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Love, Hate and the Jewish State 2.0: A Conversation on Israel and Social Justice
February 21, 2013 - 7-10 PM
Swedish American Hall - 2174 Market Street - San Francisco
$5 - Space is limited
A 21+ event
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Share your story. Leave the boxing gloves at home.
Love, Hate, and the Jewish State is a civil dialogue for Jews in our 20s and 30s to share our personal experiences about Israel and social justice. We are creating a space where authentic discourse and diverse opinions are welcome. You get to own the discussion.
The Program: Love Hate 2.0
Our goal is to create meaningful interactions around Israel and social justice. To achieve this, we will provide exercises to help you talk, listen, and ask questions. NIF’s trained Facilitation Fellows will support this process, helping us foster community without shying away from differences.
Following this evening, New Generations will convene follow-up dialogue groups that will transform our event into a series of conversations for deeper exploration of the relationship between social justice and Israel.
Too often, Israel and social justice have been offered as unconnected, sometimes polar, options for involvement and activism for young Jews. A dissonance that many experience between a connection to Israel and a commitment to social change creates numerous tensions in our Jewish community -- at times unspoken, and at times explosive. These tensions have led to internal conflicts, ruptured relationships, and, at times, complete disengagement either from Israel or from the Jewish community for many Jews in their 20s and 30s.
Addressing the Challenge
Love, Hate and the Jewish State helps create a dialogue for young Jews to grapple together - in their own authentic voices - with these tensions and challenges. We aim to support young Jews to move beyond paralysis or confrontation, and into direct conversation on difficult issues in a collegial, constructive, and vibrant environment that affirms and makes space for difference of opinion and experience.
The History of the Program
Since the first edition of the Love, Hate, and the Jewish State series debuted in Manhattan in 2009, it has become the home of open, direct, and non-persuasive dialogue on the intersection of social justice and Israel for Jews in their 20s and 30s. This cutting-edge program was introduced to the Bay Area in 2012 with a sold out event. New Israel Fund is proud of its history in hosting these conversations, and is honored to work alongside other organizations and community leaders, notably in the Bay Area, who have contributed deeply to this work over the past few years. New Generations seeks to create an innovative place for this work to grow, broaden, and transform so as to reach the young Jewish community in new ways.
Brought to you by New Israel Fund's New Generations
Co-sponsored by Jewish Learning Works, Jewish Community Relations Council, The Kitchen, San Francisco Moishe House, and the Young Adult Community at Congregation Emanu-El.
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