Conversations on Zionism
Reclaiming the Narrative
The time has come to show the world what Zionism looks like.
Join Jewish National Fund-USA for a series of interviews and panel discussions that are exposing the beautiful and diverse facets of modern Zionism, and its positive impact on many aspects of our lives, no matter where we are on the globe.
Zoom information will be provided upon registration.
Attendees must register for each episode they would like to attend.
Episode 22: Savoring Zionism: The Shakshuka Allure
Tuesday, June 7, 2022
7:30 pm (ET) / 4:30 pm (PT)
Whether in Israel or the U.S, Israeli cuisine is making headlines across the culinary world. Join chefs Gail Simmons, Michael Solomonov, Adena Sussman, and Lior Lev Sercarz as they discuss using the table to bring people together and the importance of Israel as a land of culinary co-existence.
Adeena Sussman is the author of Sababa: Fresh, Sunny Flavors From My Israeli Kitchen, which was named a Best Fall 2019 cookbook by The New York Times, Bon Appetit, and Food & Wine. She is currently working on her next cookbook, Shabbat, to be released next year. She is the co-author of 15 cookbooks, most recently Gazoz, all about the culture of sparkling seltzer-based drinks in Israel. She lives, cooks, and writes from Tel Aviv.
Chef Michael Solomonov
Chef Michael Solomonov was born in Israel and raised in Pittsburgh. At the age of 18, he returned to Israel with no Hebrew language skills, taking the only job he could get – working in a bakery – and his culinary career was born. A champion of Israel's extraordinarily diverse and vibrant culinary landscape, there are no culinary awards Mike hasn’t won. Along with the famous Zahav, his village of restaurants include Federal Donuts, Dizengoff, Abe Fisher, Goldie, K'Far, Merkaz, and Laser Wolf.
Gail Simmons is a culinary expert, food writer, and dynamic television personality. She is a permanent judge on Bravo TV’s Emmy and James Beard Award-winning series Top Chef, now in its 19th season. Gail is also a co-host of The Good Dish, the new daily syndicated series offering delicious recipes, real-life wisdom, and conversations on the topics of the day.
Lior Lev Sercarz
Lior Lev Sercarz is the chef, spice blender, and owner of La Boîte, a biscuit and spice shop in New York City and the Co-founder and Chief Culinary Officer of Jewish National Fund-USA’s Galilee Culinary Institute. The author of three award-winning cookbooks: The Art of Blending, The Spice Companion, and Mastering Spice, he has worked closely with leading international chefs to create some of the best restaurant collaborations in the world.
Episode 23: The Entertainment World’s Tricky Relationship with Israel
Tuesday, June 21, 2022
7:30 pm (ET) / 4:30 pm (PT)
What does Hollywood really think about Israel? Why does the BDS movement really try to keep celebrities away from visiting? What should each and every one of us do about it? Tune in to find out.
CEO of Liberate Art Inc.
Lana Melman is a 20-year veteran of the entertainment industry and the CEO of Liberate Art Inc. Since 2011, she has been a leader in combating the cultural boycott (BDS) campaign against Israel, which pressures international artists to steer clear of the Jewish homeland and international venues to discriminate against Israeli artists. In her new book, Artists Under Fire: The BDS War against Celebrities, Jews, and Israel, she explains the impact of the cultural boycott campaign on artists, audiences, Israel, and Jews everywhere.
Russell F. Robinson
Chief Executive Officer, Jewish National Fund-USA
Save The Dates
Episode 24: Tuesday, July 5, 2022
Episode 25: Tuesday, July 19. 2022
Episode 26: Tuesday, August 2, 2022
Episode 27: Tuesday, August 16, 2022
Episode 28: Tuesday, August 30, 2022
Episode 29: Tuesday, September 13, 2022
Episode 30: Thursday, September 29, 2022
Episode 31: Thursday, October 13, 2022
Episode 32: Thursday, October 27, 2022
Episode 33: Tuesday, November 8, 2022
Episode 34: Tuesday, November 22, 2022
Episode 35: Tuesday, December 6, 2022
Episode 36: Tuesday, December 20, 2022
Reclaim The Narrative
This series is part of our “This is What Zionism Looks Like” campaign. Join us as we educate, engage, and inspire on the true meaning of the word Zionism, make people feel comfortable with it, identify with it, and reclaim it in all its glory.
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