JFFW Campaign Opener: Linda Scherzer
is a former Mideast correspondent for CNN and Israel Television with extensive experience covering the Arab-Israeli conflict.
2014 Annual Meeting
JFFW Campaign Opener: Jeannie Smith
The daughter of Polish rescuer Irene Gut OpDyke, shares her late mother’s story as a Holocaust rescuer during the Jewish Federation of Fort Wayne's Campaign Opener on November 4, 2013. (Video)
Israel and Palestine: Supporting Two States for Two Peoples
Presented by Noam Gilboord
, director of Community Strategy for the Israel Action Network, this program highlights the importance of supporting a peaceful, long-term solution to the Israel-Palestinian conflict through a negotiated two-state solution. October 29, 2013 (Video)
“The Israeli-Palestinian peace process: Is a peace agreement a realistic possibility?”
Dr. Ralph Nurnberger
spent over eight years as a legislative liaison for the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), where he specialized in foreign aid to Israel, arms sales, and peace process-related issues. He is the author of a study on the history of the West Bank prepared for the UJA Young Leadership Cabinet and was awarded the Myrtle Wreath Award by the New York chapter of Hadassah. Sponsored by the Jewish Federation of Fort Wayne, the Salon Foundation, and the Schneider Foundation.
The Fourth Stage of the Arab-Israel Conflict
Dr. Alan Dowty
After decades of conflict between Israelis and Palestinians, there is no resolution in sight, much to the dismay of many in this country and around the world.
As part of the conversation on this subject, the Jewish Federation of Fort Wayne will be offering the second in its series, Pathways to Peace. Dr. Alan Dowty, Professor Emeritus of Political Science at the University of Notre Dame, will speak at The History Center, 302 East Berry Street, Fort Wayne, on Wednesday, February 12, 2014, at 7 p.m. His topic will be: “The Fourth Stage of the Arab-Israel Conflict”. This program is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.
We invite you to attend this very important lecture to hear Professor Dowty as he provides a historical review of the Israel/Palestine conflict. It is the hope of the Federation that through the Pathways to Peace series, we will generate more light than heat and will encourage civil and well-informed discussion in our community on a complex, and emotionally charged issue.
“What’s Missing? You have no way of knowing what’s really happening in the Middle East”
You can read the papers, scour the Internet, and watch all the TV channels. But…there is no way for you to know what isn’t being reported.
For more than 40 years, Fort Wayne native Mark Lavie reported from Israel, the Palestinian areas, Egypt and surrounding countries for NPR, NBC, CBC and The Associated Press. Though he was based mostly in Israel, he spent two crucial years in Cairo covering Arab Spring. After leaving the profession this year, embittered and frustrated, he published a book, Broken Spring, to explain what the West doesn’t understand, what the media don’t report, and why.
He’ll tell all in his lecture, illustrated by his photographs taken on assignment. You’ll never see the Mideast in the same way again.
This event is sponsored by the Dr. Harry W. Salon Foundation
Yom Hashoa - Guest Speaker Dr. Peter Braunfeld
Yom Hashoa Service - Guest Speaker Dr. Peter Braunfeld
Dr. Peter Braunfeld, Speaker
Professor Emeritus of Mathematics, University of Illinois, and a Holocaust survivor from Vienna.
Peter Braunfeld was born in Vienna, Austria on December 12, 1930. He lived a charmed life until Hitler annexed Austria in 1938. They moved to Prague and then to England. Then WWII broke out. In late summer of 1940, he and his family set sail to cross the U-boat infested Atlantic Ocean to settle in Chicago. Peter started his American schooling in the fourth grade.
Annual Meeting - Guest Speaker Dr. Alvin Rosenfeld
Dr. Alvin Rosenfeld
Professor of English and Jewish Studies at Indiana University
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