This event will be on ZOOM ONLY. Please register here to recieve the link.
Mondays 1/22, 1/29, 2/5, 2/12 from 7:30-9:00pm
Led by Dr. Jonathan Golden and Rabbi Jethro Berkman on ZOOM, the primary objective of Israel 101b is to connect participants to foundational knowledge about Israel and show how these facts affect key stances. Originally developed as part of the My Israel program for Gann students, and later adapted for adult learning in conjunction with CJP’s Community Israel Dialogue initiative, Israel 101b is a lively interactive class based on recitation of source material, dual-instructor explanation, and probing group discussions. Each session also includes exploring seminal arguments between figures of historical importance, and between supporters of conflicting viewpoints for the future of Israel, and its people and neighbors.
Participants in Israel 101b should expect to emerge with not only increased knowledge and perspective, but also with a strengthened personal connection to Israel as it relates to their Jewish identity.
Class Four: HaSicha (“The Discussion) This class is an opportunity to bring the historical material to the present moment. What are ways in which October 7th might impact Israel and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict? What are frames and lenses to understand and talk about Israel in 2024?