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Tribe Talk: New Jewish Conversations

Tribe Talk: New Jewish Conversations

Tribe Talk: New Jewish Conversations‌

Mondays, January 30, February 27, March 27, May 22 | 7-8 p.m.

 

Tribe Talk is an edgy, provocative, and engaging monthly conversation on trending Jewish news led by Brian Amkraut and Alanna Cooper, our resident Jewish news-junkies.

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Moderators: Brian Amkraut, Executive Director, Siegal Lifelong Learning, CWRU & Alanna Cooper, Director of Jewish Lifelong Learning, CWRU

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Co-sponsored by the Cleveland Jewish News and the CJN Foundation

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Monday, January 30 | 7-8 p.m.

 

Featured Guest of the Month: Sam Chestnut, Lippman School, Head of School

 

Talking Points:

1. Jews in the News

From the “first children” - Ivanka and Jared - to a full slate in the cabinet, Jews are now closer to power in the US government than they’ve ever been.  What implications will this have for American Jews?

What Should American Jews Make of Ivanka Trump, The Atlantic

http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2016/09/what-should-american-jews-make-of-ivanka-trump/498476/  

 

2. American Jews Split over Israel

Obama’s abstention from the recent UN resolution on Israel, and the Trump administration’s appointment of the new US ambassador to Israel will impact Israel.  But these political events have alsoinvited rancor between US Jews.  What does this division and strain mean for Jewish life here at home? 

Divided American Jewry, New York Times

https://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/29/us/american-jews-john-kerry-israel.html 

 

3. Teaching Holocaust and Genocide

Students in Akron, Lippman School engage in an exchange with students of the Northern Cheyenne in Montana, to learn from each other’s cultural heritage and struggle.  What is gained by cross cultural comparisons of Holocaust and genocide?  And what challenges are raised by drawing parallels? 

The Lippman School and the Northern Cheyenne Nation – A Pardigm-Shifting Educational Partnership

http://ejewishphilanthropy.com/the-lippman-school-and-the-northern-cheyenne-nation-a-paradigm-shifting-educational-partnership/

megMonday, February 27 | 7-8 p.m.

 
Featured Guest of the Month: Rabbi Megan DohertyDirector of Hillel and Jewish Campus Life, Oberlin College
 
 
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Monday, March 27 | 7-8 p.m.

 
Featured Guest of the Month: Kyla Schneider, principal at Solel Coaching and Consulting, chair of Nakum (task force on dementia and aging) for the Jewish Federation of Cleveland

 

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Hallie Kogelschatz photoMonday, May 22 | 7-8 p.m.

 
Featured Guest of the Month: Hallie Bram Kogelschatz, CEO of shark&minnow

 

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