BLOOMFIELD, NJ - On Sunday evening, January 29th at 7.30 pm, Temple Ner Tamid, located at 936 Broad Street in Bloomfield, invites the community to join with Rabbi Steven Kushner and Moshe Levi, Community Shaliach of the United Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest, for a conversation about Israel, the American Jewish community, and the state of our relationship.
With a disconnect that seems to be growing, complicted by increased tensions between the governments of the United States and the State of Israel, we seek to discover perspective. Is there more to Israel than what we see in the media? Is the Zionist ideal still alive? Did it ever exist (the way we thought it did)? How should American Jews feel about Israel? How are we to identify with Israel as a "Jewish" state when not all expressions of Judaism are honored or even respected?
By the same token, is not Israel our ancestral homeland? Is it not a place of refuge for Jews escaping anti-Semitism and tyranny? Is not Israel a land and a people filled with wonder doing the miraculous? Can we so easily dismiss the compassionate and humanitarian acts which distinguish Israel as a nation unique in our world? Have we lost sight of the blessing that is Israel?
In a discussion moderated by Ner Tamid member and NY1 journalist Budd Mishkin, we will explore the sacred but complex relationship between the American and Israeli Jewish communities. Your presence and insights are welcome.
Sunday evening, January 29 at 7:30 p.m.
Temple Ner Tamid
936 Broad Street
Bloomfield, New Jersey
Open to the community.