American Jews and Israel: Moving in Opposite Directions?
A conference to commemorate Israel’s 70th Anniversary
Tuesday, April 24th | 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM
Adele H. Stamp Student Union
Prince George’s Room
Recent events have made it clear there is currently a crisis in the relations between American Jews and Israel. In response, GIIS and MOMENT are holding a public conference to better analyze and understand it. Participants will include scholars, activists, and community leaders representing a wide range of views. Distinguished speaker: Rabbi Rick Jacobs, President of the Union for Reform Judaism.
The conference is free and open to the public. RSVP online, by phone to 301-405-9413 or email Avis Koeiman: email@example.com.
Tel-Aviv-from City of gardens to world City
Featuring Visiting Professor Eran Eldar
Wednesday, May 2nd | 12:30 – 2:00 PM
H. J. Patterson Hall, Room 1102
How did the garden neighborhood of Ahuzat Bayit become a city world called Tel Aviv? Is Tel Aviv really a city like New York, Paris or London? Or did we exaggerate a bit? The history of Tel Aviv from Dizengoff on a horseback to subway under Dizengoff Street.
Dr. Eran Eldar is a historian, specializing in urbanization in Israel, the history of the Israeli politics and the Arab-Israeli conflict. His primary research interest is the geographical, cultural, and political history of the State of Israel.