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Proud Zionism: Navigating Commitment and Complexity

  • Central Synagogue 652 Lexington Avenue New York, NY 10022 (map)

Presented by the Shalom Hartman Institute of North America

With the support of the Michaeli Memorial Education Fund at Shaare Zedek, we are pleased to co-sponsor -- with 14 other local synagogues and organizations -- the Hartman Institute's six-part series, Jewish Values and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict.

Can we elevate the divisive discourse about Israel in our communities to a productive communal debate? Does being diaspora Jews impact our view of the situation? What values color how we view the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and how it should be addressed? What does peace actually mean in Jewish tradition? 
This series will transform a conversation that is often about advocacy to one about values. We will probe questions of prioritization, different visions of what peace can mean and how the Israel-Diaspora relationship influences the conversation. 

The fourth talk will be given at Central Synagogue by Elana Stein Hain, PhD, Director of Leadership Education for the Shalom Hartman Institute of North America. Daniel Septimus, Executive Director of Sefaria, will moderate.

Shaare Zedek members can attend any individual lecture or the entire series for free. To receive the registration code, please contact or call 212-874-7005, then register at

Later Event: January 23
Children's Tu Bishvat Seder