Israel Dialogue

The heart of the Jewish tradition, as foretold by the story of Jacob's name change to Israel, is to wrestle. The goal of the Israel Dialogue Group is to create a safe space where TBE members, with their different views, can come together for meaningful, guided, conversations on issues related to modern Israel.  The purpose of these conversations is not "winning the debate" but, rather, learning from others.

Contact Bob Orkand, [email protected] or Ben Pearlman, [email protected] for more information.


Upcoming Events

Tuesday, February 7, 14, 21, 10:00 am-11:30 pm or 7:30-9:00 pm

Hugging and Wrestling with Israel - A three-part conversation

The Israel Dialogue Group will be hosting two 3-part sessions of conversations about Israel.  The goal is to encourage open and respectful discourse on Israel at a moment in history in which such conversation is often difficult. Readings will be sent in advance of the first session.   Fee: $25 for 3-part series. Contact Michael Gilman with any questions

Mornings, 10:00-11:30 am with Rabbi Robert Orkand. Click here to register for the morning session.
Evenings, 7:30 to 9:00 pm with Larry Lowenthal. Click here to register for the evening session.
Maximum number of participants per 3-part session: 18 for morning/ 18 for evening

Morning and evening sessions are not interchangeable.