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Saturday, January 13
 

7:15pm

Civil Discourse on Israel? Can We Make Space in Seattle?
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.

Moderators
avatar for Jay Rosenbaum

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 →

Presenters
avatar for Elisheva Goldberg

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 →
avatar for Douglas Kahn

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 →
avatar for STANLEY WULF

STANLEY WULF

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)
 
Sunday, January 14
 

8:45am

How Can I Even Talk to This Person? A How-To Guide for Healthier Conversations
In this first session of the Israel Civil Discourse Room, Stanley Wulf will confront the challenges that we have in speaking to each other about Israel. The first crucial step is understanding why we have difficulty, and then learning how we can talk about Israel without hurtful judgement and high emotions. In this session, Stanley presents a model that offers concepts and guidelines for navigating such sensitive conversations—including “The 3 No’s,” the 3 areas that most often lead to conflict, how to sidestep pitfalls, and how to facilitate a more constructive discussion. This session will be limited to 20 participants.

Presenters
avatar for STANLEY WULF

STANLEY WULF

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 →


Sunday January 14, 2018 8:45am - 10:00am
Arden (South)

10:15am

From Settlements to the Kotel: Is Public Criticism of Israel Helpful or Harmful to the Jewish People?
In this second session in the Israel Civil Discourse Room, Doug Kahn will explore the topic of public criticism of Israel. This session will be limited to 20 participants and will provide space to learn and practice speaking to each other about Israel. Understanding why we have difficulty and then practicing how we can talk about Israel are the crucial first step for Jews today. Doug will not be advocating for a “right answer,” but rather will create a space to discuss different viewpoints respectfully. Come and be ready to share your views and listen to others as they share their own.

Presenters
avatar for Douglas Kahn

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 →


Sunday January 14, 2018 10:15am - 11:30am
Arden (South)

11:45am

What We Talk about When We Talk about Israeli Security
Elisheva Goldberg will attempt to help us get at the heart of what we talk about when we talk about Israel. When we talk about Israeli security, what we're really doing is expressing a certain amount of our own underlying emotional experience. The work is to ask genuinely curious questions and make room for other people's experience—only then can we really hear what people in our own community are saying. Come and be ready to share your relationship to the Israel-Palestinian conflict and listen to others as they share their own. This third session of the Israel Civil Discourse Room will be limited to 20 participants

Presenters
avatar for Elisheva Goldberg

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 →


Sunday January 14, 2018 11:45am - 1:00pm
Arden (South)

1:15pm

American Jews and Israel: What Is Our Duty to Each Other . . . Indeed, Do We Have a Duty to Each Other?
Do American Jews and Israel have a duty to each other, and if so, how does that play out in our lives personally and communally? Led by Doug Kahn, this fourth session of the Israel Civil Discourse Room will be limited to 20 participants and provide space to learn and practice speaking to each other about Israel. Creating new ways to communicate about Israel is the crucial first step for Jews today. Avoiding advocacy of a “right answer,” Doug will create a space to discuss different viewpoints respectfully. Come share your views and listen to those of others!

Presenters
avatar for Douglas Kahn

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 →


Sunday January 14, 2018 1:15pm - 2:30pm
Arden (South)

2:45pm

How Can I Even Talk to This Person? A How-To Guide for Healthier Conversations
In this fifth session of the Israel Civil Discourse Room, Stanley Wulf will confront the challenges that we have in speaking to each other about Israel. The first crucial step is understanding why we have difficulty, and then learning how we can talk about Israel without hurtful judgement and high emotions. In this session, Stanley presents a model that offers concepts and guidelines for navigating such sensitive conversations—including “The 3 No’s,” the 3 areas that most often lead to conflict, how to sidestep pitfalls, and how to facilitate a more constructive discussion. This session will be limited to 20 participants.

Presenters
avatar for STANLEY WULF

STANLEY WULF

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 →


Sunday January 14, 2018 2:45pm - 4:00pm
Arden (South)

4:15pm

What We Talk about When We Talk about Israeli Security
In this sixth session in the Israel Civil Discourse Room, Elisheva Goldberg will attempt to help us get at the heart of what we talk about when we talk about Israel. When we talk about Israeli security, what we're really doing is expressing a certain amount of our own underlying emotional experience. The work is to ask genuinely curious questions and make room for other people's experience—only then can we really hear what people in our own community are saying. Come and be ready to share your relationship to the Israel-Palestinian conflict and listen to those of others. This session will be limited to 20 participants.

Presenters
avatar for Elisheva Goldberg

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 →


Sunday January 14, 2018 4:15pm - 5:30pm
Arden (South)