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Israel: Building a Shared Society -- Third Annual Community Education Day on Israeli Arab Issues
American University, Ward Circle Building

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Presented by the Greater Washington Forum on Israeli Arab Issues

 Hosted by the American University Center for Israel Studies

Sunday, January 27, 2013
American University, Ward Circle Building


Free with RSVP
$5 at the door for anyone without American University Student or Staff ID
PRE-REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED, HOWEVER WALK-IN REGISTRATION IS WELCOME AND ENCOURAGED.
REGISTRATION TABLES WILL OPEN AT 12 PM IN THE WARD CIRCLE BUILDING.
INFORMATION ON PARKING AND A MAP OF THE AMERICAN UNIVERSITY CAMPUS IS AVAILABLE HERE.
THE AU SHUTTLE FROM THE TENLEYTOWN METRO RUNS EVERY 15 MINUTES/


Hebrew Arabic English road sign1 to 2pm    Opening Plenary Session


Greeting: Laura Katz Cutler, Acting Director, American University Center for Israel Studies
Welcome:    William Kreisberg, Vice President, Israel & Overseas, Jewish Federation of Greater Washington; board member, American Jewish Committee Washington Region and Washington DC Jewish Community Center.

Introduction:    Noam Katz, Minister of Public Diplomacy, Embassy of Israel

Keynote:    “Building a Shared Society”
 Professor Elie Rekhess, Visiting Crown Chair in Middle East Studies, Northwestern University 
Forsan Husein, CEO Jerusalem International YMCA



2:15 to 3pm & 3:15 to 4pm    Workshops (please select two)


•    Arab Citizens of Israel 2013: An Introductory Overview
Prof. Elie Rekhess, Visiting Crown Chair in Middle East Studies, Northwestern University 
Samar Qudha Tannous, Coordinator of Women’s Legal Leaders Program, Itach-Ma’aki – Women Lawyers for Social Justice and New Israel Fund Law Fellow at American University
Moderated by Allan Abravanel, board member, American Jewish Committee, Washington Region


•    Education for  Shared Living
Forsan Hussein, CEO, Jerusalem International YMCA
Moderated by Wendy Rudolph, Co-Chair, Israel Engagement Committee, Jewish Federation of Greater Washington



•    Arab Mobility and The Glass Ceiling
Dr. Alean Al-Krenawi, President, Achva Academic College of Education
Moderated by Embassy of Israel


•    Public and Private Efforts Towards Economic Parity
Dr. Sigal Shelach, Director of JDC-TEVET, American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee’s Employment Initiative in Israel
Shuruk Ismail, Programme Director, Arab Community, Yad Hanadiv (the Rothschild Foundation)
Moderated by Sandy Katz, adviser, Lois & Richard England Family Foundation

•    Avodah Aravit (Arab Labor)Shared Society through Israel’s most Popular Sitcom (first session only)
Facilitated by Brenda Bodenheimer Zlatin, Senior Program Officer, Jacob and Hilda Blaustein Foundation with Daniel Munayer, student, American University.


•    Special Session for educators (second session only): 
How to Integrate the Topic of Arab Citizens of Israel into Jewish Education
Anton Goodman, community shaliach


4:15 to 5pm    Town Hall Meeting & Open Forum


Facilitated by Rabbi Sid Schwarz, co-chair, Greater Washington Forum on Israeli Arab Issues

Closing Remarks
Anne Clemons, co-chair, Greater Washington Forum on Israeli Arab Issues

Visit the American University website for information on Parking and the Shuttle from the Tenleytown Metro

Co-sponsored by:
The Abraham Fund Initiatives, Adas Israel Congregation, Adat Shalom Reconstructionist Congregation, Am Kolel Jewish Renewal Community of Greater Washington, American Jewish Committee, Washington Regional Office, American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee American University Center for Israel Studies, Anti-Defamation League, Washington Regional Office, B'nai Israel Congregation, Beth El Hebrew Congregation, Jacob and Hilda Blaustein Foundation, Naomi and Nehemiah Cohen Foundation, Congregation Har Tzeon-Agudath Achim Embassy of Israel, Lois and Richard England Family Foundation, Givat Haviva, Inter-Agency Task Force on Israeli Arab Issues, Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington, Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Washington, Jewish Council for Public Affairs, Jewish Federation of Greater Washington, Jewish Study Center, Joseph & Harvey Meyerhoff Family Charitable Funds, Kol Shalom, Moriah Fund, New Israel Fund, Oseh Shalom, Peaceplayers International, Shaare Tefila Congregation, Temple Beth Ami, Temple Emanuel, Temple Micah, Temple Rodef Shalom, Temple Shalom, Temple Sinai University of Maryland Gildenhorn Institute for Israel Studies, Washington DCJCC, Washington Hebrew Congregation

Date:
Time: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Address:
4400 Massachusetts Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20016

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