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|Israel: Jews and Muslims in America in Dialogue|
|Date||Tuesday April 05|
|Time||7:00 PM - 9:00 PM|
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Osher Marin JCC
200 N. San Pedro Road
San Rafael, CA 94903
|Event Type||Panel Discussion|
|Organizer/Author||Osher Marin JCC|
Please join Dr. Yehuda Kurtzer, President of the Shalom Hartman Institute of North America, and Wajahat Ali, author, journalist and playwright, at the Osher Marin JCC for a discussion about the Middle East and how Jews and Muslims in America can speak to each other about the conflict in the Middle East.
ABOUT WAJAHAT ALI
A lawyer, an award-winning playwright, a TV host, a consultant for the U.S. State Department-Wajahat Ali is a new kind of public intellectual: young, exuberant, and optimistic. Currently, Ali is writing a television show with Dave Eggers about a Muslim American cop in the Bay Area. He was also the lead author and researcher of "Fear Inc., Roots of the Islamophobia Network in America," the seminal report from the Center for American Progress. In 2012, Ali worked with the U.S. Department of State to design and implement the "Generation Change" leadership program to empower young social entrepreneurs. He initiated chapters in eight countries, including Pakistan and Singapore. He was honored as a "Generation Change Leader" by Sec. of State Clinton and as an "Emerging Muslim American Artist" by the Muslim Public Affairs Council.
ABOUT YEHUDA KURTZER
Yehuda Kurtzer is President of the Shalom Hartman Institute of North America. He has a Ph.D. in Jewish Studies from Harvard University and Master of Arts in Religion from Brown University, and is an alumnus of both the Wexner Graduate and Bronfman Youth Fellowship programs.
Yehuda is the author of Shuva: The Future of the Jewish Past, a work of constructive theology that offers new thinking on how contemporary Jews can and should relate to our past while living profoundly in the present. As a fellow in the Institute's iEngage Project, Yehuda writes and teaches widely on the central challenges facing Jewish life in both America and Israel, and how new Jewish thinking can help us stand up to these challenges.