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Israel’s Seventh Decade a Talk with our New Israeli Consul General

Posted by jewsnextdor on September 8, 2008

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Israel’s Seventh Decade

Thursday, September 18, 2008
7:30 pm
Speaker: Akiv
a Tor, Consul General of Israel, Pacific Northwest Region

Part of Congregation Beth David’s Conversations in Jewish Learning Series.

Akiva TorAkiva Tor, Israel’s new Consul General, will discuss “Israel’s Seventh Decade”, including cultural, demographic, economic, political, and religious developments and trends. During its seventh decade, the U.S. faced challenges and opportunities relating to conflicts with neighboring countries and peoples, economic expansion and uncertainties, extent of government control, minority groups, political discord, population growth, rights of individuals, and status of territories. Israel faces similar issues entering its seventh decade. Fresh from an assignment in Israel for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Consul General Tor will provide an informed perspective on challenges and opportunities facing Israel.

About the Speaker
Akiva Tor became the Consul General of Israel for the Pacific Northwest Region on August 1st. Prior to this, Akiva Tor was the Director of the Department for Jewish Communities at the Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs. In his previous position as World Jewish Affairs Adviser to the President of Israel, he began the organization of the World Jewish Forum, a presidential initiative for creating a pan-Jewish strategy for stemming assimilation and decline in Jewish life. Akiva Tor has served as Director of the Israel Economic and Cultural Office in Taipei and as Deputy Director for Palestinian Affairs. He was a Wexner Fellow at the Kennedy School of Government and has written and lectured extensively on Jewish values in the foreign policy of Israel.

Conversations in Jewish Learning” is sponsored by Congregation Beth David in partnership with Sharone Hadassah, Silicon Valley Ner Tamid Lodge of B’nai B’rith, and Brandeis National Committee of Santa Clara Valley. These lectures are free to members of Congregation Beth David or partnering organizations. We ask non-members to contribute a $5 donation per lecture. For more information, contact the Beth David Office at 408.257.3333.


One Response to “Israel’s Seventh Decade a Talk with our New Israeli Consul General”

  1. […] by jewsnextdor on September 18, 2008 Just a quick reminder that Akiva Tor, the Counsul General of Israel, Pacific Northwest Region will be making his first […]

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