Israel Current Events Program

The Israel Current Events Program (ICEP) is a dynamic monthly speaker and discussion series examining important aspects of Israeli current events and how they impact Israeli and the wider world. The meetings begin with a short presentation by an invited speaker, usually an Israeli, followed by Q&A and a group discussion. Topics are chosen based on timely and pressing issues facing Israel.

The meetings are drop-in and no pre-registration is necessary.

For more information contact Robin Goldenson, [email protected] or Paul Zorfass, [email protected].

Upcoming Events

With appreciation for the 50th anniversary of the Six Day War and the Reunification of Jerusalem, ICEP invites you to a very special program:

June 6, 7:30 pm*

Brig. General (Ret.) Ephraim Segoli, The Middle East: An Interactive Discussion of Israel, ISIS and the Future 


*The program will start at 7:30 pm but come a few minutes early to have a cup of coffee and to schmooze. Please forward this to anyone you think might be interested in this program. Everyone is welcome!

Learn more about Ephraim Segoli

Ephraim Segoli was born in Jerusalem in 1951. He joined the IDF in 1970, served as a pilot for 26 years, participated in two wars and numerous operational missions, his last position was a commander of one the IAF largest bases. (1992 - 1995) In 1987 Segoli took 2 years leave of absence from the IAF in order to serve as a community emissary in Atlantic County, NJ. USA. 

After retiring Segoli was invited by the US Air Force University to serve as a research fellow in SAAS (School of Advanced airpower Studies). After returning he joined a Minister of Defense (MOD) research institute where he worked until 2012. The institute developed concepts and methodologies regarding Operational and Systemic thinking. In 2006 Segoli joined another research institute; the Fisher Institute for Air & space Strategic studies, where he is heading one of the research centers which organizes annual national defense conferences and conducts researches in regard to air power topics and concepts.







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Become a member of the TBE’s Israel Connection Team. The mission is to  ensure that the State of Israel becomes an integral part of the fabric of the Temple Beth Elohim Community. We support programs that will broaden and deepen congregants' overall knowledge and commitment to Israel based upon the values of Reform Judaism.