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    Grantmaking Professionals Monthly Online Convening 9/7/22
    Wednesday, September 07, 2022 at 12:00 PM

    Please join us for a monthly virtual convening for grantmaking professionals where we will come together for shared learning and community-building. 


    To be announced.


    Mike Berkowitz
    Co-Founder & Principal
    Third Plateau Social Impact Strategies, LLC

    Tamar Frydman
    Senior Director, Programs
    Jewish Funders Network

    Can Israel’s Never-Ending Election Cycle Be Halted?
    Monday, September 12, 2022 at 12:00 PM

    With Israelis heading to the polls for the fifth time in less than four years, what can stop this seemingly endless cycle of elections?

    Join Israel Democracy Institute President Yohanan Plesner in conversation with IDI experts Dr. Assaf Shapira and Dr. Chen Friedberg as they analyze the current state of the November election, and present relatively simple reforms that can bring much-needed stability to the Israeli political system.

    Yohanan Plesner
    President, Israel Democracy Institute

    Dr. Assaf Shapira
    Director, Political Reform Program

    Dr. Chen Friedberg
    Research Fellow, Political Reform Program

    Aspire 2022
    Tuesday, September 13, 2022 at 12:00 PM

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    August 4, 2022

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    Mourn the Past, But Build a Better Future (Tisha B'Av 5782)

    I thought about Tisha B’Av recently, as I stood in Jerusalem’s Davidson Archeological Park (thank you, William Davidson Foundation!). There, you can walk on the very street that Jews used, 2,000 years ago, to ascend to the Temple of Jerusalem. You can see the remnants of the stairs that led to the Temple entrance though Robinson’s Arch, the oldest overpass in the world, and most poignantly, you can see the stones from the Temple compound that Roman soldiers threw onto the street below as they destroyed the holy site. As if one needed proof, one of those stones is inscribed with the words “lebeit hatoke’a,” meaning, the place from which the shofar was sound in the Temple’s esplanade.

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