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(Victoria) Israel in Crisis: A Community Reflection
October 10 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pmFree
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.
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.