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Israel 101 – A Basic Knowledge Course


Jan 03 2022


7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Charles Schusterman Jewish Community Center


Charles Schusterman Jewish Community Center

Location 2

Virtual via Zoom
Chen Shoval - JFT Israeli Emissary


Chen Shoval - JFT Israeli Emissary
Let’s be honest, Israel is increasingly becoming a complex topic. With antisemitism on the rise and so much misinformation, it is important to set the record straight about Israel, its history, and its future. Learn a breadth of topics about Israel through this five-class course led by Israel Emissary Chen Shoval. Come with questions, leave with context and the tools to educate others.

January 3 - Location Location Location

Learn the history of the land of Israel, how it is the epicenter of importance to so many faiths, and how it became a home for the Jewish people.

January 10 - A Society of Minorities

Israel is a true melting pot. Explore diversity in Israel from Arab Israelis to Ethiopian Jews to LGBT+ life.

January 24 - Peace, Co-Existence, and the Israel Defense Force

Analyze the peace process through years, the relationship between the Israelis and the Palestinians, and what it is like to serve in the IDF.

January 31 - Start-ups, Technology and Innovation

Learn how Israel became a start-up nation, how they manage to bloom the desert, and what innovations Israel brought to the whole world.

February 9 - Zionism and Antisemitism

Investigate different perceptions of Israel around the world and in the media. Discuss how antisemitism often is associated with anti-Israel and what can we do about it.