A Better Israel in a Changing Middle East | Congregation Beth Am

A Better Israel in a Changing Middle East

Beth Am Welcomes Akselrad Speaker Daniel Sokatch, CEO of the New Israel Fund

Israel is faced with a changing landscape and a region in turmoil. Beth Am is honored to welcome Daniel Sokatch, speaking on the latest trends in Israeli society and their implications for progressive social change.

Following the service, during which Daniel Sokatch will speak, we’ll gather for dinner and discussion with our guest. To sign up for the dinner ($30/person) and discussion, download, complete and return the registration form by Wednesday, January 15 to Sheba Solomon, (650) 493-4661 in the synagogue office.

Daniel J. Sokatch is the Chief Executive officer of the New Israel Fund (NIF), the leading organization committed to equality and democracy for all Israelis. In recognition of his leadership, Sokatch was named to the Forward newspaper’s “Forward 50,” an annual list of the fifty leading Jewish decision-makers and opinion-shapers, in 2002, 2005, 2008 and 2010. Daniel has an MA from the Fletcher School at Tufts University, a JD from Boston College Law School, and a BA from Brandeis University.

The Rabbi Akselrad (z”l) Lecture Series honors our beloved rabbi’s memory while carrying out the legacy he created, by highlighting today’s leaders of social justice, ethics and human relations.

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