We Need To Talk: Jewish Millennials on Israel, Palestine, and Jewish Identity

Date: March 19, 2017
Time: 11:00 am - 12:15 pm
Location:  Show map
Siegel JCC
101 Garden of Eden Road
Wilmington, DE 19803
Contact: Katie Glazier
Phone: (302) 478-5660

You’ve been asking questions about our generation. We’re here to start answering.

After years of Jewish education, youth groups, and trips to Israel, Jewish millennials seem to be turning their backs on the Jewish state and questioning Zionism. Groups such as If Not Now, Open Hillel, and Jewish Voice for Peace have emerged to provide a platform for young Jews to challenge the established Jewish community’s unquestioning support of the state of Israel and to visibly and vocally organize for Palestinian rights and self-determination. 

Is this generational shift a rejection of values? An abandonment of community? What caused this departure when it comes to Israel, Zionism, and Jewish identity? What do young people learn on campuses? How do we understand ourselves in this complicated time?

Local Jewish millennials Zev Alexander, Elana Metz, and Sam Finkelman will share their stories at this panel discussion, moderated by Rabbi Jeremy Winaker.

Free and open to the community. RSVPs preferred to katieglazier@siegeljcc.org.

Please note: The viewpoints represented by the panel are their own personal views and do not necessarily represent those of the Siegel JCC.

101 Garden of Eden Road

Wilmington, DE 19803

302-478-5660

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