Israel Action Committee

IAC is the Israel advocacy group at Congregation Beth David. We’d like to share with you the following Israel-related events which might be of interest from the JCCs and other congregations within the wider South Bay community.

From Dream to Reality: The Story of the Ethiopian Community in Israel (Zoom)  

Sunday, January 22, 2023, 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
From living as a Jew in her native Ethiopia dreaming of Jerusalem, to the reality of immigration to Israel, Ms. Oshra Friedman will discuss her personal story. Her talk will include religious background of Ethiopian Jews, cultural traditions, absorption procedures, multi-cultural public education in Israel, and the challenges and successes of integrating Ethiopian Jews into academics and careers. Friedman currently serves in the Israeli government as Deputy Director General of the Authority for Advancement of Women. To connect with Zoom:, To connect by phone, call (669) 900-6833, Meeting ID: 882 0053 9248, Passcode: 874543

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Coming This Winter

Co-sponsored by Beth Am Jewish and Israel Advocacy Committee
and Contra Costa Jewish Community Center:
Crash Course in Israeli History (Zoom) 
Sunday Mornings, TBA 
This course, taught by Charlotte Korchak is free of charge.
Session 1: History of Israel From Ancient to Modern Times
Session 2: History of Zionism, Arab Nationalism, and Jewish Statehood
Session 3: The Rise and Decline of the Arab-Israeli Conflict
Session 4: The Evolution of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (Part 1)
Session 5: The Evolution of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (Part 2)

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