Critical Issues in Israeli Society — Discussions, Readings and Meetings with speakers

New course moderated by Rabbi Dr. Ron Kronish, Wednesdays, 09:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. starting December 6, 2023.

Dates: (mm/dd/yyyy)
Wednesday, 06/12/2023 | 09:30 - 11:00
Wednesday, 20/12/2023 | 09:30 - 11:00
Wednesday, 27/12/2023 | 09:30 - 11:00
Wednesday, 03/01/2024 | 09:30 - 11:00
Wednesday, 10/01/2024 | 09:30 - 11:00
In person at Schechter Institute of Jewish Studies

This unique course, with Moslem, Christian and Jewish guest speakers, will explore the following current burning issues:

  • Seeking Peace with us and our Palestinian Neighbors
  • Arab-Jewish Relations/Coexistence within Israel
  • Democracy—can Israel be a Jewish and a democratic state
  • What are the meanings of being a “Jewish state”—is Jewish pluralism possible in Israel
  • Interfaith Dialogue in Israel—why, how, with whom

December 6, 2023: Seeking peace with the Palestinians — Is peace still possible? Rabbi Ron Kronish: Introduction to the course + discussion

December 20, 2023: Arab-Jewish Coexistence/ Shared Society in Israel Guest lecturer: Issa Jaber, former educator in Abu Ghosh and former major.

December 27, 2023: How can the Jewish majority relate fairly to the non-Jewish minorities in Israel? Guest lecturer: Rabbi Michael Melchior, former member of Knesset and Minister in Israeli governments, Chief Rabbi of Norway, President of Mosaica/the Religious Peace Initiative and much more.

January 3, 2024 The Future of Jerusalem: Can it be a shared city?  Guest speaker: Yehudit Oppenheimer, Executive Director, Ir Ammim

January 10, 2024: Judicial Reform or Revolution or Coup in Israel—what does it mean for the future of Israel? Guest speaker: Judge Elyakim Rubinstein, former Supreme Court Justice and Lecturer at the Law School of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.                                                                      This session will take place at the Supreme Court.


ILS 325 ($90) 

Registration is limited 

Cancellation Policy:

Prior to start of course – 100% refund or 100% credit for another course.

Following one class – 90% refund or 100% credit for another course (except for fieldtrip courses where only a 75% refund will be given after one meeting).

No cancellation after 2 classes (in special cases, e.g. illness, a credit will be given for another course).





For further information: 074-780-0673

Critical Issues in Israeli Society — Discussions, Readings and Meetings with speakers

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