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Federation Grant Brings iEngage to Northern New Jersey

A major grant from the NNJ Federation’s Adler Family Innovation Fund will support new iEngage programs for lay leaders, rabbis, and the general public

(Larry Yudelson, New Jersey Jewish Standard, Dec. 2, 2011)
Acknowledging that Israel has become a fraught subject for American Jews – with the long-standing intensity of Israel political debate having made its way to our shores – the Jerusalem-based Shalom Hartman Institute has created a program to “elevate” the ongoing dialogue.
“We’re trying to introduce a new way of approaching and talking about Israel,” says Rabbi Julia Andelman , director of the Engaging Israel project of the Hartman Institute. “It’s based on Jewish values, as discerned through Jewish texts, to bring people together across political lines into a substantive and meaningful conversation about Israel. 

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