A Leadership Forum on American Jewry & Israel

Shared Destiny | Separate Paths

American Jewry’s relationship and connection with Israel has been evolving since the State of Israel’s establishment nearly 75 years ago. Today, Jewish leaders in America and Israel are grappling with how to maintain and strengthen relations between communities with unique interests, commitments, and contexts.

There has never been a more pressing time to gather preeminent voices for a deep conversation and exploration on the subject.

Join us, alongside some of the foremost thought leaders on the Israel-Diaspora relationship, to deepen our understanding of the forces at play and the implications of this evolving relationship on Jewish life and community, and to consider ways to redefine and reshape it for the future.

This exclusive gathering will connect Greater Washington’s Jewish communal leaders with renowned scholars and practitioners in both informal conversation and facilitated sessions.


Sunday, March 19, 2023
Program: 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM

Downtown Washington, DC

Adjacent to Metro stations along Blue, Green, Orange, Silver, and Red Lines. Address provided upon registration.

Lunch included. Kosher dietary laws observed.

Smart casual attire.

This program is by invitation only. Invitations are non-transferrable.

Questions? Contact is at info@shalomdc.org.

General Ticket: $118
Couples (General): $200
Next Gen (under 40) or Jewish Communal Professional/Clergy: $72
Couples: Next Gen (under 40) or Jewish Communal Professional/ Clergy: $120

Featured Presenters (in formation):

Amira Ahronoviz
CEO and Director General, The Jewish Agency for Israel


Dr. Erica Brown
Vice Provost for Values and Leadership and Director, Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks-Herenstein Center for Values and Leadership, Yeshiva University

Dr. Elana Stein Hain
Rosh Beit Midrash and Senior Fellow, Shalom Hartman Institute


Rabbi Dr. Donniel Hartman
President, Shalom Hartman Institute


Dr. Gil Preuss
CEO, The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington


Dr. Masua Sagiv
Scholar in Resident, Shalom Hartman Institute

Dr. Eilon Schwartz
Director, Shaharit Institute


Emily Tamkin
Global Affairs Journalist and Author of The Influence of Soros and Bad Jews

The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington welcomes the participation of interfaith couples and families, and people of all abilities, backgrounds, gender identities, and sexual orientations. Building an inclusive community is a Federation priority. If you require special accommodations in order to participate in this program, please contact us in advance at 301-230-7200 or email info@shalomdc.org so we can make every effort to accommodate your needs.

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