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We Need to Talk about Israel (Virtually)! | June 18 Update
A personal journey of the first openly transgender officer in the IDF. Plus—Meet two young, energetic entrepreneurs from the Start Up Nation during COVID-19. We’re curating virtual content from national and local experts on everything Israel.

During the coronavirus pandemic, the Jewish Federation of Cincinnati remains committed to helping our community engage with Israel. While we cannot gather as we normally would for our We Need to Talk series this year, we are offering some online programs to continue the conversation. Also, we want to share some programs about Israel, hosted by our national partner organizations, which you might also find interesting. So whether you are at home, strolling through the park, or connecting with friends via Zoom, dig into the discussion with us! 


Here are a couple of webinars we’re looking forward to:


Monday, June 22: What does it mean to be an Israeli entrepreneur? And how does that look different within the current challenges of COVID-19? Join us to “Meet Young Entrepreneurs from Israel,” Adis Mekonen and Nathanael Reicher, two young and energetic entrepreneurs from our partnership city of Netanya who have found their unique niche in the bourgeoning startup marketplace.


Tuesday, June 23: This Pride Month, hear A Personal Perspective on LGBTQ+ Life in Israel. Ofer Erez will be sharing his personal journey as the first openly transgender officer in the IDF. Learn about what it looks like to be part of the LGBTQ+ community in Israel, the struggles and successes, and the additional work that needs to be done for Israel to have an equal and just society.


You can register for any of the events above simply by clicking on the hyperlink with the title. 


In addition to these, there are plenty of other opportunities to learn something new. Check out the full calendar of virtual offerings, all related to the work of the Jewish Federation’s Israel Center 


We hope you and your family are healthy and well, and we look forward to a time we can gather and have these conversations in person.