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Members of Knesset Will Speak with Public at Town Hall-style Meeting on March 26
|Ofir Akunis||Lia Shemtov||Ilan Gilon|
The Ruderman Fellows Program, a partnership between the Ruderman Family Foundation and Brandeis University, is bringing five Members of Knesset, representing Israeli political parties from right to left, to the United States March 25-28 in an effort to strengthen bonds of understanding and appreciation between Israeli leaders and the American Jewish community.
Those selected as Fellows for 2012 are Ofir Akunis, Likud; Ilan Gilon, Meretz; Fania Kirshenbaum, Yisrael Beitenu; Raleb Majadele, Labor, and Lia Shemtov, Yisrael Beitenu.
The 2012 fellows will take part in two public events in the Boston area and in New York City.
On Monday, March 26, at 8 p.m., the Fellows will speak at “Town Hall Boston: A Discussion on Israel and American Jews,” at Temple Emanuel, 385 Ward St., Newton. The program, moderated by Ilan Troen, chair of the Schusterman Center for Israel Studies at Brandeis, is cosponsored by more than 30 Jewish organizations in the Boston area.
>> Ticket Information: Tickets are not required; admission is free.
On Wednesday, March 28, at 8:15 pm, the Fellows will appear at the 92Y, for “Knesset Roundtable: Perspectives on Politics, Policy and the Media in Israel,” cosponsored by the UJA Federation of New York. Panelists will also include Ami Eden, editor of the JTA, and Jane Eisner, editor of the Forward. Charles A. Radin, news director at Brandeis and former Boston Globe Middle East and Far East bureau chief, will serve as moderator.
>> Ticket Information: Tickets required; order from the 92Y website.