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UPCOMING EVENTS

What’s Happening?

August

A Fireside Chat & Book Review: Judaism 3.0

Join us for a fireside chat and provocative discussion with AIFL board member Gol Kalev. Gol’s new book Judaism 3.0: Judaism’s Transformation to Zionism is triggering a new conversation.  

In his book, he asserts Judaism is going through a historic transformation just as it did 2,000 years ago. Zionism, the national aspect of the Jewish nation-religion is becoming its organizing principle. 

Kalev delves into analysis of long-term trends in Israel and in North America, collectively home to 85% of today’s Jewry. He argues that the transformation to Judaism 3.0 is not just a function of intra-Jewish trends, but also of global trends. He ties his observations to the original vision of Theodor Herzl, founder of modern-day Zionism, who, he explains, planted the seed for the transformation of Judaism. 

During our conversation, Gol will address:  

Is there a shift in global consciousness on the essence of Judaism?

Is there a global philosophical divide in the 21st Century between Americanism vs Europeanism? 

Why does criticism of Israel confirm his central thesis? 

How does Judaism 3.0 address contemporary Jewish realities such as intermarriage? 

What are the consequences of Judaism 3.0, in countering Israel-bashing? 

Streamed live, the program will feature:

Gol Kalev

Moderator:

Wayne L. Firestone
Webinar Host
America-Israel Friendship League

Please share with your friends and family and register on Zoom or watch live on AIFL’s Facebook page.

Aug 17 @ 12:00 EST

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Virtual Tour @ Jordan River Streams and the Ancient Cities of Dan & Banias: Part 2

This week, join us, along with our Master Guide Shahar Fertig, for part two of our virtual tour around the Jordan River and its historic tributaries.  We will continue our journey along the Hula Valley and learn more about the feeding streams and surrounding towns including the Dan, Panias (Banias) and Hasbani. 

Shahar will take us through the annals of time to share more historical insights, as well as little-known facts about this area. We will learn about:  
•    The largest waterfall in Israel
•    The Hanging Bridge
•    The Pan Cave
•    The Agrippa Palace

Streamed live, the program will feature:

Shahar Fertig
Master Tour Guide

Moderator:

Wayne Firestone
Webinar Host
America-Israel Friendship League

Please share with your friends and family and register on Zoom
or watch live on AIFL’s Facebook page.

Aug 21 @ 12:00 EST

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Carnegie Replay

Stay tuned for more details coming here soon.

Aug 28 @ 12:00 EST

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Screening of a Documentary About Yitzhak Shamir

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Aug 31 @ 12:00 EST

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September

African American Leadership Delegation: September 4th – 11th

Stay tuned for more details coming here soon.

Sep 04 @ 5:26 EST

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October

2022 YOUTH AMBASSADOR STUDENT EXCHANGE (YASE) – October 25th – November 22nd

 

The Youth Ambassador Student Exchange (YASE) program is the AIFL’s flagship educational program. Since 1977 the AIFL has conducted this formal binational educational exchange program in partnership with the Israel Youth Exchange Authority (IYEA, formerly known as the Public Council for the Exchange of Youth and Young Adults).

To date, over 5,000, predominantly non-Jewish, American high school students and their families have participated in this month-long exchange program where they gain the experience of living in each other’s country and home.

Each program is conducted around a current international theme (this year, TBD).

PROGRAM DATES: October 25th – November 22nd

Israeli Delegations arrive in the US October 25th

US Home Hospitality – October 25th to November 1st Tours/Lectures etc. Washington DC & NYC – November 1st – 7th

  • November 1st – 4th – Washington, DC
  • November 4th – 7th – New York

Israeli and American Delegations travel and arrive in Israel – November 8th

Tours/Lectures, etc. Jerusalem & Tel Aviv November 8th 14th

  • November 8th – 10th – Tel Aviv
  • November 10th – 14th – Jerusalem Home Hospitality – November 14th –21st

American Delegations Return to the US November 22nd

Oct 25 @ 6:20 EST

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November

Superintendents and School Administrators (AASA) Delegation: November 12th
– 20th

Stay tuned for more details coming here soon.

Nov 12 @ 5:29 EST

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National Conference of State Legislatures Delegation: November 27th –
December 3rd

Stay tuned for more details coming here soon.

Nov 13 @ 5:31 EST

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