Chicago Community Virtual Event

Unpacking the tough topic of Israel

Thursday, March 3, 2022 at 7:00 pm CST

About the program

Getting ready for life on campus takes a lot more than a trip to Bed, Bath & Beyond. The conversation about Israel and the Middle East can get pretty heated. And make students rethink some of the ideas and ideologies they grew up with.

This virtual workshop will give students tips on how to create engaged and meaningful dialogue about Israel and being Jewish on campus, inside and outside classes long before they get there. It will also introduce parents to the challenges students face today.

Join Dr. Noam Weismann, executive vice president of OpenDor Media and Julia Jassey co-founder and CEO of Jewish on Campus as they unpack the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and Israel’s history in a nuanced, balanced way using OpenDor Media’s six-part video series.

Students will arrive at college better equipped to create and maintain a connection to Israel and Jewish life while navigating the realities of being Jewish on campus.

Event Speakers

noam weissman

Dr. Noam Weissman
Executive Vice President, OpenDor Media

Dr. Noam Weismann, executive vice president of OpenDor Media, is a recognized thought leader on new paradigms in Jewish education to reach students inside and outside the classroom. Driven by a passion to inspire inquiry and to teach without being trapped in black and white world views, he is building models that acknowledge and accompany students on their journey to make sense of a complex Jewish world.

Julia Jassey

Julia Jassey

Julia Jassey is the co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Jewish on Campus. She leads a team of thirty staff from around the world as they respond to growing levels of antisemitism on college campuses and beyond. Julia proudly serves as a Brume and Allen Scholar at the American Sephardi Federation and is the host of the “Nice Jewish Girls” podcast. She was recognized by Algemeiner Magazine as one of the “Top 100 People Positively Influencing Jewish Life in 2021”, and she has been featured in CNN and Forbes as a young voice leading the fight against antisemitism. Originally from Long Island, New York, Julia is a student at the University of Chicago, where she has conducted Social Science research. She is expected to graduate with a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science in 2023.

Watch these videos before the workshop

In preparation for the virtual event, we recommend you watch OpenDor Media’s six-part Israeli-Palestinian Context series.

The series presents a mature outlook on the history of Israel in all its complexity. By exploring the conflict from multiple perspectives, we try to transform radical and superficial opinions into a nuanced understanding — an understanding that leaves hope for a better future for both sides.

Supported by Walder Foundation

Join us for this virtual event

Thursday, Mar 3rd, 2022 – 7:00 CT

About OpenDor Media

OpenDor Media is a leading global media company for the 21st century with a mission to educate, entertain and engage a global audience of millions by producing and distributing Jewish and Israel content.

Using a host of media platforms from podcasts, videos, films, publishing, social and email, we create content that today’s generation relies on to explore their identity and heritage to lead more informed and connected Jewish lives.

Thank you for registering for our workshop.

Look out for a reminder email the day before the event. Here is the zoom link which will also be in the reminder email: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86965484821?pwd=NldpdDEzbGhHMEhWck9oU1AvMllKUT09

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