Category Archives: Events

Fighting for Social Justice, Ending the Occupation: Presentation Proposal– by Maya Haber

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Presentation Topic: A recent Pew survey shows a distinct gap in thinking about Israel
between Israeli and American Jews. While four‐in‐ten Israeli Jews cite economic issues (inequality, rising housing costs, etc.) as the single biggest long‐term problem facing Israel (this number is higher among Arabs), when U.S. Jews were asked the
same question, almost none (1%) mentioned economic problems, and two‐thirds cited various security issues as the biggest long‐term problem facing Israel. read more

A POSITIVE AGENDA FOR ISRAELIS, PALESTINIANS AND AMERICAN JEWS–Tuesday, November 17, 7:30 pm at the JCC

A POSITIVE AGENDA FOR ISRAELIS, PALESTINIANS AND AMERICAN JEWS

A talk with Alan Elsner, J Street VP for Communications.
Presented by J Street Rochester
Tuesday, November 17, 7:30 pm at the JCC, 1200 Edgewood Avenue, Rochester N.Y.

With the current horrific violence in Israeli and the West Bank and Gaza, many Israelis, Palestinians and American Jews have given up on ever reach peace. Yet, according to Alan Elsner, the two-state solution remains the only viable way to resolve the conflict. This talk will examine why the current situation is unsustainable. Elsner believes that if the parties continue on their present course, Israel’s future as a democracy and Jewish homeland will come under increasing threat. His lecture is entitled: read more

A POSITIVE AGENDA FOR ISRAELIS, PALESTINIANS AND AMERICAN JEWS–Tuesday, November 17, 7:30 pm at the JCC

A POSITIVE AGENDA FOR ISRAELIS, PALESTINIANS AND AMERICAN JEWS

A talk with Alan Elsner, J Street VP for Communications.
Presented by J Street Rochester

Tuesday, November 17, 7:30 pm at the JCC, 1200 Edgewood Avenue, Rochester N.Y.

With the current horrific violence in Israeli and the West Bank and Gaza, many Israelis, Palestinians and American Jews have given up on ever reach peace. Yet, according to Alan Elsner, the two-state solution remains the only viable way to resolve the conflict. This talk will examine why the current situation is unsustainable. Elsner believes that if the parties continue on their present course, Israel’s future as a democracy and Jewish homeland will come under increasing threat. His lecture is entitled:
“A Positive Agenda for Israelis, Palestinians and American Jews” read more

Jewish-Muslim Interfaith Dialogue Series

Sunday, November 8, 2 pm
at the Turkish Cultural Center of Rochester
2692 Dewey Avenue

Topic for discussion:
“Notions of the Afterlife”

speakers:
Dr. Ahmet Celenli, UR Muslim Chaplain
Rabbi Drorah Setel, Temple Emanu-El

Kosher and Halal refreshments will be served

the public is invited to attend

co-sponsored by:
Congregation Beth Hamedresh – Beth Israel
Temple Beth Am
Temple Beth David
The Turkish Cultural Center of Rochester
The Peace Islands Institute of Upstate New York

with support from the Max and Marian Farash Charitable Foundation read more

Antisemitism & Islamophobia: A Panel Discussion

interfaith dialogue
interfaith dialogue

Antisemitism & Islamophobia:  A Panel Discussion
Thursday, November 12, 2015
1:00 PM – 2:30 PM
Jewish Federation of Greater Rochester 441 East Avenue • Rochester, NY 14607

Free of charge • All are welcome

Featuring:

Dr. Mehnaz Afridi

Dr. Afridi is Assistant Professor of Religious Studies and Director of the Holocaust, Genocide, and Interfaith Education Center at Manhattan College. An observant Muslim who teaches courses both in Islam and the Holocaust at a Catholic college, many of Dr. Afridi’s publications have focused on themes of Muslim identity with an emphasis on the way that Antisemitism has been expressed by her contemporaries. read more

SHALOM CHAVER: YITZHAK RABIN, TWENTY YEARS LATER

Miri Aloni and Yitzhak Rabin singing “Shir La'Shalom” on the night of his assassination
Miri Aloni and Yitzhak Rabin singing “Shir La’Shalom” on the night of his assassination

SHALOM CHAVER: YITZHAK RABIN, TWENTY YEARS LATER

Tuesday, November 3, 7pm; JCC Hart Theater

A Tribute To Yitzhak Rabin On The Eve Of The Twentieth Anniversary Of His Assassination.

Join us for a screening of My So-Called Enemy, an RIJFF favorite in which six Israeli and Palestinian teens meet to share their stories. Screening preceded by a short tribute to Rabin’s legacy and unwavering commitment to peace. (Film in English, Arabic, and Hebrew, with English subtitles; 89 minutes.) For more information, contact Joy Getnick.
Free read more

May 8th 2014 – J Street Yom Ha’atzmaut Celebration

Thursday, May 8, 2014
7:30pm Temple B’rith Kodesh, Rochester

Shlomi Eldar, a seasoned analyst, reporter and award-­‐winning film director, has covered the Palestinian Authority and the Gaza Strip for Israel’s TV Channels 1 and 10. He was awarded the Sokolov Prize, Israel’s most important news media award. He has published two books: Eyeless in Gaza (2005) and Getting to Know Hamas (2012).

Presently, Eldar is a columnist for Al‐Monitor’s Israel Pulse. He wrote and directed the documentary “Precious Life” which was awarded best documentary of 2010 by the Israeli Film Academy. read more

ISRAELIS MOBILIZE FOR PEACE: ONE MILLION HANDS FOR A PEACE AGREEMENT

ISRAELIS MOBILIZE FOR PEACE:
ONE MILLION HANDS FOR A PEACE AGREEMENT
Ayala Emmett

“149,585 Israelis have already signed up to deliver a strong message to the Israeli government—the people expect a peace treaty in Spring 2014”

A strong demand for a peace treaty in 2014 is expressed by Israelis these days and offers us here in Jewish America an opportunity to support their efforts.

For many years it was tough to be a pro-Israel pro-peace Jew in America. J Street has changed the political monopoly of AIPAC and has insisted on the right of Jewish pluralism, that is the right have a peace and two-states treaty on the American political map. read more

MARCH 18-20 2014 – POST/FEMINISM/MEDIA

POST/FEMINISM/MEDIA

Please join us for this three-day series of events, March 18-20th

Eleana Kim (Anthropology) and the SBAI
University of Rochester

Post/Feminism/Media offers an opportunity for scholars and practitioners to participate in a dialogue about the state of media and reporting on women in a “postfeminist” age. For media scholars, postfeminism emerged in the early 2000s in tandem with critiques of neoliberalization as a way to underscore the deep contradictions and confusing appropriations of feminist discourses and ideologies in mainstream media. read more