Over the past several years, the debate over Israel and Palestine has been intense. With the announcement that the new government in Israel is going to include members with very extreme views, navigating issues of antisemitism is going to be even more challenging. Concerns over growing antisemitism among American progressives and the positions of those that deny the right and need for Jewish national self-determination in the state of Israel have understandably elevated fears inside the American Jewish community.
Community members are invited to participate in a workshop on Thursday, January 19 at the Boulder JCC. This program will give us an opportunity to take a deep dive into these issues of shared concern about growing antisemitism. We hope this will lead us to effective, productive discussions about Israel and antisemitism among ourselves and with our progressive peers. This will be an interactive training.
Our presenter is Oren Jacobson, co-founder of Project Shema. The organization was started to train and support the American Jewish community and allies to navigate the difficult discussions surrounding these issues. Named after the Hebrew word that means “to hear,” “listen,” or “understand,” Project Shema works to deepen understanding and build bridges across communities.
This program is presented by ADL and the Boulder JCC. The program will be from 10:30 am-12 pm. Bagels, coffee, and socializing will be available starting at 10 am.
This program is free, advance registration is requested for all programs at the Boulder JCC. You can register here. Please contact Sophie Glickman firstname.lastname@example.org if you need assistance with our registration system.