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Year of Civil Discourse Initiative
The Year of Civil Discourse (YCD) Initiative is designed to elevate the level of discourse in the Jewish community when discussing Israel. We envision an inclusive Jewish community where people from across the political spectrum can come together, discuss challenging topics, inspire and empower one another, leading to a stronger and more vital Jewish community. YCD will provide Jewish community members, institutions, and leaders with the tools to have respectful, vibrant, engaging conversations about Israel and emerging controversial issues. We hope you'll join us in this innovative effort!

Among Jews there are two major tendencies in regard to our relationship with Israel, and perhaps each of us reflects both to some degree. There is the 'prophet' tendency that focuses on resistance to any injustice, and the 'guardian' tendency which seeks to protect the interests of the Jewish people and to protect Israel from all harm.

Rabbi David Jonathan Cooper, Kehilla Community Synagogue

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