Recorded: June 1, 2021
Talking about Israel is complicated! How can we distinguish between legitimate criticism and language that delegitimizes Israel? Learn some practical tools and resources to use while discussing Israeli politics and daily events. Join virtual shaliach Shay Rubinstein on Tuesday, June 1.
Join the Jewish Federation of Howard County’s Virtual Shaliach, Shay Rubinstein, live from Israel. Shay will discuss his personal experience as well as give an informative and insightful report about what is happening on the ground, in real time.
Recorded: May 4th, 2021
Prof. Amnon Rubinstein joins us to introduce his new book: "The Story of Secular Jews". The book examines the impact of the Holocaust and birth of Israel on Jewish identity in the largest Jewish communities in the world: Israel and the US, as well as communities that have contracted dramatically—in the former Soviet Union and across the Arab world. Rubinstein hopes to articulate a new model of Judaism: strong, pluralistic, and liberated from the diasporic tradition.
Recorded Mar 2nd, 2021
Dr. Tal Brosh, head of the Infectious Diseases Unit at Assuta Ashdod Hospital and a member of the Israeli National epidemic management team, presents the case to vaccinate. Learn how Israel is leading the world in vaccinating its population.
Wednesday, October 7, 11:30 AM
Join Shay Rubinstein Shaliach LIVE from Israel for a virtual tour in one of the most beautiful neighborhoods of Tel Aviv – Neve Tzedek. Feel the local vibe and experience the design stores, fashion boutiques, and cool culinary delights.
Recorded Wednesday, July 22, 11:30 AM
Shay discusses current events in the Middle East, including the state of Iran and demonstrations in Israel against the government due to corruption and economic depression.
Recorded Wednesday, July 15, 11:30 AM
Shay Rubinstein discusses current events in Israel, including the COVID-19 situation. Access the recording with this password: 9n+@5&aK
Recorded Wednesday, July 1, 11:30 AM
Shay Rubinstein, Israeli Shaliach, gives a virtual tour of his hometown, Tel Aviv, live from Israel. Access the recording with this password: 5D$*3k!a
Recorded June 17, 6:30 PM
Dan Raviv, longtime correspondent for CBS News and then i24News, has written books chronicling the history of Israel’s espionage agencies. He will spotlight the startling achievements of the Mossad and other Israeli spies, including Eli Cohen and agents planted inside Syria and Egypt. Dan will also mention some failures because even the most talented spies are not perfect. And he will consider the question: Has all this done any good to ensure the survival of Is...
Recorded Wednesday, June 3, 11:30 AM
Join Shay and Israelis live from Israel for a discussion about living in Israel during COVID-19. Access the recording with this password: 7o.k7.Ot
Recorded on Wednesday May 20 at 11:30 AM
Robert Danin, Senior Fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center, talks about President Trump's proposed Peace Plan. Danin has worked on Israeli-Palestinian issues from numerous vantage points, including at the White House and State Department, as a negotiator and diplomat on the ground, and as a scholar and analyst. Access the recording with this password: 2M%!842T
Recorded on Wednesday, May 13 at 11:30 AM
Idan Sharon, shaliach at Adat Shalom Congregation in Montgomery County, discusses the LGBT community in Israel. Access the recording with this password: 0Z?%*8JB
Recorded on Wednesday, May 6 at 11:30 AM
Is the political crisis in Israel over? Deconstruct the latest political situation in Israel with Shay Rubinstein, Israeli shaliach, and learn about the Netanyahu-Gantz unity government. Access the recording with this password: 0C!R0#9^
Recorded on Wednesday, April 29 at 11:30 AM
A special Israel Cafe session with Ambassador Yoram Ettinger. Now retired, Ambassador Ettinger has served as Minister for Congressional Affairs at Israel's Embassy in Washington, as Israel's Consul General to the Southwestern States, and as the Director of Israel's Government Press Office. Ettinger addresses the topic of US–Israel relations and highlights what Israel has done for America. Access the recording with this password: 4b.A4z^=
Recorded on Wednesday, April 22 at 11:30 AM
A special Israel Cafe with LTC Eyal Dror, founder of the IDF's "Good Neighbor" Unit, which provides humanitarian aid to innocent Syrians during the ongoing Syrian Civil War. LTC Dror will share reflections from his 25-year IDF career and recount his interactions with Syrians as they bond through hopeful moments together. Access the recording with password: 3F#1=&4#
Recorded on Monday, April 13 at 11:30 AM
What's going on with Israeli politics? Shay Rubinstein, Israeli shalich, updates you on the political situation in Israel, including whether Israel will finally be able form a government. Access the recording with this password: U4^W93%!