Israel Advocacy Committee (IAC)

 

 

The IAC hosts events featuring speakers from business, technology, education, media and government, who share the latest about critical issues affecting Israel. For more information, email Ed at: docfinance2004@yahoo.com 

Upcoming Israel Advocacy Committee Events for the community:

Dr. Michael Harris, lay leader for StandWithUS in Northern California will address the Naples community on Monday, November 13 at 3PM. Dr. Harris is one of the founding members of the San Francisco Voice for Israel, a grassroots group that has merged in to StandWIthUS. Dr. Harris will speak about how to be an effective advocate for Israel. Dr. Harris is the author of “ Winning a Debate With an Israel-Hater: How to Effectively Challenge Anti- Israel Extremists in Your Neighborhood.” This presentation will take place in the David G. Willens Community Room of the Jewish Federation of Collier Country. The cost of the program is $5. Please remit payments to JFCC 2500 Vanderbilt Beach Rd. Ste. 2201, Naples, Florida, 34109. Attn: Renee. Space is limited.  Dr. Harris’ book will be available for purchase at the program. For more information email Renee at rbialek@jewishnaples.org.

 

The second program in the IAC speaker series this season is a return engagement with Dr. Eric Mandel. Dr. Mandel is the founder and director of MEPIN, The Middle East Political and Information Network. MEPIN is a private Middle East research analysis organization that provides information for Congress as well as members of the Knesset.  Dr. Mandel has also worked extensively with StandWithUs. This program will be held on Thursday, January 18 at 7PM at Temple Shalom, 4630 Pine Ridge Rd. Naples. Cost: $18 in advance/ $25 at the door

 

 

Continuing with our diverse and stimulating speaker programs, IAC is pleased to present two speakers from the Hand-to- Hand Program. Rebecca Bardash and Mohamad Marzouk, from the Center for Jewish Arab Education in Israel will be speaking on Tuesday evening February 20 at 7PM. More information about this exceptional program will be coming in future issues of the Federation Star. Cost: $ 10 in advance/ $15 at the door

 

 

This year marks the 70 anniversary of the founding of the State Israel. Please save the date of Sunday, March 25 for a celebration concert to be held at Chabad of Naples. More information will be coming soon.

The Israel Advocacy Committee of Collier County strives to provide stimulating programs throughout the season to mark this momentous event. For more information about IAC, please contact the program chair, Dr. Ed. Ezrine at docfinance2004@yahoo.com.

Israel Advocacy Committee

of the Jewish Federation of Collier County invites you to:

 

Monday, November 13

3:00 PM at

The Jewish Federation of Collier County

Cost: $ 5

 

Author Dr. Michael Harris will talk to us about how to be an effective advocate for Israel.

He is one of the founders of San Francisco Voice for Israel, a grassroots group that is now a chapter of StandWithUs.  He serves as the lay leader for StandWithUs in Northern California. StandWithUs is a worldwide Israel education organization founded in 2001 and headquartered in Los Angeles.

 

He is the author of: Winning A Debate With An Israel-Hater: How to Effectively Challenge Anti-Israel Extremists in Your Neighborhood

Books will be available for purchase for $15

 

 

 

 

Cost: Please send $5 payments to: Jewish Federation of Collier County, 2500 Vanderbilt Beach Rd., Ste., 2201, Naples, FL 34109. Attn: Renee’ or call her with your credit card by Nov. 10. Limited Space.      Payment of $5 will be accepted at the door if space permits. Books will be sold separately at this event.

For questions please call 239-263- 4205 or email Renee’ at rbialek@jewishnaples.org.

Save these 2018 dates and see information below.

 

Thursday, January 18 at 7 pm

 

Tuesday, February 20 at 7 pm

 

Tuesday, March 6 at 7:00 pm

 

Sunday, March 25 at 1:30 pm


 

Dr. Eric Mandel 

 

Who is Dr. Eric Mandel?

 

Dr. Eric R. Mandel is the Director MEPIN. Click here for more on Eric Mandel.

Read his bio here.

Read an article written by him here:Who is in charge of American Foreign Policy, State or the President? 

Here is an article written by Dr. Mandel about The West's Refusal to Recognize the Religious Basis for the Israeli- Palestinian Conflict.

Watch CROSSROADS here.

Click here for an article written by Eric Mandel about: IS JEWISH UNITY AN ISRAELI NATIONAL-SECURITY ISSUE?

Click here for an article written by Eric Mandel: SHOULD THE FLAWED IRAN DEAL ALTER US INTEREST IN REGIME CHANGE?

 

Dr. Eric Mandel will speak on:

Thursday, January 18, 2018

at 7:00 pm at Temple Shalom

 

 

Registration

Pre-registration- $18

At the door- $25

Students- Free (pre-registration only)

 

To pre-register

Call the Jewish Federation at 239-263-4205

Or mail a check to: JFCC, 2500 Vanderbilt Beach Rd., Ste 2201, Naples, FL 34109, Attn: IAC/Eric Mandel

  • Please be sure to include your name, address, phone number and the number attending. For students, please indicate school attending.

 

 

Hand in Hand Event 

Save the date:

Tuesday, February 20 at 7:00 PM

at Beth Tikvah.

Co sponsored by the IAC of The Jewish Federation of Collier County and Beth Tikvah.

Registration

Pre-registration- $10

At the door- $15

To pre-register

Call the Jewish Federation at 239-263-4205

Or mail a check to: JFCC, 2500 Vanderbilt Beach Rd., Ste 2201, Naples, FL 34109, Attn: IAC/Hand In Hand 

  • Please be sure to include your name, address, phone number and the number attending. 

Read an article here. It is printed in the September Federation Star issue.

  • Hand In Hand

  • Hand In Hand

  • Hand In Hand

  • Hand In Hand

What is Hand in Hand?

How can Israel’s Arabs and Jews break down the barriers of mistrust and separation between them? Hand in Hand is reshaping Jewish-Arab relations in Israel with a growing network of integrated schools and communities that bring thousands of Jews and Arabs together every day.

 

What is Hand In Hand? Click here to read more about it.

A worthy response article. Read that here.

Creating a New Reality article. Read that here.

How bilingual teaching can break down barriers. Read the article here.

 

Who is coming from Israel to teach us about Hand In Hand Program?

 

Who is coming from Israel to present? Learn about the presenters here.

 


 

Brian Rosenzweig

 

is speaking on Tuesday, March 6

at 7:00 pm at Temple Shalom.

 

Topic:  Israeli Innovation Fueling

Co-Existence: The Antidote to BDS. 

 

JANVEST Capital Partners: JANVEST Capital Partners is a U.S.-based venture firm directed at premium early stage innovation within Israel’s emerging technology market. Our aim is to identify and invest in the country’s most dynamic seed and pre-seed businesses through the utilization of a disciplined data-driven investment strategy and a bi-national team of highly experienced managers and operators. JANVEST’s sector and stage focus is dictated by a desire to partner with and provide real value to exceptional entrepreneurs at the point where concept and commercialization intersect.

 

Brian Rosenzweig has worked extensively with emerging technology companies operating in a variety of U.S., European, and South American markets. As a Partner at JANVEST Capital, Brian is a member of the firm’s investment committee and is responsible for fund marketing and investor relations, as well as advising portfolio companies on their communications, go-to-market strategies, and business development efforts abroad. Brian graduated from Indiana University – Bloomington with a B.A. in Journalism from the Ernie Pyle School of Journalism, a B.A. in Jewish Studies, and a Minor in Hebrew.

 

Registration

Pre-registration- $10

At the door- $15

 

To pre-register

Call the Jewish Federation at 239-263-4205Or mail a check to: JFCC, 2500 Vanderbilt Beach Rd., Ste 2201, Naples, FL 34109, Attn: IAC/Brian R.

  • Please be sure to include your name, address, phone number and the number attending. 

 

Israel Advocacy Committee

of the Jewish Federation of Collier County invites you to:

 

Community-Wide Celebration

Israel’s 70th

 

Sunday, March 25

 

1:30 PM at

 

Chabad of Naples

1789 Mandarin Rd

 

Free Admission

Reservations requested to Renee’ at rbialek@jewishnaples.org

IAC Events from 2016-2017

Israel Advocacy Committee

of the Jewish Federation of Collier County invites you to:

Watch the movie: Hate Spaces

The Politics of Intolerance on Campus

Monday, August 28

At 1:30 pm At JFCC

 

Hate Spaces examines how anti-Semitism is being made fashionable at many American universities through the ongoing academic delegitimization of Israel, and the normalization of hatred in the name of social justice.

 “Hate Spaces” is a wake up call to the Jewish community and to civil society in America about the institutionalization of bigotry on college campuses.” — Alan Dershowitz

“Hate Spaces” is a film every American needs to see. It is alarming to see the tolerance of anti-Semitism in higher education.” — Ruth Wisse

Cost: $5 pp. Please send payments to: Jewish Federation of Collier County, 2500 Vanderbilt Beach Rd., Ste., 2201, Naples, FL 34109. Attn: Renee’ or call her with your credit card by August 23.  Seating is limited so reservations are recommended. For questions please call 239-263- 4205 or email Renee’ at rbialek@jewishnaples.org.

  • Israel Fest

Israel Advocacy Committee

of the Jewish Federation of Collier County

invites you to: Let's Travel To Israel Together!

 

 

Monday, June 26, 2017 at 1:00 pm

At the Jewish Federation of Collier County

 

Please join us in watching: “How A Small Nation Makes A Big Difference.” This movie explores the triumph of the human spirit. Israelis, surrounded by enemies, have turned a desert with hardly any natural resources into a flourishing and productive society. This movie hosted by former Harvard lecturer Dr. Tal Ben-Shahar examines the core character strengths of the country that have made this dream possible.

 

Cost: $5 pp. Please send payments to: Jewish Federation of Collier County, 2500 Vanderbilt Beach Rd., Ste., 2201, Naples, FL 34109. Attn: Renee’ or call her with your credit card by June 22.  Seating is limited so reservations are recommended. For questions please call 239-263- 4205 or email Renee’ at rbialek@jewishnaples.org.

 


Learn more about the film at www.hatespaces.com
or contact us at info@hatespaces.com

Why we made the documentary "Hate Spaces"?

by: Avi Goldwasser, Producer and Director

 

We’ve been observing the increased hostility toward Jewish students on campus for the past decade. As you may recall, we produced a film called Columbia Unbecoming in 2004 which documented the intimidation by professors of Jewish students who supported Israel. We thought that the film would be a wakeup call for the Jewish community and the people of New York. Sadly, despite getting significant attention, the power structure in the universities prevailed and the hostility continued.

 

Today, the situation is much worse and more pervasive.  Most people do not realize how the hostility is being institutionalized, made fashionable by a combination of forces including radical faculty, radical student organizations, and an enabling university administration.  While many anti-Jewish incidents and the BDS campaign are reported by the media, few are willing to connect the dots and report on the underlying ideology and extremist organizations that are inciting the hostility.

 

We feel that there is a need for a more comprehensive public understanding of the problem in order for the problem to be dealt with effectively. We hope that this film will provide such an understanding, and that good and decent people will be mobilized to address this outrageous scandal that has marginalized Jews like no other minority on campus. All we ask is that Jewish students be treated equally and be provided the same protections afforded other minority students.

 

As is noted in the film, on college campuses today the TRUTH does not matter much, ideology and narrative trump the truth.  Power rules and those who speak truth to power are punished.  We want to reach people in leadership positions both civic and political leaders. They have the power to bring change. We also want to energize the public to demand that our leaders in the community and on campus live up to their stated values. What is happening on campus is contrary to American values, to values of decency. As President Obama has often stated “This is not who we are”.

 

Change and hope is coming. The current situation is simply not sustainable, clearly Jews are not the only students affected.  There will be a growing coalition of groups demanding fairness on campus. And because university leadership has failed, legal and political actions will be required and change will come.

 

Editor’s note: "Hate Spaces" will be screened at Temple Shalom on Thursday, April 6, 2017. See the ad in this issue for details.

This event is co-sponsored by the Jewish Federation of Collier County and Temple Shalom.

 

Alan Dershowitz, Lawyer, jurist, author and Harvard professor

“Hate Spaces” is a wake up call to the Jewish community and to civil society in America about the institutionalization of bigotry on college campuses. 

Ruth Wisse, Professor of Yiddish Literature and Professor of Comparative Literature at Harvard ...

"Hate Spaces" is a film every American needs to see. It is alarming to see the tolerance of anti-Semitism in higher education.

Tammi Rossman-Benjamin, UCSC Lecturer

  "Hate Spaces is an exceptional film that brings to life the hostile environment for Jewish students on campus, and the failure of university leadership to live up to its proclaimed values.” 

Daniel Pipes, Historian, writer, commentator and president of the Middle East Forum

Hate Spaces is a powerful and insightful documentary that should waken all Americans to end the campus' Judeophobic problem before tragedy strikes. 

Andrew Pessin,Professor of Philosophy, Connecticut CollegeCampus Bureau Editor, The Allgemeiner

"HateSpaces" is an essential and timely film.  Responding to this phenomenon requires  a deep and honest  analysis of its causes. "HateSpaces" does this meticulously, thoroughly, and grippingly. A must-see for all those concerned about the worsening situation on campus.

Ken Marcus, President & General CounselThe Louis D. Brandeis Center for    Human Rights Under Law

 The great thing about Hate Spaces is not just that it is a compelling  documentary but more importantly that it is a powerful tool.  ….to reach new audiences and to recruit new allies. This is critical to gain the support that we need on the Hill, in the Executive Branch, in the statehouses, and even in the courts.

The Israel Advocacy Committee of the
Jewish Federation of Collier County
presents:


M. Zuhdi Jasser, MD
Wednesday, February 22, 2017
7:00 pm at Temple Shalom

 

Click here for the Dr. Jasser PDF


 

Israel Advocacy Committee

of the Jewish Federation of Collier County

invites you to:  Let's Travel To Israel Together!

Sunday, January 8, 2017 at 7:00 pm

Beth Tikvah-1459 Pine Ridge Rd. Naples

Please join us in watching:  “How A Small Nation Makes A Big Difference.” This movie explores the triumph of the human spirit. Israelis, surrounded by enemies, have turned a desert with hardly any natural resources into a flourishing and productive society. This movie hosted by former Harvard lecturer Dr. Tal Ben-Shahar examines the core character strengths of the country that have made this dream possible.

Meet:

GABRIEL BAREDES

Mr. Baredes is the director of Hispanic and Interfaith Affairs at the Consulate General of Israel to Florida and Puerto Rico (an Argentinean Jew) will be speaking as part of the film presentation. Mr. Baredes has degrees in Business Administration and Management and will be available to answer questions following this beautiful film.

Click here to see the flyer

  • Gabriel Baredes, Director of Hispanic and Interfaith Affairs at the Consulate General of Israel to FL & PR

  • Israel Advocacy Committee Members, Luba R. & Monica G.