VIRTUAL Jewish Education

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Presenter: Elliot Vaisrub Glassenberg

Elliot Vaisrub Glassenberg is an American-Canadian-Israel Queer Jewish educator-activist . Elliot teaches and advocates on topics relating to Jewish pluralism and inclusion, refugee rights, LGBTQ rights and human rights, and his educator-activist approach focuses on the application of Judaism for social change. Elliot is a senior educator at BINA: The Jewish Movement for Social Change and a leading activist for refugee rights in Israel. Elliot is a blogger for The Times of Israel, and has published in Haaretz, The Jerusalem Post, The Jewish Week, and elsewhere. Elliot currently lives in Jaffa .

Israel’s Non-Jewish Refugees and the Canadian Connection
While Canada and the entire world cope with unprecedented numbers of refugees and migrants, Israel is home to roughly 30,000 non-Jewish men, women and children from African who have come to Israel in search of refuge. What is their situation today, especially under the new challenges of COVID-19? How have many refugees made their way from Israel to Canada and what can Canadian Jews do to help?  What can Canadian Jews and Israelis learn from one another and from the Jewish tradition, and how can Jews around the world work together to form a modern global Jewish approach to migration?

We 7:00-8:30pm
Nov 18
V1916   M $10 / R $12  Register

Engaging with Israel in 2020: 
How can we engage in open and constructive conversations with and about Israel in 2020, and what are some tools we can use? And how can we ensure that future generations of Jews have a strong, meaningful connection to Israel? And why does it matter?

We 7:00-8:30pm
Dec 9
V1917  M $10 / R $12  Register

In collaboration with BINA, an Israeli-born movement at the intersection of Jewish education and social activism. BINA works to advance democracy, pluralism and justice in Israel and the Jewish world through limud (study), ma’ase (action) and kehilla (community), emphasizing Jewish culture and values of tikkun olam (repairing the world).