Israel Election Update with Dr. Reuven Hazan
Thursday, March 11 at 1pm ET
Israelis will vote for a new government on March 23rd, their fourth election in the past two years. Will a shakeup among the parties lead to a different outcome? Join Professor Revuen Hazan from Hebrew University for an expert’s perspective from Jerusalem.
Israeli Society and the Holocaust – A Work in Progress
Wednesday, March 24 at 12pm ET
Since the end of WW2, world Jewry grapples with the meaning of the Holocaust. Israel society is dealing with this question in its collective memory, education system, political and social life. This session will explore the development of the Holocaust narrative in Israel from the early days, still under British Mandate all the way to recent years. We will look at the Yad Vashem museum for insights into the history and possible future of Holocaust commemoration in Israel.
Born in Israel, Rachel Korazim is a freelance Jewish education consultant in curriculum development for Israel and Holocaust education. She engages audiences worldwide through innovative presentations built around the stories, poems and songs of Israel’s best writers. Her thought-provoking talks open a window onto Israeli society, inviting listeners to engage with the country and its history in new ways.
A Conversation with Attorney General Maura Healey
Thursday, February 11 at 1pm
A conversation between Attorney General Maura Healey and JCRC Executive Director Jeremy Burton. They discuss Attorney General Healey’s priorities for the new administration in Washington and how we can work together to support issues of importance to the Jewish community and our partners.
Watch: Equity in Education in the COVID-19 Era
with Boston City Councilor Andrea Campbell and Dr. Nasreen Hadad Haj’Yahya, Director of Arab-Jewish Relations at the Israel Democracy Institute, moderated by Dina Kraft
In Conversation: CNN Commentator Bakari Sellers and Reverend Liz Walker of Roxbury Presbyterian Church
Post-Election Analysis: The Youth Vote
What was the youth voter turnout in the 2020 Presidential election? Why are equitable and high levels of voter participation difficult to achieve? Alan Solomont and Dr. Kei Kawashima-Ginsberg from the Tisch College of Civic Life at Tufts University will share their expertise on youth voter engagement and what you can do to address systemic barriers to youth voting.
Admiral Ami Ayalon
We were joined for a conversation with Admiral Ami Ayalon on his book FRIENDLY FIRE: How Israel Became Its Own Worst Enemy, and the Hope for Its Future. Admiral Ayalon is a former Flotilla 13 (Israel's navy SEALs) commando, commander of the navy, director of the Shin Bet security agency, cabinet minister, Knesset member and a recipient of the Medal of Valor, Israel's highest military decoration. With Sari Nusseibeh, he established the People's Voice peace initiative. He is a member of Commanders for Israel's Security, chairman of the Executive Committee of the Haifa Research Center for Maritime & Strategy and chairman of AKIM Israel (the National Association for children and adults with Intellectual Disabilities). He organized and was featured in the Academy Award-nominated documentary, The Gatekeepers.
Taking White Supremacy to Court: The Charlottesville Case
JCRC sponsored a program with Integrity First for America (IFA), a new organization that is literally taking white supremacy to court, by bringing a lawsuit against the masterminds of the violence in Charlottesville. Read more about the event in this blog post from Deputy Director Nahma Nadich. The event featured IFA Executive Director Amy Spitalnick and attorney Michael Bloch for a conversation with Pastor Jeremy Battle on this landmark case and the fight against white supremacy and violent extremism. Co-Sponsors: Facing History, ADL New England, AJC New England, JALSA, Keshet and Western Avenue Baptist Church.
The Case for Ranked Choice Voting
A panel discussion on the case for Rank Choice Voting featuring leaders of the Yes on 2 campaign Evan Falchuk, Former candidate for Massachusetts Governor and Board Chair of the Yes On 2 campaign, and Tanisha M. Sullivan, Esq., President of the NAACP Boston Branch and Honorary Yes on 2 Campaign Co-Chair. Read more about the event in this blog post from Executive Director Jeremy Burton.