2nd Annual Scholar in Residence with Award-Winning Journalist Amir Tibon

December 8, 2017 @ 7:30 pm – December 10, 2017 @ 8:30 pm
Congregation Neveh Shalom
2900 SW Peaceful Ln
Portland, OR 97239
varies; some free
Marina Vidrio

Amir Tibon, award-winning journalist and Washington DC correspondent for the Israeli newspaper Ha’aretz, will present a series of talks throughout the weekend.

Amir Tibon is an award-winning journalist and Washington DC correspondent for the Israeli newspaper, Ha’aretz. His writings on Israel and the region have appeared in The Atlantic, Foreign Affairs, The New Yorker, Politico Magazine, The New Republic and other leading US publications.
An article Amir published in 2014 on the latest round of Israeli-Palestinian peace talks was nominated in the US for a National Magazine Award. In 2012, he filmed a first-ever Israeli television report from inside the Syrian civil war. Amir is fluent in Hebrew, English and Arabic and has served in the IDF Intelligence Corps.
His latest book, The Last Palestinian, The Rise and Reign of Mahmoud Abbas, was published in July, 2017 by Prometheus Books.
Weekend Schedule:
Friday, Dec 8 | 7:30pm | Vestry & Stampfer Chapel
The Future of the Kibbutz Movement in Israel –
A Personal Reflection
Saturday, Dec 9 | 11am | Main Sanctuary
Shabbat Services Drash
Why Israel Supports Kurdish Independence
Saturday, Dec 9 | 7pm | Stampfer Chapel
Israel and the Arab World – The Secret Alliance
Reception to follow
Sunday, Dec 10 | 10am | Birnbach Hall
An Israeli Journalist’s Perspective on Covering Trump’s Washington
*To RSVP for dinner on Friday, Dec 8, click here.
*To RSVP for brunch on Sunday, Dec 10, click here.
Seating is limited.
This weekend, including the dinner and brunch, is underwritten by the Stan and Ethel Katz Briller Jewish Education Fund of the Oregon Jewish Community Foundation.
The Scholar-in-residence program is in memory of Yoni Suher, who died in a terrorist attack in Turkey in March, 2016.
Neveh Shalom Rabbi David Kosak wrote in his Oasis Songs: “Our annual Scholar in Residence program returns, when Amir Tibon will visit with us. It is essential for a healthy religious community to bring in outside scholars on occasion. Learning is a key to maintaining our vibrance. We all should express our gratitude to the Suher family for making this possible. It is a fitting tribute and memorial to Yoni Suher, who perished in a terrorist attack in Turkey. 
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