Building Bridges Programs

To continue Rabbi Sobel and guests for a multifaceted look at the history and current events in Israel.  For more information and to register click here.
If you need to change your registration or would like to add to your existing registration, please call the office at (714) 628-4600


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The History of the State of Israel, Zionism through 2023: The first 75 years, How did we get here and what will happen next?

A Seven – Session Zoom “Lunch and Learn” Webinar with Master Jewish Educator, Uri Feinberg.

In the aftermath of the devastation that befell the State of Israel and the Jewish People which began on Simchat Torah, October 7, 2023, many may find themselves on very shaky ground. How did this happen, why did this happen, what actually happened? How can I explain how I feel and why? These may be just some of the questions emphatically circling our consciousness. While no one can promise answers to all of these questions, we believe that a deep dive into the history of the State of Israel will offer first step towards creating a broader, stronger foundation of knowledge on which to stand.

The State of Israel is a vibrant, pulsating, historic, energetic, challenging heart of the Jewish People. Did we mention layered, complex and beautiful? Join us for a journey through the history of the young State. While we recognize that starting at THE beginning may necessitate a few extra sessions, we will begin our journey with the early days of Zionism. Creating a foundation of knowledge that will take us through the turn of the century, and the British mandate period, we will be better equipped to experience the founding of the State, together. As we traverse that Mt. Sinai-esque moment in 1948, we will continue through the earlier and more recent decades of the State of Israel, engaging with the momentous occasions, the prideful peaks and precarious pitfalls. These moments, of course, all accompany living and breathing entities, such as the Jewish State itself. As we conclude and look to the future, we will have had an opportunity to strengthen what we already know about Israel, add information that wasn’t previously there, and regardless of our opinions about Israel, be able to ask ourselves (and maybe even answer), how does all this relate to us and why do we care?

Dates and Times: All sessions run from 12:30 – 1:45 PST

Wednesdays: December 13 | December 20 | January 3 | January 10 | January 17 | January 24
Monday January 22

$20 each session or $120 for all seven Sessions
Register here for these webinars.



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