Dinner will be provided. Dietary laws observed.
This program will delve into some of the biggest questions facing Israel today: Is Israel an apartheid state? Is the IDF an occupying power? Who are the indigenous people of the land, and is Israel a settler colonial state? We will unpack each topic while leaning into the complexity and nuance of each issue, developing a model that can be used to analyze other challenging questions around Israel.
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.
Sarah Gordon is the Senior Director of Israel Education – AMER for Unpacked for Educators , a division of OpenDor Media. Previously, Sarah served as the Director of Israel Guidance and Experiential Education at Ma’ayanot High School, where she taught Talmud, chaired a course on Contemporary Israel, and brought her vision and creativity to a wide range of school programs. Sarah holds dual masters degrees in Jewish Education and Modern Jewish History from Yeshiva University, where she is currently pursuing her Ed.D as a Wexner Fellow and Davidson Scholar.
Yoni Buckman is the Education Associate at OpenDor Media. He has been instrumental in designing interdisciplinary curricula and spearheading educational initiatives across Jewish organizations and congregations in Washington, DC, Newton, MA and Denver, CO. Yoni is a lifelong learner dedicated to cultivating curiosity, fostering inclusive learning environments, and integrating meaningful content into the education landscape.
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