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Parent Empowerment Initiative: 5 Issues That Matter

Generously sponsored by Susie Goldsmith in memory of her husband, Ron Goldsmith

All classes will be recorded so feel free to register even if you can't attend live!

Recorded: Purity of Arms: The Israeli Military’s Code of Ethics

As the world watches the ongoing war in Gaza, the media is raising questions about whether or not Israel’s military is carrying out its operations ethically. Join us for an inside look at the Israeli army’s code of ethics as we examine this critical issue. 

Instructor: Joel Chasnoff is the author of Israel 201, this year’s recipient of the National Jewish Book Award, as well as a former Israeli soldier.

Recorded: Living in a Material World: Business Ethics in Everyday Life

Wondering if we are being taken advantage of in a business transaction is actually an age-old concern. Together we will investigate Jewish ethical teachings that show us how both businesses and their customers can find a harmonious balance in this material world. 

Instructor: Rabbi Adam Schaffer is the Education Director at HAMAKOM in Woodland Hills, California, and previously served as the School Rabbi at Abraham Joshua Heschel Day School in Northridge for seven years. 

Recorded: Click, Like, Connect: Digital Conduct, Your Kids, and You

What does responsible parenting look like in the social media age? In this program, we will delve into social media usage, online conduct, and digital citizenship through a Jewish ethical lens. 

Instructor: Rabbi Michele Faudem has taught middle and high school students, college students, and adults for the past 25+ years.

Recorded: Israel, October 7th, and What Comes Next?

This program will explore the current state and potential of the two-state solution, the players in the region, and what the future might have in store for Israel.

Instructor: Daniella Gefen is a world-renowned Israel educator who has spent the last 17 years leading trips for AIPAC, the Jerusalem Press Club, Hebrew University, Melton, and more. 

Recorded: Antisemitism: The Oldest Hatred

As we see an uptick in antisemitic incidents around the world, this class will uncover the deep roots of antisemitism and how it has changed throughout the ages. Focusing on the current forms of anti-Zionism and anti-Israel sentiment, we will explore the newest incarnations of one of history’s oldest forms hatred.  

Instructor: Sivan Rotholz is a professor of feminist Torah and has taught at Brooklyn College, Tel Aviv University, Columbia/Barnard Hillel, Pardes, and more.

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