Israel Programs

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Connecting our community to the people, history, culture, and land of Israel remains a core value of the JCCGW. From lectures and dance to film, music, and art, the Center offers exciting, innovative ways to learn about Israel—past, present, and future.

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Programs include the Center’s annual free Israel Fest, Israel-centric holiday celebrations and commemorative events, our Shlichut program, when a young Israeli comes to our Center as an Israel Emissary for the year, free lunch & learns, and much more.

Upcoming Events

Israel on Campus

Crossing the Line 2: The New Face of Anti-Semitism on Campus is a new documentary that reveals the rise of anti-Israel activity and anti-Semitic rhetoric on North American university campuses, and demonstrates when reasonable criticism of Israel ‘Crosses the Line’ into anti-Semitism.

Israel is under assault on North American college campuses today like never before. Anti-Israel activities to alienate, demonize, and delegitimize Israel are increasingly crossing the line into anti-Semitism, in the form of hate speech, harassment and intimidation.


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Biblical Archaeology Forum: 2014-2015 Season

The Biblical Archaeology Forum (BAF) is going to war – during its 2014-2015 lecture season. Come and enjoy eight notable scholars giving illustrated talks on ancient conflicts: battles between God and Satan, Carthaginians v Romans, Sea Peoples versus the civilized world at the end of the Bronze Age, Alexander the Great, the Jewish Revolt against Rome, Ammonites battling the Israelites, the Assyrians in Israel, and even notable royal assassinations.

Now in its third decade, BAF presents a series of scholarly lectures on the latest archaeological research findings and related fields such as history, art and texts of ancient times. Read more.

Interested in learning more about Israel programs at the JCCGW? Contact us!