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10.30.19

Binyanei Hauma
International Convention Center,
Jerusalem

200 shekels for a Single ticket | 300 shekels for a Double ticket

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Judaism is often seen in Israel as an exclusive-religious teaching that manages to exclude large parts of Israeli society and Diaspora Jewry. The vision at the basis of the conference is to expand the definitions of Judaism beyond the narrow-religious boundaries, and to illuminate the existence of Judaism as a culture, a nation and a shared identity for Israelis and Diaspora Jews. Only with a broader perception of Judaism is it possible to realize the Zionist vision of a Jewish and democratic state and to build a strong, open and respectful relationship between Israel and Diaspora Jewry.

Together with prominent figures from Israeli society, politicians, academics, social entrepreneurs and leading representatives of Diaspora Jewry, we will try to answer the fundamental questions regarding Jewish identity in Israel and the ties with the Diaspora.

schedule
08:30
Welcome and Registration
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09:15
Amos Schocken

Publisher of Haaretz

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09:30
Shira Ruderman

Director, Ruderman Family Foundation

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09:40
Prof. Asher Cohen

President, Hebrew University of Jerusalem

09:50
President of Israel Mr. Reuven Rivlin
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10:00
Isaac Herzog in conversation with Aluf Benn

Isaac Herzog, Chairman of the executive, The Jewish Agency for Israel in conversation with Aluf Benn, Haaretz Editor in chief

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10:15
"My Judaism" - Prof. Yoram Yovell

Prof. Yoram Yovell, Psychiatrist, brain researcher

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10:25
Panel | What is Judaism?

Religion, Nation, Culture, Peoplehood Moderator: Noa LandauDiplomatic reporter, Haaretz Participants:
RabbiYuval Cherlow, Head of ethics department, Zohar Rabbinic organization
Prof.Eva Illouz, Rose Isaac chair in Sociology, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Batya Ungar-Sargon, Opinion editor, the Forward
Prof.Yair Zakovitch, Department of Bible studies, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Natan Sharansky,Chairman of Advisory Board, Genesis Prize Foundation

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11:20
Lior Schleien conversation with Ravit Hecht

Lior Schleien, Creator, executive producer and host of "Back of the Nation", Reshet 13 in conversation with Ravit Hecht, Correspondent, Haaretz

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11:40
Panel | Judaism’s Gatekeepers

Moderator: Yair EttingerReligion and State commentator, Kan 11 Participants:
RabbiDelphine Horvilleur, Jewish Liberal Movement of France organization
Malka Puterkovsky, Halachic Advisor
Prof.Prof. Barak Medina,Rector, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Yigal Gueta, Former MK and host of "Citizen Guetta" program on KAN 11
RabbiGilad Karib, President of the Israel Reform Movement
MKPnina Tamano-Shata, Blue and White Party

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12:30
Panel | Israel and American Jews

Partners, Supporters or Competitors? Moderator: Chemi ShalevSenior commentator, Haaretz Participants:
David M. Halbfinger, Jerusalem bureau chief, The New York Times
MKNitzan Horowitz, Leader, ’Democratic Union’
Amira Ahronoviz, Director-General and CEO, The Jewish Agency for Israel
Prof.Gur Alroey, Director of the Ruderman program for American Jewish Studies, University of Haifa

13:15
Lunch
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14:30
"My Judaism" - Eric Fingerhut

Eric Fingerhut, President and CEO, JFNA

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14:40
"Not My Judaism" - Deborah Lipstadt

Deborah Lipstadt, Dorot Professor of Holocaust History Emory University, Atlanta and author of "Antisemitism Here and Now"

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14:50
Panel | Common Fate?

Does Anti-Semitism in the 21st Century Unite or Divide Jews? Moderator: Allison Kaplan SommerCorrespondent, Haaretz Participants:
Richard Schneider, Author, Editor-at-Large, ARD German TV
Prof.Manuela Consonni, director, Vidal Sasson International center for the Study of Antisemitism, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Yigal Palmor, Head of International Relations Unit, The Jewish Agency for Israel
Rabbi Philip Scheim, Toronto Canada, President, Masorti Olami

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15:35
The Foundation of Rational Judaism - Dr. Michah Goodman

Dr. Michah Goodman, philosopher and best selling author

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15:50
"My Judaism" - Zack Bodner

Zack Bodner, OFJCC CEO

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16:15
Panel | Israel and the Diaspora

Strategic Asset or Burden? Moderator: Judy MaltzCorrespondent, Haaretz Participants:
Jay Ruderman, President, Ruderman Family Foundation
Dani Dayan, Consul General of Israel in New York
Brig. (Res)Sima Vaknin Gill, Former Director-General Ministry of Strategic affairs & Public Diplomacy
Gidi Grinstein, Founder, Reut Group; Author, "Flexigidity"

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17:00
Sivan Rahav Meir in conversation with Anshel Pfeffer

Sivan Rahav Meir, Israeli journalist and lecturer in conversation with Anshel Pfeffer, Senior correspondent and columnist, Haaretz

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17:15
Panel | Creativity, Judaism and Culture

Moderator: Rachel Gatz SolomonCulture reasercher and journalist Participants:
Ester Rada, Musician
Eliran Malka, Screenwriter and director ("Shababnikim")

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17:40
Guri Alfi in conversation with Niv Hadas

Guri Alfi, Actor and Comedian in conversation with Niv Hadas, TV critic, Haaretz

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Outside the Plenary
Additional Events

13:15 - The Next Generation – Hyde Park Stage for Youngsters
How do we view contemporary Israeli Judaism and what connects us Israelis with the Jews of the Diaspora? 14:30 - Round Table Discussions
Discussions about various issues on the Jewish agenda, led by the Reut Group
*By invitation only

Mr. Reuven Rivlin

President of Israel

Isaac Herzog

Chairman of the executive, The Jewish Agency for Israel

Prof. Asher Cohen

President, Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Shira Ruderman

Director, Ruderman Family Foundation

Prof. Eva Illouz

Rose Isaac chair in Sociology, Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Dr. Michah Goodman

Philosopher and best selling author

Deborah Lipstadt

Dorot Professor of Holocaust History, Emory University, Atlanta and author of "Antisemitism Here and Now"

Prof. Barak Medina

Rector, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Rabbi Yuval Cherlow

Head of ethics department, Zohar Rabbinic organization

Jay Ruderman

President, Ruderman Family Foundation

Sivan Rahav Meir

Israeli journalist and lecturer

Eric Fingerhut

President and CEO, JFNA

Prof. Yoram Yovell

psychiatrist, brain researcher

David M. Halbfinger

Jerusalem bureau chief, The New York Times

Prof. Manuela Consonni

Director, Vidal Sasson International Center for the Study of Antisemitism, Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Yochi Brandes

Author

MK Nitzan Horowitz

Leader, ‘Democratic Union’

Yigal Gueta

Former MK and host of "Citizen Guetta" program on KAN 11

Prof. Yair Zakovitch

Department of Bible, Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Amira Ahronoviz

Director-General and CEO, The Jewish Agency for Israel

Lior Schleien

Creator, executive producer and host of "Back of the Nation", Reshet 13

Malka Puterkovsky

Halachic Advisor

Richard Schneider

Bookauthor, Editor-at-Large, ARD German TV

Zack Bodner

OFJCC CEO

Natan Sharansky

Chairman of Advisory Board, Genesis Prize Foundation

Rabbi Delphine Horvilleur

Jewish liberal Movement of France

Gidi Grinstein

Founder, Reut Group; Author, "Flexigidity"

Mk Pnina Tamano-Shata

Blue and White Party

Batya Ungar-Sargon

opinion editor, the Forward

Dani Dayan

Consul General of Israel in New York

Rabbi Gilad Karib

President of the Israel Reform Movement

Yigal Palmor

Head of International Relations Unit, the Jewish agency for Israel

brig. (res) Sima Vaknin Gill

Former Director-General Ministry of Strategic affairs & Public Diplomacy SVG - strategic consulting

Prof. Gur Alroey

Director of the Ruderman program for American Jewish Studies and Dean of Humanities, University of Haifa

Eliran Malka

Screenwriter and director ("Shababnikim")

Ester Rada

Musician

Tamar Ish-Shalom

senior journalist and anchor, Channel 13

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