A Civil Discussion on Israel’s Path to the Future: Perspectives from Left and Right
The Jewish Community Relations Councils of York and Greater Harrisburg hosted an unforgettable program featuring speakers Jonathan S. Tobin, opinion editor at JNS.org and contributor to the New York Post and National Review, and J. J. Goldberg, editor-at-large of the Forward newspaper and former U.S. bureau chief of the Israeli news magazine The Jerusalem Report. Thought leaders Tobin and Goldberg will debate critical issues concerning the State of Israel. This program was moderated by David Bernstein, President & CEO of Jewish Council for Public Affairs.
Read this article written by Bernstein: Each of us can -and should -reduce political polarization.
Dr. Ed and Esther Beck
Ed Finkelstein, Esq.
Brenner Family of Dealerships*
Mark and Janice Illfelder
Jewish Community Foundation of Central Pennsylvania
Debby and Raymond Rosen
Avi and Anat Beck
Marian Frankston and Burton Morris
Scott and Rishona Myers
Conrad and Gail Siegel
Bryan and Allison Siegelman
Elliott and Sue Weinstein*
Jonathan Brandow and Susan Brodkin
Marty and Debbie Brill
Gail and Joel Burcat
Faith and Davy Goldsmith*
Arthur and Carol Hoffman*
Michael and Kim Klein
Jon and Andi Liss
Mark and Neysa Maisel
Mark and Ruby Schmidt
Alyce & Morton Spector*
Temple Beth Israel of York
In Kind Supporters
Beth El Temple
Additional Financial Supporters
Temple Ohev Sholom
* The noted individuals made recommendations through The Jewish Community Foundation of Central Pennsylvania
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Greater Harrisburg CRC Overview: Under the leadership of Julie Wright Halbert, Esq., our region’s Community Relations Council (CRC) reemerged in 2015, and is currently co-chaired by Marty Brill and Keith Welks. Three committees address critical issues locally, nationally, and internationally: Communications (Chair Jeanette Krebs), Public Affairs (Co-Chairs Steve Loux and Alex Halper), and Interfaith/Intra/faith (Chair Rabbi Carl Choper). The CRC works with representatives from the Greater Harrisburg community to proactively and reactively deal with issues seeking guidance from the Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA) and input from our members. Every affiliated organization in the Greater Harrisburg community has a representative member of the CRC. For additional information about the Community Relations Council of the JFGH, please contact Jennifer Ross at 717-236-9555 x3104
The Community Relations Council (CRC) Israeli Speakers Educational Endowment of the Jewish Community Foundation of Central Pennsylvania was established in 2015 by Dr. Edward and Esther Beck and Dr. Gustav (z'l) and Rita Beck, to bring to Harrisburg and Central PA notable expert Israeli speakers representing the many different and diverse views and voices of a vital Israeli society to brief the Greater Harrisburg community on the many challenges facing Israel in this complex world. Speakers will be chosen by the CRC with the consent of the Board of Directors of The Jewish Federation of Greater Harrisburg.
It is hoped that enough funds could be raised to have at least two speakers per year in perpetuity and those interested in growing this important fund should contact Paulette Keifer.