Harvey Part II

בחלק השני של פרק 5 נעסוק בהוריקן הארווי מההיבט של חוסן ושל עמיות יהודית.
כיצד ניתן להתכונן טוב יותר לסופה, מה קשר הקהילה ומוסדות הקהילה לכך? האם יהדות ישראל עושה מספיק כדי לסייע ליהדות ארה”ב? ואם לא, אז למה לא?
לינק לתרומות לקהילה היהודית של יוסטון –

(הפרק הוקלט לפני הוריקן אירמה)

הוריקן הארווי – חלק א

הפעם אנחנו מדברים על הוריקן הארווי שהכה שבוע שעבר בחופי טקסס ובעיר יוסטון (בין היתר).
החלק הראשון יעסוק בשאלה האם הוריקן הארווי הוא הפתעה בסיסית או מצבי וינתח את ההקשר התכנוני של ההצפות שהתרחשו בעיר בעקבות ההוריקן.

New Research from the Reut Institute: 2017 Likely to be a Critical Year for Israel-Diaspora Relations

In the last decade, the State of Israel’s position in the Jewish World has changed dramatically, in a way that is likely to constitute a strategic threat to the continued prosperity and cohesion of the Jewish People. This dynamic is fueled by a conceptual gap that exists in Israeli society, especially among Israel’s professional and volunteer leadership. Decision makers in Israel, and those educating the next generation of Israeli leaders have the responsibility to close this gap.

2017 is likely to be a critical year for Israel-Diaspora relations. In 2017, Jews in Israel and the Diaspora will commemorate the 100-year anniversary of the Balfour Declaration and the beginning of the 70-year anniversary of the creation of the State of Israel, as well as the 50-year anniversary of the Six Day War and 50 years of Israeli control over the West Bank and its Palestinian population. In Israel, 2017 will be a central year in determining how these events are remembered and commemorated, as well as a central year in defining their influence on future outcomes. In the Diaspora, these events, combined with the unknown implications of the new Trump Administration, will lead to even greater tensions within Jewish communities. These tensions are likely to further contribute to the divide between Israel and the Diaspora.

The Reut Institute creates transformative models to tackle challenges facing Israel and the Jewish People through innovative research and strategic thinking. For the last two years, a Reut Institute team has researched Israel-Diaspora relations, in order to examine how the State of Israel can continue to fulfill its original mission to be the nation state of the entire Jewish People.

This team has identified a widening gap that endangers the relationship between Israel and the Diaspora, and challenges the legitimacy of the State of Israel. These findings are summarized in a document that outlines a Conceptual Framework to understand this challenge, and proposes policy changes and actions to resolve it.

Additionally, building on the insights of this research, the Reut Institute will host a number of workshops and seminars, in cooperation with the Ministry for Diaspora Affairs, with various leadership groups in Israel in order to wrestle with this central question: What does it mean to be a leader in the nation state of the Jewish People in the 21st Century?

The Future of the Nation State of the Jewish People: Consolidation or Rupture?

Coverage in the Jerusalem Post:
‘Ties Between US Jews and Israel Could Reach Breaking Point in 2017’ March 27, 2017
JPost Editorial: AIPAC Lessons, March 29, 2017

Agenda for the 21st Century September 2017

All you need to know about TOM:DC

During the 72-hour makeathon, 8 prototypes were developed to meet the needs our ‘need-knowers’ identified. The makeathon brought together teams of need-knowers and makers of all varieties (programmers, designer, engineers, etc.) providing them with the perfect atmosphere to create prototypes of solutions to the unanswered challenges they were presented with.

Do want to learn more about the prototypes? Click here.

Firewall Israel sponsors first prize at the Technion’s iHACK

Firewall Israel had the honor of sponsoring the first prize at the Technion’s iHACK, a two-day hackathon that brought together programmers, marketeers and designers with activists from StandWithUs and Reut’s Firewall initiative. During the event, over 80 participants worked to enhance and develop tools which can be used by activists and organizations fighting the BDS Campaign and the assault on Israels legitimacy across the world, including applications, videos, websites and other technological tools. Firewall’s team offered guidance to participants and sponsored the first prize – $1000!

The Firewall Israel platform serves as a network which provides technological solutions, information, coordination and communication channels for pro-Israel communities and organizations across the world.