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OC iEngage

Congregation B’nai Israel Proudly Presents an Exciting Learning Opportunity with the Shalom Hartman Institute

Through the study of Jewish narratives about Israel and the unpacking of the complex meanings of peace in Jewish tradition, we will explore as a community the ideas and values that animate different attitudes toward the conflict and how these values shape our political understandings. Together, we will elevate the discourse around Israel across denominational and generational divides while creating a context for genuine Israel engagement that has at its core a shared respect for our differences.

Facilitators: Rabbi Elie Spitz and Rabbi Robin Foonberg

Class meets: Sundays 11:00am-12:30pm & Tuesdays, 12pm-1:30pm.
Sunday/Tuesday classes cover the same material and participants can choose on a weekly basis which class to attend.

Dates: Nov 11/13, Dec 9/11, Jan 6/8, Feb 3/5, Feb 24/26, Mar 24/26, Apr 7/9, Apr 28/30

Sundays at CBI: 2111 Bryan Avenue, Tustin
Tuesdays at private office: 2301 Dupont Drive, Suite 300, Irvine

$80/members & $120/non-members
Register in the form below.

Orange County iEngage is a partnership between the Rose Project of JFFS, the Shalom Hartman Institute, and 10 OC congregations and Jewish community organizations that seeks to develop new ways of thinking, and talking to each other about, Israel by confronting one of the issues that most divides us, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.  Using Hartman’s cutting edge curriculum, this community learning initiative brings together learners from throughout the county to discover a new foundation for a relationship with Israel that is grounded in Jewish values.