Sunday, May 2 at 9:30 am
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“Israel and Palestine—Independent and Interdependent”
With Bernard Avishai & Sam Bahour; Moderated by Sharon Press

Beth Jacob Congregation is pleased to announce the establishment of the Allen-Gorin Annual Lecture. The Allen-Gorin Lecture will present an annual opportunity for Beth Jacob Congregation and the broader Twin Cities Jewish Community to address serious and pressing issues that connect us to the collective past, present, and future of our people. These lectures will present divergent views and are intended both to encourage and to challenge assumptions we may individually hold.

This year, we’ll hear from Bernard Avishai and Sam Bahour about a different approach to peace. Click here to learn more and register to join us on Zoom from Jerusalem, Ramallah, and Mendota Heights on May 2!


Beth Jacob has joined Clean Speech Minnesota along with nearly 30 other local Jewish organizations in an incredible community-wide initiative! Together, we’re spending the month of April thinking about the power of our words. What happens when we make an effort to avoid lashon hara? Or to use our words to unite, rather than divide? Sign up for Clean Speech MN’s email list to join this exciting initiative, and to see us featured on one of the thirty days!