STEP UP FOR ISRAEL

ADVOCACY SUMMIT

Israel is under attack by missiles and terror tunnels, Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS),
in the media, at the UN, on college campuses, and in your local community…

WHAT YOU CAN DO TO STEP UP FOR ISRAEL

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 2 • 9 A.M. – 1 P.M.

STEP UP FOR MOVIE SERIES INFORMATION SESSION, 1:30 P.M.

Information Fair • Kosher dairy lunch available for pre-purchase
Alex Aidekman Family Jewish Community Campus • 901 Route 10, Whippany, NJ

View videos from the event by clicking below.

Opening Plenary: Malcolm Hoenlein Part I

Leslie Dannin Rosenthal, Federation President, and Amy Reisen, AJC Immediate Past President, give the opening remarks. Gordon Haas, CRC Chair, introduces Malcolm Hoenlein, Executive Vice Chairman, Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations.

Opening Plenary: Malcolm Hoenlein Part II

Malcolm Hoenlein, Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations

Kasim Hafeez & Legislative Advocacy Panel Part I

Gordon Haas introduces keynote speaker Kasim Hafeez, Muslim Zionist and StandWithUs UK Board Member. Kasim is followed by a panel on legislative advocacy featuring Greg Menken, Republican Jewish Coalition, and Steven Goldstein, NJ Democratic State Committee.

Legislative Advocacy Panel Part II

Second half of the Legislative Advocacy panel, featuring a presentation by Steven Goldstein.

For more information on Meagan Buren’s Israel messaging presentation, the Strategy to Defeat BDS panel, and the media bias panel, please contact the CRC at crc@jfedgmw.org.

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

MALCOLM I. HOENLEIN,
Executive Vice Chairman, Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations
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KASIM HAFEEZ,
StandWithUs UK Board Member — “Muslim, Zionist, and Proud"
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MAKING THE CASE FOR ISRAEL: MESSAGING THAT WORKS

MEAGAN BUREN, President & CEO, Buren Research and Communications, Public Opinion Research Expert & Strategist
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BUILDING ALLIES FOR ISRAEL: A STRATEGY TO DEFEAT BDS

DAVID DABSCHECK,
Israel Action Network
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PETER A. PETTIT,
Institute for Jewish-Christian Understanding, Muhlenberg College
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SHARON MUSHER,
Academic Advisory Council, Ameinu’s Third Narrative
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RABBI ELLIOT MATHIAS,
Hasbara Fellowships
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TALK BACK TO THE MEDIA — RESPONDING TO ANTI-ISRAEL BIAS

GARY KENZER, North American Executive Director, Honest Reporting
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OMRI CEREN, Managing Director, Press & Strategy, The Israel Project
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YOUR VOTE COUNTS: LEGISLATIVE ADVOCACY IN SUPPORT OF ISRAEL

GREG MENKEN,
New York Regional Director, Republican Jewish Coalition
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STEVEN GOLDSTEIN,
Deputy Vice Chair, NJ Democratic State Committee (NJDSC)
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STEP UP FOR ISRAEL MOVIE SERIES INFORMATION SESSION, 1:30 P.M.

 Summit attendees can view clips and learn more about Jerusalem U’s Step Up For Israel (SUFI) Movie Series and how they can bring the series to their synagogues and organizations. Session will be led by Lior Krinsky, New York Regional Director, Jerusalem U.

The SUFI movie series gives viewers the knowledge and tools to be effective advocates for Israel through these engaging and interactive films. The series includes:

  • Israel Inside – This critically acclaimed film demonstrates the strengths that enabled the Israeli people to turn a desert into an innovative humanitarian society.
  • Crossing the Line – Examine what drives anti-Israel tactics and the BDS movement on university campuses today.
  • Two new movies on Gaza and Operation Protective Edge.
  • Creation of a State – Learn about the buildup and conflicts of the 1948 War of Independence and the 1967 Six-Day War.
  • Israel & the West – Discover Israel as a modern nation that epitomizes Western values, and the role the global media plays in shaping Israel’s narrative.

More information on this session to come.

INFORMATION FAIR

 Israel advocacy organizations will be present to share materials, information, and opportunities for involvement.
The following organizations have been invited

Ameinu
American Jewish Committee
Anti-Defamation League
B’nai B’rith International
CAMERA
Hadassah
Hasbara Fellowships
Honest Reporting
Israel Action Network
The Israel Project
Jerusalem U
Jewish National Fund
StandWithUs
NCJW
United Against Nuclear Iran

Co-Sponsoring community synagogues and organizations:

Adath Shalom, Morris Plains; Ahavas Shalom, Newark; B’nai Shalom, West Orange; Congregation Agudath Israel, Caldwell; Chabad of Short Hills; Chai Center, Short Hills; Congregation Ahawas Achim B’nai Jacob & David, West Orange; Congregation Beth Israel, Scotch Plains; Congregation B’nai Israel, Millburn; Congregation B’nai, Israel Basking Ridge; Congregation Beth El, South Orange; Congregation Etz Chaim, Livingston; Congregation Ohr Torah, Morristown; Daughters of Israel; Deborah’s Palm Center; JCC MetroWest, West Orange; JCC of Central NJ; Jewish Center of Sussex County; Morristown Jewish Center, Morristown; Mount Freedom Jewish Center, Randolph; NCJW–Essex, West Morris and Union Sections; Northern NJ Region of Hadassah; Oheb Shalom, South Orange; The Partnership for Jewish Learning and Life; Synagogue Suburban Torah Center, Livingston; Summit JCC; Temple Beth Am, Parsippany; Temple Beth Ahm Yisrael, Springfield; Temple Beth O’r Beth Torah, Clark; Temple Beth Shalom, Livingston; Temple B’nai Abraham, Livingston; Temple B'nai Jeshurun, Short Hills; Temple B’nai Or, Morristown; Temple Emanu-El of West Essex, Livingston; Temple Emanu-El of Westfield; Temple Hatikvah, Flanders; Temple Ner Tamid, Bloomfield; Temple Sharey Tefilo-Israel, South Orange; Temple Sholom of West Essex, Cedar Grove; Temple Shalom, Succasunna

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