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iEngage Class

iEngage: Israel’s Milestones and Their Meanings
A Shalom Hartman Institute Lecture and Study Series
Led by Rabbi Dan Moskovitz

Tuesdays, April 3, 10, 17, May 1, 8, 15, 2018 at 7:30pm at Temple Sholom

Through video lectures, text study, and lively group discussion, we are pleased to bring the world-renowned faculty of the Shalom Hartman Institute into the Temple Sholom community this spring.

iEngage: Israel’s Milestones and Their Meanings explores the pivotal events of 1917, 1947, and 1967 as key moments when Zionism unleashed new thinking about the meaning of Jewishness for generations to come. Memory is a central element in defining modern Jewish identity. As we look to Israel’s future, we need to engage anew with our past and explore its meanings and consequences. This iEngage series grapples with the different ideas and values that shape the meaning of modern Israel, Zionism, and Jewish identity today. Together we will engage in a new values-based discourse about Israel, including topics such as: nationhood, land, Sovereignty, Jerusalem, Occupation and Moral Red Lines.

Each session includes text study and discussion led by Rabbi Moskovitz, and video lectures and roundtable discussions with leading Hartman scholars.

course fee: $25 (for materials)

RSVP to Temple Sholom office at 604.266.7190 or REGISTER HERE.

Unit 1: 1917 – The Balfour Declaration: The Idea of a Homeland for the Jewish People
Unit 2: 1947 – The United Nations Partition Plan: The Jews in the World
Unit 3: 1967 – The Six Day War: Power, Land and God
Unit 4: Judea and Samaria: Occupation or Liberation
Unit 5: One State, Two States: Moral Red Lines
Unit 6: Jerusalem of God, Prayer and Peoplehood
Unit 7: Jerusalem of Responsibility, Loss, and Hope
Unit 8: The Jubilee Year and Beyond: Milestones and their Meanings