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The Elephants in the Room: Israel, Palestine, Zionism, and the Role of Religion in America Can we talk about them? We can, and we do.

Sunday, January 29, 2023 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm


Join us for a thought-provoking discussion with Imam Abdullah Antepli and Rabbi Jeffrey K. Salkin as they tackle the complex issues of Israel, Palestine, Zionism, and the role of religion in America. “The Elephants in the Room: Israel, Palestine, Zionism, and the Role of Religion in America – Can we talk about them? We can, and we do” will provide a unique perspective on these sensitive topics and offer the chance for meaningful dialogue. Don’t miss this important event – register now!

Imam Abdullah Antepli is a globally acknowledged leader in inter-religious dialogue. He directs (with Yossi Klein Halevi) the Shalom Hartman Institute’s Muslim Leadership Initiative. Born in Turkey, he served as Duke University’s first Muslim chaplain; its director of Center for Muslim Life, and teaches at the Duke’s Sanford School of Public Policy & Divinity School. The NonProfit Times recognized him as one of their Power & Influence Top 50 leaders of 2019, calling him one of the most prominent Muslim leaders in higher education today.

Rabbi Jeffrey K. Salkin is one of American Judaism’s most prolific and most-quoted rabbis. His blog, “Martini Judaism: for those who want to be shaken and stirred,” published by the Religion News Service, won a 2022 Wilbur Award for best religion blog of the year. His essays have appeared in the Washington Post, Tablet, Mosaic, Forward, and Commentary. He has written ten books on bar/bat mitzvah, Israel, masculinity, and Jewish culture, as well as three Torah commentaries. He serves as the rabbi of Temple Israel in West Palm Beach, Florida.

This event is open to all and takes place on Zoom. No fee, but please RSVP below:

This program is co-sponsored by: Congregation Beth Israel, San Diego, CA Congregation Adath Jeshurun,Louisville, KY Congregation Emanu-El, Redlands, CA Congregation Emanu-El B’ne Jeshurun, Milwaukee, WI Congregation Or VeShalom, Atlanta,GA Contra Costa JCC, Walnut Creek,CA Flint Jewish Federation Jewish Federation of Greater New Bedford Jewish Federation of Houston Jewish Federation of Madison Jewish Federation of Peoria Jewish Federation of Springfield, IL Jewish Federation of Ventura County Lake Success Jewish Center Temple Beth Shalom, Santa Fe, NM Tikvat Israel Congregation, Rockville,MD Yashar: The Institute for Jewish Activism


Sunday, January 29, 2023
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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San Diego, CA United States


Israel Committee