The Community Relations Council is the public affairs arm of the organized Tidewater Jewish community. It represents the area synagogues and Jewish agencies on issues impacting the rights and protection of Jews as individuals and as a community. The CRC works to educate the community on public affairs issues and translates these issues into community action with the greater community, public officials, other faith and ethnic communities and the media.
Israel Today. Diversity.
Thursday, December 12, 2013
Ishmael Khaldi is an Arab-Muslim-Israeli who holds the distinction of being the first Bedouin appointed as a diplomat in Israel’s Foreign Ministry. Since that historic occasion in 2004, Khaldi has continued to represent his homeland: in San Francisco as Israel’s Deputy Consul General, in Jerusalem as Policy Adviser to the Foreign Minister, and now in London as Counselor for Civil Society Affairs at the Embassy of Israel. Author of the 2010 memoir A Shepherd’s Journey, Khaldi is a patriot and ardent supporter of Israel who served with the Israeli Defense Forces and the Israeli Police. He brings a unique and honest perspective to diversity in Israel today.
Free and open to the community at the Simon Family JCC on the Sandler Family Campus. Click here to RSVP.
Learn more about the Israel Today Series.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation Community Relations Executive Seminar Training
Sunday, January 12
8:30 am – 2:00 pm
Simon Family JCC on the Sandler Family Campus of the Tidewater Jewish Community
5000 Corporate Woods Drive, Virginia Beach
Topics for this program will include:
• Foreign Counterintelligence
• Cyber Crime
• Civil Rights
Israel Today. Zionism.
Wednesday, January 29th
Gil Troy is one of today’s most prominent activists fighting against the delegitimization of Israel. A respected political historian, Troy is the author of 8 books, including the new, highly acclaimed Moynihan’s Moment: America’s Fight Against Zionism as Racism. Troy is Professor of History at McGill University and a Research Fellow in the Shalom Hartman Institute’s Engaging Israel Program. He writes a weekly column for The Jerusalem Post, is Editor-at-Large of The Daily Beast‘s Open Zion blog, and his commentary and opinions appear regularly in major media outlets, such as The New York Times and The New Republic.
Learn more about the Israel Today Series here.