Visions of the Jewish State: If We had a Magic Wand, What Kind of Israel Would We Create?

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Union for Reform Judaism

633 Third Avenue

New York, NY 10017

Join us for a conversation with Dr. Marc Rosenstein, Director of the Israel Rabbinical Program at our Jerusalem campus, for "Visions of the Jewish State:  If We had a Magic Wand, What Kind of Israel Would We Create?" on Tuesday, July 29 at 12:30-1:30 pm at the Union for Reform Judaism (633 Third Avenue, New York). 

Dr. Marc Rosenstein grew up in Highland Park, IL, at North Shore Congregation Israel. His first visit to Israel was as a high school student in the first cohort of the Eisendrath International Exchange (EIE) program in 1962. He was ordained at HUC-JIR in 1975, and received his Ph.D. from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, in modern Jewish history, while a Jerusalem Fellow.  He served as assistant rabbi at Community Synagogue in Port Washington, NY; as teacher and then principal at the Solomon Schechter Secondary School in Skokie, IL; and as principal of Akiba Hebrew Academy in Lower Merion, PA. In 1990, he made aliyah, moving to Moshav Shorashim, a small community in the central Galilee, founded in the early 1980's by a group of young American immigrants. He is presently the director of the Israel Rabbinical Program of HUC-JIR, as well as the Director of Makom ba-Galil, a seminar center at Shorashim that engages in programming to foster pluralism and coexistence. Since 2000, he has written a weekly column on the URJ website, Galilee Diary

RSVP: Deborah Rood Goldman at dgoldman@urj.org.