For those who like to plan ahead and have deep concern for Israel, here is an event that should go on your 2016 calendar right now: “Is American Support for Israel Fading, Firm, or Flourishing?” a conversation with former Connecticut Senator Joseph I. Lieberman. The discussion will contemplate the erosion of support for Israel and how American Jews should respond.
This 13th annual Charles Sidlow Memorial Scholar-in-Residence program will be held at Fleetwood Synagogue in Westchester on Saturday night, February 6, at 7:30 p.m. at 11 East Broad Street, Mount Vernon. The event will be moderated by Allen I. Fagin, Executive Vice President of the Orthodox Union.
According to Rabbi Gedalyah Berger of the Fleetwood Synagogue, Senator Lieberman, who was the Democratic Party candidate for Vice President in 2000, will consider issues such as, “Has the historically deep commitment to Zionism in the United States begun to fray?” “Are there in fact growing divisions over support for Israel, within segments of American society?”
Rabbi Berger declared, “Fleetwood Synagogue invites residents of the community and from throughout the New York Metropolitan area to an evening of conversation with Senator Lieberman, whose outlook, experience, and expertise provide an informed perspective of unmatched depth on this critical question.”