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Learning Opportunity for Adults: Wonderland & Battleground—Exploring the Dissonance in Israel with Jonathan Kessler

Date: Sunday, April 7
Time: 2:00 pm - 3:25 pm (EDT)
Livingston*

Why are many people, once enamored by Israel, turning away from the state at an accelerating rate? This session will explore how many are grappling since October 7, and how to engage in empathetic, productive conversations at home with family, in the workplace, and with friends and neighbors. We’ll discuss the commonalities and dissonance, exploring the struggles people are having both in Israel and in America: enamor, disappointment, anxiety, etc. Learn how to approach these issues and discuss best practices for constructive intergenerational conversations about Israel.

*Address provided upon registration

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Questions? Please contact mitzvah@jfedgmw.org.

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Jonathan Kessler has devoted his professional life to maintaining and strengthening the US-Diaspora relationship. Over the course of his career he has worked with the leadership of most major American Jewish organizations. For 25 years he was a member of AIPAC’s senior staff focusing on leadership development and strategic initiatives. In 2021, Jonathan launched Heart of a Nation, an NGO dedicated to empowering young American, Israeli and Palestinian changemakers to positively impact their respective societies.

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