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Know Before You Go: Israel and the College Campus


A virtual program for junior and senior high school students.

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April 12, 2021 @ 5:30 pm 6:30 pm

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On some college campuses the conversation around Israel is highly contentious and divisive. This series is to help you create engaged meaningful conversations around Israel and being Jewish on campus.

The Associated’s Insight Israel Forum is working with OpenDor Media -for the national release of an innovative six-part video mini-series, The Israeli-Palestinian Context, in partnership with leading Baltimore institutions, Baltimore Hillels, synagogues, Associated agencies and national youth organizations. The Insight Israel Forum is sponsoring three interactive, virtual Campus Conversations exclusively for area high school students along with their parents. 

The series features Dr. Neil Rubin, Dr. Noam Weissman, Film Producer Ariel Nishli and Julia Jassey, Co-CEO/Director of Jewish on Campus & Co-Host of the Jewish Identity Crisis PODCAST and featured in the Israeli-Palestinian Context video series in candid conversations with Baltimore’s student leaders about campus life, being Jewish and Israel. 

Watch the six-part mini-series and then join us for video screening and conversation.

Campus Conversations #1
March 11, 6:45 p.m. – 7:45 p.m.
Partners: Baltimore Jewish Council and Beth Tfiloh Dahan Community School
Presenters: Noam Weissman, Senior Vice President, OpenDor Media, Dr. Neil Rubin, Chair, Department of Jewish History, Beth Tfiloh Dahan Community School and local Hillel director.
Topics: Can You Be Zionist and Progressive? 
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Campus Conversations #2
March 23, 6:45 p.m. – 7:45 p.m.
Partners: Center for Jewish Education (CJE)
Presenters: Noam Weissman, Senior Vice President, OpenDor Media and Ariel Nishli, Producer and local Hillel director.
Topics: It’s Complicated: Israel and the College Campus 
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Campus Conversations #3
April 12, 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Partners: JCC and 4Front
Presenters: Noam Weissman, Senior Vice President, OpenDor Media, and Julia Jassey, Co-CEO/Director of Jewish on Campus and Co-Host of the Jewish Identity Crisis PODCAST and featured in The Israeli-Palestinian Context video series and local Hillel director.
Topics: Where Do We Belong?

Film and session links will be provided in a confirmation email 

All are welcome to participate in any of the Campus Conversations.

 Questions? Contact Jeffrey Blavatt at jblavatt@associated.org.

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.
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