Atlanta Friends of the New Israel Fund (NIF) Present:
Loving Israel, Debating Israel
On January 22, Israelis will make their voices heard at the polls. Should we in America make our voices heard as well? If so, how?
Tuesday, January 22, 7:30PM Temple Sinai, 5645 Dupree Drive Northwest, Sandy Springs, GA RSVP here
Join in a conversation with panelists: Steve Berman, Kelly Cohen, Frida Ghitis and Rabbi Phil Kranz Moderated by David Lewis
No charge. No solicitations. But space is limited. Kindly RSVP below to guarantee your seat. On January 22, Israelis will make their voices heard at their election polls. In the run-up to the election, the debate about the serious and difficult issues confronting the country has been and will continue to be robust and contentious. Here, in the American Jewish community (and in our own Atlanta community – as evidenced by the recent exclusion of Peter Beinart from a community event), the debate about Israel is becoming increasingly polarized, and at the same time increasingly constrained.
We invite you to join us for the first of what we hope will be many open conversations dealing with questions such as:
What responsibility do Diaspora Jews have towards Israel, and what limitations – if any – should there be on our critique of the country’s policies?
How do Jewish values inform our approach to Israel? Should Israel’s social justice challenges be important to us as American Jews?
How do these issues impact the American Jewish community’s relationship with Israel, and specifically, the younger generation of America Jewry?
How can we dialogue on these issues given the strong differences of opinion that exist, and how we can come together under common cause–a love for Israel and concern for her future?