Join Open Hillel on July 30th for a special panel discussion featuring Professor Hasia Diner, Professor Dov Waxman, PhD Candidate Matthew Berkman, and Batya Ungar-Sargon, Opinion Editor at The Forward.
In August of 2016, Hillel International announced a $22 million partnership with Mosaic United, a corporation spearheaded by Naftali Bennett and the Israeli Diaspora Ministry to fund “Jewish identity building” initiatives in the U.S. According to its founders, the program aims to “combat critical discourse” around Israel on college campuses, and “promote the Jewish foundations of the family unit.”
How should we understand Hillel’s partnership with Mosaic in the context of the current relationship between Israel and American Jewry? How does Mosaic United fit into current paradigms around “Jewish identity” in Israel and in the Diaspora? How do political and economic dynamics in Israel, the United States, and the US Jewish community affect the scope of discourse and pluralism in the organized American Jewish community?
Open Hillel would like to invite you to a panel to explore these questions and more with panelists Hasia Diner, Dov Waxman, Matt Berkman, and Batya Ungar-Sargon.
Following the panel, we invite you to join us for a rally at the Israeli consulate calling on Hillel to cut ties with Bennett and Mosaic. You can learn more about the rally at our separate Facebook event.