Come together to end Shabbat with an evening of community and conversation. We will recite the Havdalah blessings to mark the close of Shabbat over coffee and dessert. Our Israel Scholar-in-Residence, Dr. Ken Stein, will lead us through a review of primary sources around the question, “Why did Arab-Israeli Negotiations Work in the 1970s But Cannot Succeed Today?” While sources will be projected during the presentation, attendees are also welcome to bring laptops or iPad to examine sources in depth. Everyone attending is required to follow Temple Beth El's COVID-19 Policies.
Register by Tuesday, March 29
The Israel Scholar-in-Residence is sponsored by the Samuel and Emily Zimmern Endowment for Ahavat Yisrael.
Dr. Kenneth Stein has been a professor of Middle Eastern History, Political Science and Israel Studies at Emory University since 1977. He received his advanced degrees at the University of Michigan and also did graduate work at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Stein’s academic career has focused on Israeli history, the Arab-Israeli conflict, and the modern Arab world. Stein has earned international recognition for his intellectual integrity, scholarship, excellence in teaching, and life-long mentorship of students.
Stein is a public intellectual providing insights to hundreds of Jewish and non-Jewish audiences and media outlets across the world. Stein is the Founding Director of the Emory Institute for the Study of Modern Israel (1998), the first such center for the study of Israel Studies on a U.S. college campus. He is also the Founding President of the Center for Israel Education (2008), an organization that has enriched Israel education at all levels, including Temple Beth El’s own Religious School. Many members of our faculty have participated in CIE’s annual conferences for educators.