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Har Shalom Upper School (HSUS) & Confirmation 5782




Confirmation with Rabbi Raskin - Putting the "I" in Israel

Who: 7th - 11th Graders (ALL students welcome!)
When: Sunday nights, 6:30pm - 8:30pm (dinner included). View the full Calendar HERE.
Where: At Har Shalom (11510 Falls Road, Potomac)
Cost: $250

Click HERE to Register! Click HERE for the Calendar!

Join Rabbi Raskin for a special Confirmation program that takes a dive deep into Israel!  Topics will include:

  • The essential importance of the Land of Israel to Jewish peoplehood and identity
  • Different approaches to Zionism (political, cultural, religious, etc.), and the movement to create a Jewish state long before the advent of the Shoah
  • Exploring creation of the State of Israel and understanding its various wars and their consequences
  • Decoding the various Arab players in the region: Hamas, Islamic Jihad, Hezbollah, Fatah, the Palestinian Authority, etc.
  • An introduction to the Israeli political system, its factions and ideologies
  • Historic and Modern attempts to create peace, including the Camp David Accords, Oslo, Two State vs. One State solutions, Eretz Le’Kulam (Two States One Homeland), etc.
  • How to be an advocate for progress


QUESTIONS? Email Rabbi Raskin

Wed, February 1 2023 10 Shevat 5783