Category Archives: Session 2016

A Briefing from Israel with Israeli Consul General to the Mid-Atlantic States Yaron Sideman

This session will be an in-depth look at Israel today from the perspective of one of Israel’s top diplomats. This will be an interactive session with up-to-the minute information and the chance to ask questions. Speaker: Israeli Consul General to the Mid-Atlantic States Yaron Sideman
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Ending the Syrian Conflict- Elliott Abrams in conversation with Linda Maizels

The Syrian civil war has broken the country apart; destabilized the Middle East; and is affecting the social policies and political discourse of Europe, the United States, and elsewhere. How might the conflict play out in the coming months? Is there an end in sight? This interactive session will provide information and answers on this
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Israel and North American Jews: Ami Eden in conversation with William Daroff

For many in the American Jewish community, the last year felt like a roller coaster. The passionate debate over the Iran nuclear agreement, Prime Minister Netanyahu’s controversial visit to speak to a joint session of Congress, last year, and a host of other events provoked contentious and often divisive debate in the American Jewish community.
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The U.S. And Israel: What’s Changed? Tamara Wittes in conversation with Michael Miller

The issues between the Obama administration and the Netanyahu government have been a subject of much media speculation over the last year. But what, if anything, has really changed in the relationship between United States and Israel? Learn more at this interactive session with these two leaders in their respective fields. Speaker: Tamara Wittes     Moderator:
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Strategic Cafe

This year’s JCPA conference is a turning point for our network. Help us set the new direction at our first-ever strategic cafe! How can JCPA help support and guide the community relations network? Facilitator: Shirley Gross
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Current State of Jewish Life on College Campuses

In this session, Eric Fingerhut, President and CEO of Hillel International, will share his first-hand experiences and insight about Jewish life on college campus. This conversation will provide an inside look at the current opportunities and challenges for Jewish students on college campuses across the globe. Speaker: Eric Fingerhut
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Getting From Here to There: Tools For Real Time Strategic Planning

How can JCRCs take a look at their external environment and plan effectively? This session will take you through the steps of a simplified strategic planning process so you can do the planning at the local level. Speaker: David Bernstein
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BDS Trends on Campus: Recent Developments, What’s the Role of CRCs, Best Practices

There are many BDS challenges facing campuses and the landscape is rapidly changing. We’re seeing growing challenges with graduate student worker unions and upper graduate professional associations alike. BDS activists are rapidly co-oping every Progressive cause in sight as a vehicle to promote BDS. Hear from CRCs who have successfully worked with campuses in their
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Counter-BDS State Legislation: The models, The process, The wins

Over the past year, many states have introduced counter-BDS state legislation, which numerous states have passed and signed into law. Israel Action Network has been working behind the scenes to advise CRC leadership around the country throughout this process. This session will focus on the different types of legislation, the process, and best practices for
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New Frontiers in Civil Rights

What are the next important advances we need to be pushing for? What are our partners focusing on? What are the important conversations happening today? From criminal justice reform to the next steps in LGBTQ equality, this session will offer key insights. The session will be moderated by Steven Dettelbach, who until recently was the
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