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Full Agenda of the Day

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10:00–11:30 AM | Registration, Organization Fair & AMA (Ask Me Anything) session with sponsoring organizations

11:30 AM–12:00 PM | Opening Remarks

Moderator for the day: Sarah Tuttle-Singer, The Times of Israel Opening Remarks by Zack Bodner, CEO, Oshman Family JCC; Dr. Andy David, Israel's Consul General to the Pacific NW; Danny Grossman, CEO, San Francisco Jewish Community Federation and Endowment Fund

12:00–12:30 PM | Session 1: A Family Divided: Is There a Shared Future? Two Jewish Centers and How They Relate to Each Other

Dr. Yehuda Kurtzer, Shalom Hartman Institute

12:30–1:30 PM | Session 2: Should Israelis and Jewish Americans See Each Other as Equal Stakeholders in a Collective Future? 

Ambassador Daniel Kurtzer, Princeton University; Dr. Einat Wilf, Jewish People Policy Institute

1:30–2:30 PM | Session 3: Zionism in the 21st Century: Rethinking Israel and the Jewish People

Dr. Daniel Gordis, Koret Distinguished Fellow, Shalem College; Gidi Grinstein, Reut Institute; Dr. Yehuda Kurtzer, Shalom Hartman Institute of North America

2:30–3:00 PM | Break and Walk to Breakout Sessions

3:00–4:00 PM | Breakout Sessions (Session 4)

  • Progressive American Judaism and Entrenched Israeli Orthodoxy—Is There a Common Ground? | Dr. Daniel Gordis, Shalem Institute; Rabbi Dennis Eisner, Senior Rabbi, Peninsula Temple Beth El; Dr. Einat Wilf, Jewish People Policy Institute; Moderated by Sue Fishkoff, J. the Jewish news weekly
  • What do Israelis and the Jews in the Diaspora Collectively Confront in Our Complex World? | Yossi Klein Halevi in conversation with Rachel Urman
  • Emerging Trends in the Arab-Israeli Community | Lucy Aharish, news reporter and television host on Israel's Channel 1, in conversation with Zvi Weiss, Yavneh Day School
  • Security First, Then Peace? | Ilan Goldenberg, Major General (Ret.) Amnon Reshef; Moderated by David Halperin, Israel Policy Forum
  • Should US Jews Try to be Influential in a Country That "Isn't Theirs" and If So, How? | Professor Marc Dollinger, Ph.D. and Sarah Tuttle-Singer, Times of Israel; Moderated by Darren Kleinberg, Kehillah Jewish High School
  • Israel in the Minds of American Jews: Reflections on the Pew Report and Beyond | Professor Ari Kelman, Stanford Graduate School of Education in conversation with Dan Mogulof, UC Berkeley
  • From Generation to Generation | Ambassador Daniel Kurtzer in conversation with Dr. Yehuda Kurtzer
  • Working Toward a Shared Dream Through a Shared Society | Arthur Slepian, the Chair of Federation's Israel and Global Committee and the Founder and Executive Director of A Wider Bridge; Elisheva Mazya, CEO of Ruach Hadasha; Sigal Kantopsky, CEO of Olim Beyachad; Moderated by Barak Loozon, Israel and Global Network Director, San Francisco Jewish Community Federation
  • Disasters and Humanitarian Crises as Opportunities to Build Bridges between Israel and the Jewish Community in the US: Case Studies from the Refugee Crisis, the Ebola Outbreak, the Tsunami in Japan and Hurricane Sandy | Yotam Polizer, IsrAid in conversation with Talya Feldman
  • Israel and Zionism as a Force for Jewish Unity | Aryeh Green, Vice President Strategic Investments at EnergiyaGlobal
  • Palestinians, Israel and the New Middle East | Avi Issacharoff, Middle East Analyst for Walla and Times of Israel
  • A Changing Jewish World | Gidi Grinstein, Reut Institute in conversation with Raphael Ahren, Times of Israel

4:00–4:30 PM | Break and Return to Main Hall

4:30–4:45 PM | Session 5: Future Relations between Israel and the US Jewish Community

Yossi Klein Halevi, Fellow at the Shalom Hartman Institute

4:45–5:45 PM | Session 6: US Policy in the Middle East

Ambassador Dennis Ross, Washington Institute for Near East Policy

5:45–6:15 PM | Session 7: A World Shifting to the Extremes

Dan Senor, Author of Start-Up Nation; Ambassador Dennis Ross, Washington Institute for Near East Policy; Avi Issacharoff, Middle East Analyst for Walla and the Times of Israel; Moderated by Raphael Ahren, Times of Israel

6:15–6:55 PM | Session 8: Between Dreams and Disillusionment: Young Jews and the State of Israel

Yoav Schaefer, Avi Schaefer Fund; Harry Reis, Anti-Defamation League; Mimi Kravetz, Hillel; Libby Lenkinski, New Israel Fund

6:55–7:00 PM | Closing Remarks

7:00–8:00 PM | Cocktail Party (all invited) with Light Food and Wine

7:00–8:00 PM | Young Adults—Beer and Conversation

Israeli Arabs and High-Tech in the Arab World | Lucy Aharish, news reporter on Channel 2; Dan Senor, author of Start-Up Nation

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