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Hadassah's Defining Zionism in the 21st Century Series is an online monthly program that creates a welcoming opportunity for everyone to explore various perspectives of Zionism from the comfort of home.  This program is free of charge and open to the community.

Defining Zionism in the 21st Century


Is Zionism Still Relevant for the Next Generation?

featuring Tova Birnbaum, Director of the North America Region of the World Zionist Organization (WZO)

Tuesday August 12 at 7:30-8:30pm EDT
facilitated by Lauren Katz, Hadassah Policy Associate
*This program will be FULLY CAPTIONED*

The Millennial Generation—in the United States and in Israel—has its own unique perspectives on the world and on Jewish values. Does this include a new and fresh re-thinking about Zionism and Jewish identity?

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Tuesday, August 12, 2014
“What Israeli and American young adults share in their quest to identify with Zionism”
Tova Birnbaum
Director of North America Region, WZO

Tuesday, September 9, 2014
“Practical Zionism – What surviving terror teaches you”
Sarri Singer
Founder & Director, Strength to Strength

Tuesday, October 21, 2014
“How we talk about Israel determines who feels comfortable joining the conversation”
Rabbi Melissa Weintraub
Resetting the Table


Did you miss any of our sessions? You can watch them now:

Rethinking and Reaffirming Zionism in the 21st Century

with JTS Chancellor Arnold Eisen

Recorded Wednesday, July 9 at 7:30-8:30pm EDT

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Facilitated by:
Ellen Hershkin, Hadassah

We have heard a great deal in recent years about "post-Zionism" and "anti-Zionism" but far too little discussion of Zionism itself, and how it has—and must—take on new meanings in keeping with the realities of 2014.

How shall we think about Zionism in a new age?
What tools do Jewish tradition and Zionist thought until now offer us?
What programs and practices flow from these new ways of conceiving Zionism?


Israel and the USA:A Mutually Beneficial Relationship

with Ambassador Yoram Ettinger live from Jerusalem

Recorded Sunday, June 1 at 4:00-5:00 pm EDT
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Facilitated by:
Barbara Sofer
Israel Director of Public Relations and Communications for Hadassah

The American Jewish Community is vital to Israel. Explore ways of expressing your practical Zionism by learning about the mutually beneficial relationship between America and Israel. The two nations value each other because of common values and a commitment to Israel's security and prosperity.

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