Michael W. Cohen, MD, Chair
The Friends of Israel at the Sun Lakes Jewish Congregation will present Mr. Marty Haberer, CEO, Jewish Federation of Greater Phoenix, on January 27, 2019, at 3:00 to 4:30 p.m. at the Sun Lakes Chapel Center, 9240 E. Sun Lakes Blvd, N., Sun Lakes, AZ 85248.
His topic will be “The Changing Attitudes of the American Jewish Community Regarding Israel.” He will answer the questions: What were the circumstances both in Israel and the United States that led to these attitudinal changes? and What does the future hold; are these trends reversible?
Mr. Haberer has been with the Jewish Federation of Greater Phoenix for four years. Prior to Phoenix, he served as Associate Director for the Jewish Federation of Sarasota Mantee in Florida for 13 years. He has worked in Jewish communal services for over 33 years. He has visited Israel more than 40 times. He is well informed about events occurring in Israel as well as sensing the pulse of the American Jewish Community.
The American Jewish Committee (AJC) recently did surveys of the attitudes of American and Israeli Jews. David Harris, CEO of AJC, summarizes, “We revealed sharp differences of opinion between the world’s two largest Jewish communities on President Trump, U.S.-Israel relations and Israel’s security and peace process policies. On Jewish communal issues, such as Jewish religious equality in Israel, the surveys confirm fissures between American Jews and Israelis; though, at the same time, the data show a degree of commonality in opinions about the vitality of both the Diaspora and the State of Israel and their significance for the future of the Jewish people.”
The event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served. Inquiries contact: Michael Cohen at [email protected] or 480-895-4660.