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Saturday, January 13 • 7:15pm - 8:30pm
Civil Discourse on Israel? Can We Make Space in Seattle?

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Have you been wondering how Limmud Seattle will handle topics related to Israel? The answer is—with civility. This panel of three experts will discuss the challenges and possibilities of civil discourse on Israel. The first step as a Jewish community is to learn how to speak to each other and, perhaps more important, how to listen to each other about Israel. This panel, moderated by Rabbi Jay Rosenbaum, will invite three experts to share their thoughts: Doug Kahn, Executive Director Emeritus of the San Francisco–based Jewish Community Relations Council; Elisheva Goldberg, former aide to member of Knesset Tzipi Livni; and Stanley Wulf, worldwide speaker on the challenges of Diaspora Jews in hearing and sharing views on Israel. They will trade ideas on this elephant-in-the-room topic and why practicing how we talk about Israel is the crucial first step for Jews today.

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Jay Rosenbaum

Jay Rosenbaum is in his sixteenth year as senior rabbi at Herzl-Ner Tamid. He has a passion for baseball, movies, and intergroup relations. The Muslim-Jewish dialogue group he established at HNT is now in its sixth year. This fall, he led a six-session civil discourse series on immigration... Read More →

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Elisheva Goldberg

Elisheva Goldberg has served as an advisor to Member of Knesset Tzipi Livni, the co-leader of the Israeli opposition. She moved to Israel in 2012 to join Jerusalem-based think tank Molad: The Center for the Renewal of Israeli Democracy as an analyst and editor. Prior to her work in... Read More →
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Douglas Kahn

Rabbi Douglas Kahn is the Executive Director Emeritus of the San Francisco–based Jewish Community Relations Council and founder of Broad Tent Consulting, a JCRC consulting practice. He joined the JCRC in 1982 and became Executive Director in 1989, a position he held until his retirement... Read More →
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Speaker, SpeakingAboutIsrael.com
Stanley Wulf speaks internationally about the conflict in the Middle East and the difficulties we experience as Diaspora Jews in hearing and sharing differing views. The model he presents centers on "The 3 No's", the 3 areas that most often lead to conflict, and how to avoid them... Read More →

Saturday January 13, 2018 7:15pm - 8:30pm
Spartan (North)