Dinner will be provided. Dietary laws observed.
The Insight Israel Forum invites you to “The Past, Present, and Future of Jewish Peoplehood” a program exploring the evolving identity of the Jewish people and American Jews’ relationship with Israel. Through insightful discussions and historical reflections, we will navigate the challenges of the past, the complexities of the present, and envision the future pathways that unite our Jewish community in Baltimore, Israel, and beyond.
Session 1 – The Present
With the generational divides of the American Jewish community seemingly wider than ever, how can we foster understanding and unity amongst the generations? How can we contribute to constructive dialogue about our shared identity and the future of Israel?
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Session 2 – The Past: Tuesday, January 30th, 7:00 p.m.
What lessons can we glean from challenging moments in the historical relationship between the Jewish diaspora and Israel? How can these insights inform our approach to fostering a more resilient and connected future for Am Yisrael?
Session 3 – The Future: Tuesday, February 13th, 7:00 p.m.
As we look towards the future, what are our aspirations and hopes for global Jewish peoplehood and our connection to Israel? How do we navigate challenges and seize opportunities for the sustainable future of Am Yisrael?
Personal Opinion Dialogue Seminars (PODS) space is limited for small-group discussions. Participation in all three POD sessions is strongly encouraged.
The Associated’s Insight Israel Forum provides opportunities for Baltimore Jewish community leaders to deepen and enhance their understanding of Israel, and to strengthen leaders’ abilities to have respectful discourse about difficult topics.
Jonathan Kessler is a dedicated leader and advocate for strengthening the US-Israel relationship. For 25 years he was a member of AIPAC’s senior staff focused on leadership development. He has also served as executive editor of Middle East Insight magazine, and as president of a consulting firm focused on Middle East public diplomacy in which he engaged with leaders from Israel, Egypt, Jordan, Syria, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, UAE and the Palestinian Authority. Jonathan launched Heart of a Nation in 2021, empowering young changemakers in the US, Israel and Palestine. A sought-after analyst on MSNBC, CNN, C-SPAN, and Voice of America, he has spoken globally and led numerous missions to Israel and the Arab world.
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