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A Special Relationship - Israeli and Jewish Life in Germany after 50 Years of Diplomatic Relations

Sunday, November 1, 2015
7:00pm

Rodef Shalom Congregation
4905 5th Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
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Free and open to the public.

The Israeli community in Berlin has been growing steadily in the last few years. Where does this leave Jews and the Jewish community in Germany today? If Anti-Semitism in Europe is on the rise, how does this affect German-Israeli relations? Join German and Israeli leaders in a round-table discussion on this 'special relationship', as well as the possibilities and difficulties of Jewish life in Germany today. The discussion will be followed by a Q&A session. 

Moderation: Paul Overby, Honorary Consul of Germany in Pittsburgh

Invited Discussion Participants: 

  • Dr. Andreas Eberhardt, Executive Director of German-Israeli Future Forum (Stiftung Deutsch-Israelisches Zukunftsforum). Founded by the German and Israeli governments in 2007 this foundation sponsors creative and economic cooperative projects by Israelis and Germans.  
  • Eldad Beck, Journalist and German correspondent for the Israeli Daily Yedioth Achronot. He is also the author of "Deutschland, anders", published in Hebrew in 2014. 
  • Katharina von Münster, Communications Director of Action Reconciliation Service for Peace. ARSP is an international volunteer organization founded in 1958 by the Evangelical Church in Germany based on the conviction that the first step towards reconciliation had to be made by the perpetrators and their descendants. 
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