What are the fundamental beliefs of Zionism as described in Israel's declaration of Independence? What are the fundamental religious trends in modern Israeli society? Yizhar Hess, a 10th generation Jerusalemite, will share his thoughts and how we, as American Jews, can support a Jewish tradition that recognizes the realities of today’s Israel.
Yizhar is the Executive Director and CEO of the Masorti Foundation for Conservative Judaism in Israel. Committed to a pluralistic, egalitarian, and democratic vision of Zionism, The Masorti Foundation engages tens of thousands of Israelis each year, young and old, native born as well as olim, from around the globe.
Charleston Jewish Federation is proud to co-sponsor this event with Synagogue Emanu-El, as we bring this third speaker in our series of prominent voices of modern Israeli society to Charleston.
We hope that you will attend all of the speakers in our Voices of Israel series to hear different voices and perspectives, to strengthen your own awareness of important social, cultural and religious issues in Israel.