Israel at 70: Conversations on Progressive Israel

 Israel at 70: Conversations on Progressive Israel poster Progressive Growth Social Justice Community Organising Shared Existence Progressive Zionism Where is home? Religious Rights Wednesdays 7:30pm Zoom Call/Video Liberal Judaism The Alliance for Progressive Judaism's Israel Desk Reform Judaism Israel at 70: Conversations on Progressive Israel will see speakers from varied fields and institutions sharing perspectives and stories about Progressive life in Israel, 70 years in, leading up to the 70th anniversary of the establishment of the State of Israel in April.

The initiative is co-funded by Reform Judaism, Liberal Judaism, Arzenu UK, The Israel Movement for Reform and Progressive Judaism, Friends of Progressive Judaism and Friends of Leo Baeck Education Center, Haifa.

It is an exciting opportunity for people to tune in individually or with their community. Whether one attends all the sessions or just one, they will find something compelling and interesting to engage with. All sessions feature both video and call facilities allowing people to listen in remotely.

Q&A will also happen on all sessions. Some will happen only over online Zoom Webinars whilst some will be streamed live with additional offline discussion at the venue.

Register for the conversations on Zoom using the ID: 657-138-724. If you have any questions or need assistance email Carrie Shaw Israel Desk for Progressive Judaism and Alliance for Progressive Judaism Coordinator:

All the sessions will begin at 7:30pm.

Conversation Programme

07/03/2018 Social justice and Israel: Rabbi Noa Sattah

Rabbi Sattath is the Director of the Israel Religious Action Centre, the social justice arm of the Reform movement in Israel. Prior to her work at IRAC, Noa was the Executive Director of the Jerusalem Open House; the LGBT community centre in Jerusalem. Noa was also the Executive Director of MEET, an NGO that uses technology to create a common language between young Israeli and Palestinian leaders.

Venue: Zoom only


14/03/2018 From community organiser to Israeli emissary: Shaliach Oded Gvaram with Rabbi Richard Jacobi

Oded Gvaram is the Jewish Agency Shaliach for the community of Redbridge. Serving as co-founder of Osim Shinui (Making a Change); a national student movement working to improve the status of social workers in Israel, and a board member at 15 Minutes; the public transport consumers association of Israel.

Venue: East London and Essex Liberal Synagogue and Zoom. This conversation will be followed by an offline Q&A


21/03/2018 Shared existence and Progressive rabbinic legacy: Rabbi Oded Mazor of Leo Baeck Haifa Educational Center with Rabbi Aaron Goldstein

Rabbi Mazor is the Rabbi of the Leo Baeck Haifa Elementary school, teaches Jewish Studies in the high school, and is head of the Centre’s UK relations desk. Their guiding principle that all of Israel’s citizens are entitled to equal rights and opportunities. They focus on sharing experiences and loving our neighbours regardless of their religion, mother tongue, race, or cultural background.

Venue: Northwood and Pinner Liberal Synagogue and Zoom. This conversation will be followed by an offline Q&A.