Israel Week

@akiva Presents:

Focusing on advocacy, politics
and the future relationship between Israel and the USA

Sunday, March 7-Sunday, 14 2021

About

@akiva is excited to present our newest initiative for the Cleveland Jewish community – Israel Week! As most of you know, in pre-pandemic times, we were proud to bring a delegation of high school seniors to AIPAC Policy Conference annually. While due to our current circumstances, that of course isn’t possible, we’re excited to once again pivot and to open Israel Week to *all* Cleveland teens.
 
From Sunday, March 7 – Sunday, March 14, you and your teens are invited to join @akiva for a variety of Israel programming, focusing on Israel on campus + being authentic voices for Israel, wherever our teens are. We’ll kick off on the 7th with a training session on advocacy + activism, and conclude on the 14th with a deep dive into the Jewish college experience for teens + parents. In the interval, there will be daily learning sessions, speakers, virtual tours, and more that you and your teens can access.
The topics for Israel week will include:

* The Israeli Elections (updates, implications for the region, etc.)

* The Abraham Accords (Israel’s normalization agreements with Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates) and their implications for Israel + the Middle East moving forward 

* Iran/Lebanon (a deep dive into geopolitics)

* The evolving relationship between American and Israeli Jewry 

If you would like to participate in the Israel Week events,
please register below

If you would like to participate in the Israel Week events,
please register below

Schedule

Sunday, March 7

10:45-11:45 AM

US-Israel Relationship - A New Era?

With Benji Davis
In this session, we will explore the intersection of American and Israeli Politics. We will examine the political transitions currently taking place in both countries and how Israel's upcoming election may (or may not) dramatically change the country's direction.

1:00-2:00 PM

Activism 101

With Samantha Vinokor-Meinrath
This session will focus on what it means to be an Israel activist, and how to use your voice + experiences to tell Israel's story in ways that are meaningful, authentic, and transformative. Participants will learn the Jewish principles behind activism, and how to implement them in their own lives.

Monday, March 8 2021
7:00-8:00pm

The Abraham Accords

With Assaf Boker
Many historical paradigms have changed in the middle east in the year 2020. Israel has normalized it's diplomatic relation with five Arab countries (Morocco, Sudan, Bahrein and Dubai). What sparked this monumental change in Middle Eastern politics? Will more countries in the region normalize their relations with Israel? Why didn’t this happen earlier and what does this mean for the future of Israeli-Palestinian negations?

Tuesday, March 9 2021
6:00-7:00pm

Understanding The Israeli Election

With Assaf Boker
A brief overview of Israeli democracy Take a peek into the unique democratic system of the state of Israel – it’s strengths and challenges. In our conversation we will introduce the Israeli parliamentary democracy, define right and left politics as understood by the Israeli public and point out the key differences between the Israeli system and the American one. We will conclude our sessions with a current events update on the forthcoming Israeli elections.

Sunday, March 14

10:00 11:00 AM

The Jewish College Experience

with Jakob Bolman, Jacob Cohen, Allison Cohen and Shira Ophir

The Jewish College Experience

with Jakob Bolman, Jacob Cohen, Allison Cohen and Shira Ophir

11:00 AM -12:00 PM

Current status of anti-Semitism and BDS on campuses

with StandWithUs
Join StandWithUs representatives, Adam Blue, the Senior Midwest High School Coordinator, and Rebecca Fukes, the Midwest Campus Coordinator, as they teach us more about the pro-Israel communities on campus, and specifically teaching us more about the BDS movement. By better understanding what BDS is, we can remove some of our own anxiety and fear, and better learn how to address the issue! Be sure to bring your questions!

Schedule

Sunday, March 7

10:45-1145 AM

US-Israel Relationship - A New Era?

With Benji Davis
In this session, we will explore the intersection of American and Israeli Politics. We will examine the political transitions currently taking place in both countries and how Israel's upcoming election may (or may not) dramatically change the country's direction.

1:00-2:00 PM

Activism 101

With Samantha Vinokor-Meinrath
This session will focus on what it means to be an Israel activist, and how to use your voice + experiences to tell Israel's story in ways that are meaningful, authentic, and transformative. Participants will learn the Jewish principles behind activism, and how to implement them in their own lives.

Monday, March 8 2021
7:00-8:00pm

The Abraham Accords

With Assaf Boker
Many historical paradigms have changed in the middle east in the year 2020. Israel has normalized it's diplomatic relation with five Arab countries (Morocco, Sudan, Bahrein and Dubai). What sparked this monumental change in Middle Eastern politics? Will more countries in the region normalize their relations with Israel? Why didn’t this happen earlier and what does this mean for the future of Israeli-Palestinian negations?

Tuesday, March 9 2021
7:00-7:50pm

Understanding The Israeli Election

With Assaf Boker
A brief overview of Israeli democracy Take a peek into the unique democratic system of the state of Israel – it’s strengths and challenges. In our conversation we will introduce the Israeli parliamentary democracy, define right and left politics as understood by the Israeli public and point out the key differences between the Israeli system and the American one. We will conclude our sessions with a current events update on the forthcoming Israeli elections.

Sunday, March 14

10:00 - 11:00 AM

The Jewish College Experience

Panel Discussion

The Jewish College Experience

Panel Discussion

11:00 AM -12:00 PM

Current status of anti-Semitism and BDS on campuses

With

Current status of anti-Semitism and BDS on campuses

Join StandWithUs representatives, Adam Blue, the Senior Midwest High School Coordinator, and Rebecca Fukes, the Midwest Campus Coordinator, as they teach us more about the pro-Israel communities on campus, and specifically teaching us more about the BDS movement. By better understanding what BDS is, we can remove some of our own anxiety and fear, and better learn how to address the issue! Be sure to bring your questions!

@akiva Presents:

Focusing on advocacy, politics
and the future relationship between Israel and the USA

Sunday, March 7-Sunday, 14 2021

About

@akiva is excited to present our newest initiative for the Cleveland Jewish community – Israel Week! As most of you know, in pre-pandemic times, we were proud to bring a delegation of high school seniors to AIPAC Policy Conference annually. While due to our current circumstances, that of course isn’t possible, we’re excited to once again pivot and to open Israel Week to *all* Cleveland teens.
 
From Sunday, March 7 – Sunday, March 14, you and your teens are invited to join @akiva for a variety of Israel programming, focusing on Israel on campus + being authentic voices for Israel, wherever our teens are. We’ll kick off on the 7th with a training session on advocacy + activism, and conclude on the 14th with a deep dive into the Jewish college experience for teens + parents. In the interval, there will be daily learning sessions, speakers, virtual tours, and more that you and your teens can access.
The topics for Israel week will include:

* The Israeli Elections (updates, implications for the region, etc.)

* The Abraham Accords (Israel’s normalization agreements with Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates) and their implications for Israel + the Middle East moving forward 

* Iran/Lebanon (a deep dive into geopolitics)

* The evolving relationship between American and Israeli Jewry 

If you would like to participate in the Israel Week events,
please register below

Schedule

10:45 - 11:45 AM

History of the us Israel relationship

With Benji Davis
In this session, we will explore the intersection of American and Israeli Politics. We will examine the political transitions currently taking place in both countries and how Israel's upcoming election may (or may not) dramatically change the country's direction.

Sunday, March 7

1:00-2:00PM

Activism 101

With Samantha Vinokor-Meinrath
This session will focus on what it means to be an Israel activist, and how to use your voice + experiences to tell Israel's story in ways that are meaningful, authentic, and transformative. Participants will learn the Jewish principles behind activism, and how to implement them in their own lives.

Monday, March 8 -
Wednesday, March 10

Monday, March 8 2021
7:00-7:50pm

The Abraham Accords

With Assaf Boker
Many historical paradigms have changed in the middle east in the year 2020. Israel has normalized it's diplomatic relation with five Arab countries (Morocco, Sudan, Bahrein and Dubai). What sparked this monumental change in Middle Eastern politics? Will more countries in the region normalize their relations with Israel? Why didn’t this happen earlier and what does this mean for the future of Israeli-Palestinian negations?

Tuesday, March 9 2021
6:00-7:00pm

Understanding The Israeli Election

With Assaf Boker
A brief overview of Israeli democracy Take a peek into the unique democratic system of the state of Israel – it’s strengths and challenges. In our conversation we will introduce the Israeli parliamentary democracy, define right and left politics as understood by the Israeli public and point out the key differences between the Israeli system and the American one. We will conclude our sessions with a current events update on the forthcoming Israeli elections.

Sunday, March 14

10:00 - 11:00 AM

The Jewish College Experience

Panel Discussion With College Students

The Jewish College Experience

Panel Discussion With College Students

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Current status of anti-Semitism and BDS on campuses

with Jaco

Current status of anti-Semitism and BDS on campuses