“Why Israel? This is the question that the Shalom Hartman Institute campus in Jerusalem asked this summer as it excitedly opened its doors to North Americans after a two-year hiatus forced by the pandemic.
The campus was filled with diverse learners and leaders from the end of June throughout July, including a number visiting from Michigan. Participants sought to dive into large lectures and small group discussions with thought leaders from across North America and Israel. These scholars offered their ideas to help participants consider their own relationships with Israel amidst the growing complexity of the conversation in today’s politically charged and polarized atmosphere.
Local leaders were part of a yearlong course of study offered by the Hartman Institute that focused on using values-based discourse on Israel. They capped off their learning with a 10-day immersive experience as part of Hartman’s Community Leadership Program (CLP).”
Read the full op-ed in the Detroit Jewish News