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iEngage Kickoff Lecture

Wednesday, January 6, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Talking about Israel: Foundations for a Values Discourse

Kick off conversation ,Wednesday, January 6, 7:00 p.m.

Rabbi Lauren Berkun, Director of Rabbinic and Synagogue Programs, SHI North America

Congregation Beth El, Jacobs Family Community Hall

To Register: shalomhartman.org/sandiego

The kick off lecture is followed by a 13 session course at Beth Israel, as well as a community-wide closing conversation with Special Guest Speaker Rabbi Dr. Donniel Hartman at Beth El.

The iEngage: Jewish Values and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict curriculum aims to rectify internal Jewish communal challenges related to talking about the conflict by naming and working through the various values narratives that animate different political views. Through the study of internal Jewish narratives about Israel and unpacking the complex meanings of peace in Jewish tradition, this series aims to make participants more aware of the values that make up their own political views, and create a more stable pluralism in how we talk about this most divisive issue.

We are proud that we are participating in this San Diego-wide program which will include study of the Shalom Hartman Institute (SHI) iEngage curriculum at nine San Diego Jewish community organizations framed by two public lectures.

Dates: Kickoff lecture with Special Guest Speaker Rabbi Lauren Berkun @ Beth El on January 6, 7:00 p.m. Class at Beth Israel and led by Rabbi Berk starts February 4, 6:30 p.m. then on 12 additional Thursdays and concluding May 26. Communal Siyyum Conclusion Conversation with Special Guest Speaker Rabbi Dr. Donniel Hartman @ Beth El, May 23, 7:00 p.m.

Fee for 13 sessions: $18 / $36 (member/non-member) (class costs subsidized)

How to Sign Up:

You must register in both places:

  1. Register at Shalom Hartman for the kick-off and closing community lectures
  2. Go to our iEngage course page and sign up for the 13 sessions at Beth Israel using the form


Wednesday, January 6, 2016
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Congregation Beth El
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