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Israel Now. More Than Ever.

A Clergy Statement on the Violence in Israel, Gaza and the West Bank
(released May 18, 2021)

Israelis and Palestinians have clashed over claims to the Holy Land for decades, a conflict that has long been one of the world’s most intractable. Many of us are struggling to make sense of the competing historical narratives and the impact of the conflict on the lives, hopes and aspirations of Israelis and Palestinians. This symposium is designed to help American Jews better understand the Palestinian/Israeli dilemma. Achieving a peaceful future with the Palestinian people is both incredibly important for the long-term survival of Israel and remains a test of how we live our values as a people.

Please join us for Temple Rodef Shalom’s 3-part symposium, "The Israeli-Palestinian Dilemma: Moving Beyond Who's Right and Who's Wrong". 

Over the course of three Sundays, Oct 17, 24, 31, 2021, you will:

1. Broaden your understanding of the historical narratives that motivate all sides.
2. Learn from leading experts in the field.
 3. Hear stories from people living in Israel, Gaza and the West Bank caught in a generations-long struggle.
4. Participate in cultural presentations and a virtual Hall Progress filled with organizations that are bringing Israeli and Palestinians together in meaningful ways.
Whether you are an interested adult, professional, college student or high school student, come to be enlightened, informed and inspired.
The symposium will do all of this and more without trying to prescribe one definitive solution.  We still dream that harmony can prevail.
There are two registration ticket options:  (1) a virtual ticket to view the sessions in real-time on this platform, watch recordings, and access our library; and (2) a combination ticket that adds the opportunity to hear speakers live at Temple Rodef Shalom, Falls Church, Virginia.

To purchase tickets to this event click here


To keep informed as to what is happening in Israel, we suggest you look at:

For ways to support Israel now, more than ever, click here.

Our traditions have always seen the power of prayer as part of our response to the events of life – and certainly with regard to Israel.  For prayers for Israel – and all those in her land (Jews and Palestinians). 

Our clergy often posts current events and breaking news on Facebook. Please  visit The Community Synagogue Facebook page for updates. 

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