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Israel’s Milestones and Their Meanings: The Legacy of the Past and the Challenge of the Future

Adult Education Program 

Israel’s Milestones and Their Meanings:
The Legacy of the Past and the 
Challenge of the Future

Thursday evenings - 7:30 - 9:30 p.m.

  • Oct 19, 26
  • Nov 2, 9, 16, 30
  • Dec 7, 14 

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. Through the consideration of major historic moments, this iEngage Project series grapples with the different ideas and values that shape the meaning of modern Israel, Zionism, and Jewish identity today.

This innovative new course explores the pivotal events of 1947 and 1967 - following the 1917 
Balfour Declaration - as key moments when Zionism unleashed new thinking about the meaning of 
Jewishness for generations to come. The course engages Jews in an open and pluralistic discussion about issues of Jewish identity, peoplehood, ethics, and theology, as they relate to nationhood, land, sovereignty, Jerusalem, occupation, and moral red lines.

8 session course taught by rabbis

  • Rabbi Jaymee Alpert
    Congregation KTI
  • Rabbi Leora Frankel
    Community Synagogue of Rye
  • Rabbi Howard Goldsmith
    Congregation Emanu-El of Westchester
  • Rabbi Daniel Gropper
    Community Synagogue of Rye
  • Rabbi Eytan Hammerman
    Jewish Community Center
    of Harrison