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Israel Current Events Program (ICEP)

A History of Israel - The Prequel

Sunday Classes

Israel Current Events Program (ICEP)

Speakers: Varies

Time: 11:30 am-12:30 pm

Class Fee:  Free

Dates: Jan 22, Mar 19, Apr 30

Description:  The Israel Current Events Program (ICEP) is a discussion group in which we learn, examine, and explore important aspects of Israeli current events and how they impact Israel today.  An invited speaker with share his/her expertise on a specific topic, usually Israeli, followed by Q&A and group discussion. Topics are chosen based on timely and pressing issues facing Israel. Email Robin Goldenson, [email protected], or Paul Zorfass, [email protected], with questions. No registration is required - just drop in! Program duration is designed for an exciting and provocative one hour with occasional spill-over.

As always Q&A follows.

Wednesday Classes

A History of Israel: The Prequel

Instructor: Rabbi Bob Orkand

Time: 7:30-9:00 pm

Class Fee:  Free

Dates: Apr 19 & 26, May 3, 10, 17 & 24

Description:  For the past two years, Rabbi Bob Orkand has been teaching a popular history of Israel class as part of Temple Beth Elohim’s TBelle program. “A History of Israel—The Prequel” will take participants to the beginning of the history of modern Israel—to the birth and transformation of an ideal that came to be called “Zionism.”  Each of the course’s six sessions will be devoted to an individual and his understanding of what was needed to establish a homeland for the Jews:  Theodor Herzl, Chaim Weizmann, Vladimir Jabotinsky, David Ben-Gurion, Rav Abraham Isaac Kook and Menachem Begin.  By understanding what drove these six individuals we can then understand the people and ideas that made the founding of the State of Israel possible.  The story is a fascinating one!  No prior knowledge is necessary.  Each session will stand alone.