Jewish Community Center of Washington, DC

Arab Citizens of Israel -- Challenges and Opportunities: A Community Education Day
Washington DCJCC

Arab Citizens of Israel — Challenges and Opportunities: 

A Community Education Day

Israeli Arab Day of Learning

Featured speakers include:

  • Ruth Carmi, director, Arab Civic Equality Project, Israel Religious Action Center and New Israel Fund Law Fellow
  • Mohammad Darawshe, co-director, The Abraham Fund Initiatives
  • Dr. Salman Elbedour, Howard University School of Education
  • Noam Katz, Minister for Public Diplomacy, Embassy of Israel
  • Dr. Elie Rekhess, director, Konrad Adenhauer Center for Jewish-Arab Cooperation
  • Raslan abu Rukon, Deputy Consul General of Israel to the Mid-Atlantic Region
  • Rabbi Sid Schwarz, founder, PANIM; author, Judaism and Justice: The Jewish Passion to Repair the World

Workshops Topics Include:

  • Government Efforts to Narrow Social Inequality through Economic Empowerment for Arabs in Israel
  • Avodah Aravit: Arab Israelis on Israel’s Most Popular Sitcom
  • Arab Civic Equality and Women’s Empowerment
  • Arab Minority in a Jewish State: Between Integration and Alienation
  • The Israeli Education System: Seeking Parity
  • The Israeli Bedouin Community: The Challenges of Integration

Hebrew Arabic English road signSunday, January 9, 2011
12:30 to 5:30 pm
Registration: 12:30 pm. Program begins at 1:00 pm
No fee for advance reservations.  $5 at the door

Presented by the Greater Washington Forum on Israeli Arab Issues

Co-sponsors: The Abraham Fund Initiatives; Adas Israel Congregation; Adat Shalom Reconstructionist Congregation; American Jewish Committee, Washington Regional Office; American University Center for Israel Studies; Anti-Defamation League, Washington Regional Office; B'nai Israel Congregation; Congregation Bet Chesed; Congregation Kol Shalom of Annapolis, MD; Congregation Or Chadash of Damascus, MD;  Embassy of Israel; Lois and Richard England Family Foundation; Hadassah of Greater Washington; Hillel: The Foundation for Jewish Campus Life; Inter-Agency Task Force on Israeli Arab Issues; JCC of Greater Washington; JCC of Northern Virginia, Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Washington; Jewish Council for Public Affairs; Jewish Federation of Greater Washington; Moment Magazine; Moriah Fund; Naomi and Nehemiah Cohen Foundation; New Israel Fund; Orthodox Union; Rabbi Shmuel Herzfeld of Ohev Shalom Talmud Torah; Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism; Sixth and I Historic Synagogue; Temple Shalom; The Israel Project; Tikkun Olam Women’s Foundation; University of Maryland Gildenhorn Institute for Israel Studies; Washington DCJCC; Washington Hebrew Congregation

Made possible by a grant from the Naomi and Nehemiah Cohen Foundation

Time: 12:30 PM - 5:30 PM
1529 16th Street NW
Washington, DC 20036

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