Dec 12

How American Can Israel Become?

Seattle, WA

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Congregation Beth Shalom
StandWithUs - Northwest
Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle
Prof. Ilan Troen
Founding Director (Emeritus), Ben-Gurion Research Institute for the Study of Israel and Zionism, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
Founding Director (Emeritus), Schusterman Center for Israel Studies, Brandeis University
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Thursday, December 12, 2019

7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Congregation Beth Shalom
6800 35th Ave NE
Seattle, WA
Event Chairs
Kathleen & Rob Spitzer

Topic: How American Can Israel Become?

Prof. Ilan Troen will use the Declaration of Independence of Israel and the United States to explain what is shared and what is unique about both societies. Given the frequent critique of Israel by Americans, including Jews, Prof. Troen will give attention to how much change in Israel can be reasonably expected.


Register by December 3, 2019.
Email Mei Gruchacz or call her at (415) 927-2119.

Free Admission. Kosher dessert reception to follow the presentation.

Prof. Ilan Troen served as director of the Ben-Gurion Research Institute for the Study of Israel and Zionism from 1983 to 1987 and remains closely associated with it to this day. He is the Stoll Family Professor of Israel Studies, emeritus, at Brandeis University, and is the founding editor of Israel Studies, a Ben-Gurion Research Institute publication – the world’s leading journal in this field – published three times a year by Indiana University Press. Prof. Troen has contributed to establishing centers for Israel studies in China, India, Europe, and North America and is the immediate past president of the Association for Israel Studies. He holds a Ph.D. in history from the University of Chicago and has written extensively on American, Israeli and Jewish history.