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Sorting Through the Noise: The Future of the American Jewish Relationship with Israel

June 1 @ 7:00 pm

8101 Park Heights Avenue
Pikesville, Maryland 21208 United States

Join The Associated’s Insight Israel Forum for a panel conversation examining the future of the American Jewish relationship with Israel. As Israel celebrates its 75th year of statehood, Israeli society is facing a critical moment filled with many challenges.

Expert panelists from across the Jewish world will explore what is at stake for the future of Israeli democracy, and what it could mean for American Jews. 

Live-captioning is available through Maryland Relay Service. Generally, 48 hours advance notice is required to set this up.

Speaker Bios

Jacob Kornbluh

Jacob Kornbluh is the senior political reporter for The Forward. Kornbluh, a member of the Hasidic community in the Borough Park neighborhood of Brooklyn, covers current events and politics in Israel and America through a Jewish angle. Kornbluh regularly interviews government officials, political commentators and security experts on issues that matter to the broader Jewish American community. He was featured in JTA’s 2018 list of top 50 Jews to follow on Twitter. He was featured in JTA’s 2018 list of top 50 Jews to follow on Twitter. He previously worked as a national politics reporter for Jewish Insider and covered the 2013 NYC mayoral race for the Yeshiva World News.

Michelle Rojas-Tal

Michelle Rojas-Tal is a global speaker and advocate who is recognized as a trailblazer in helping young Jews navigate complex conversations about Zionism, Jewish identity and Israel engagement. Michelle served for 5 years as the Jewish Agency Israel Fellows Director, leading close to 100 Israeli emissaries across North American campuses. Michelle Rojas-Tal is widely recognized for her expertise and experience in finding ways to empower young Jews and find avenues through which to connect with Israel. Israeli President Isaac Herzog has called Michelle “a game-changer for the larger global Jewish community,” while Eric D. Fingerhut, President and CEO of the Jewish Federations of North America, has lauded her “unique insight into the questions and concerns that young Jews in North America have as they grow and explore their Jewish identities and learn about Israel.” Previously in her career, she served for more than a decade as the director of Diaspora education for StandWithUs, working with Jewish communities across the globe. A native New Yorker, she moved to Israel in 2007 where she lived for ten years in Jerusalem. She currently lives in the greater Washington D.C. region with her husband and three children. She currently consults for mission-driven projects focused on Israel, the Jewish community and eradicating antisemitism.

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