Shabbat Talmud Study: 20-Somethings Talk About Israel


with Rav Hazzan Aliza Berger

For the last month, we have been talking about 20-somethings.

In a refreshing and long-overdue correction, this Shabbat morning, May 12, at 8:30, in Reisman Hall, we will hear from them. What they think. Not what we think they think.

There will be a panel discussion of four 20-somethings moderated by Aliza and me. We will ask them to reflect on questions like:

  • Tell us about moments when Israel was personally meaningful and relevant to you?
  • What kind of Israel education did you receive in your religious school or day school, summer camp, or synagogue? Was it a Disneyland Israel, only the good stuff? Or did you also encounter moral complexity? Before college, did anyone ever teach you about what the creation of Israel meant for Palestinians?
  • What was your experience of Israel in college?
  • What are your feelings about Israel now?
  • What are your feelings about the BDS movement?
  • What do you think about anti-Semitism and anti-Israel animus? How do you understand the challenge of intersectionality, that when we support progressive causes like LGBTQ, women and minorities, often we are in groups that are hostile to Israel?
  • If you had a single bit of advice to give us about how to prepare our teens for what they will find on college campuses, what would it be?

Let’s hear the rising generation in their own voices.

See you in Reisman Hall on Shabbat at 8:30,
Wes and Aliza