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Sunday, February 10 • 10:30am - 11:45am
My Relationship to Israel: Four Jewish Activists, Four Different Relationships

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This session represents a wide range of standpoints on the state of Israel, its relationship to global Jews, its contemporary politics, and its centrality (or lack thereof) in contemporary Jewish life. Participants will hear how highly engaged Jews relate to the state across the political spectrum and how they came to have the relationship to the state of Israel that they have. The panel will not attempt to convince others of one's opinions or debate contemporary Israel/Palestine politics.


Moderators
avatar for David Shneer

David Shneer

Director and Louis P. Singer Professor of Jewish History, Program in Jewish Studies
David Shneer is a writer, lecture, and the Louis P. Singer Professor of Jewish History at the University of Colorado Boulder.  He also directs the university's Program in Jewish Studies.  By day, he is a “pathbreaking” scholar, at least according to the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, and in his spare time, he is vice chair of the board for Keshet, and the Limmud Colorado co-chair.  He has been married to Gregg Drinkwater since 1996 and is papa to his lovely, biling... Read More →

Presenters
avatar for Howard Boigon

Howard Boigon

Immediate Past Colorado Chair, American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC)
Howard Boigon is a partner in the Denver office of Hogan Lovells, a global law firm with 47 offices worldwide. His practice focuses on oil, gas, and energy, both domestic and international, including extensive work on offshore gas exploration in israel. He is immediate past Colorado... Read More →
avatar for Stan Kreis

Stan Kreis

Stan Kreis has degrees in sociology, economics and accounting. Therefore he is wise, literate, financially sound and married to Kathryn Bernheimer (she would never marry anyone without such credentials). Grave marker: "the world was his oyster, unfortunately, he ate it and got... Read More →
avatar for Libby Lenkinski

Libby Lenkinski

Field Director for the Western US, New Israel Fund
Libby Lenkinski recently moved back to the United States after 7 years living in Tel Aviv, where she served as Director of International Relations at the Association for Civil Rights in Israel (ACRI), the leading human rights organization in Israel. She has led audience engagement... Read More →
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Evan Weissman

Warm Cookies of the Revolution
Evan Weissman has worked for over a decade at Buntport Theater Company and now runs Warm Cookies of the Revolution, a Civic Health Club. He teaches courses on Nonviolence at The Colorado College and Red Rocks Community College, co-founded the Front Range chapter of Jewish Voice for... Read More →


Sunday February 10, 2013 10:30am - 11:45am
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