Tuesday, July 6
Temple Bat Yahm Zoom Session: Walking through the Streets of Israel
Join Rabbi Gersh Zylberman and Mike Hollander for an exciting session: “Written in Our Songs: Yehudah Amichai Poetry.” Amichai was an Israeli poet and author, one of the first to write in colloquial Hebrew. He received the 1957 Shlonsky Prize, the 1969 Brenner Prize, the 1976 Bialik Prize, and the 1982 Israel Prize. He also won international poetry prizes and was nominated several times for the Nobel Prize in Literature.
Special guest at the Zoom session will be Temple Bat Yahm poet-in-residence and past president Patty Seyburn.
For more information, contact Temple Bat Yahm at (949) 644-1999 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thursday, July 8
ADL Supreme Court Review
This is shaping up as a dramatic term for the Supreme Court, with significant changes to the makeup of the Court and compelling cases addressing many key issues. How will this term’s Court rulings impact the country and individual communities? As just one example, yesterday’s ruling in Fulton v. Philadelphia leaves important unanswered questions about the potential for discrimination under the guise of religious freedom.
The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) will discuss that decision and more in partnership with the National Constitution Center for ADLS’s annual Supreme Court Review. Dahlia Lithwick of Slate will moderate a discussion among distinguished legal scholars Erwin Chemerinsky, Frederick Lawrence, Melissa Murray, and Paul Clement about the vital issues of the term, the changing dynamics of the Court, and what to expect next year.
Sign up to watch the live broadcast of this important program. Registration is free and open to all. Register at https://www.adl.org/supreme-court-review?utm_medium=email&utm_source=whole&utm_campaign=scr2021&utm_content=e01.
Wednesday July 14
CSP Podcast: Jewanced
Jewanced is a podcast hosted by Dan Feferman and Benny Scholder, two guys who grew up in America and live in Israel. They want to challenge popular conceptions, think critically, examine independently, and most of all, they crave nuance. Each episode features a different guest, all interesting and original people. Jewance invites viewers to break boundaries as they explore the nuanced crossroads of Israel, the global Jewish experience and beyond. This Community Scholar Program (CSP)-sponsored “Jewanced Live” discussion features special guest Rabbi Tamar Elad-Appelbaum.
Rabbi Elad-Appelbaum is co-founder of the Beit Midrash for Israeli Rabbis, a joint project of the HaMidrasha Educational Center for Israeli Judaism and the Shalom Hartman Institute. She is also the founder of Kehilat Zion in Jerusalem. Dan Feferman is an author, speaker, and researcher who focuses on Israel, the Jewish world and the Middle East. He has published numerous articles, policy papers and books, and speaks regularly in Israel and around the world. Benny Scholder, co-host of the podcast “Jewanced,” is the Director of Sales-North America at Kenes Tours, Israel’s leading provider of incoming tourism services.
To learn about upcoming events this month, visit www.occsp.net or call (949) 682-4040.
Tuesday, July 20
JNF: A Cultural Journey into the Western Galilee
Tourism in the Western Galilee came to an abrupt halt, first with the COVID-19 pandemic and again during the recent conflict in Israel when the visitor center was vandalized not once, but twice. Together with Israel’s Arab neighbors, Israel protected the center, but the damage was done. The building may have been damaged, but the hopes and dreams still live on.
Join Jewish National Fund-USA’s Go North West and Arts & Entertainment Task Forces for a virtual tour of the Western Galilee. Led by Michal Shiloah Galnoor, viewers will meet local artists and small business owners and experience the sights and sounds of this magnificent region. Learn about JNF’s Western Galilee Tourist Information Center in Akko, which is the gateway to the entire area and instrumental in fostering co-existence between Arabs and Jews.
For details, visit http://jnf.org/westerngalilee.com.