On Wednesday, April 25, UCLA Hillel will present a provocative iEngage conference exploring the timely topic, Israel@70 – Israel and Diaspora: Peoplehood in Crisis? Hear perspectives from top Hartman faculty Yehuda Kurtzer and Tal Becker, along with Jewish Journal columnist Danielle Berrin and other important voices from our local community.
From Michelle Stone, Los Angeles City Manager:
“At some level, the Jews feel like a ‘forever falling apart people’, constantly anxious about their internal divisions and fragmentation. At another level, this feels like a particular moment in which the trajectory of Israeli and American Jewish life appear to be headed in very different directions, against a global backdrop of increased tribalism and partisanship.”
“As the experiences and challenges of Jewish life differ for Jews inside and outside Israel, as Judaism and Jewish identity undergo change, what are the prospects for maintaining a sense of Jewish Peoplehood, and developing a compelling narrative that holds Jews from different backgrounds, beliefs, and politics together in a meaningful way?”