Please join us for the Jewish Community Relations Council Annual Fall Lecture on Wednesday, November 4, 7:00 pm in the Sam Lerner Center for Cultural Arts at Shalom Park.
Our featured guest speaker will be Ari Shavit, one of the most influential Israeli journalists writing about the Middle East today and author of “My Promised Land”- an authoritative and deeply personal narrative history of the State of Israel. Ari Shavit is a leading Israeli columnist and writer. Born in Rehovot, Israel, Shavit served as a paratrooper in the IDF and studied philosophy at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. Ari serves on the editorial board of the local Israel newspaper, Haaretz, and is also a leading commentator on Israeli public television.
Mr. Shavit will discuss “Promise and Peril, Why Israel and the Diaspora Need Each Other” explaining how Israel’s complex past ought to shape its still-uncertain future. Ari Shavit through illuminating powerful and compelling moments of the modern Zionist state of Israel will challenge Diaspora Jewry to be bold in imagining the next challenging chapter for Israel. No country is more emotionally connected to the United States, and no country’s fate matters more to many Americans.
This event is free and open to the community.