Jerusalem: Think Again
You know what they say about forgetting Jerusalem…
You may not be able to visit the city in person, but thanks to The Jerusalem Parliament, you can feel part of a city still reinventing itself, 5,000 years in. Join the entrepreneurs, innovators, and social activists at the forefront of Jerusalem’s development into a cultural, educational, and innovation capital for Israel and the Jewish world in a series of fascinating lectures about the city, hosted by the Menachem Begin Heritage Center.
December 13 – Sunday 1pm (EST)
“Jerusalem from the Sixth-Floor: A View from the Mayor’s Office”- Ben Avrahami
From his office on the Jerusalem Municipality’s sixth floor, Ben Avrahami has a clear view onto East Jerusalem. It’s the perfect place, he says, to see a new society take shape: As the East Jerusalem Advisor to the Mayor’s Office, Avrahami—recently selected by Forbes Magazine as one of their “30 Under 30” for groundbreaking achievements in Jerusalem—has led a series of strategic projects in cooperation with East Jerusalem civic leaders and community activists. In “East of Asael Street: Dialogue in a Divided City,” hear him describe what worked and what didn’t in the city’s efforts to bring its two sides closer together, and why the most important thing is to keep talking.