On the weekend of January 9-11, Congregation Beth Ami in Santa Rosa is holding an Israel advocacy weekend featuring Gary Kenzer of Honest Reporting as their Scholar in Residence. They have graciously agreed to open these events to Israel supporters across the Bay Area.
Check out the website for more information. Beth Ami is located at 4676 Mayette Avenue in Santa Rosa.
Friday Jan 9
Services 6:00 pm
6:30 Shabbat dinner (reservations required - (707) 360-3000)
7:15 to 8:00 (approximately) Gary will speak on Media Bias and how Honest Reporting brings truth-telling to the media.
Saturday Jan 10
Services 9:30 am; will end around noonish.
12:00 – 1:00 dairy kosher potluck dairy lunch. After lunch, Gary’s interactive talk will enlighten us with examples of media bias.
6:00 pm: Havdalah followed by a nosh (snack).
6:15pm Interactive session with videos. Gary will play and talk about a few of the many learning tools Honest Reporting has created to help fight misinformation, disinformation, and bias against Israel.
Sunday Jan 11
Sunday’s sessions are for those who wish to take the next step and learn from the expert about best practices for Israel advocacy. It will involve hands-on exercises to enable us to become even better at writing letters and being persuasive in discussions with others. Sessions will take place in the apartment/chapel.
10:00 – 11:45 Developing better written communications to media
11:45 – 1:15 optional: join us off-campus for lunch with Gary
1:30 – 2:45 Developing persuasive discussion skills
3:00—4:00 Meeting with the Israel Committee and others interested in Israel programming
Additional sessions Sunday afternoon and Monday morning may be scheduled.