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Ideology, Politics and Modus Operandi:
A look at current events in the Middle East through Arab
and Muslim Culture
A Lecture by Mordechai Kedar

Wednesday February 6, 2013
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
JCF, 121 Steuart Street, San Francisco
RSVP for the February 6th Lecture to Danny Fleischer, Dfleischer@jcrc.org

Thursday February 7, 2013
7:30 PM -9:00 PM
Oshman Family JCC Room 401
3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto

REGISTER HERE! for the February 7th Lecture in Palo Alto

The Director of the Center for the Study of the Middle East and Islam, a research associate of the Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies and a lecturer in the Department of Arabic at Bar-Ilan University in Israel, Dr. Kedar is one of Israel's leading figures in understanding the Arab world.During his 25 year service in IDF military intelligence, he specialized in Islamic groups, the political discourse of Arab countries, the Arabic press and mass media, and the Syrian domestic arena.

Dr. Kedar's visit was made possible through a partnership between the JCF's Israel Center, AJC and the JCRC.

Legal Aspects of the Settlements in Judea and Samaria
A Lecture by Barak Medina

Friday January 25, 2013 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
JCF, 121 Steuart Street, San Francisco
Event Cost: $5.00 (includes breakfast)


Barak Medina is the Rosalind and Arthur Gilbert Distinguished Visiting Professor of Israeli Law, Economy, and Society at the University of California, Berkeley. He is a former Dean and Lawrence D. Biele Professor of Law at the Faculty of Law of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Professor Medina is a graduate of Tel-Aviv University, where he earned his LL.B., BA (Econ.) and MA (Econ.) degrees, Harvard Law School, LLM, and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, PhD (Econ.). He has been a Visiting Professor at the University of Columbia Law School.

Aluf Benn, editor-in-chief of the Israeli national daily Haaretz

Friday, November 16, 2012, 9:00 A.M.
Jewish Federation Building
121 Steuart Street, San Francisco
Event Cost: $10 (includes breakfast)

In the midst of the Israeli election and in the aftermath of the US election, Aluf Benn will offer analysis of the elections and speak to us about current threats to Israeli security, society and democracy.

Aluf Benn is the editor-in-chief of Haaretz, Israel's elite newspaper (www.haaretz.com). A veteran of Haaretz since 1989, Benn held several writing and editing positions in the paper, including diplomatic correspondent, chief news editor and opinion editor. He covered six Israeli prime ministers from Yitzhak Rabin through Binyamin Netanyahu's second term. His work appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, Foreign Affairs, Newsweek, and The Guardian. He holds a joint MBA degree from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and the Recanati School of Business at Tel Aviv University.

Space is limited! Please register for event HERE or at the link below by November 13. Aluf Benn will begin speaking promptly at 9:00 a.m.

Questions? Contact the JCRC office at 415.957.1551 or email Dfleischer@jcrc.org
Co-sponsored by the Israel Center

After the American Election, Before the Israeli Election:
The Future of American-Israeli Relations

    A conversation with Andy David,
    the new Consul General of Israel

    Thursday, November 29, 2012, 7:30 PM
    Oshman Family Jewish Community Center,
    Fridenrich Hall
    3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto

    Cost: $5 / Light Refreshments provided
    Contact Karen at JCRC for more info: 650-847-1715 or kstiller@jcrc.org or www.paloaltojcc.org/consul

    Join us in welcoming new Israeli Consul General Andy David to Silicon Valley and the Bay Area!

    At an interesting time after the American elections and before the Israeli elections, Consul General David will discuss the possible outcomes of these elections, including the major issues and potential challenges that both countries may face, and what American-Israeli relations may look like going forward.

    Dr. Andy David began his appointment as Israel's Consul General to the Pacific North-West in August 2012. Since joining the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1998, he has served in many roles, including as advisor to the Foreign Minister, as Deputy Consul General in Chicago the Midwest, and as Deputy Head of Mission in Azerbaijan and Hong Kong. He pioneered a new cooperation initiative by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the field of Homeland Security together with different agencies in the US. Dr. David was born in Romania and immigrated at the age of two with his family to Israel. He has a Doctorate of Dental Medicine from Jerusalem's Hebrew University and was on the Faculty of Dental Medicine at Hebrew University and was a Medical Advisor for DENX Medical Device Company in Israel. Dr. David spent three years in the Israel Air Force and in the Ministry of Defense's Armament Development Authority. He is a graduate of the Executive Combating Terrorism program at the National Defense University in Washington D.C.

    Sponsored by the Israeli Cultural Connections of the Oshman Family JCC and the Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC). Co-sponsored by Chabad of Greater South Bay, Congregation Beth Am, Congregation Beth Jacob, Congregation Emek Beracha, Congregation Etz Chayim, Congregation Kol Emeth, Keddem Congregation

JCRC's Advocacy Fellowship: Two-States for Two Peoples

    November 2012 - April 2013

    JCRC's Advocacy Fellowship: Two States for Two Peoples is designed to train and empower a network of young Jewish professionals to combat the assault on Israel's legitimacy and champion the Two States for Two Peoples resolution formula. Through monthly workshops and private sessions with an experienced mentor, JCRC Advocacy Fellows will gain a deeper understanding of the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) Movement, its promotion of the One-State Solution and learn to address the issue through strategic, issue-based advocacy. Alongside JCRC professional staff and practiced lay leaders, participants will have real-life advocacy opportunities to defend Israel's right to exist as a secure, democratic Jewish state and support the Two-State Solution as the just resolution of the conflict.

    For the application and more details, please click here.

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