Annual World Council of Jewish Communal Service June Seminar: Is What's Good for Israel Good for the Jews? How to Achieve Unity When Opinions Differ

Monday, July 19, 2010
Rabbi Naamah Kelman, Dean of HUC-JIR/Jerusalem, participated in the Annual World Council of Jewish Communal Service June Seminar, "Is What's Good for Israel Good for the Jews? How to Achieve Unity When Opinions Differ" on Sunday, June 20, 2010 at the Inbal Hotel in Jerusalem. The Keynote speaker, Professor Shlomo Avineri, Professor of Political Science at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, led a discussion of the timely and critical issues faced by Jewish communal professionals during a time of tension and differences within the Israel Diaspora relationship. The event was held in cooperation with the Jewish Agency for Israel Annual Assembly.  Please click here to read Rabbi Kelman's response to Professor Avineri.

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