Promoting Meaningful Discussion about Israel on the College Campus - April 30

Programs for high school and college students and adults
Special session JUST for high school and college students:

Sunday April 30th, 5:00-7:30pm
• 5:00: FREE! Pizza dinner for students
• 5:15-6:15: Students-only program with Rachel Fish
• 6:15: Snacks & refreshments for adults
• 6:30-7:30: Program for adults (students invited to stay) 

$18 donation requested; no charge for students
RSVPs not required but recommended (below).

We live in an era in which we see a decline in intellectual diversity on campus. Students and faculty often prefer to stay in their echo chambers, interacting only with others who agree with them, rather than engaging in a meaningful exchange of ideas. The subject of Israel is often a lightning rod on campus for much of this debate. In this talk, geared for adults and high school students, Dr. Fish will examine how Israel is perceived and discussed on campus and the factors that contribute to this dynamic.

For High Schoolers and College Students only
You may have heard about how Israel is discussed and debated on college campuses. Learn about what to expect when you get to college and how to participate in and respond to those discussions. This program is not designed to tell you how to feel about this complex issue, but instead to help you engage productively in the discussions, and to form, express, and act on your own opinions.

Rachel Fish, PhD Associate Director Schusterman Center for Israel Studies 

Rachel Fish, PhD Associate Director Schusterman Center for Israel Studies 

About Rachel Fish: Dr. Rachel Fish completed her doctoral degree in the Near Eastern and Judaic Studies department at Brandeis University. She has worked as an educator and consultant, teaching about Zionism and Israeli history at Brandeis University, UMASS Amherst, Tzion and the Me’ah Adult Jewish Education programs. In 2015 she held the Rohr Visiting Professorship at Harvard University, where she lectured on modern Israel and received the Derek Bok Certificate of Teaching Excellence. She is co-editor, with Ilan Troen, of the book, Essential Israel: Essays for the Twenty-First Century.

Presented by Temple Israel’s Adult & Family Education Committee and made possible through the generous support of the Brotherhood of Temple Israel

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An $18 donation is requested; no charge for students