Events

See details of all of Yachad’s upcoming events. Please click on the individual events below for more information.

Oct
28
Sun
[email protected] – The Masorti Judaism Israel Day @ New North London Synagogue
Oct 28 @ 2:00 pm

Confirmed speakers include:

Defenders of Israel or critical friends?: Tackling one of the most controversial issues in the Jewish community – can we criticise Israel and how far can legitimate criticism go? With Hannah Weisfeld (Yachad) and Luke Akehurst (We Believe in Israel)

The fight for religious pluralism: Hear from a front-line political activist about attempts to challenge the Orthodox establishment’s monopoly on marriage, conversion, kashrut, the Kotel and more. With Yael Cohen Paran MK (Zionist Union Party and member of the Israeli Masorti movement) and Adam Ognall (Chief Executive, New Israel Fund)

Israel’s Palestinian citizens: Over 1.5 million Palestinians are citizens of the State of Israel (up to 5 million more live in the West Bank and Gaza). Explore issues of discrimination, identity and civil society with Sana Knaneh (Director of the Bereaved Families Forum in the UK) in conversation with Rabbi Jonathan Wittenberg

Building Masorti Judaism in Israel: Israel has over 70 Masorti communities and the movement is growing. Learn about some of the challenges and opportunities from two Israeli Masorti members. With Yael Cohen Paran MK and Rabbi Joel Levy

Israel on campus: The inside perspective on what it’s like to be a Jewish student on campus. How are Jewish students engaging with Israel and its detractors? With Daniel Kosky (UJS Campaigns Organiser), Raphael Wein (Exec Director, Stand With Us), Rachel Rose (Noam/Marom) and Noah Libson (chair)

Text study on issues in Israeli society: Bet Midrash style learning with Rabbi Joel Levy (Head of the Conservative Yeshiva in Jerusalem)

Towards a Masorti Zionism: Drawing on modern Jewish thought from Ahad Ha’am to Martin Buber to explore a unique vision of Masorti Zionism. With Matt Plen (Chief Executive, Masorti Judaism)

Israel and Masorti Jews – what are our obligations?: A panel discussion with Yael Cohen Paran MK and Rabbi Joel LevyRabbi Chaim Weiner and Senior Rabbi Jonathan Wittenberg

Concluding with a concert celebrating the Songs of Israel with Yoav Oved. – credit to Kol Nefesh for organising the concert.

Nov
5
Mon
Lunch and Learn Shabtay Bendet from Peace Now @ University of Oxford
Nov 5 @ 12:30 pm

Shabtay Bendet established one of the first illegal outposts in the West Bank, now he is fighting the occupation with Peace Now.

Shabtay monitors settlements for the most long-standing peace movement in Israel, Peace Now. Their research is the most reliable source of data on the West Bank settlements and is used by the Israeli government frequently.

There are over 600,000 Israeli settlers in the West Bank and East Jerusalem. Understanding the settler movement’s DNA is the best way to understanding what is actually happening on the ground.

Shabtay – who spent over 12 years dedicating his life to building an illegal outpost – will provide a real insider perspective of the settler movement.

Talk: Shabtay Bendet from Peace Now @ University of Birmingham
Nov 5 @ 6:00 pm

Shabtay Bendet established one of the first illegal outposts in the West Bank, now he is fighting the occupation with Peace Now.

Shabtay monitors settlements for the most long-standing peace movement in Israel, Peace Now. Their research is the most reliable source of data on the West Bank settlements and is used by the Israeli government frequently.

There are over 600,000 Israeli settlers in the West Bank and East Jerusalem. Understanding the settler movement’s DNA is the best way to understanding what is actually happening on the ground.

Shabtay – who spent over 12 years dedicating his life to building an illegal outpost – will provide a real insider perspective of the settler movement.

Nov
6
Tue
Lunch and Learn with Shabtay Bendet from Peace Now @ Cambridge University
Nov 6 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Shabtay Bendet established one of the first illegal outposts in the West Bank, now he is fighting the occupation with Peace Now.

Shabtay monitors settlements for the most long-standing peace movement in Israel, Peace Now. Their research is the most reliable source of data on the West Bank settlements and is used by the Israeli government frequently.

There are over 600,000 Israeli settlers in the West Bank and East Jerusalem. Understanding the settler movement’s DNA is the best way to understanding what is actually happening on the ground.

Shabtay – who spent over 12 years dedicating his life to building an illegal outpost – will provide a real insider perspective of the settler movement.

Talk: Shabtay Bendet from Peace Bow @ London School of Economics and Politics
Nov 6 @ 6:00 pm

Shabtay Bendet established one of the first illegal outposts in the West Bank, now he is fighting the occupation with Peace Now.

Shabtay monitors settlements for the most long-standing peace movement in Israel, Peace Now. Their research is the most reliable source of data on the West Bank settlements and is used by the Israeli government frequently.

There are over 600,000 Israeli settlers in the West Bank and East Jerusalem. Understanding the settler movement’s DNA is the best way to understanding what is actually happening on the ground.

Shabtay – who spent over 12 years dedicating his life to building an illegal outpost – will provide a real insider perspective of the settler movement.

Nov
7
Wed
Talk: Shabtay Bendet from Peace Now @ Leeds University
Nov 7 @ 6:00 pm

Shabtay Bendet established one of the first illegal outposts in the West Bank, now he is fighting the occupation with Peace Now.

Shabtay monitors settlements for the most long-standing peace movement in Israel, Peace Now. Their research is the most reliable source of data on the West Bank settlements and is used by the Israeli government frequently.

There are over 600,000 Israeli settlers in the West Bank and East Jerusalem. Understanding the settler movement’s DNA is the best way to understanding what is actually happening on the ground.

Shabtay – who spent over 12 years dedicating his life to building an illegal outpost – will provide a real insider perspective of the settler movement.

Nov
8
Thu
The Heart of the Settler Movement: an Insider’s Story @ The Jewish Museum
Nov 8 @ 7:30 pm

Shabtay Bendet established one of the first illegal outposts in the West Bank, now he is fighting the occupation with Peace Now.

Shabtay monitors settlements for the most long-standing peace movement in Israel, Peace Now. Their research is the most reliable source of data on the West Bank settlements and is used by the Israeli government frequently.

There are over 600,000 Israeli settlers in the West Bank and East Jerusalem. Understanding the settler movement’s DNA is the best way to understanding what is actually happening on the ground.

Shabtay – who spent over 12 years dedicating his life to building an illegal outpost – will provide a real insider perspective of the settler movement.

 

Time: 7.30pm

Date: Thursday 8th November

Address: The Jewish Museum, 129-131 Albert St, Camden Town, London NW1 7NB

Tickets: £8 (early bird price), £5 students

 

To book your tickets click here.

 

Nov
11
Sun
Yachad Trip to Israel and the West Bank
Nov 11 – Nov 15 all-day

Take part in a four-day study tour to Israel and the West Bank with Yachad from Sunday 11th – Thursday 15th November.

The purpose of our bespoke trips is to provide those that participate with up-to-date information and access to people and places that you would not normally be able to visit, deepening British Jewry’s understanding of the conflict.

By participating in one of our trips you will gain detailed knowledge and insight into the conflict and the reality on the ground. This information is essential in helping to create a more informed debate within the Anglo-Jewish community. The trip will include:

  • Meetings with politicians and diplomats
  • Visiting the military courts in the West Bank
  • Visiting Palestinian villages and communities in the West Bank
  • Trip to the southern border with Gaza
  • Meeting IDF spokespeople
  • Visiting East Jerusalem

To download a copy of a previous trip itinerary as an example please click here. As soon as the itinerary for this trip is confirmed it will be uploaded here and emailed to those that have booked a place.

Costs

The costs of the trip is £600 per person in a double room, or £800 per person in a single room. This includes:

  • Four nights in boutique hotel Villa B’Moshava in Jerusalem
  • All ground costs including transport and meals

Flights, travel insurance and transport to and from airports in the UK and from Ben Gurion airport at the start of the trip are not included in the cost.

 

Booking your flights

The trip will begin on Sunday 11th November with an opening dinner at 8pm close to the hotel in Jerusalem, and will end after lunch on Thursday 15th November to accommodate for people returning on late afternoon/early evening flights. Please ensure you book flights that allow you to participate in the entire programme. It is your responsibility to organise transport from Ben Gurion airport to Jerusalem.

 

To reserve your place on the trip click here or email [email protected] if you have any further questions.

 

Screening: The Oslo Diaries @ JW3
Nov 11 @ 8:30 pm

Yachad is proud to sponsor a screening of  The Oslo Diaries in this year’s UK Jewish Film festival.

In 1992 a group of Israelis and Palestinians clandestinely met in Norway in an attempt to achieve the impossible: a peace agreement between the PLO and Israel. Based on the diaries of the main protagonists, The Oslo Diaries chronicles the process, from a cautious sense of optimism to the initiative’s ultimate demise, symbolised by the assassination of Prime Minister Rabin. The film premiered at Sundance this year and features Shimon Peres’s last interview.

Warning: Film contains some distressing footage.

“Friendship among former enemies is a spectacle that inspires even as it leaves us saddened by the intractable political realities.” The Hollywood Reporter