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Beyond the Headlines, Life in Israel

Sundays, November 1, 8, 15, and 22 from 9:45 am – 11:00 am
Join us for one session or all four (All sessions held virtually via Zoom)
Free of charge to all attendees

 NOVEMBER 1  From Midwest to Mid-east: My life as an Israeli: We’ll talk about what it means to make aliyah and live as an Israeli, and discuss the hilarious, the frustrating, and everything in between.

 NOVEMBER 8  Israeli Music Today: Listen to and discuss what Israelis are listening to: What can the music on the radio teach us about Israeli society? Add some great tunes to your Israeli music library!

 NOVEMBER 15  Israeli Democracy: Do the headlines make Israeli politics seem crazy?: Well, they are! We'll talk about the Israeli political system: its similarities and differences from what we know in the states and how these affect the political reality. 

 NOVEMBER 22  Social Movements in Israel: Israelis are never afraid to share their opinion, which leads to a vibrant protest culture. In this session, we will look back at the most influential social movements – what they were fighting for and what they accomplished. 


About the presenter: Josh Scharff grew up in St. Louis, MO, and attended Temple Israel Religious School. After completing his BA in History at Yale University, he made aliyah to Israel. For the last four years, Josh has worked at URJ Heller High - the Reform Movement's high school in Israel – as an instructor in Jewish History. He is currently pursuing both his MA in Jewish History at the Hebrew University and rabbinical ordination at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in Jerusalem. Josh is also a rabid baseball fan (go Cardinals!), guitar player and song-leader, and student of all things history. 

Thank you to our event hosts Rob Litz and Josh Scharff!
This program is brought to you by TI’s Israel Engagement Committee.


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