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Progressive Zionism: The Most Important Discussion for the Next Generation of North American Leadership

with Nomi Colton-Max
Foreign Policy Analyst on the Middle East and Founding Member of Ameinu
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What is Progressive Zionism? Inherent in its definition is asking for equality and for social justice in Israel. Progressive Zionism is also about more than just the peace process; Between the news of a new Knesset and the controversial legislation deeming Israel as a Jewish state, Progressive Zionism’s principles and guiding values are important now more than ever. ​

*This program will be FULLY CAPTIONED*

Thursday, January 22, 2015 at 7:30pm EST  |  Click here to REGISTER

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Inspiring Zionism

Jasmine Patihi
StandWithUs, an international Israel education organization

Why is the word "Zionism" so misunderstood? Is it? Jasmine will discuss the challenge of interpreting the word "Zionism" and the repurposing of it for the next generation.

Facilitated by:
Tamar Arenson
a senior at the Abraham Joshua Heschel School in NYCm


Living Here, Loving There:
Is American Zionism an Oxymoron?

Rabbi Joshua Weinberg
President of ARZA, the Association of Reform Zionists of America

In our sixth program of this fascinating online series, Rabbi Weinberg will talk about what it means to be a liberal American who is deeply committed to Israel.

Facilitated by:
Renee Albert
Hadassah's UN Team

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Reframing Israel Advocacy

Rabbi Melissa Weintraub
Director of JCPA Civility Initiative

"To speak persuasively to those with whom we disagree or those who are not already on our social or political team, we must disarm their defensiveness. To be heard, we must transcend our own grand narrative in terms."

Facilitated by:
Jane Jacobson
President of Hadassah Northern California

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What Surviving Terror
Teaches You

Sarri Singer
Terrorism Survivor, Founder &
Director of Strength to Strength

In 2003, Sarri Singer was on a bus in Jerusalem when a suicide bomber came on and attacked, killing 16 and injuring 100. Sarri led our Defining Zionism discussion on how surviving terror has shaped her political and personal views.

Facilitated by:
Stephanie Stark
Hadassah Social Media Manager

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Is Zionism Still Relevant for the Next Generation?

Tova Birnbaum
Director of the North America Region of the World Zionist Organization (WZO)

The Millennial Generation—in the United States and in Israel—has its own unique perspectives on the world and on Jewish values. Does this include a new and fresh re-thinking about Zionism and Jewish identity?

Facilitated by:
Lauren Katz
Hadassah Policy Associate

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Rethinking and Reaffirming Zionism in the 21st Century

Arnold Eisen
JTS Chancellor

We have heard a great deal in recent years about "post-Zionism" and "anti-Zionism" but far too little discussion of Zionism itself, and how it has—and must—take on new meanings in keeping with the realities of 2014.

Facilitated by:
Ellen Hershkin

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Israel and the USA: A Mutually Beneficial Relationship

Ambassador Yoram Ettinger
live from Jerusalem

The American Jewish Community is vital to Israel. Explore ways of expressing your practical Zionism by learning about the mutually beneficial relationship between America and Israel. The two nations value each other because of common values and a commitment to Israel's security and prosperity.

Facilitated by::
Barbara Sofer
Israel Director of Public Relations and Communications for Hadassah

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