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Israel Advocacy 101

 

Have you heard about anti-Semitism and anti-Israel sentiment on campus? Unsure how to respond? Learn from professionals from pro-Israel organizations like Hillel, the ADL, and Stand With Us will visit to discuss ways to respond to anti-Semitism and anti-Israel sentiment on campus. Receive resources to create their own campus tool-kits which will help them navigate these issues as they arise on campus.

 

Please fill out this interest form and we will take care of your registration! 

 

You will receive resources to create your own campus toolkit. These resources will help you to navigate these issues as you encounter them on campus.

 

Rabbi Matt, Rabbi Karen, and Rabbi Leah will facilitate the program.

 

Class Topics

1. Defining our Values

What do you know, believe, and question about Israel?

How do our values come into play when making a tough decision?

 

2. A Living Timeline…A look into Israel’s past

Israel’s history is deeply rooted in a blend of land, people and ideology. Become part of the living timeline as you learn about some of the leaders and events that shaped Israel's history.

 

3. Maps as our narrative

Every map tells a story. Whenever we choose a map, whether or not we are conscious of it, we are choosing a particular narrative and perspective. No map is perfectly “accurate." Every map is the product of a series of decisions made by the map-maker. With this in mind, together we will explore Israeli history through maps.

 

4. Israel Advocacy- What is happening on campus?

An opportunity for our teens to meet with Hillel professionals and college

students to learn about their experiences with pro-Israel and anti-Israel

sentiment on campus.

 

5. Responding to the BDS Movement with Stand with Us

What is the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions Movement? Learn about the Movement and how to recognize anti-Israel sentiment on campus so that you can respond confidently.

 

6. Shabbat Services and Dinner with Amanda Berman from Zioness

The Zioness Movement is a coalition of activists and allies who express their Zionist and progressive values through collective action. They are driven by the belief that the same values of human rights and self-determination at the heart of progressive causes also underlie Zionism, the movement to achieve self-determination for a long-oppressed minority group.

 

7. From anti-Semitism to Action

Learn about anti-Semitism on campus and receive the tools to counter anti-Semitic stereotypes and myths with accurate information. You will be able to respond effectively and constructively to the variety of ways anti-Semitism manifests itself, from insensitive or biased comments to hate-motivated incidents. Feel empowered to take personal action when anti-Semitism or any form of hate targets campus community members.

 

8. Shining a Light on Israel

Introducing some of the achievements and inventions that were created by Israel as well as organizations that are working towards bringing Israelis and Palestinians together.

 

9. Where do we go from here?

In our final program we will make sure you have the tools you need when you get

to campus.

 

*Curriculum is adapted from resources provided by the iCenter, Israel21c, ADL, JerusalemU, and Stand with Us.

 

 

Class Dates

Class meets on the following Sundays from 10:30am - 12:00pm:

October 27, 2019

November 17, 2019

December 15, 2019

January 26, 2020

February 9, 2020

March 29, 2020

April 19, 2020

May 3, 2020

Special Sessions include:

Shabbat Services and Dinner with Amanda Berman from Zioness on Friday, March 6, 2019 from 5:30pm-7:30pm

For more information contact Lizzy Synalovski at 973-379-1555 or lsynalovski@tbj.org.

Thanks to a generous donor, there is no fee for this program.

Thu, December 12 2019 14 Kislev 5780