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Sunday, January 20 • 4:15pm - 5:30pm
How Reframing the Israel-Diaspora Relationship Could Spark Global Jewish Transformation

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Many Israelis see Judaism as primarily a tool to preserve Diaspora Jewish identity, and of secondary importance in the Jewish State. But, some Zionist thinkers imagine the future of Israel as the center of world Jewish civilization, deeply rooted in Jewish values and practices. Is Israeli Judaism forever fated to swing between radical secularism and ultra-Orthodoxy? We will explore how re-framing the Israel-Diaspora conversation around Jewish values could transform Israel, world Jewry and Judaism itself.

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Jill Borodin

Rabbi, Congregation Beth Shalom
Jill Borodin is the senior Rabbi at Congregation Beth Shalom in the north end of Seattle. She has been in Seattle since 2005 and is a native of Toronto, Canada and loves text study, art, creativity and being outdoors. Jill Borodin is passionate about the issue of immigration and the... Read More →

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Jason Feld

Administrator, Northwest Yeshiva High School
Jason Feld is Head of School at the Northwest Yeshiva High School since 2017. Before moving to Seattle, he worked for 12 years at Shalhevet High School in Los Angeles, most recently as the Dean of Students. Jason is known for his cutting-edge pedagogy and for creating a nationally... Read More →
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Ariel Lapson

Ariel Lapson is the Israel and World Jewry Program Manager at the Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle. Prior to moving to Seattle in January 2018, she was the Assistant Director of Israel at the Jewish United Fund in Chicago. She holds an undergraduate degree from Emory University... Read More →
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Jay Rosenbaum

Jay Rosenbaum is in his sixteenth year as senior rabbi at Herzl-Ner Tamid. He has a passion for baseball, movies, and intergroup relations. The Muslim-Jewish dialogue group he established at HNT is now in its sixth year. This fall, he led a six-session civil discourse series on immigration... Read More →
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Laurence Wolff

Laurence Wolff is a senior editor at Moment Magazine, which offers perspectives on the political, cultural and social issues facing Jewish communities in the U.S. and Israel. He worked for many years at the World Bank and as a consultant for international and bilateral agencies on... Read More →

Sunday January 20, 2019 4:15pm - 5:30pm PST