Achshav Yisrael's "Social Divisions & Politics In Israel"

Event has passed (Sun Jan 28, 2018 - Sun Jan 28, 2018)
Congregation Beth Sholom
03:00 PM
Religion / Spiritual
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Achshav Yisrael's "Social Division & Politics In Israel" will take place on Sunday, January 28, 3 – 5 p.m., in Koret Hall.
Achshav Yisrael presents Professor Michael Shalev, a visiting professor and political scientist at UC Berkeley’s Institute for Jewish Law and Israel Studies. He is also Professor Emeritus in the Department of Sociology and Political Science at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
Society in Israel is characterized by diversity, often superimposed on identity issues. How do these divisions affect ideologies, parties, and voters in the Israeli political system? Political camps are split by multiple cleavages: nationality (Arabs vs. Jews), religious beliefs, and ethnicity (based on countries of origin). As in the United States, class and gender also play important roles. This talk will provide an overview of the Israeli political map in relation to social divisions, explain what underlies the varying political influence of different groups of Israeli citizens and residents, and discuss why this matters for elections and other political processes. Professor Shalev’s presentation will be followed by facilitated breakout group conversations. A light Israeli appetizer buffet will be included.

Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?
No. Come one, come all! 
What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?
CBS is easily accessible via public transportation. We are conveniently located near the 38 and 28 line Muni stop lines on Geary Boulevard, the 1 line on California Street, and the 2 line on Clement.Street parking is available around CBS, although it can sometimes be challenging to find parking on our block. During the time of this event, there are no parking restrictions in effect. 
How can I contact the organizer with any questions?
Email khegg [at] bethsholomsf [dot] org with any questions or call 415.221.8736. 
What's the refund policy?
Refunds can be requested and made up until 24 hours prior to the event.


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