A New Center of Gravity: What Opportunities Do the Abraham Accords Offer for the Jewish World and the Arabian Peninsula?

Tuesday, April 27, 2021, 11:00am – 12:00pm EDT

The Abraham Accords have changed the Jewish map, opening up a new center of gravity for Jewish life in what some would consider the most unlikely place: the Arabian Peninsula. What are the emergent cultural trends, budding Jewish institutions, and unique historic opportunities to be leveraged? How can philanthropy operate in this new ecosystem for global Jewish activity? What principles ought to be applied to partnerships with local entities? Join moderator Carly Maisel, Global CEO of Kirsh Philanthropies, in a discussion with, Mr. Ross Kriel, Rabbi Yehuda Sarna, and Michal Michelle Divon.


Carly Maisel
Global CEO
Kirsh Philanthropies


Ross Kriel
President, Jewish Council of the Emirates
President, "Gates to the East" congregation, the only licensed synagogue in Dubai

Rabbi Yehuda Sarna
Chief Rabbi, Jewish Council of the Emirates
Honorary Chairman, Association of Gulf Jewish Communities
University Chaplain, NYU
Executive Director, Bronfman Center for Jewish Student Life at NYU

Michal Michelle Divon
Senior Editor and Producer
Khaleej Times

Tamar Frydman ·

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