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Israel Community Partner Dr. Eilon Schwartz

Jewish Federation of St. Louis
12 Millstone Campus Drive
St. Louis, MO 63146

Impact in Israel

Join us to learn more about organizations that are making an impact on Israeli society. Our speakers represent organizations in Israel supported by Jewish Federation. They will each share about the work they are doing, the challenges they are facing and the impact on Israeli lives.

Tuesday, March 21 at 7 pm at Federation
Transcending the Israeli Culture Wars: A Democracy of the Common Good – A conversation with Dr. Eilon Schwartz, Founder of Shaharit.
Israel, like most liberal democracies throughout the world, is in the midst of a culture war that threatens to tear it apart. The fight over judicial reform is the latest chapter in an escalating cycle. The “other side” is no longer a political adversary; they are the enemy. The only way forward is through a politics of relationships. Not to convert, but to engage. To reach across the aisle with curiosity and empathy and a commitment to a future together. Over a decade of work, Shaharit has cultivated partners who are deeply rooted in every one of Israel’s communities. Against the backdrop of the culture wars, is a politics of the common good possible? Shaharit, is a mix of thinktank, leadership incubator, and community organizing that is nurturing a new social partnership among all of Israel’s communities and is a Jewish Federation partner organization.