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5 Conversations On Israel

Fall 2023

Monday October 16, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


old city/Western Wall at sunset
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Event Series Event Series: 5 Conversations On Israel

Local experts, clergy, and others will facilitate these dialogues, exploring critical issues related to Israel. These conversations offer participants the opportunity to engage with different perspectives and gain a deeper understanding of this dynamic nation. Whether you are well-versed in Israeli affairs or are just beginning to explore this topic, these conversations promise to be enlightening and thought-provoking. 

Schedule: Mondays at Temple, 7:00 pm, starting October 9

Cost (includes dinner): $20 per class per person for WHC members; $30 per class per person for non-members. (sign up for as many as you like!)


Schedule of Speakers:

Please note the schedule of speakers is subject to change as the situation in Israel continues to evolve. We will make every effort to keep this page up to date as we get new information!

October 9 — Rabbi Sue Shankman and Rabbi Rachel Schmelkin: “Setting the Stage.” SPECIAL GUEST: Israeli Embassy’s Counselor for Political Affairs Nadav Zysblat. Zysblat previously served as Advisor to the Director General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (2018-2020), Deputy Consul General of Israel in Shanghai (2104-2018), and a desk officer at the North-East Asia Department at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Prior to joining the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Nadav held positions in Israel’s largest law firm, and in the International School for Holocaust Studies at Yad Vashem, Israel’s National Holocaust Remembrance Center.

October 16 — Dr. Jonathan Schanzer, Foundation for Defense of Democracies

October 23 — Jeremy Bash, Managing Director and Partner of Beacon Global Strategies, to discuss America’s Role at a Time of Crisis. Learn more about the speaker

October 30 — Rabbi Josh Weinberg, ARZA: “The Reform Movement and Israel — Making Our Voices Count”

November 6 — Rabbi Naama Dafni-Kellen, Or Hadash, “Haifa: An Israeli Perspective”

Conversations on Israel — Single Session

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Monday, October 16


7:00 pm - 9:00 pm




Marsha Humphries