Virtual Events:

 

The Saga of the Citron: Historical and Global Perspectives

Wednesday, September 30 from 12:00-1:30 PM EDT

Discover what the etrog, or citron, can reveal to us about larger historical trends.

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More information here.

 

Past Events:

 

Watermarks Film Discussion

Thursday, Jul 23, 2020 2:00 PM EDT

Co-sponsored by the Museum of Jewish Heritage and The Office of Cultural Affairs, Consulate General of Israel in New York.

In this film discussion*, Israeli film director Yaron Zilberman will be joined by Professor Raanan Rein of Tel Aviv University for a conversation about the film Watermarks (2004), which was Zilberman’s directorial debut.

Watermarks tells the story of the champion women swimmers of the legendary Jewish sports club Hakoah Vienna.

 

“Tehran Children” Book Talk with Author Mikhal Dekel

Tuesday, Jul 28, 2020 2:00 PM EDT

Presented by the Museum of Jewish Heritage

Tehran Children is the true story of Polish-Jewish child refugees who escaped the Nazis and found refuge in Iran. Mikhal Dekel, the daughter of one of these children, spent eight years extensively researching and traveling around the world to write a far-reaching account of Jews who found asylum in Muslim lands. Blending memoir with historical research, Dekel reveals a new Holocaust narrative: “one whose central image is not the concentration camp or the secret hiding place in the attic, but something much more disjointed: the constant fleeing from place to place, the shifting of allegiances and identity.”

 

 

Road to the Gold: Israeli Baseball at the Tokyo Olympics

Tuesday, August 4th at 1:00 pm EDT

Presented by the Embassy of Israel in partnership with Maccabi USA and the Israel Baseball Association.

Have you ever wanted to ask a question directly to an MLB All-Star baseball player? Pitch your question… this is your chance! Join the Embassy of Israel for this unique opportunity to hear from players, coaches, and team managers.

The Israel National Baseball Team was scheduled to compete in the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo after winning the European qualifiers in September 2019. 

This is the first time since 1976 that Israel has fielded a team for any Olympic team sport. While the Games have been postponed, we can still celebrate the team and their accomplishments together!

 

 

Webcast — Will the Pandemic Create New Urban Landscapes?

Tuesday, August 4th at 1:00 pm EDT

Presented by ISRAEL21c

Covid-19 has hit our cities hard. Stores are closing, theaters and cinemas are shut, and offices are emptying as people either work from home or lose their jobs entirely. In this atmosphere, it’s no surprise that people are leaving the cities in droves.

From Tel Aviv, to London and New York, our urban areas are under pressure in a way we haven’t seen for decades. Can they survive?

moderated by Nicky Blackburn, ISRAEL21c’s Editor and Israel Director.  

 

Songs of Love — A Tu B’Av concert

Tuesday, August 4th at 8 PM EDT 

Presented by American Friends of Magen David Adom.

 

 

Tu B'Av (Day of Love) Cooking Session with Chef Asaf Shinar

Wednesday, August 5th at 1:00 PM EDT 

A special Tu B'Av (Day of Love) Cooking Session with Chef Asaf Shinar— "Dishes That Made Aliyah" 

A special take on modern fusion Israeli cuisine. Hosted by Media Consultant & Project Manager Matan Boni and Hayley Sklar, Assistant Program Director at M²: The Institute for Experiential Jewish Education

Presented by the World Zionist Organization (WZO) Department of Diaspora Affairs.

 

 

Noa (Ahinoam) Nini & Gil Dor  — A special Tu B’Av (Day of Love) musical performance with the best of Noa’s hits

Wednesday, August 5th at 2:00 PM EDT

Presented by the World Zionist Organization (WZO) Department of Diaspora Affairs 

 

Picture of His Life: Capturing a Photographer's Nature

Wednesday, August 19th at 12pm EDT

 

What happens when a documentary filmmaker focuses his lens on a world-renowned nature photographer, who has traveled the world to capture some of the rarest and most exotic images? 

 

 

Thursday, August 20th 3PM EDT

 

Last week, United Arab Emirates became the third Arab country to make peace with Israel. How was this diplomatic breakthrough accomplished and what does it mean for peace in the region? Join us on Thursday as Ambassador Dennis Ross and David Makovsky of The Washington Institute for Near East Policy  help us understand the significance of this breakthrough and what it means for the region. Co-hosted by Jewish Federations of North America and Jewish Federation of Orange County. 

 

 

 

India-Israel Cooperation in Response to COVID-19

Wednesday, August 26, 2020 09:30 AM EDT

A special opportunity to hear from Israeli and Indian diplomats, and medical professionals, about the groundbreaking research and cooperation taking place to fight the COVID-19 pandemic. Indian and Israeli researchers in India are working tirelessly on rapid testing technology and virus research to help address these urgent needs.

 

Investing in Coexistence

Thursday, August 27, 2020 2:00 PM EDT

Join the JCRCs of Greater Washington and Boston, The Jewish Federations of North America, and JCPA for a webinar to learn about the Middle East Partnership for Peace Act (MEPPA) and what you can do to help champion this vital piece of legislation.

 

Making Peace with Israel's Neighbors: The First Official Trip to UAE

Wednesday, September 8 at 11:00 a.m. EDT

Israel and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) agreed to normalize relations on August 13. Three days later, Israelis announced a joint military accord with the UAE. Since then, both telephone links and air travel were established between the two countries. Learn about the historic first official Israeli delegation to the UAE

 

Israel Bond's Special Evening with Micheal Solomonov

Thursday, September 10 2020 8:00 PM EDT

Known  for his Landmark Philadelphia restaurant Zahav, Michael is a winner of five James Beard and co-owns four other local restaurants, all of which have gained critical acclaim. Learn from his expert techniques and observe as he prepares some of the finest dishes in Israeli and Jewish cuisine in the spirit of the upcoming Rosh Hashana holiday.

 

The Jews are Coming: A Conversation with the Creators of Israel’s Hit Satire Series (HaYehudim Baim)

Monday, September 14 from 12:00-1:00 p.m. EDT

 

Israel on the Global Scene

Thursday, September 17 from 12:00-1:00 PM EDT

In the past several weeks Israel has entered the process of normalization with two Arab countries — United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Bahrain. Other countries in the region may soon follow suit. What are the prospects for a broad regional peace between Israel and the Arab world? How might this new regional spirit affect Israel’s relationship with the Palestinians?