BINA: The Jewish Movement for Social Change invites you to a special virtual community event in honor of Israel's 72nd birthday:
WE DECLARE – אנו מכריזים
Celebrate 72 years of Israeli diversity and multiculturalism – contemporary voices from across the spectrum of Israeli society.
Tuesday, April 28, 2020
2:30 PM EDT / 11:30 AM PDT / 9:30 PM Israel Daylight Time
Join us for a complex, nuanced conversation on the challenges and opportunities of Jewish sovereignty in the 21st century, with representatives of different communities in Israel and the United States, who share their own perspectives on Israel's Declaration of Independence.
Zack Bodner, CEO Oshman Family JCC in Palo Alto | Aliza Kline, Founding Executive Director of OneTable | Eytan Schwartz, Head of Communications and Media Tel Aviv Municipality | Avigayil Heilbronn, Social activist in the Haredy community
Host: Gili Dvash, Director Randie Waldbaum Malinski Center for Israel
Registration is now closed
Zack Bodner: Zack Bodner is the Chief Executive Officer of the Oshman Family JCC in Palo Alto. Among the many projects he had initiated and is leading, he created a partnership with Bina through which Secular Jewish learning is taking place on a daily basis in Palo Alto and other US Jewish communities. Before joining the JCC, Zack served for 14 years as the Pacific Northwest Regional Director of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC). Zack is an accomplished speaker and writes for publications throughout the U.S. and Israel, including a regular Blog for The Times of Israel. Zack holds a Master’s degree in Philosophy of Religion and Theology from Claremont Graduate University. He earned his Bachelor’s degree from Yale University, where he played varsity soccer. Additionally, he spent a semester studying at Hebrew University in Jerusalem and recently participated in Stanford Business School’s prestigious program for Executives in Non-Profit Leadership.
Aliza Kline: Aliza Kline is a Jewish entrepreneur and Coloradan living in NYC. She serves as the founding Executive Director of OneTable, an online and in-person hub for millennials to end their week with intention and create unique Shabbat dinners. Kline also co-founded Mayyim Hayyim Community Mikveh and Education Center in Boston, an international model for re-imagining Jewish ritual open to the full diversity of the Jewish community. In 2009, Kline was awarded an Avi Chai Fellowship. A trained coach and design thinking facilitator, Kline has worked with clients throughout North America and Israel. Kline earned her bachelor's degree in history and psychology from Washington University in St. Louis and her master's in public administration from New York University. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband Rabbi Bradley Solmsen and their daughters Ela, Gila and Nomi.
Eytan Schwartz: Eytan Schwartz has been serving in senior positions in the Tel Aviv-Yafo Municipality for the past 12 years. He currently serves as Head of Communications and Media, overseeing a team of 20 media, marketing and advertising experts. Eytan previously served for 4 years as CEO of Tel Aviv Global – an initiative aimed at promoting Tel Aviv as an international center of innovation by leveraging its status as the city with the highest density of startups and technological accelerators in the world, and as a leading urban destination for visitors, conferences, and international students.
Avigayil Heilbronn: Avigayil Heilbronn, born at 1988, lives in Jerusalem, mother of Yishai and Emuna. A Hi-Tech employee in the past, and a social activist in the Haredi community in the present. Founder of "Lo Tishtok", an organization that helps victims of sexual abuse in the Haredi community. Manages the virtual community "The Torah Hub", and involved in many projects of the new Haredi community. A student for sociology and anthropology. Working as a PR consultant.