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Saturday, February 13 • 3:30pm - 4:45pm
An Elephant in the Room: An Honest Conversation About Israel and American Jewry Today and Tomorrow

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This will be a structured discussion about the growing schism between Israel and increasingly large portions of American Jewry. This is not meant to be a space for looking backward. Rather, it will be a strategic conversation about how we can improve the relationship between people, not governments. Let’s put aside the politics. We will brainstorm forward-looking ideas about how the Jewish world might start to mend the current disruption of relations between Israelis and American Jews.


Jonathan Dekel-Chen

Jonathan Dekel-Chen is a senior lecturer in modern history at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. During the 2015-16 academic year, he is an Israel Institute Visiting Professor at Columbia University. He is a member of Kibbutz Nir Oz, which borders the Gaza Strip. In 2014, he co-founded... Read More →

Saturday February 13, 2016 3:30pm - 4:45pm EST