An Israel at Peace with Itself: Solutions to Racism and Inequality (Vancouver)

Or Shalom Synagogue 710 E 10th Ave E, Vancouver, BC

One year ago, citizens of Israel — both Jewish and Palestinian — attacked each other in the streets, exposing deep-running animosities within society. To many of us, this came not as a surprise but as a consequence of years of inequality and racism. In the year since, the underlying issues remain. We’ve seen violent dispersals of Bedouin protests, Jewish extremism, and deadly terrorism. But we’ve also seen important changes – and a government […]

One-Day Tour to Haifa: Pitfalls and Successes of a Jewish-Arab Mixed City

Israel

Meet the Israelis working towards equality and shared society for Jewish and Palestinian citizens alike. Departing and returning to Tel Aviv, this day-long tour will take you to Haifa to deepen your understanding of Jewish-Arab shared society in one of Israel’s “mixed cities”: Meet Israeli activists and NIF experts fighting for equality and combatting racism […]

Study Tour Info Session

Virtual

Join us for a virtual information session about our upcoming trip to Israel, September 12th-19th, 2022. We’ll hear from past participants and tour leaders and get a chance to ‘meet’ others interested in the trip. There will be plenty of time for questions. Register in advance below. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email […]

An Update on Masafer Yatta: What’s Next After the Supreme Court’s Decision?

As US President Joe Biden is set to travel to Israel and the occupied Palestinian territories, Palestinians in the West Bank face an uncertain and perilous future. In early May, Israel's High Court of Justice ruled on a decades-long case, giving the military a green light to expel over 1,000 Palestinian residents of Masafer Yatta, […]

Reflecting on Tisha B’Av and Present-Day Jerusalem: The Use and Abuse of Jewish Heritage

Virtual

Over the past year, Jerusalem has been simmering with tensions and periodic violence. Especially concerning are acts by Jewish extremists to dispossess Palestinians of their homes, as well as attacks on Reform and Conservative Jews, invoking exclusive heritage over Jerusalem. Each Tisha B’Av, Jewish communities mourn the destruction of the Temple. The rabbis of the […]

New Gen Gathering & Film Screening

Field Trip cafe 3 Westmoreland Ave, Toronto

Join NIFC New Generations for a social hangout + screening of the film "Junction 48". Thursday, August 18th at 7:00 PM Field Trip Cafe, 3 Westmoreland Ave. We will screen the film outdoors. About the film: Palestinian rapper Kareem and his singer girlfriend Manar struggle, love and make music in their crime-ridden ghetto and Tel […]

(Community event) Hot Topics: Shared Society and Borderless Nature with the Arava Institute – POSTPONED

Beth Tzedec Congregation 1700 Bathurst Street, Toronto, ON

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE Hosted by Beth Tzedec Congregation. Event will be presented both in person and online. As Israel's 75th birthday approaches, issues of shared society and regional cooperation have become increasingly important. Hear from alumni of the Arava Institute for Environment Studies - one Jewish Israeli and one Palestinian […]

12th Annual Shira Herzog Symposium: Shared Society Beyond Slogans

Toronto Reference Library - Beeton Hall 789 Yonge Street, Toronto, ON

Join us in person at the Toronto Reference Library or watch the event live online. A year and a half ago, it would have been hard to imagine an Israeli government with an Arab party in the coalition. As Israel votes for a fifth time in four years, was this Jewish-Arab partnership the beginning of […]

(New Generations) Gaza 101

Online

Described as “the world’s largest open-air prison,” Gaza is home to two million people, more than 80% percent of whom depend on humanitarian aid and two-thirds of whom are under 25. A well-documented humanitarian crisis, Gazans have been living under Israeli military blockade since 2005 and have been the victims of repeated violence between Hamas […]

Progressive Israel Network Post-Election Webinar

Online

Pollster and political analyst Dahlia Scheindlin will be in conversation with NIF’s Libby Lenkinski, J Street’s Jeremy Ben-Ami and Americans for Peace Now’s Hadar Susskind to assess the election results, their possible impact on Israeli public life and on Israel’s relations with the US and other allies. Register here for this virtual event

An Evening with Breaking the Silence

Holy Blossom Temple 1950 Bathurst Street, Toronto, Ontario

Join us at Holy Blossom Temple on November 22nd for a conversation with two Breaking the Silence members about their experiences serving in the occupied Palestinian territories.  We will be speaking with Amir Ziv, Breaking the Silence's Pedagogy Coordinator, as well as Ido Ziv-Li, a testifier who now lives in Toronto. We will also screen […]

(New Generations) Drinks with Breaking the Silence

Paupers Pub 539 Bloor Street West, Toronto, Ontario

8:30 PM, Paupers Pub (Second Floor), 539 Bloor Street West Drinks and snacks will be served. Following our public event on November 22nd with Breaking the Silence, join NIFC New Generations downtown for informal drinks and snacks with two members of Breaking the Silence, Amir Ziv and Ido Ziv-Li. This is an opportunity for our […]