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EWJ Levine Lecture on American Jews and Israel with ZACK BODNER, RABBI JOSH WEINBERG and RABBI ANDREW STRAUS - Shared screen with speaker view
Alan Warshaw
31:47
Time zones have no more meaning!
Alan Warshaw
52:04
Excellent points, Zack! “Peoplehood” for sure! Thank you!
diane
01:08:03
Q for Josh: American Jews share that "discovery" of spirituality in Eastern religions, having missed out on learning about the depth of Jewish tradition. This is another collective opportunity, do you have a suggestion to move that together?
Rabbi Josh Weinberg (URJ/ARZA)
01:09:10
Hi Diane, happy to address that question and I believe we'll have time to get to it during the Q&A section
Marjorie
01:29:09
It is not equivalent to talk about withholding a vaccine from Americans Jews (or anyone else for that matter) based on their criticisms or differences.
diane
01:33:03
Is it possible to frame a Jewish religious question on how we treat the stranger among us, rather than a political question that divides Americans and Israelis?
Melanie Aron
01:38:12
Even our program this morning has attracted many more of our Baby Boomer members, and less younger adults.
Melanie Aron
01:41:04
Our sister congregation in Rosh Pina welcomes us to join them a Kabbalat Shabbat- its usually around 8:30 on Friday morning and has great music,
diane
01:43:14
All the Israelis who have worked at Reform Summer camps still have relationships with all the American Jewish campers they met in that very formative time of life. How can we formalize and build on those young people's relationships?
Melanie Aron
01:46:14
What can we do about the impact of Funders on the content of programs including Birthright, what can happen at Hillel’s, and even their exposure to American Judaism in the most read Israeli paper, Sheldon Adelson’s Yisrael Hayom.
Alan Warshaw
01:49:46
What is the name of the Daniel Gordis’ book?
Zack Bodner
01:53:42
Danny Gordis’s book is called “We Stand Divided”
Alan Warshaw
01:55:34
Recognize that 13% of Israelis identify themselves as Reform. Suggest everyone go to Israel more often (when we can!), and connect with one or more of the 60 (sixty) Reform synagogues throughout Israel!
Alan Warshaw
01:56:56
Support liberal Zionism with groups like Women of the Wall, Israeli Religious Action Center, and many others based in Israel!
Melanie Aron
01:58:49
Fauda- tv series compelling and challenging
diane
02:09:24
You need a JCRC in Israel for relationship building!
Rabbi Josh Weinberg (URJ/ARZA)
02:10:58
yes, absolutely.!
Melanie Aron
02:11:11
Israel is changing on that religious secular divide with things like Binah the secular Yshivah.
gretchen sand
02:12:43
Blurring the boundaries works!
Alan Warshaw
02:13:37
Thanks, Zack! Great perspective on the opportunity for Reform Judaism in Israel!
ajwdct
02:14:07
Question: SInce 1948, the US has given $143B in grants to Israel. Can u pls elaborate wher those $ go besides for defense of Israel
Myral Robbins
02:17:45
It would be interesting to have an idea of the age group of of participants , over 40 and under 40?
Myral Robbins
02:19:48
A correllary to above question is American ewish students on college campus and attitude about Israel?
Irving Olender
02:20:38
Is there a disconnect in Israel between Government policy and the desires of the majority of Israelis?
Jeanne-Marie Rachlin
02:28:24
Thank you, Leonard Levine and family, for this wonderful program today!!
Sylviane's iPad
02:30:16
thank you for this very important program done so well
Itzhik Nir
02:31:04
Yes, I second it. This was one excellent session
Melanie Aron
02:34:15
Would that we return to a world where we Baby Boomers can babysit so Gen Xers can participate more in community events.
Elise
02:35:19
Thank you so
Elise
02:35:54
Thank you so much for this discussion. Informative.
Marjorie
02:37:12
thank you for this closing message. very important time to be involved
Alan Warshaw
02:37:23
Well said, Rabbi Straus! For all those reasons, we all need to voice against annexation!
Jan Rose
02:38:12
I have had some technical difficulties so I don't know if my last message got through. Thank you all for a wonderful program of very important information. Good to see old friends.
Marci Gerston
02:38:51
Thanks to all - great program!
Rabbi Josh Weinberg (URJ/ARZA)
02:38:57
wonderful being with my esteemed colleagues Zack and Andrew and, and tahnk you so much to Rabbi Aron and the levine family for this wonderful program
Andrew straus
02:39:28
Thank you all. Celebrate Yom HaAtzamut
Susan Denniston
02:39:44
Thank you!
Rabbi Josh Weinberg (URJ/ARZA)
02:39:58
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dorisschwarz
02:40:30
Thank you for a wonderful and informative talk,