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Shared Destiny | Separate Paths: A Leadership Forum on American Jewry & Israel

March 19, 2023 9:00 am - 3:30 pm

American Jewry’s relationship and connection with Israel has been evolving since the State of Israel’s establishment nearly 75 years ago. Today, Jewish leaders in America and Israel are grappling with how to maintain and strengthen relations between communities with unique interests, commitments, and contexts.

There has never been a more pressing time to gather preeminent voices for a deep conversation and exploration on the subject.

Join us, alongside some of the foremost thought leaders on the Israel-Diaspora relationship, to deepen our understanding of the forces at play and the implications of this evolving relationship on Jewish life and community, and to consider ways to redefine and reshape it for the future.

This exclusive gathering will connect Greater Washington’s Jewish communal leaders with renowned scholars and practitioners in both informal conversation and facilitated sessions.

Sunday, March 19, 2023
Program: 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM

Downtown Washington, DC

Adjacent to Metro stations along blue, green, orange, silver, and red lines.
Address provided upon registration.

This program is by invitation only. Invitations are non-transferrable.

Lunch included. Light hors d’oeuvres & wine reception to follow. Kosher dietary laws observed.

Smart casual attire. 

Registration is now closed.

Questions? Contact Danna Koren at [email protected] or 301-348-7354.


General Ticket: $118
Couple (General): $200
Jewish Communal Professional/Clergy: $72
Couple:  Jewish Communal Professional/ Clergy: $120
Next Gen (under 40): $18

Couple Next Gen (under 40): $36
The Next Gen ticket has been subsidized by a generous anonymous donor. 

The couvert ticket price is not a tax-deductible donation.
If the cost of this event presents a financial barrier, please be in touch with us. 

Featured Presenters (in formation):


Amira Ahronoviz
CEO and Director General, The Jewish Agency for Israel

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Dr. Erica Brown
Vice Provost for Values and Leadership and Director, Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks-Herenstein Center for Values and Leadership, Yeshiva University


Dr. Elana Stein Hain
Rosh Beit Midrash and Senior Fellow, Shalom Hartman Institute

Rabbi Dr. Donniel Hartman President, Shalom Hartman Institute

Rabbi Dr. Donniel Hartman
President, Shalom Hartman Institute

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Dr. Gil Preuss
CEO, The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington

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Dr. Masua Sagiv
Scholar in Residence, Shalom Hartman Institute

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Dr. Eilon Schwartz
Director, Shaharit Institute

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Emily Tamkin
Global Affairs Journalist and Author of The Influence of Soros and Bad Jews

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The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington welcomes the participation of interfaith couples and families, and people of all abilities, backgrounds, gender identities, and sexual orientations. Building an inclusive community is a Federation priority. If you require special accommodations in order to participate in this program, please contact us in advance at 301-348-7354 or email [email protected] so we can make every effort to accommodate your needs.


March 19, 2023
9:00 am - 3:30 pm


Downtown Washington, DC
Washington, United States



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