Du-Siach: Building an Open Dialogue about Israel 50 Years after 1967

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

When: June 6-8, 2017

Where: HUC-JIR's New York campus (One West Fourth Street, New York)

What: Students and alumni of HUC-JIR and JTS will join together for an intensive seminar focusing on the legacy of 1967 and contemporary discourse about Israel in the American Jewish community. 

Programming highlights will include:

  • A day and a half-long workshop with Resetting the Table aimed at building skills of developing participants’ capacity to take part in conversations and foster dialogue on Israel across differences in background and views.
  • A Beit Midrash and skills workshop with T’ruah centered around their new sourcebook, Yovel: A Sourcebook for Fifty Years, which will focus both on the content of the sourcebook and on how we can use traditional textual sources to talk about contemporary issues.
  • A “crash course” on what the events of 1967 did and did not change for the politics, culture, and societies of Israelis, Palestinians, and Diaspora Jewry with Dr. Hillel Gruenberg.
  • And more programmatic elements to follow.

For further details and to sign up, please contact Hillel Gruenberg at hgruenberg@huc.edu.


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