American Jews learn to talk with other American Jews about Israel

Special dialogue programs aim to detoxify the conversation about the mother ship and the Palestinians. By Debra Nussbaum Cohen | Apr. 23, 2015 | 12:32 AMHaaretz.com NEW YORK — It was a rough start to the year for Jews at Princeton University. Over the fall semester at the elite university long known to be nonpolitical,
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Angie Atkins

Angie Atkins is the Director of Wexner Heritage Alumni. Previously, Angie founded, ran (and then sold) an international jewelry business which manufactured in Israel and wholesaled fine designer jewelry around the world for 22 years. Upon graduating from the Wexner Heritage Program (MetroWest 08), Angie was moved to devote more of her life to giving
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Jessica Kate Meyer

Jessica Kate Meyer is the assistant rabbi and co-music director for Romemu.  She was ordained June 2014 by Hebrew College Rabbinical School, and strives to build community through prayerful music, and music through prayerful community. During her rabbinic training she developed inter-generational education programs and prayer services for Temple Beth Zion in Brookline, MA, interned with a
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Rabbi Ezra Weinberg

Rabbi Ezra Weinberg Rabbi Ezra Weinberg is excited to bring his extensive experience and passion in peace and conflict work to his second year with “Resetting the Table.”  Ezra’s lifelong pursuit of peace became concretized when he designed his undergraduate major at Hampshire College in “Peace and Conflict Studies.”  After receiving his MA in Conflict Transformation from SIT in Vermont,
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Ilana Sidorsky

Ilana Sidorsky is the Israel and Hesed Educator at The Abraham Joshua Heschel High School in New York City, combining her passion for teaching Israel and engaging students in community service. Previously, she supported young adult grants at UJA-Federation of New York, directed teen leadership for HaZamir: The International Jewish High School Choir, and worked as lead
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Yaron Prywes

Yaron Prywes has provided leadership development and coaching services to a range of leaders across a variety of business sectors during his 10-year career as a consulting psychologist. His areas of expertise include executive assessments and conflict and team coaching. Yaron has taught Collaboration and Intercultural Communications around the world and supported the professional development
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Efrat Pellet

Efrat Pellet is a civil litigator with a background in shareholder derivative actions, consumer fraud class actions, real estate and defamation litigation.  Outside of the office, Efrat volunteers at the Beth Israel Medical Center as a Rape Crisis and Domestic Violence Advocate, counseling survivors in the emergency room while coordinating medical personnel and law enforcement
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Jacob Levkowicz

Jacob Levkowicz is a Goldman Bridge Fellow at ACCESS, AJC’s young leadership division. Jacob works closely with ACCESS NY’s lay leaders to advance the agency’s priorities in the arena of interfaith and intergroup outreach. Prior to joining AJC, Jacob worked at The David Project, a Boston-based Israel advocacy organization, first as a Campus Coordinator and then
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Irit Gross

Irit E. Gross, Director, Office of the President at Birthright Israel Foundation, has worked in the Jewish community for four and a half years.  After completing her undergraduate degree, Irit lived and worked in Spain for four years teaching English to business professionals.  Upon return to the United States, she focused her career in Human Resources
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Cassie Chesley

Cassie Chesley is currently a Goldman Bridge Fellow at ACCESS DC, American Jewish Committee’s young professional program. In her work at ACCESS DC, Cassie facilitates relationship-building and programming among Jewish young professionals, interfaith and intergroup partners, and the young diplomatic corps. Before starting the fellowship, she worked as an international development consultant and as the
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