The Makom Salon / מקום בסלון

In these challenging times, join us from your living room, glass in hand, for intimate conversations with intriguing voices from diverse Jewish communities.

For information about upcoming conversations, email us at: Makom@jafi.org

Season 2 – Online Events, 2021

Israel Education: The Next Edge – Illuminating the Future of Israel Engagement

Conversation 1: Tuesday, January 5th, 2021 10 am PST/ 1 pm EST/ 6 pm GMT/ 8 pm Israel

With guests:

Jonny Ariel

Jonny Ariel

Education Connoisseur

Makom Salon 2, Conversation 1, Lauren Cohen Fisher

Lauren Fisher

Associate Director of Israel Education at Hillel International

Makom 2, Conversation 1, Alex_Pomson

Dr. Alex Pomson

Managing Director of Rosov Consulting

Hosted by

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Abi Dauber Sterne

Executive Director of Makom

Place Matters: The Physics and Metaphysics of the Land

Conversation 2: Tuesday, January 19th, 2021 10 am PST/ 1 pm EST/ 6 pm GMT/ 8 pm Israel

With guests:

Tamar

Rabbi Tamar Elad-Appelbaum

Co-founder of the Beit Midrash for Israeli Rabbis, a joint project of the HaMidrasha Educational Center for Israeli Judaism and the Shalom Hartman Institute

Salon 2, Conversation 2, Asher Lopatin

Rabbi Asher Lopatin

Former faculty member of the Shalom Hartman Institute of North America and the founding rabbi of Kehillat Etz Chayim, a Modern Orthodox synagogue in Detroit, as well as the founding director of the Detroit National Center for Civil Discourse.

Hosted by

Jonny Ariel

Jonny Ariel

Education connoisseur

The US and Us – America, Israel, and the Jews

Conversation 3: Tuesday, February 2nd, 2021 10 am PST/ 1 pm EST/ 6 pm GMT/ 8 pm Israel

With guests:

Salon 2, Conversation 3, Einat Wilf

Dr. Einat Wilf

Co-author of “The War of Return: How Western Indulgence of the Palestinian Dream Has Obstructed the Path to Peace” and a leading thinker on matters of foreign policy, economics, education, Israel and Zionism.

Salon 2, Conversation 3, David Myers

Prof. David Myers

The Sady and Ludwig Kahn Professor of Jewish History at UCLA, where he serves as the director of the UCLA Luskin Center for History and Policy

Hosted by

Jonny Ariel

Jonny Ariel

Education connoisseur

Love of Israel in the Time of Populism

Conversation 4: Tuesday, February 16, 2021 10 am PST/ 1 pm EST/ 6 pm GMT/ 8 pm Israel

With guests:

Salon 2, Conversation 4, Pnina Agenyahu

Pnina Agenyahu

Interfaces and Synergy Director at the Strategic and Planning Unit of the Jewish Agency for Israel.

Salon 2, Conversation 4, Jon Levisohn

Prof. Jon Levisohn

Associate Professor of Jewish Educational Thought at Brandeis University, where he directs the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Center for Studies in Jewish Education

Hosted by

Jonny Ariel

Jonny Ariel

education connoisseur

Feeling at Home in the Homeland

Conversation 5: Tuesday, March 2, 2021 10 am PST/ 1 pm EST/ 6 pm GMT/ 8 pm Israel

With guests:

Nisreen Shehada

Dr. Nisreen Shehada

Co-founder of Standing Together, a joint Jewish-Arab grassroots movement fighting to transform Israeli politics.

Hosted by

Elliot Cosgrove

Rabbi Dr. Elliot J. Cosgrove

Rabbi of Park Avenue Synagogue in Manhattan.

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Abi Dauber Sterne

Executive Director of Makom

Will the Real Me Please Stand Up? Journeys of Identity

Conversation 6: Tuesday, March 16, 2021, 10 am PST/ 1 pm EST/ 5 pm GMT/ 7 pm Israel

With guests:

Irina Nevzlin

Irina Nevzlin

Chair of the Board of Directors of ANU Museum of the Jewish People, President of NADAV Foundation, and the author of the book, The Impact of Identity - The Power of Knowing Who You Are.

Angela Warnick Buchdahl

Rabbi Angela Warnick Buchdahl

Senior rabbi of Central Synagogue in New York City, the first woman to lead the large Reform congregation in its 175-year history.

Hosted by

Abi Dauber Sterne Headshot

Abi Dauber Sterne

Executive Director of Makom

Season 1: The Makom Salon Podcast

Our first season is comprised of Coronavirus Conversations in the new global language – Zoom-ish. Join host Jonny Ariel and guests as they provide food for thought, insights and wisdom on timely and timeless topics for Jews the world over. Produced by Makom – The Education Lab of the Jewish Agency for Israel.
Hosted by: Jonny Ariel
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Dr. Miri Shlissel

Head of Pedagogical Affairs, Israel's Ministry of Education

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Dr. David Bryfman

Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of The Jewish Education Project

CoronaZionism: Values, Ventilators and Repairing the World

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Dyonna Ginsburg

Executive Director of Olam

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Dr. Eitan Eliram

Co-Founder of Scout innovation

Hugging and Wrestling with Israel @72​

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Arnie Eisen

Chancellor of the Jewish Theological Seminary,  (New York)

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Fania Oz-Salzberger

Historian and writer, (Haifa)

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Jeremy Leigh

Jerusalem

Interwoven: when the Universal meets the Jewish in a global crisis

Freedom and Safety: Pesach for Our People in this Time​