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Driving Out Darkness

Driving Out Darkness was a one-day, immersive learning experience for leaders across all sectors of our Orange County community, including civic, government, non-profit, faith-based, education, media and law enforcement.

The Summit took place on August 30, 2022.

Driving out Darkness 

Full Morning Plenary

Driving out Darkness

Full Afternoon Plenary

Opening Plenary: Antisemitism at the Core of Hate

  • Eric Ward, Executive Director, Western States Center
  • Oren Segal, Vice President, ADL Center on Extremism

Manifestations of Antisemitism, Past and Present

  • Introduction: Dr. Erik Ludwig, President & CEO, Jewish Federation of Orange County
  • Ambassador Rabbi David Saperstein, Former Ambassador at Large for International Religious Freedom

Manifestations of Antisemitism Today – Panel Discussion

  • Moderator: Deepa Bharath, Global Religion Reporter, Associated Press
  • April Powers, Managing Director, First Impression Rx
  • Oren Jacobson, Co-Founder, Executive Director, Project Shema
  • Mark Rotenberg, Vice President of University Initiatives and Legal Affairs, Hillel International
  • Chuck Leek, Life After Hate

Closing Plenary: Words to Action

Bipartisan Conversation: Fighting Antisemitism and Hate Together

  • Moderator: Peter Levi, Regional Director, Anti-Defamation League of Orange County/Long Beach
  • The Honorable Katie Porter, Member, U.S. House of Representatives
  • Eric Ward, Senior Advisor, Western States Center


Video Library


Video Library Annexation Series 

In this series, the Rose Project explores the implications of a possible change of legal status of the West Bank/Judea & Samaria from a variety of perspectives.

Annexation Series Background

Catch ’67: What is the Israel Debate Really About?

Micah Goodman, Senior Research Fellow at the Shalom Hartman Institute, explores the ideological foundation underlying the debate in Israel over the West Bank/Judea and Samar

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Webinar 1

Annexation/Sovereignty 101 – Implications for a Jewish and Democratic Israel  

Michael Koplow, Policy Director of the Israel Policy Forum explores why this issue is coming up now, 53 year after the Six Day War, and what might it mean for Israeli democracy and its Jewish character.

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Webinar 2

Prospects for Israel’s Security

In this briefing, Dan Rothem, CEO, Commanders for Israel’s Security explores the implications for Israeli security under different annexation/sovereignty scenarios.

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Webinar 3

Was this a Critical Day? The View from Israel

Jerusalem Post Chief Political Correspondent Gil Hoffman reviewed what took place in the Knesset on what was to have been the first day the Israeli government could introduce annexation legislation and we might expect moving forward.

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Webinar 4

Best Line of Defense: The Case for Israeli Sovereignty in the Jordan Valley

Michael Makovsky, President and CEO of the Jewish Institute for National Security of America (JINSA), will share JINSA’s new report advocating for Israeli permanent control of the Jordan Valley to best serve U.S., Israeli and Jordanian security interests.

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Webinar 5

The Palestinians and Annexation: Context, Interests and Reactions

Ghaith al-Omari, Senior Fellow at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy will explore possible ramifications of annexation/sovereignty on the Palestinian Authority, its relationship with Israel, and inter-Palestinian and regional dynamics.

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