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New Israel Fund – Adam Ognall visits Menorah

Saturday 25 Nov 2017 at 1.00 pm

The New Israel Fund is an organisation advancing democracy and equality for all Israelis, based on the vision of Israel’s founders. Join us after Kiddush to hear Adam speak on:

Is Israel for Jews like me? Being Jewish in Israel: current controversies and the role of the Diaspora

Issues of religion and state are in the news daily in Israel; from recognition of Reform Judaism, to conversion, to whether the ultra-orthodox should serve in the Army, to Shabbat or of course the Kotel agreement there are no lack of ‘hot potatoes’. We will explore what these issues are, why they are contentious and crucially what they might mean for Israel’s relationship with the Diaspora. As Rabbi Rick Jacobs, the Head of the Reform movement in the US recently said, these issues are ‘a battle that’s for the soul of Israel.’”

Please bring some vegetarian lunch to share after Kiddush.

Do register below.