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Towards a New Zionist Discourse

February 9, 2022 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm

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Can We Still Talk About Israel?

Much like those in Israel, our American Jewish community is living in a time of complexity and amidst a diversity of opinions. Discourse around Israel has become increasingly challenging. With conflict arising from fiercely divergent viewpoints, some may wonder: can we still engage in meaningful, respectful, and productive conversation about Israel?

Against this evolving backdrop, we invite you to join a lively conversation between Rabbi Dr. Donniel Hartman, President of the Shalom Hartman Institute, and Gil Preuss, CEO of The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington—leaders with a keen understanding of today’s evolving Jewish community and inspiring perspectives on how we grow from here.

Towards a New Zionist Discourse
Wednesday, February 9 | 12:00 PM − 1:15 PM

Zoom link provided upon registration.
Closed captioning available.

Interested in learning more before the webinar? Rabbi Dr. Donniel Hartman’s thoughtful perspective is outlined in his powerful essay, Liberal Zionism and the Troubled Committed.

Questions? Contact us at [email protected]

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Rabbi Dr. Donniel Hartman
Shalom Hartman Institute

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Gil Preuss, PhD
Chief Executive Officer
The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington

Federation is proud to partner with The Shalom Hartman Institute, one of the leading centers of Jewish thought and education serving Israel and world Jewry. Together, we are offering Greater Washington’s Jewish community members meaningful opportunities to explore the most pressing questions facing our communities today around Judaism and democracy, ethics, peoplehood, Jewish identity, and more. Learn more about the partnership.

This program is also presented as part of Ideas for Today, the Shalom Hartman Institute’s virtual learning season with exclusive multi-session seminars, public lectures, and special programs that harness Jewish wisdom for a better future. For more information, please visit the Shalom Hartman Institute website.

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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 priority. If you or your family require special accommodations to participate in this virtual event, please contact us in advance at [email protected] or 301-230-7200 so every effort can be made to accommodate your needs.


February 9, 2022
12:00 pm - 1:15 pm


United States

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