Sunday, November 13, 2011
8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
8:30 a.m. breakfast and registration; dietary laws observed
Rosenbloom Owings Mills JCC
3506 Gwynnbrook Avenue, Owings Mills
Cost: $25 per person; free for students with student ID
Shoubin Lecture/Keynote Address by:
Vice President for Public Policy &
Director of the Washington Office at
The Jewish Federations of North America
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Israel & the Middle East: Past and Future
David Schenker, Aufzien Fellow and Director, Program on Arab Politics, The Washington Institute for Near East Policy
Since her founding, Israel has been in a state of turmoil with most of her neighbors. Learn why, about the recent Arab Spring, and what's next in the Middle East.
Notes from David's session>>
How to advocate for Israel When You Don’t Agree With All of Its Policies
Facilitator: Art Abramson, Ph.D., Executive Director, Baltimore Jewish Council
Panelists: Rabbi Chaim Landau, former Rabbi, Ner Tamid Congregation, and Rabbi Floyd Herman, Rabbi Emeritus, Har Sinai Congregation
Israel, like any democratic government, sometimes makes policies or takes actions with which you don't agree. Learn how to remain an Israel advocate even when your views diverge.
Israel on Campus
Sharon Ashley, Director of the Center for Israel Engagement, Hillel; David Barnett, Johns Hopkins student and co-president of the Coalition of Hopkins Activists for Israel; and Liran Kapoano, East Coast Director for Jerusalem Online University, a partner of JNF.
Anti-Israel sentiment is an ever-growing problem on many college campuses. Learn about how professors and students spread anti-Israel messaging and the efforts by local organizations, such as Hillel, to educate and combat against this attitude.
Connect with Israel through the Baltimore-Ashkelon Partnership
Nina Rosenzwog Co-Chair, THE ASSOCIATED's Baltimore-Ashkelon Partnership Committee, and Rebecca Weinstock, Senior Associate, Ashkelon Volunteer Center
The Baltimore-Ashkelon Partnership stems far beyond THE ASSOCIATED and touches thousands of lives in Baltimore and Israel alike. Take steps to forge close personal ties with your Israeli brethren through travel, hands-on volunteering and even via the computer.
Baltimore-Ashkelon Partnership PowerPoint>>
The Churches and Israel
Chris Leighton, Ph.D., Executive Director, Institute for Christian and Jewish Studies, and Adam Gregerman, Ph.D., Jewish Scholar, Institute for Christian and Jewish Studies
Discover how we can work with the prominent American churches on issues relating to Israel advocacy.
Notes from Chris and Adam's session>>
Political Involvement: Building Relationships with Members of Congress Beyond Washington
Brian Shankman, Regional Director, AIPAC
Our elected officials daily make key foreign policy decisions that affect Israel. Get tips for how you can build a relationship with your elected official in an effort to help Israel.
Public Opinion and Israel: How You Can Effect Positive Change
Nathan Klein, Director of Research and Messaging, The Israel Project
If you are going to defend Israel, you need both knowledge and strong communication skills. Review broad public opinion on the issues facing Israel today and what you can do to effect change.
Notes from Nathan's session>>
NETWORKING OPPORTUNITIES FOLLOWING CONFERENCE.
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This program is part of the second annual Global Day of Jewish Learning. A sign language interpreter is available upon request.
Baltimore Israel Coalition Partners
American Jewish Committee
THE ASSOCIATED: Jewish Community
Federation of Baltimore
Baltimore Board of Rabbis
Baltimore Jewish Council
Baltimore Hebrew Institute at Towson University
Baltimore Zionist District
The Louise D. & Morton J. Macks
Center for Jewish Education
The Darrell D. Friedman Institute for
Professional Development at the
Diller Baltimore Teen Fellows
Friends of the Israel Defense Forces
Jewish Federation of Howard County
Jewish National Fund
The Maryland/Israel Development
Chairs: Katie Applefeld, Ellen Lightman, Brian Sacks and Josh Weintraub