4TH ANNUAL COMMUNITY DAY OF EDUCATION ON ISRAELI ARAB ISSUES
 
Sponsored by the Greater Washington Forum on Israeli Arab Issues and the Washington DCJCC

Sunday, March 9, 1:30 pm–5:00 pm 
 
LEAD SUPPORT PROVIDED BY THE NAOMI AND NEHEMIAH COHEN FOUNDATION AND THE LOIS AND RICHARD ENGLAND FAMILY FOUNDATION. PART OF THE DCJCC'S EMBRACING DEMOCRACY SERIES.
 
Join us for a day of in-depth exploration of the daily lives and challenges of Arab citizens of Israel. We will be screening two films and holding two panel discussions simultaneously.

Choose to attend one film and one discussion; both discussions; or both films. 



TRACK 1  

PANEL: SHARED SOCIETY THROUGH PUBLIC SPACES, 1:30 pm, DCJCC's Community Hall 

Ran Tal, Director, Garden of Eden
Jabir Asaqla, Co-Executive Director, Sikkuy: The Association for Civic Equality in Israel
Naomi Shacter, Associate Director, SHATIL, The New Israel Fund 
Moderated by Rabbi Sid Schwarz, Co-Chair, Greater Washington Forum on Israeli Arab Issues

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FILM: THE GARDEN OF EDEN, 3:30 pm
Dir. Ran Tal (74min, Israel, 2013)
In Hebrew and Arabic with English Subtitles, Documentary

The astounding beauty and serenity of Gan HaShlosha, better known as Sakhne (“hot spring”), serves simultaneously as the backdrop and central character in Ran Tal’s uniquely compelling documentary



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TRACK 2  

FILM: THE DOVE'S CRY, 1:30 pm
Dir. Ganit Ilouz (52min, Israel, 2013)
In Hebrew and Arabic with English Subtitles, Documentary

Hadeel is a young charismatic teacher from Wadi Ara who teaches Arabic in a Jewish primary school.




PANEL: SHARED SOCIETY THROUGH TEACHER INTEGRATION, 3:30 pm, DCJCC's Community Hall 

Ganit Ilouz, Director, Dove’s Cry
Ali Waked, Deputy Director of Merchavim – The Institute for the Advancement of Shared Citizenship in Israel
Myriam Darmoni Charbit, Director of Civics and Shared Life Education, Center for Educational Technology.  
Moderated by Liron Shoham, Communications Manager, Inter-Agency Task Force on Israeli Arab Issues


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To purchase tickets for a film, please click the 'tickets' button by the film image.
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Co-presented by: Adas Israel Congregation, Ameinu, American Jewish Committee, Am Kolel Jewish Renewal Community, American University Center for Israel Studies, Anti-Defamation League, Naomi and Nehemiah Cohen Foundation, Lois and Richard England Family Foundation, Embassy of Israel, Inter-Agency Task Force on Israeli Arab Issues, The Israel Action Center at the JCRC of Greater Washington, Jewish Federation of Greater Washington, Joseph and Harvey Meyerhoff Family Charitable Funds, New Israel Fund, University of Maryland Gildenhorn Institute for Israel Studies, Washington Hebrew Congregation.
 

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ARABANI
Dir. Adi Adwan (82min, Israel, 2013)
In Hebrew and Arabic with English Subtitles, Narrative


The first feature by an Israeli Druze filmmaker, Adi Adwan’s Arabani is a beautifully crafted tale about Yosef, who, newly divorced from his Jewish wife, returns to his Druze village.

DANCING IN JAFFA
Dir. Hilla Medalia (84min, Israel/USA, 2013)
In Hebrew and Arabic with English Subtitles, Documentary


Renowned ballroom dancer Pierre Dulaine has a burning desire to use dance for social good, teaming Jewish and Palestinian Israeli children as ballroom partners.