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2015 Annual Shira Herzog Symposium

The Backstory: Behind What you Know About Israel



For every action in Israel, there is a social, economic and political impact. From the individual to the masses, who is affected by Israel’s changing priorities? Join us and our guest speakers as we uncover the backstories behind Israeli events, and help us celebrate New Israel Fund of Canada’s 30th anniversary.


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With Aluf Benn, Editor-In-Chief of Haaretz, Ronit Heyd, Executive Director of Shatil and Jonathan Kay, Editor-In-Chief of The Walrus Magazine.

Toronto: September 8, 2015 @ 6:00 PM
Capitol Event Theatre, 2492 Yonge St.

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Vancouver: September 9, 2015
With Jonathan Kay and Ronit Heyd
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*Due to circumstances beyond our control, the event in Ottawa has been cancelled. We are rescheduling our events in Ottawa for later this fall. New Israel Fund of Canada apologizes for any inconvenience this may cause.

Aluf Benn is the editor-in-chief of Haaretz Newspaper. He has followed the country’s leadership, foreign policy, and national security, covering six prime ministers from Yitzhak Rabin through Benjamin Netanyahu’s second term, and reporting on Israeli-Arab wars and peace efforts since the Oslo Accords in 1993. His work has appeared in The New York Times, Foreign Affairs, and Newsweek, and he is a regular contributor to The Guardian. Benn holds an MBA degree from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, and a degree from Tel Aviv University.

Read from a selection of Aluf Benn’s commentary here

Jonathan Kay, a former comment-pages editor of the National Post, is editor of The Walrus Magazine. In addition, he is a columnist for the National Post op-ed page, and a blogger for the National Post’s FullComment web site. His freelance articles have appeared in various U.S. publications, including Commentary magazine, the New York Post, Harper’s, The New Yorker, The New York Times, The International Herald Tribune, The Los Angeles Times, The New Republic and Newsweek. He has received Canada’s National Newspaper Award, both for Critical Writing and Editorial Writing. His book “Among The Truthers” was published by HarperCollins in 2011.

Read from a selection of Jonathan Kay’s commentary here

Ronit Heyd joined Shatil in 2001 and was appointed Executive Director in 2010. She oversees the management of all Shatil projects, consultation and training, coalition activities, fundraising and administration and serves as the primary link between Shatil and the New Israel Fund and its Board of Directors. Prior to becoming Shatil’s Executive Director she coordinated our Religious Pluralism Project, and more recently, directed the Social and Economic Justice Initiative. Ronit received a B.A. in Psychology and Multi-disciplinary studies and an M.A. in Social Psychology.

Learn more about Shatil here.


Anat Hoffman: From the Back of the Bus to the Top of the Agenda

Monday, November 16 & Tuesday, November 17 2016 @ 7PM

Temple Sholom, 7190 Oak

Co-Sponsored with 

Temple Sholom




Anat Hoffman is the Executive Director of the Israel Religious Action Center (IRAC), the legal and advocacy arm of the Reform Movement in Israel. Previously, Hoffman held a seat on the Jerusalem City Council, where she stood in opposition to the policies of the city’s right-wing and ultra-Orthodox administration for fourteen years. She has dedicated her adult life to the Jewish principle of tikkun olam (“repairing the world”).

For more information about this event, contact Temple Sholom: (604) 266-7190

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