SUMMIT, NJ - The Congregation Ohr-Shalom-Summit JCC is hosting an Evening with Yossi Klein Halevi on "The New American-Israeli Relationship: Crisis or Opportunity?". The presentation by Halevi, a senior fellow at the Shalom Hartman Institute in Jerusalem, centers on the new political administration and how it may impact American-Israeli relations.

The American-born Israeli author, journalist and speaker co-directs the Shalom Hartman Institute’s Muslim Leadership Initiative and presents seminars focusing on Arab-Israel relations. Halevi has been active in Middle East reconciliation work and serves as chairman of Open House, an Arab Israeli-Jewish Israeli center in the town of Ramle, near Tel Aviv.

His most recent book Like Dreamers: The Story of the Israeli Paratroopers Who Reunited Jerusalem and Divided a Nation, won the Jewish Book of the Year Award for the Jewish Book Council. Halevi has published columns and op-ed pieces in the Jerusalem Post, the Los Angeles Times, the New York Times and the Washington Post.  He is the Israel correspondent and a contributing editor of The New Republic. Halevi also lectures on American and Canadian college campuses about Israeli politics and culture.  In 2013 he was a visiting professor at the Jewish Theological Seminary.

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Congregation Ohr Shalom-Summit JCC is located at 67 Kent Place Blvd. in Summit. Admission to the program is $18 per person.  RSVP is preferred by mailing a check or by email to  For additional information, please call the office at 908-273-8130 or visit our website at

This program is sponsored by Ruth and Jay Toor and Debra and Robert Rosenbaum.