Event looks at balancing ‘commitment and critique’ regarding Israel

Can we critique Israel while remaining committed to Israel? How do we talk politics when we talk about Israel without reducing Israel to politics?

A program will address these questions and more during “Commitment and Critique — Can We Do It? Talking About Israel” at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 15 at the Jewish Federation building, 12 Millstone Campus Drive. The program will be moderated by Robbie Gringas, creative director of Makom, an initiative of the Jewish Agency for Israel. The event will feature honest, candid, raw dialogue around Israel and the spectrum of viewpoints that exist in the St Louis Jewish Community. 

Organizers of the event include Rabbi Noah Arnow of Kol Rinah, Rabbi Ari Kaiman of Congregation B’nai Amoona, Maharat Rori Picker Neiss of the Jewish Community Relations Council, Rabbi Deana Sussman of Central Reform Congregation and Rabbi Jonah Zinn of Congregation Shaare Emeth.

This program is free and open to the public; it is supported by the Kranzberg Family Foundation, Lubin-Green Foundation and Staenberg Family Foundation, which are supporting foundations of the Jewish Federation of St. Louis.