29 2023

The Elephants in the Room (JFM and others)

6:00PM - 7:00PM  

Jewish Federation of Madison via Zoom

Contact Alan Klugman
(608) 442-4070

The Elephants in the Room: Israel, Palestine, Zionism, and the Role of Religion in America

Can we talk about them? We can, and we do.

Details and registration coming soon.

About the Speakers

Imam Abdullah Antepli is a globally acknowledged leader in inter-religious dialogue. He directs (with Yossi Klein Halevi) the Shalom Hartman Institute’s Muslim Leadership Initiative. Born in Turkey, he served as Duke University's first Muslim chaplain; its director of Center for Muslim Life, and teaches at the Duke’s Sanford School of Public Policy & Divinity School. The NonProfit Times recognized him as one of their Power & Influence Top 50 leaders of 2019, calling him one of the most prominent Muslim leaders in higher education today.

Rabbi Jeffrey K. Salkin is one of American Judaism’s most prolific and most-quoted rabbis. His blog, “Martini Judaism: for those who want to be shaken and stirred,” published by the Religion News Service, won a 2022 Wilbur Award for best religion blog of the year. His essays have appeared in the Washington Post, Tablet, Mosaic, Forward, and Commentary. He has written ten books on bar/bat mitzvah, Israel, masculinity, and Jewish culture, as well as three Torah commentaries. He serves as the rabbi of Temple Israel in West Palm Beach, Florida.

This event is co-sponsored with a group of Jewish organizations and synagogues from around the country, including Jewish Federation of Madison.