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Israel and the Next Generation - Middle East Forum - 2-4-14
The Israel Action Center hosted a Middle East Forum on February 4, 2014 looking at Israel engagement with the next generation. Speakers included Mr. Alan Cooperman, Director of Religion Research, Pew Research Center; Mr. Jonathan Kessler, Leadership Development Director, AIPAC; and Ms. Pnina Agenyahu, Senior Shlicha for Israel Engagement, Jewish Federation of Greater Washington. Our panel's moderator was Mr. Avi West, Senior Education Consultant, Department of Jewish Life and Learning, Jewish Federation of Greater Washington.
The event explored the results of the Pew Research Center's "A Portrait of Jewish Americans" with emphasis on the next generation's connection to Israel. Following a discussion of the survey results, Mr. Kessler and Ms. Agenyahu discussed the successes and challenges of national and local organizations as they work to connect young adults with Israel.