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Zionism, Israel, and the Conflict:  A 5-Session Mini-Course with Rabbi Blake and Cantor Kleinman

Sunday, November 19 at 11:45 am (in-person)

Since the brutal attacks on Israel by Hamas on October 7th, our community has been standing in solidarity with the Jewish State.  

At this critical time, many in our community have expressed a desire to learn more about the roots of Zionism and the history behind the present conflict between Israel and Hamas.

All are welcome to join Rabbi Blake for several upcoming Sundays, 11:45 – 1:15 pm, for a deep dive into the foundations of Zionism and a historical overview of the Conflict.  This class is aimed at an adult audience; high school and college-age students are most welcome to join.  This class is open tot he community, and sessions will be livestreamed on the temple website and recorded.  

Sunday, November 12, 2023 – The Origins of Zionism

You can watch this class here: https://youtu.be/3ZqjVL9daOA

Sunday, November 19, 2023 – Arab-Jewish Relations Until 1964

You can watch this class here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TR8TNqsuq84

Sunday, December 3, 2023 – The Israel-Palestinian Conflict 1964-2023

You can watch this class here: https://youtu.be/IUfIR54rAi8

Sunday, December 10, 2023 – The Israel – The Israel-Hamas War in its Historical Context

You can watch the class here: https://youtu.be/BknIoYyQ7nA

Sunday, December 17, 2023 – Reflections on the War through Israeli music (with Cantor Kleinman & guests)

You can watch this class here: https://youtu.be/e92yUUvH-po

*New class added – Sunday, January 7th, 2024 – History of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, 1987-2023

You can watch the class here: https://youtu.be/agR32gczV-0

Please RSVP to our office by emailing receptionist@wrtemple.org. so that we know how many chairs to set up.

Light refreshments (beverages) will be served; please feel free to bring a lunch if you like. 



Please click below for weekly message from our clergy:

With a Broken Heart, Rabbi Jonathan Blake, Sermon for Shabbat Bereshit, October 13, 2023