12 2018

Life in Israel: An Inter-Religious Dialogue

10:45AM - 12:00PM  

This Federation event takes place at Knesset Israel 16 Colt Road
Pittsfield, MA 01201

Contact Nancy Maurice Rogers
413-442-4360 x 15

The Jewish Federation Connecting with Community presents "Life in Israel: An Inter-Religious Dialogue."

Join four Israeli residents from our partner community of Afula Gilboa as they discuss religion, politics and their personal perspectives on the intersection of secular, Jewish, Muslim, and modern Orthodox life in Israel.

We all know Israel is complex: Religious-secular, left-right, Israeli-Arab-Palestinian-Muslim-Christian-Jewish, military service, national service, no service.  These are all significant issues Israelis debate on a daily basis and some are also important to Jewish communities worldwide.

Afula-Gilboa is unique with 40% of the Gilboa population Israeli-Arab, as are 50% of the employment force in Afula.

Local kibbutzim and Moshavim are largely secular communities, while in recent years many ultra and modern Orthodox families have been moving into the area.

This free program is part of the Federation’s Connecting With Community Series and will be followed by a kosher hot lunch. Lunch is a $2 suggested donation for adults over 60 years of age or $7 for all others. Advance reservations are required for lunch and can be made by calling (413) 442-2200 before 9 a.m. on the day of the program.