanakh, Jewish philosophy and Israel Education. He is also the founder and director of LaHaV, a curriculum that enables teachers to collaborate across different disciplines and empowers students to find meaning in their Jewish learning.
Noam is married to Raizie Erreich and they are the proud parents of three incredible children, Eyal, Liana and Nissa.
Chanan Weissman serves as the White House Liaison to the American Jewish community and as the Director for Partnerships and Global Engagement with the National Security Council (NSC). Previously, he was the NSC Director for Technology & Democracy on detail from the Department of State where he served as Section Chief for the Internet Freedom & Business and Human Rights team in the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor.
Chanan entered government service as a Presidential Management Fellow, where he did rotations as the Yemen and Kuwait Action Officer on the Joint Staff/J5 at the Pentagon and as the Bahrain desk officer in the State Department’s Office of Arabian Peninsula Affairs.
Before joining State, he worked at several communication consultancy firms in Jerusalem and Washington DC. Chanan holds an M.S. from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service and B.A. in journalism and government & politics from the University of Maryland. He is a Term Member of the Council of Foreign Relations, a fellow at the Truman National Security Project, and a former fellow at the Schusterman Foundation.
Chanan lives in Baltimore, Maryland with his wife and four daughters.
Both Noam and Chanan were born and raised in Baltimore and are graduates of Beth Tfiloh Dahan Comunity School.