Join your fellow congregants for a candid conversation about Israel. On the evenings of October 18, November 29, and January 10 (tentative), Rabbi Elana Friedman, of Duke's Hillel, Jewish Life at Duke, assisted by Beth El's Vice President, Leslie Winner, will facilitate discussions, just for Beth El members, about Israel. Israel is an undeniable part of modern Jewish identity.
Are you concerned about Israel's security? Do you struggle with the plight of Palestinians in Gaza and the West Bank? Are you proud of all Israel's achieved in its first 70 years? Does Israel feel foreign? Or like home? Are you unsure what you think?
All Beth El members are welcome to participate. Each session is limited to 25 participants. We won't be teaching the "what's" and "why's." Our time together will focus on listening to each other, our hopes and dreams and stories about Israel, and on how we can have constructive dialogue about a place that means so much to many. This is a chance not for persuasion or politicking but for us to better understand one another and, in doing so, to better understand ourselves so we can move forward together as a trusting community.
We will open a January session if necessary.