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(Victoria) Israel in Crisis: A Community Reflection

10 October 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Victoria event: Israel in Crisis: the Future of Israeli Democracy and Judaism, Oct 10, 2023 at 7 pm at Temple Emanu-El

Important event update:

When we first invited you to a discussion tonight with Ben Murane of the New Israel Fund of Canada, we originally planned a conversation about the democratic crisis in Israel.

Instead, the enormity of this week’s shocking and terrifying days in Israel are now first and foremost in our minds.  Our hearts are with the victims’ families and we pray for the safe return of hostages.

We invite you still to gather with us in order to comfort one other, to grieve, and to reflect.

Ben Murane will offer reflections on how progressive civil society in Israel is responding in this moment, including protecting the most vulnerable and refusing to allow terrorism to drive Jews and Arabs apart.

No registration is required. 

Our Speakers:

Ben Murane is the Executive Director of the New Israel Fund of Canada and a leading voice of millennial engagement with Israel. For over fifteen years, Ben has led at the intersection of Jewish life, social justice, and Israel. He previously worked for NIF’s U.S. branch, won Jewish innovation awards for his work in environmentalism and campus life, and founded both online and offline Jewish communities. In 2012, he received the prestigious Dorot Leadership Fellowship in Israel, where he studied comparative nationalism and consulted for social action groups. He lives in Toronto with his wife and two young children.


10 October 2023
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Congregation Emanu-El (Victoria)
1461 Blanshard Street
Victoria, BC V8W 2J3 Canada
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