5 2020


8 2020

CSP: OMS-Fulfilling the Dream: Fascinating Story of Modern Israel -Liptz

7:00PM - 8:30PM  

Merage JCC 1 Federation Way
Irvine, CA 92602

Contact Arie Katz

$ Cost $ 18.00

19th Annual CSP One Month Scholar - Opening Lecture
Fulfilling the Dream: The Fascinating Story of Modern Israel - Prof. Paul Liptz
Dedicated in Honor of Roz and Elliot Vogelfanger
Supported by an Impact Grant from
Jewish Federation & Family Services Orange County
and a generous grant from the Jewish Community Foundation of Orange County

7:00 PM reception, presentation starts at 7:30 PM

The Jewish people have a history of great moments in addition to traumatic periods over thousands of years of recorded history. The coming together of an ancient dream and modern nationalism resulted in the establishment of the Jewish State immediately after the tragic Shoah. Joins us as we deal with Israel within the Middle East and the complexity of the relationship between Israel and the Jewish communities of the world.Fascinating Story of Modern Israel

Paul Liptz, a social historian, was on the Tel Aviv University faculty for 40 years, teaching graduate and undergraduate students in the Department of Middle East and African History and the International School, where he dealt with a wide range of topics. His main interests are History of the Yishuv [Pre-State], the Modern State of Israel and Arab Women and Nationalism in the Middle East. He taught graduate students at the Hebrew Union College for 25 years as well as at the Conservative movement seminary in Jerusalem, dealing with modern Jewish history, Israeli society and the contemporary Middle East. In the Israeli army reserves, he lectured officers and non-commissioned officers on non-military realms. He is still active in Israel and is involved in various academic and educational fields. In the last few decades, he has travelled the world extensively, lecturing and conducting workshops in some twenty countries. He has also been a visiting scholar with many American groups in Central and Eastern Europe. Paul was born in Rhodesia (Zimbabwe) and came as a volunteer to Israel one day before the Six Day War on June 4, 1967. He decided to stay in Israel, married Brenda and they have 4 children and 11 grandchildren. 

Sponsor: Community Scholar Program (CSP)