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JETI Talks

Jewish Education, Theology & Information

In July, 2020, we began a new weekly series of virtual talks where we host a guest speaker from the community to talk about their expertise or interest in a short talk.  The Zoom talks have been well received and we continue to learn from our community peers.  

If you are interested in being a featured as a guest speaker, please contact the Beth El office to let us know!

Our first JETI Talk was given by Bruce Levine.  Bruce recounted the travel adventure he went on in 2003 as he retraced the journey John Steinbeck experienced with his dog, Charley, in 1960.  Steinbeck wrote of his and Charley’s travels in his book, Travels with Charley in Search of America, and Bruce used Steinbeck’s book as his guide during his journey.  Bruce presented a slideshow of the photos he took along the way, as well as read some of his journal entries. 

To view Part 1 of Bruce's JETI Talk, click hereFor Part 2, click here.

Next up, continuing on Wednesdays,  August 5th and August 12th, Jerry Fischer will discuss the beginnings of Zionism, the development of the pre-State Jewish settlement in Palestine, and then go through the founding of the State, the post-founding wars (he was there for the Six Day War, armed with a Czech bolt action rifle), and the current situation, as reflected in David Makovsky and Dennis Ross's new book, Be Strong and of Good Courage.

Join us for Jerry's JETI presentation!

To view Part 1 of Jerry's JETI Talk, click here.  For Part 2, click here.

Mon, August 10 2020 20 Av 5780