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The Oshman Family JCC presents:

Zionism 3.0: Democracy in the Spotlight

Sunday, October 15, 11:30am-6:30pm, Palo Alto


Who would have thought that democratic values, assumed to be self-evident for so long, would come into question in 2017? And who would have predicted that Israel and the United States would be facing many of the same issues?

Be part of this extraordinary Bay Area event where world-class panelists discuss and debate the most pressing concerns facing Israeli and Jewish American societies today.

Speakers include: Keynote Speaker Jeffrey Goldberg, Chief Editor of The Atlantic; Anne Kornblut, Director of Strategic Communications for Facebook and Pulitzer Prize-winning American journalist; Yonit Levy, Chief Anchor for Israeli Prime Time News on Channel 2; Rabbi Dr. Donniel Hartman, President of the Shalom Hartman Institute; Rabbi Rick Jacobs, President of the Union for Reform Judaism; Larry Diamond, Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution and at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies; Nathaniel Persily, a nationally recognized constitutional law expert; and many, many more.

On the Agenda:
* Elected by the Majority, Controlled by the Minority?
* Democracy and the Role of Media: The Rapidly Evolving (or Devolving) Relationship Between Democratically Elected Governments and the Free Press
* Is Israel Empowering Anti-Zionists in Government?
* Hate Speech vs. Free Speech on Campus - Pressure Testing the First Amendment
* The Middle East and Democracy: the Arab Viewpoint and a Discussion on Israel as an Island of Democracy in the Region
* Democracy and Security: How Much Control is Needed to Keep the Population Safe? Are We Willing to Give Up that Freedom?

Sign up early and save; prices go up September 24. The cost includes a full day of world-class speakers, community organization involvement, delicious lunch and a cocktail party.

Sunday, October 15

Oshman Family JCC
3921 Fabian Way
Palo Alto, CA, 94303

$25-$80 by 9/23; $30-$90 after 9/23; $120 at the door.

Email: info -at-
Phone: 650-223-8700

About The Oshman Family JCC:
The Oshman Family JCC aspires to be a Jewish neighborhood where all are welcome. It serves as a nexus of diverse Jewish communities that opens doors and creates connections for rich, robust and rewarding experiences. The JCC establishes common ground, uniting Jewish institutions, groups and individuals for the betterment of the whole community.

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