Conversations on Zionism

Reclaiming the Narrative

Converso Israel Connection


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 Episode 35: Addressing the Most Challenging Issues of Our Time

Tuesday, December 6, 2022

7:30 pm (ET) / 4:30 pm (PT)


Hear how the Kasser Joint Institute for Food, Water and Energy Security is working to solve the most challenging and complex issues of our time: how to feed a growing population; how to create thriving agriculture where water, energy and infrastructure are scarce; and how to address food supply challenges. Tune in to hear how Israel is making the world a better place.




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Tania Pons Allon

Director of the Kasser Joint Institute


Tania Pons Allon is a resident of the Central Arava in Israel’s Negev desert, a mother of two barefooted children, a farmer and the Director of the Kasser Joint Institute. 

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Hanni Arnon

Director of AICAT


Hanni Arnon is the Director of AICAT – Arava International Center for Agricultural Training who uses her expertise as a farmer and educator to bring students from developing countries to study agriculture in the desert, exposing them to modern agriculture techniques and technologies.

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Prof. Greg Barron Gafford

Ph.D. in Ecology & Evolutionary Biology from the University of Arizona


Prof. Greg Barron Gafford is an Assistant Professor with B.S. in Environmental Sciences from Texas Christian University, M.S. in Forest Ecology from the University of Georgia and a Ph.D. in Ecology & Evolutionary Biology from the University of Arizona.


Jennifer Masawa

Grassroots mobilizer from Western Kenya


Jennifer Masawa is a social change advocate, women empowerment champion, community educator and grassroot mobilizer from Western Kenya. A graduate of AICAT, she works at Keilot Kenya and runs Blue Firms Social Enterprise that enhances capacity of peasant women farmers in Kinangop, Kenya.

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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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