Coming Soon: Details on our 2019 Partnership

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IPF Atid and OneTable have partnered to engage young professionals around the difficult and complex conversations surrounding Israel and the wider Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Seventy years after Israel’s founding, numerous security and civil challenges continue to face the Jewish State as well as the American Jewish community.

The Summer Shabbat Series will elevate the communal discourse by utilizing educational resources and welcoming a range of perspectives to the Shabbat table.

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Dinners will be featured predominantly in – but not limited to – the following cities:

  • New York City
  • Washington, DC
  • Chicago
  • Los Angeles
  • San Francisco

Partnership Timeline: June, July, August

MESSAGE FROM OUR LEADERSHIP:

"At a tumultuous time in the Middle East in general, and with uncertainty about the future direction of Israeli-Palestinian peacemaking in particular, you have found yourself at this partnership webpage because you are choosing to engage in this complex and challenging, yet most important, topic through education, dialogue, and nuanced exploration."

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RESOURCES


Explore the PDFs and resources below to further frame and craft your IPF Atid-OneTable Shabbat dinner. If you have additional questions, please call the Israel Policy Forum at 212-315-1741 or email atid@israelpolicyforum.org.

HOST FAQs


What is the primary purpose of each IPF Atid-OneTable Shabbat dinner?

The goal for each gathering is to provide a space for nuanced and informed conversations pertaining to Israel, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, the Middle East, or American Jewry. Through readings and resources distributed before and after the dinner, it is our hope that the host and guests will become better educated on the realities and complexities of the topic chosen.

How do I, as the host, de-escalate a contentious discussion or argument?

Remind the group that you are all there to listen and learn, not only to express individual opinions. Recognize that the table shares the same overarching goals of peace, security, and dignity for all peoples. If needed, suggest a pivot in your conversation to a different topic by having additional questions prepared in advance.

How will I prepare my Shabbat conversation?

Israel Policy Forum will work with you in identifying topics, questions, and relevant content to guide your ideal conversation. Some hosts may want to focus specifically on current events, while others more on specific subject areas related to the two-state solution or otherwise. We are excited to work with you!

Who are these dinners open to?

The IPF Atid-OneTable dinners are intended for young professionals in their 20s and 30s. Any friends, family, colleagues, or others who would enjoy participating in an informed discussion are encouraged to be invited and included. The collective level of knowledge of your guests will help to determine the conversation outline and resources curated with the help of the Israel Policy Forum.

What happens if a guest is against the two-state solution?

Guests and hosts are entitled to their own opinions and are invited to express their own views. As the host, you should be mindful of keeping the conversation civil, productive, and rooted in fact. Disagreements are healthy and even encouraged, so long as they are respectful and not an obstacle to the purpose of the conversation.

Why the two-state solution – and how can it be supported in the absence of its prospects or negotiations?

The two-state solution is the consensus framework for a permanent status agreement to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, with longstanding support emanating historically from the Israeli government, Palestinian Authority, American government, the United Nations, the European Union, and many other states. While it can take various forms in implementation, the two-state solution is the only pathway that provides national self-determination for both Israelis and Palestinians. In the absence of Israeli and Palestinian leaderships committed to the two-state solution currently, the Israel Policy Forum and its community advocate for interim policies to better advance a two-state reality on-the-ground.

Additional questions?

Please don’t hesitate to reach out to the Israel Policy Forum by phone at 212-315-1741. By email, contact Shanie at sreichman@ipforum.org.

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