Going deeper than politics or advocacy, the iEngage Israel course reframes the discussion about the enduring significance of the State of Israel for contemporary Jews worldwide. The iEngage curriculum elevates the conversation about Israel by rooting it in Jewish values and ideas rather than in a response to crisis, exploring key questions such as:
> What are the benefits of Jewish sovereignty?
> How should a Jewish state exercise military power ethically?
> How can Israel create and maintain a Jewish democracy?
> What values should a Jewish state embody?
> Why should American Jews care about Israel, and what should be the nature of ourr elationship with the Jewish state?
iEngage Israel thus equips individuals and communities with a quintessentially Jewish values-based vocabulary to define and articulate why Israel can and should be fundamental to their Jewish identity. This joint program between the Federation of Madison and Temple Beth El. Open to Everyone. Program Dates are:September: 11, 18; October: 2, 23, 30; November: 6, 13, 20; December: 4, 11