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Temple Gates convenes panel to discuss what  young American Jews think about Israel and Jewish identity?

SCHENECTADY– Rabbi Cutler, senior rabbi of Congregation Gates of Heaven, will facilitate a discussion with a panel of students and higher education professionals, with diverse experiences and political orientations about the future of the American Jewish relationship to Israel on Wednesday, May 8, at 7 p.m. the program at the temple, 852 Ashmore Ave., Schenectady will examine thoughts on the challenges and trends of Jewish identity and connection to Israel on college campuses.

The free program will feature a panel including  Rabbi Nomi Manon, exectutive director of the University of Albany Hillel; Austin Ostro, vice president of SUNY Student Assembly and youth director  of the congregation;  Shifra Sered, J Street associate regional director; and Aron Wander, J Street U Northeast Campus organizer.

Reservations are requested at www.jstreet.org/albanypanel. Shifra Sered at shifra@jstreet.org or Arnold Rotenberg, director of congregational Jewish living at CGOH at arotenberg@cgoh.org or at 518-374-8173 can provide information.

is being forged now on campuses across the nation. It is a momentous, daunting, and exciting scene. The public is invited on the eve of Israel’s 71st Independence Day, Wednesday, May 8 at 7 p.m. to hear thoughts on the challenges and trends of Jewish identity and connection to Israel on college campuses.

The panelists are: Rabbi Matthew Cutler, Rabbi Nomi Manon, Exectuive Director of University of Albany Hillel, Austin Ostro, Vice President of SUNY Student Assembly and Youth Director at Congregation Gates of Heaven, Shifra Sered, JStreet Associate Regional Director, and Aron Wander, J Street U Northeast Campus Organizer.

This event, sponsored by Congregation Gates of Heaven and J Street, will be held at Congregation Gates of Heaven, located at 852 Ashmore Ave, Schenectady. The event is free and open to the public. Reservations are requested at www.jstreet.org/albanypanel. For questions, please contact Shifra Sered at shifra@jstreet.org or Arnold Rotenberg, Director of Congregational Jewish Living at CGOH at arotenberg@cgoh.org or call him at 518-374-8173.

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