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Israel Advocacy Training Institute- Spotlight Iran
Melvin J. Berman Hebrew Academy

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The JCRC's community-wide grass-roots
advocacy training program:

Israel Advocacy
Training Institute:
Spotlight Iran

Sunday, January 17, 12 noon
Melvin J. Berman Hebrew Academy
13300 Arctic Avenue, Rockville, MD

Plenary featuring:
Ron Halber, Executive Director of the JCRC
Dan Arbell, Deputy Chief of Mission at the Embassy of Israel
Ambassador Martin Indyk, Vice President and Director for Foreign Policy at The Brookings Institution
Jennifer Laszlo-Mizrahi, President of The Israel Project 

Workshop sessions featuring:

  • Congressional and Legislative Advocacy with AIPAC Mid-Atlantic Political Director Arie Lipnick and Sarah Farhadian, Legislative Assistant for Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz
  • Online Advocacy: Blogging, Twitter, and Social Media with “Press Guru” and Jewish Communications Expert Aaron Keyak and Arielle Holland, eCampaigns Consultant, M+R Strategic Services
  • How to Get Published and Write a Letter to the Editor with Author and Editor Alan Elsner
  • Israel Advocacy in the Synagogue with Rabbi Jonah Layman of Shaare Tefila Congregation and President of Congregation B'nai Tzedek Helane Goldstein
  • Advocacy and Radio Strategy with President of Strauss Radio Strategies and Former White House Radio Director Richard Strauss
  • Understanding Christian Perspectives on Israel: The Keys to Effective Advocacy with Ethan Felson and Josh Protas, Vice President and Washington Director of the JCPA
  • Special Teen Track Workshops with GW Hillel Director Robert Fishman and Local Campus Activists

Book signing featuring authors:

  • Ilan Berman
  • Alan Elsner
  • Michael Ledeen
  • Jonathan Schanzer
  • Steven Ward

$18 standard track ∙ $10 teen track (includes lunch)

Complimentary transportation available for participants coming from Baltimore.
Please contact the Baltimore Zionist District at 410-484-4510 for more details.

Sponsors as of 1/13/10: Anti-Defamation League DC Chapter, American Jewish Committee, Baltimore Zionist District, Birthright Israel NEXT DC, DC Council BBYO, DC JCC, Hadassah Greater Washington Area Chapter, JCCGW, JCRC of Greater Washington, Jewish Council for Public Affairs, Jewish National Fund, National Jewish Democratic Council, Orthodox Union, Religious Action Center, Republican Jewish Coalition, StandWithUs, The Embassy of Israel, The Israel Project, The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington, The Jewish Federations of North America, The Melvin J. Berman Hebrew Academy, United Against Nuclear Iran, Union of Reform Judaism, and United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism-Seaboard Region

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Time: 12:00 PM - 4:30 PM

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