FALL 2017 EVENTS
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Join us for a lecture with Shalom (Shuli) Dichter, civil-society educator and peace advocate in Israel. Dichter is the executive director of the Hand in Hand Center for Jewish-Arab Education in Israel, providing bilingual Hebrew and Arabic schools and community activities for Arab and Jewish people together.
His book, "On Tensions and Good Intentions," is about relationships between Jewish and Arab citizens in Israel and offers a new direction for Jewish people. Dichter says this is the “Game Changing Model for Peace in Israel” and a model that can be applied equally well for peace here in the USA. Dichter offers what he considers both a critical and constructive approach to the issue. He and his wife Avital, an art teacher, live in the Kibbutz Ma’anit near the Kfar Kara School and are the parents of three children.
Iris Eliya-Cohen, Israeli writer, poet and winner of the Prime Minister's Prize for Literature for 2015, will discuss feminine and Mizrachi writing, Israeli society and the politics of identities as reflected in her books and her latest book dealing with the kidnapping of Yemenite children. She will also talk about the differences between writing novels and writing poetry and will conclude the lecture with a reading of her poems.