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A Window into the United Arab Emirates
Sunday, June 20 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pmFree
The origins of Dubai trace back to the 7th century, however, few people associate the largest city of the United Arab Emirates with ancient times. Dubai is best described as “the City of the Future”: nowhere else on the planet you will find so many incredible architectural constructions that are ultra-modern and even ahead of our times. In this virtual tour of the United Arab Emirates, Dan Feferman digs into the nation’s geopolitical, religious, and economic significance in the region and its position as one of Israel’s newest peace partners. Join us to learn how Dubai has transformed from a little Bedouin fishing village into the most vibrant metropolis of the 21st century in less than a generation.
Dan Feferman is an author, speaker and researcher who focuses on Israel, the Jewish world and the Middle East. He has published numerous articles and speaks regularly in Israel and around the world on these matters, and is co-host of the Jewanced Podcast. Dan is a fellow at the Jewish People Policy Institute, a leading think-tank on issues of importance to Israel and the Jewish people. In this capacity, he researches religious pluralism in Israel, trends in the American Jewish community, Israel-Diaspora relations and more. He is a founding member of the UAE-Israel Business Council, which seeks to create commercial, cultural and personal ties between Emiratis and Israelis, and founded and heads the Gulf-Israel Policy Forum. He also consults in the field of strategic communications and public relations campaigns. Dan is a Major (res.) in the Israel Defense Forces, where he served as a foreign policy and national security analyst, strategist and adviser in the IDF General Staff; as a special assistant to the Deputy Chief of the General Staff; and a commander in an elite intelligence unit of AMAN’s Research and Analysis Division. Dan holds a BA in International Politics and Middle East Studies from the American University in Washington DC and an MA in Security Studies from Tel Aviv University. Originally from South Bend, Indiana, he is married with three children and lives in Rehovot, Israel.
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CSP Partners: Beth Israel (San Diego, CA), Congregation Beth Shalom (Seattle, WA), Congregation B’nai Tzedek (Fountain Valley, CA), Congregation B’nai Israel (Tustin, CA), Jewish Collaborative of Orange County, CA, Temple Bat Yahm (Newport Beach, CA), Temple Beth El of South Orange County (Aliso Viejo, CA), Temple Beth Emet (Anaheim, CA), Temple Beth Ohr (La Mirada, CA), Temple Beth Tikvah (Fullerton, CA), Temple Beth Shalom (Needham, MA), Temple Beth Sholom (Santa Ana, CA), Temple Emanuel (Newton, MA), Town & Village Synagogue (NYC, NY), University Synagogue (Irvine, CA), Valley Beth Shalom (Encino, CA) & Walnut Street Synagogue (Chelsea, MA)