October 31, 2016
Crawford Hall, Ehinger Center
Rabbi Ron Kronish, Rabbi Founder and Director of the Inter-religious Coordinating Center, Israel
Issa Jabber, Mayor of of Abu Gosh
Two of the leading voices for Israeli-Palestinian peace building engaged a public discussion of critical questions facing Israel.
Is Arab-Jewish coexistence possible? What can be done to combat hate crimes and religious racism? How might interreligious dialog serve the process of peace?
RABBI RON KRONISH — Founder & Director of the Interreligious coordinating Council in Israel (ICCI), now a department of Rabbis for Human Rights, Kronish is a noted rabbi, educator, author & speaker. Rabbi Kronish is a graduate of Brandeis University (BA), the Hebrew Union College – Jewish Institute of Religion (Rabbi) & the Harvard Graduate School of Education (EdD). He has spoken on college campuses and in many communities throughout North America, and has also published widely and blogs for The Times of Israel and The Huffington Post
MAYOR ISSA JABBER
Currently the mayor of the Israeli Arab town of Abu Gosh, Issa Jabber was formerly the Director of Education and a teacher in the school system of the town for many years. Jabber has also served as co-chairperson of the Interreligious Coordinating Council of Israel, has lectured widely both in Israel and North America, and is also the Co-chairperson of the Association of Tolerance and Coexistence in the Judean Hills. He holds undergraduate and graduate degrees from universities in Turkey and Jerusalem. Mr. Jabber is well-known as one of Israel’s experts in the field of Coexistence.