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Isaac Herzog on “Israel and the American Jewish Community: The State of the Relationship”
Wednesday, February 5, 2020
10906 Le Conte Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90024 US
About the UCLA Event
Isaac Herzog, Chairman of The Jewish Agency for Israel, will share his insights on the relationship between Israel and American Jewry, including various factors affecting this relationship and the challenges it currently faces. Among these factors are the different perspectives on religion and faith, the impact of contemporary political disputes, and the threat from rising nationalism and anti-Semitism. He also will discuss the deep changes occurring within every sector of Israeli society, the need to increase mutual knowledge and understanding, and the importance of the Jewish diaspora to the future of the State of Israel. Event is the Inaugural Harry C. Sigman Distinguished Lecture in Israel Studies.
About the Speaker
Isaac Herzog was appointed Chairman of the Executive of The Jewish Agency for Israel in June 2018. He succeeded Natan Sharansky as Chairman of this historic and influential organization. Previously, Herzog served as Member of Knesset since 2003 and as the Chairman of the Israeli Labor Party. Over the past 15 years, Herzog has held several ministerial posts, including Minister of Diaspora Affairs, Society and the Fight Against Anti-Semitism; Minister of Welfare and Social Services, as well as Member of the Security Cabinet. He is the son of the sixth President of Israel Chaim Herzog, grandson of Israel’s first Chief Rabbi, Yitzhak Isaac HaLevi Herzog, and nephew of Israel’s former Foreign Minister Abba Eban.
Please note: This is a community event not planned by The Jewish Federation.