credit: Dr. Avishai Teicher
Connecting with the Other
We can’t understand Israeli society fully without knowing the stories of its indigenous and minority communities. For many, the establishment of Israel as a Jewish state was no less than a miracle. However, it has also created challenges to the relationship between the country’s Jewish and non-Jewish residents.
Through Dr. Steve Klein’s lecture series “Non-Jewish communities of Israel,” based on a course he has taught at Ben-Gurion University since 2014, you will have the opportunity to meet a dozen representatives of Israel’s non-Jewish communities. You will hear their stories and the work they are doing to change Israeli and communal life for the better.
The course is for anyone of any age who is curious to learn about other cultures and identities.
But take note - space is limited to preserve an intimate atmosphere!
Sign up by February 14 and qualify for a 10% early bird discount.
Introductory lecture on Feb. 28 is FREE!
to choose from
Lectures are 90 minutes
Extra material and exchanges with Steve to deepen your understanding
April-July on Sundays; another series will follow starting October
7pm Israel Time
6pm Cent. Eur. Time
9am-noon USA Time
$30 individual lecture
$70 package of 3
$190 all 12
Meet Dr. Klein
Bringing people together of different backgrounds is my passion. My favorite part of teaching about Israel’s non-Jewish population, which I have done for over 15 years, has always been seeing how my students and the community representatives connect with each other. In 2012, I earned a Ph.D. in conflict management and negotiation from Bar-Ilan University. Professionally, I am an adjunct instructor at both Tel Aviv University and Ben-Gurion University. I am also a senior editor at Haaretz English Edition, where I have contributed numerous articles on issues touching on regional and international conflict as well as Israeli society. Raised in Minnesota and North Carolina, I immigrated to Israel in 1991 and live in Modi’in with my family.