The Seventh Day:
Israel at a Crossroads on the 50th Anniversary of the Six Day War

June 11, 2017 / 17 Sivan 5777
11:30 a.m. – 6:15 p.m.
Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion
One West 4th St., New York, NY  10012-2286

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Lunch and Small Group Learning

Opening and Welcome
Speakers:  Rabbi David Adelson, Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion (HUC-JIR)
Rabbi Josh Weinberg, Association of Reform Zionists of America (ARZA)
Cheryl Fishbein, Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA)

Awaken Dreams: 50 Years of Complex Unification of Jerusalem
Interview  of Elan Ezrachi, Author by Josh Weinberg       

Dani Dayan, New York Consul General of Israel    

The Future Possibilities of Peace
Moderator:  Elana Stein Hain, Shalom Hartman Institute
Speakers:  Mohammed Dawarshe, Givat Haviva
Kenneth Jacobson, Deputy National Director of the Anti-Defamation League and Rabbi Noa Sattath, Israel Religious Action Center


Role of Diaspora Jewry 50 Years Later
The Six Day War had profound effect on American Jewry and Israelis and how they see each other. What are lessons learned from both communities and how do we move forward together?     
Speakers: David Bernstein, President & CEO JCPA and Rabbi Dr. Ayala Samuels, Caesarea, Israel

Religion & Culture after 1967 
This is an educational workshop on the psychology of the reunification of Jerusalem which resulted from the Six Day War.  Is this a messianic period? How has this expressed itself in Israeli society and Jewish connection for Israel?          
Speakers: Rabbi Neal Gold, ARZA Director of Program & Content, Brandeis University and Rabbi Reuven Greenwald, Director of Israel Engagement, Union of Reform Judaism (URJ)

The Legacies of 1967 and its Impact on Israel Today
Through the Historical & Political Lens To understand the modern Middle East today what are the basic things you need to know? How has the Six Day War affected the Jewish and Arab worlds through the past 5 decades? 
Speakers: Dr. Hillel Gruenberg, HUC-JIR and Prof. Ken Stein, Emory University and Center for Israel Education    

Israel Advocacy and the Generational Divide
The old pro-Israel strategies often fail to resonate with those who don’t have the active memories of the 1967 war and experience.  How do we strengthen understanding and support among younger Jews? The old pro-Israel strategies were largely created by those who have active memories of the 1967 war, and come across as less and less relevant to those in younger generations. What new strategies are being created, and which have the best potential for success?                           
Speakers: Julia Ben Shalom, VibeIsrael, NYC Noam Gilboord, JCRC New York and Liya Rechtman, ARZA

Balancing Human Rights and Israel’s Security
The 1967 war left Israel with a responsibility for the dilemma with ruling over a Palestinian population.  After 50 years, how do we ensure that human rights are met while protecting Israeli lives.
Speakers: David Halperin, Israel Policy Forum and Yosefi Perlmutter, World Zionist Organization           

Speakers:  J.J. Goldberg, the Forward
Rabbi Rick Jacobs, Union of Reform Judaism

Concert:  Banot