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Sunday, March 19 • 2:45pm - 3:45pm
How Do We Relate to Israel Now? A Mediated Discussion

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Israel's November 2022 elections yielded what is argued to be her most politically and religiously conservative government to date. And as the new government begins to pursue its political agenda, many Jews in the diaspora, as well as those in Israel's Left, watch with great anxiety. On the other hand, in Israel, such shifts in national politics are celebrated by many and reflect decades-old evolutions in Israeli demography, society, and culture. In this session, we will explore ways in which we in the diaspora can relate to and understand Israel as a democratic and Jewish state in the early days of its 37th government.

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Eli Sperling

From 2012–2020, Eli served as the Senior Academic Research Coordinator at Emory University’s Institute for the Study of Modern Israel and taught as a guest professor in Emory’s Tam Institute for Jewish Studies from 2019–2020. From June 2020-July 2022, Eli served as a Postdoctoral... Read More →
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Alison McCrary

Alison McCrary is a social justice movement lawyer, strategist, community mediator, transformative justice practitioner, Catholic activist, and an internationally sought-after speaker on social justice, spirituality, and liberation. She has served as a Spiritual Advisor on Louisiana’s... Read More →

Sunday March 19, 2023 2:45pm - 3:45pm CDT
JCC Teachers Lounge