Upcoming Programs

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Upcoming Faces of Israel Programs

  • October and November 2014:  A speaking tour, courtesy of Israel Bonds, is in the works to Charlotte NC, Atlanta GA and the Philadelphia PA and Pittsburgh PA areas.
  • *Currently booking 2014-2015 programming.  Invite Amy Beth Oppenheimer to present Faces of Israel at your congregation, school, campus, JCC or summer camp today!

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Below is an almost-complete list of the 300+ institutions where Amy Beth Oppenheimer has guest-lectured, served as a keynote speaker and/or presented Faces of Israel over the past five years.

List of Past Faces of Israel Programs – 2014

  • *Wednesday, April 30, 2014 at 7 pm.  Communal programming at Congregation Gesher L’Torah in Sandy Springs, GA.  Sponsored by Israel Bonds.
  • *Friday, May 2, 2014 at 6 pm.  Friday evening sermon and speech during Shabbat services at Temple Sinai in Atlanta, GA.  Sponsored by Israel Bonds.
  • *Saturday, May 3, 2014 at 9 am.  Saturday morning Torah study on Jewish identity, religious pluralism and the State of Israel at Temple Sinai in Atlanta, GA.  Sponsored by Israel Bonds.
  • *Sunday, May 4, 2014 at 7:30 pm.  Keynote speaker address at the Beth Or Congregation annual dinner in Maple Glen, PA.  Sponsored by Israel Bonds.

List of Past Faces of Israel Programs – 2013

  • *Sunday, January 27, 2013 from 6-7:30 PM.  Teen programming at Temple Beth Emeth in Ann Arbor, MI.
  • *Sunday, February 17, 2013.  Columbia Women’s Event in Elgin, SC.  Sponsored by Israel Bonds.
  • *Sunday, April 14, 2013 at 10 AM.  Congregational programming at Kehilat Chovevei Tzion in Skokie, IL. Cosponsored by the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago.
  • *Tuesday, June 18, 2013 at 5 PM.  Keynote address at the annual meeting of the Jewish Federation of Rochester dinner and dessert reception in Rochester, NY.
  • *Wednesday, June 19, 2013 at 12 PM.  Cleveland Woman’s Event in Beachwood, OH. Sponsored by Israel Bonds.
  • *October and November 2013.  We launched a Faces of Israel Outreach Tour this fall to bring dynamic and engaging educational programming to remote Jewish communities!
    • This tour was generously subsidized by Natan, in partnership with ROI Community. Read more about this opportunity here.
    • The tour included Faces of Israel presentations, teen programming, Hebrew school classes, Torah study, meet and greets, and Shabbat teaching in the following six communities:
      • Waco, TX
      • Bryan / College Station, TX
      • Tyler, TX
      • Alexandria, LA
      • Baton Rouge, LA
      • Lake Charles, LA
  • *November 17, 2013 at 10 AM.  Synagogue program at Congregation Beth El in Missouri City, TX.  Sponsored by Israel Bonds.
  • *December 4, 2013 at 7 PM.  Women’s event in Boston, MA. Sponsored by Israel Bonds.

List of Past Faces of Israel Programs – 2012

  • *Sunday, January 8, 2012 at 9:30 AM.  Hebrew school program and screening at Congregation Ner Tamid in Henderson, NV.  Sponsored by the Jewish Federation of Greater Las Vegas.  This program will be geared for junior high students.
  • *Sunday, January 8, 2012 at 6 PM.  Community-wide program and screening at Temple Beth Sholom in Summerlin, NV.  Sponsored by the Jewish Federation of Greater Las Vegas.  This program will be geared for adults.
  • *Tuesday, January 24, 2012.  Young leadership program at a local home in Tucson, AZ.  This is a private group and deep dive into religion and state issues.  Organized by the Jewish Federation of Tucson.
  • *Wednesday, January 25, 2012 at 6:30 PM.  Community-wide program and screening at the Tucson JCC in Tucson, AZ.  This is part of the Heartbeat of Israel series and is open to all, focusing on questions of democracy and rabbinic authority in a Jewish state.  Cosponsored by the Jewish Federation of Tucson and the Arizona Center for Jewish Studies.
  • *Thursday, January 26, 2012.  Program and screening at Congregation Or Chadash in Tucson, AZ.  This program focuses on religious pluralism and Reform Judaism in Israel.  Cosponsored by the Jewish Federation of Tucson.
  • *Sunday, January 29, 2012 at 11 AM.  Brunch program, screening and expert panel at Lewis & Clark College in Portland, OR.
  • *Monday, February 6, 2012 at 8:45 AM.  What Does “A Jewish State” Mean?  A special program for middle school students and their parents at The El Paso Jewish Academy in El Paso, TX.  Sponsored by the Jewish Federation of El Paso.
  • *Monday, February 6, 2012 at 3 PM.  “Civil Liberties in Israel” – A special program for University of Texas at El Paso students and all interested parties, held at the Bromberg Auditorium in the UTEP Library. Guest parking available in the Sunbowl Garage.  Cosponsored by the Jewish Federation of El Paso.
  • *Tuesday, February 7, 2012 at 7:15 PM.  “The Chief Rabbinate and Pluralism — Hot Topics and Trends in Israel”, a community-wide adult education program at Congregation Bnai Zion in El Paso, TX.Cosponsored by the Jewish Federation of El Paso.
  • *Sunday, February 19, 2012 from 10:30-11:50 AM.  “What’s Hot In Israel Today – Religion and State in the Jewish Homeland”, a community-wide adult education program for Yom Limmud in Houston, TX.  Cosponsored by the Houston BJE and hosted by Congregation Beth Yeshurun at 4525 Beechnut Street in Houston.
  • *Tuesday, February 21, 2012.  Full day programming at the Emery Weiner Day School in Houston, TX.
  • *Wednesday, February 22, 2012 at 1 PM.  Programming for Beren Academy Middle School in Houston, TX.
  • *Wednesday, February 22, 2012 at 3 PM.  Programming for Beren Academy High School in Houston, TX.
  • *Wednesday, February 22, 2012 at 7 PM.  Community-wide teen education program and screening in Houston, TX.  Sponsored by the Houston BJE.  Details to come.
  • *Wednesday and Thursday, March 14-15, 2012.  Communal program in Oklahoma City, OK.  Sponsored by the Emanuel SynagogueJewish Federation of Oklahoma City and others.  Wednesday night is an interactive Hebrew school program.  Thursday night is the adult education program.
  • *Sunday, March 18, 2012 at 10 AM.  Special middle school presentation for USY Kadima at the regional convention in Austin, TX.
  • *Tuesday, March 20, 2012 at 6:30 PM.  Adult education program at Congregation Agudas Achim in Austin, TX.  Details to come.
  • *Sunday March 25, 2012 from 10 am – noon.  Adult education brunch and Faces of Israel program at TCS-Westport in Westport, CT.
  • *Wednesday March 28, 2012 from 7-9 PM.  Communal teen program for 200+ 7th through 10th graders at the Jewish Community Campus of Greater Kansas City.  The address is 5801 W 115 St Overland Park, KS and the event will be held in the social hall.  Sponsored by the Jewish Federation of Greater Kansas City.
  • *Thursday March 29, 2012 at 7 PM.  Adult program at Congregation Beth Torah in Overland Park, KS.  This is a community-wide adult education program cosponsored by HBHA and a number of local groups.
  • *Thursday, April 5, 2012 at 11:45 AM.  School program at the Austin Jewish Academy in Austin, TX.
  • *Wednesday, April 11, 2012 at 7 PM.  Campus program at University of Florida Hillel in Gainesville, FL.
  • *Thursday, April 12, 2012 at 7 PM.  Community program cosponsored by the Jewish Council of North Florida in Gainesville, FL.
  • *Sunday April 15, 2012 at 10 AM.  Community-wide brunch program in Ann Arbor, MI.  Sponsored by the Jewish Federation of Ann Arbor and cosponsored by local groups.  Details to come.
  • *Monday April 16, 2012 from 4-6 PM.  Programming at Wayne State University in Detroit, MI.
  • *Tuesday, April 17, 2012 at 12 PM.  Adult education lunch program cosponsored by the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit.
  • *Tuesday, April 17, 2012 at 7:30 PM.  Campus programming at Brown Hillel in Providence, RI.
  • *Wednesday, April 18, 2012 at 2:30 PM.  Senior seminar programming at the Heschel High School in Manhattan, NY.
  • *Thursday, April 19, 2012.  Programming at DePaul University in Chicago, IL.
  • *Friday, April 20, 2012 from 1-2:15 PM.  Faces of Israel programming at the Chicago Jewish Day School in Chicago, IL.
  • Friday, April 20, 2012 from 4-5:30 PM.  Special Faces of Israel program for 5th graders and parents at Congregation Rodfei Zedek in Chicago, IL.
  • *Monday, April 23 2012.  Morning presentation at MERCAZ USA conference in Chicago, IL.
  • *Tuesday, April 24, 2012.  Afternoon and evening programming for students, staff and parents at Yavneh Day School in Los Gatos, CA.  (Three separate sessions for the Yavneh community)
  • *Wednesday, April 25, 2012 at 2 PM.  School programming at Shalom School in Sacramento, CA.
  • *Wednesday, April 25, 2012 at 7 PM.  Community-wide screening and program in Sacramento, CA.  Sponsored by the Jewish Federation of Sacramento.  Details to come.
  • *Thursday, April 26, 2012 at 10:45 AM.  School program at JCHS of the Bay in San Francisco, CA.
  • *Thursday, April 26, 2012 at 5 PM.  Youth program for Jewish kids and teens in Chico, CA.
  • *Thursday, April 26, 2012 at 7:30 PM.  Campus programming at Chico Hillel in Chico, CA.
  • *Friday, April 27, 2012.  Shabbat programming at Sonoma Hillel in Sonoma, CA.
  • *Sunday April 29, 2012 from 7-9:15 PM.  Teen programming at TV/TC Midrasha in Pleasanton, CA – followed by a special program for parents.  Details to come.
  • *Wednesday, May 2, 2012 at 7 PM.  Congregational program at Temple Beth El in San Antonio, TX.
  • *Thursday, May 3, 2012 at 7 PM.  Community-wide presentation with Congregations Anshe Sholom, Anshe Emet, Temple Sholom, JCC, Kehillah and PresenTense in Chicago IL.  Program will be held at Anshe Sholom and followed by a cross-denominational panel.
  • *Friday, May 4, 2012 at 7 PM.  Special Shabbat Faces of Israel program at Emanuel Congregation in Chicago, IL.
  • *Tuesday, May 8, 2012 at 7 PM.  Community-wide program in Austin, TX.  Cosponsored by the Austin JCCand Congregation Beth Israel.  Details to come.
  • *Friday, May 10, 2012 at 7 PM.  Keynote speaker at Israel Bonds dessert reception in Houston, TX.
  • *Sunday, June 10 – Thursday, June 14, 2012.  Participation in the ROI International Summit as a 2012 ROI Fellow in Jerusalem, Israel.
  • *Thursday, June 21, 2012 at 1 PM.  Staff lunch and learn at Camp Young Judaea Texas.  Postponed.
  • *Sunday, July 22, 2012 at 6 PM.  Community presentation at Congregation Beth Shalom in Bozeman, MT.
  • *Thursday, September 6, 2012 at 12 PM.  Presentation at the Israel Bonds Women’s Luncheon in Atlanta, GA.
  • *Thursday, September 6, 2012 at 7 PM.  Presentation at the Israel Bonds Dessert Event at Shearith Israel in Atlanta, GA.
  • *Friday, September 7, 2012 at 7 PM.  Israel-themed Shabbat dinner program at Emory University in Atlanta, GA.
  • *Sunday, September 9, 2012 at 9:30 AM.  Congregational program at Or Chadash in Sandy Springs, GA.
  • *Wednesday, October 17, 2012 at 8:30 PM.  Programming at Yeshiva University in Washington Heights, NY.  The event will be held at Weissberg Commons on the first floor of Belfer Hall at 2495 Amsterdam Ave.
  • *Wednesday, October 24, 2012 at 7 PM.  Programming at the Peninsula Jewish Community Center in Foster City, CA.  Details to come.
  • *Tuesday, October 30, 2012 at 7 PM.  Programming at the University of Minnesota Hillel in Minneapolis, MN.
  • *Wednesday, November 7, 2012 at 5:30 PM.  Programming at University of Florida Hillel in Gainesville, FL.
  • *Wednesday, November 7, 2012 at 8 PM.  Programming at Temple Beth Shalom in Ocala, FL.
  • *Thursday, November 8, 2012 at 7 PM.  Programming at Temple Torah in Boynton Beach, FL.  Cosponsored by Temple Shaarei Shalom.
  • *Wednesday, November 14 2012.  Presentation at the Israel Bonds Women’s Event in Houston, TX.

List of Past Faces of Israel Programs – 2011

  • *Thursday, January 20, 2011.  Program at University of Arizona in Tucson, AZ.
  • *Tuesday, February 1, 2011 at 8 PM.  Evening program at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, NJ.  The event will be held at 93 College Avenue.
  • *Wednesday, February 2, 2011 at 6 PM.  Evening program at Northeastern University in Boston, MA.  The event will be held at 70 Saint Stephen Street.
  • *Wednesday, February 2, 2011 at 8 PM.  Evening program at Harvard University in Cambridge, MA.  The event will be held at 52 Mount Auburn Street.
  • *Thursday, February 3, 2011 at 4:30 PM.  Program at University of Connecticut in Storrs, CT.  The event will be held at 54 North Eagleville Road.
  • *Thursday, February 3, 2011 at 8 PM.  Program at Yale University in New Haven, CT.  The event will be held at 80 Wall Street.
  • *February 7 – 18, 2011.  Staffing an educational program for young adults in Israel.
  • February 19, 2011.  Educational program at Congregation Netivot Shalom in Teaneck, NJ.  Facilitated by Rabbi Jamie Pearlberg and President Pam Scheininger.
  • *Monday, February 21, 2010 at 8 PM.  Evening program with director and screening for students at the Conservative Yeshiva at 8 Agron Street in Jerusalem.
  • Wednesday, February 23, 2010 at 7:30 PM.  Program and screening at PresenTense , located at 64 Emek Refaim, Jerusalem, Israel.  Sponsored by Joel Alan Katz of the Religion and State in Israel blog.  Open to the public – door admission will be charged.
  • *Thursday, March 3, 2011.  Afternoon program at Trinity College in Hartford, CT.
  • *Monday, March 7, 2011 at 11:15 AM.  Program and screening at TribeFest in Las Vegas, NV.  Session will be held at the Mandalay Bay Resort in the Tradewinds E/F Room.
  • *Tuesday, March 8, 2011 at 6:30 PM.  Program and screening for Las Vegas Jewish Community at Midbar Kodesh at 1940 Paseo Verde Parkway in Henderson, NV.  Free and open to the community.  Co-sponsored by Valley Outreach, Shaarei Tefila, Ner Tamid, Fran Fine and the Jewish Federation of Las Vegas.
  • *March 11, 2011 at 1:30 PM.  Program and screening at Congregation Shaarey Tikvah on 26811 Fairmount Boulevard in Beachwood, OH.  Special program for CRUSY Senior Retreat , open to teens.
  • *March 12, 2011 at 7:30 PM.  Program and screening at Congregation Shaarey Tikvah on 26811 Fairmount Boulevard in Beachwood, OH.  Open to the public.  Masorti leader Rabbi Andy Sacks will be in attendance.  Admission is $10.
  • Tuesday, April 12, 2011.  Screening and program at the University of Texas in Austin, TX.
  • *Sunday, April 17, 2011 at 9:15 PM.  Screening and program at Ramah Darom ‘s Passover Retreat outside of Atlanta, GA.
  • April 28, 2011 at 7:30 pm.  Partial screening and discussion at Congregation Kol Ami in West Houston, TX.  Co-sponsored by Temple Sinai, Congregation Or Ami, NCJW-West Houston, Anne Frank Hadassah, and MaArav Hadassah.
  • *This Saturday Night! Saturday, April 30, 2011 at 8 PM.  Screening and community-wide program at Har Zion Congregation on 6140 East Thunderbird Road in Scottsdale, AZ.  This program is free and open to all!
    • Sponsored by Har Zion Congregation, Valley of Sun Jewish Community Center and the Jewish Federation of Greater Phoenix.
    • Co-sponsored by the Israel Center and Bureau of Jewish Education.
    • Supporting synagogues include Beth El Congregation of Phoenix, Congregation Beth Israel Kehillah of Arizona, New Shul, Or Chadash, Temple Emanuel of TempeandTemple Solel.
    • Media partner is the Jewish News of Greater Phoenix.
  • *Tuesday, May 3, 2011 at 9 AM.  Screening and program at SAR High School for 11th graders.
  • *Tuesday, May 3, 2011 at 6:30 PM.  Screening and program at The Orangetown Jewish Center in Orangeburg, NY.  This is a closed program for teenagers in Naaseh and their parents.
  • *Wednesday, May 4, 2011 at 7:15 PM.  Screening and program at the Katz JCC in Cherry Hill, NJ.  Co-sponsored by the local Jewish Community Relations Council .  Communal Yom Haatzmaut program, open to teens and adults.
  • *Thursday, May 5, 2011 at 8 PM.  Screening and program at Congregation Ramath Orah at 550 West 110th Street in Manhattan, NY.  This event is open to the community.
  • *Friday, May 6, 2011 at 10 AM.  Full day of Faces of Israel learning and programming at the Solomon Schechter School of Westchester in Hartsdale, NY.
  • *Tuesday, May 10, 2011 at 10 AM.  Yom HaAtzmaut program for students at Kushner Yeshiva High School in Livingston, NJ.
  • *Tuesday, May 10, 2011 at 1:30 PM.  Yom HaAtzmaut program for students at Westchester Hebrew High School in Mamaroneck, NY.
  • *Tuesday, May 10, 2011 at 7 PM.  Yom HaAtzmaut program for community members at the Rockland JCC at 450 West Nyack Road in West Nyack, NY.  Open to all.
  • *Thursday, May 12, 2011 at 10 AM.  Screening and program at The Frisch School in Paramus, NJ.  Co-sponsored by the Ma’ayanot Yeshiva High School for Girls.
  • *Thursday, May 26, 2011 at 7 PM.  Community-wide screening and program at Temple B’nai Torah in Bellevue, WA.  This is the East-side Faces of Israel program.  Co-sponsored by the Jewish Federation of Seattle .
  • *Tuesday, May 31, 2011 at 7 PM.  Community-wide screening and program at University of Washington Hillel in Seattle, WA.  This is the West-side Faces of Israel program.  Co-sponsored by the Jewish Federation of Seattle and Temple Beth Am .
  • *Sunday, June 1, 2011 at 12 PM.  Faces of Israel screening and program at Le Mood Festival in Montreal, CA.  The director will be videoconferencing in to introduce the film, offer commentary and spark conversation.  For details, visit www.lemood.ca/
  • *Thursday, July 14, 2011 at 7:30 pm.  Screening and educational program for campers at Shwayder Camp in Idaho Springs, CO.
  • *Thursday, July 14, 2011 at 10 pm.  Screening and educational program for staff at Shwayder Camp in Idaho Springs, CO.
  • *Tuesday, July 19, 2011.  Screening and educational programs for staff at Ramah in the Rockies in Sedalia, CO.
  • *Wednesday, July 20, 2011.  Screening and educational programs for campers at Ramah in the Rockies in Sedalia, CO.
  • *Thursday, July 21, 2011 at 7 PM.  Screening and educational programs for campers and staff at BBYO Kallah in Lake Como, PA.
  • *Thursday, July 21, 2011 at 11 PM.  Screening and educational programs for staff at Camp Moshava Indian Orchard in Honesdale, PA.
  • *Sunday, July 24, 2011.  Screening and educational program at URJ Camp Coleman outside of Atlanta, GA.
  • *Monday, July 25, 2011.  Abridged screening and program for staff at Camp Barney in Cleveland, GA.
  • *Thursday, July 28, 2011.  Screening and educational program for campers and staff at Camp Chi outside of Chicago, IL.
  • *Friday, July 29-Monday, August 1, 2011.  Educational programming, screenings and seminars for campers and staff at Ramah Wisconsin in Conover, WI.
  • *Monday, August 1, 2011.  Screening and educational program at Camp Interlaken outside of Milwaukee, WI.
  • *Thursday, August 4, 2011 at 7 PM.  Communal screening and educational program at Temple Sinai in Denver, CO.  Cosponsored by:
    • Temple Sinai
    • Temple Emanuel
    • Rodef Shalom
    • Judaism Your Way
    • HEA Denver and
    • The Allied Jewish Federation of Colorado
  • *Sunday, August 7, 2011 at 6 PM.  Communal screening and educational program at Har Hashem in Boulder, CO.  Cosponsored by:
    • Har Hashem
    • Beth Ami
    • Bonai Shalom and
    • The Allied Jewish Federation of Colorado
  • *Tuesday, August 9, 2011 at 5:30 PM.  Communal Tisha B’Av program hosted by Shaar HaShomayim in Montreal, Quebec Canada.  Cosponsored by:
    • Shaar HaShomayim
    • The Ghetto Shul
    • Congregation Dorshei Emet
    • Shaare Zion Congregation
    • The Spanish and Portuguese Synagogue
    • Shaare Zedek Congregation
    • Gen J and
    • Congregation Bet-El
  • Summer 2011.  Educational programming at Camp Kingswood in Bridgton, ME.
  • Summer 2011.  Educational programming at Greene Family Camp in Bruceville, TX.
  • Summer 2011.  Educational programming at Camp Judaea in Hendersonville, NC.
  • *Sunday, August 28, 2011 at 10 AM.  Communal program at Congregation Temple Emanu-El in Reno, NV.  Cosponsored by:
    • Temple Emanu-El
    • Temple Beth Or
    • Temple Sinai
    • Temple Bat Yam
    • North Tahoe Hebrew Congregation
  • *Sunday, August 28, 2011 at 4 PM.  Campus program at University of Nevada – Reno in Reno, NV.  Cosponsored by Hillel and AEPi.  Program will be held at the Joe Crowley Student Union in Room 324.
  • *Saturday, September 24, 2011 at 8:15 PM.  Community-wide Selichot program at the MSJCC in Portland, Oregon.  Cosponsored by:
    • MSJCC
    • Shaarie Torah
    • Havurah Shalom
    • Kesser Israel
    • Beth Israel
    • Neveh Shalom
    • Ahavath Achim
    • Oregon Board of Rabbis and
    • The Jewish Federation of Greater Portland
  • *Wednesday, October 5th at 6:30 PM.  Community-wide teen program for the Portland Hebrew High Students at Shaarie Torah in Portland, OR.  Cosponsored by Beth Israel, Havurah Shalom, Shaarie Torah and the Jewish Federation of Greater Portland.
  • *Tuesday, October 25, 2011 at 7 PM.  Campus program at University of Oregon in Eugene, OR.  The event will be held in 115 Lawrence Hall.
  • *Wednesday, October 26, 2011 at 7 PM.  Educational programming at Temple Beth Israel at 1175 East 29th Avenue in Eugene, OR.
  • *Tuesday November 8, 2011 at 1:15 PM.  Shiur Clalli programming at the Ziegler School of theAmerican Jewish University of Los Angeles (AJULA).
  • *Tuesday November 8, 2011 at 7 PM.  Campus programming at Claremont Colleges Hillel in Claremont, CA.
  • *Wednesday, November 9, 2011 at 6:30 PM.  Programming at Valley Beth Shalom in Los Angeles, CA.
  • *Sunday, November 13th at 6 PM.  Community-wide screening and program in Berkeley, CA.  Hosted by Netivot Shalom and cosponsored by Congregation Beth Israel, Temple Sinai, Temple Beth Abraham and Berkeley Hillel.  Followed by a cross-denominational panel with local leadership.  Free and open to all.
  • *Monday, November 14th at 7 PM.  Campus program at University of California Berkeley at the Hillel chapel.  This program is for students, but is welcome to community members who cannot attend another event.  Free.

  • *Tuesday, November 15, 2011 at 6 PM.  Teen program at Congregation Beth David in Saratoga, CA.
  • *Wednesday, November 16th at 7 PM.  Community-wide program in Lafayette, CA.  Hosted by Temple Isaiah and cosponsored by Congregation B’nai Shalom, Congregation Beth Chaim and the Contra Costa JCC.  Free and open to all.
  • *Monday, November 21, 2011 at 6 PM.  Teen programming at Temple B’nai Or in Morristown, NJ.
  • *Tuesday, November 22, 2011 at 12 PM EST.  Lunch and learn program at the Jewish Theological Seminary in Manhattan, NY.
  • *Tuesday, November 22, 2011 at 1:15 PST.  Second meeting of AJULA Ziegler Rabbinical School Shiur Clalli Faces of Israel series.
  • Wednesday, November 30, 2011.  Screening and program at Kehillah Jewish High School in Palo Alto, CA.  This program will be facilitated by teaching faculty as the director will not be in attendance.
  • *Sunday, December 4, 2011 at 10:45 AM.  Teen program at Midrasha in Berkeley, a morning of presentation, film, activities and discussion with the Faces of Israel director.
  • *Friday, December 16, 2011.  Shabbat program at Congregation Beth Am in Los Altos Hills, CA.

List of Past Faces of Israel Programs – 2010

  • January 14, 2010.  Screening at Congregation Beth Sholom in San Francisco, CA.
  • Winter 2010.  Screening at the Osher Marin JCC in Marin County, CA.
  • February 1, 2010.  Screening and discussion at Midreshet Lindenbaum in Jerusalem, Israel.
  • February 1, 2010.  Screening and program at The Temple Adath Israel Brith Shalom in Louisville, KY.  Part 1 of 3.
  • February 8, 2010.  Screening and program at The Temple Adath Israel Brith Shalom in Louisville, KY.  Part 2 of 3.
  • *February 11, 2010 at 7 PM.  Screening and educational program at Albert Einstein College of Medicine. This event has been co-sponsored by StandWithUs.
  • February 15, 2010.  Programmatic use at Temple Oheb Shalom for Confirmation class in Baltimore, MD. (Part 1 of 2)
  • *February 16, 2010.  Screening and educational program at Columbia/Barnard Hillel .  This event has been co-sponsored by MASA Israel .
  • February 21, 2010.  Film festival screening sponsored by the UJA Federation of Northern NJ at Congregation Rinat Yisrael.  Rabbi Seth Farber , director of Itim and an interviewee in the Faces of Israel film, will be in attendance.  The address is 389 West Englewood Avenue in Teaneck, NJ.
  • February 22, 2010.  Screening and program at The Temple Adath Israel Brith Shalom in Louisville, KY.  Part 3 of 3.
  • February 23, 2010.  Screening and program at University of Miami Hillel in Miami, Florida.
  • March 9, 2010.  Campus program at Ohio University Hillel in Athens, OH.
  • March 15, 2010.  Programmatic use at Temple Oheb Shalom for Confirmation class in Baltimore, MD.  (Part 2 of 2)
  • March 25, 2010.  Screening and programming at Rice College in Houston, TX.
  • March 2010.  Programming at Temple Beth-El in Northbrook, IL.
  • March 2010.  Programming at Congregation Shaarey Tikvah in Beachwood, OH.
  • March 2010.  Screening at Western Hillel in London, Ontario.
  • March 2010.  Screening at San Diego State University in San Diego, CA.
  • March 2010.  Screening at University of Washington in Seattle, WA.
  • March 2010.  Screening at St. Louis Hillel in St. Louis, MO.
  • *April 1, 2010.  Screening and program at University of Vermont in the Old Mill – John Dewey Lounge in Burlington, VT.
  • *April 1, 2010.  Screening and program at Middlebury College in Middlebury, VT.
  • *April 7, 2010.  Screening and program at Penn State in University Park, PA.
  • *April 8, 2010.  Screening and program at Purchase College in Purchase, NY.
  • *April 8, 2010.  Screening and program at Manhattanville College in Purchase, NY.
  • *April 12, 2010.  Screening and program at Brown University in Providence, RI.
  • *April 13, 2010.  Screening and program at Brooklyn College in Brooklyn, NY.
  • *April 13, 2010.  Screening and program at Hunter College in Manhattan, NY.
  • *April 14, 2010.  Screening and program at University of Colorado at Boulder in Boulder, CO.
  • *April 14, 2010.  Screening and program at Congregation Bonai Shalom in Boulder, CO.
  • *April 15, 2010.  Screening at East Denver Orthodox Synagogue in Denver, CO.
  • *April 18, 2010.  Program and Brotherhood Breakfast at Temple Sinai of Bergen County at 1 Engle Street in Tenafly, NJ.
  • April 18, 2010. Screening and program for Yom HaAtzmaut at the Peninsula JCC in Foster City, CA.  Discussion to follow with Rabbi Tamar Malino, the JCC’s Associate Executive Director for Jewish Life.
  • *April 19, 2010.  Program and screening at NYU Bronfman Center in Manhattan, NY.
  • *April 20, 2010.  Screening and program at the Friedberg JCC in Oceanside, NY.
  • April 20, 2010.  Screening and program sponsored by the Jewish Federation of the Greater East Bay in Oakland, CA.
  • *April 21, 2010.  Screening and closed program with community leaders from NJ and Israel, sponsored by the Legow Family Israel Program Center and United Jewish Communities of MetroWest New Jersey .
  • *April 21, 2010.  Screening and program at the JCC of Mid-Westchester in Scarsdale, NY.  Dr. David Elcott to co-present the program with director Amy Beth Oppenheimer.
  • *April 22, 2010.  Screening and program at Temple Emanu-El of Closter, NJ.
  • *April 26, 2010.  Screening and program at Brandeis University in Waltham, MA.
  • *April 27, 2010.  Guest lecture at CUNY Queens “Jewish Tradition in the Modern World” course in Queens, NY.
  • *April 27, 2010.  Screening and program at Queens College Hillel in Queens, NY.
  • April 27, 2010.  Educational programming at Congregation Beth Or in Maple Glen, PA.
  • *April 28, 2010.  Program at University of Massachusetts Amherst in Amherst, MA.
  • *April 29, 2010.  Program at the Ghetto Shul in Montreal, Canada.
  • May 4, 2010 at 6 PM.  Program at Northwestern University in Evanston, IL.
  • *May 4, 2010 at 8 PM.  Program at DePaul University in Chicago, IL.
  • *May 12, 2010.  Screening and program at the Washington DC JCC , co-sponsored by Congregation Kesher Israel .
  • May 2010.  Screening and program at University of Washington .
  • May 2010.  Screening and program at Metro-Detroit Hillel .
  • May 2010.  Screening at Congregation Netivot Shalom in Berkeley, CA.
  • July 16, 2010.  Screening and program at Congregation Magen David of West Deal in Deal, NJ.
  • Summer 2010.  Summer camp programming at Camp Ramah in Wisconsin .
  • August 1-4, 2010.  Programs at the NewCAJE conference in Waltham, Massachusetts.
  • *Monday, October 4, 2010 at 12:15 pm.  Screening and program at CUNY Queens College in Queens, NY.
  • *Monday, October 4, 2010 at 6 PM.  Screening and program at CUNY Brooklyn College in Brooklyn, NY.
  • *Tuesday, October 5, 2010 at 7 pm.  Screening and program at CUNY Hunter College in Manhattan, NY.
  • *Wednesday, October 6, 2010 at 7:30 PM.  Screening and program at the 92nd Street Y in Manhattan.
  • *Thursday, October 7, 2010 at 7 PM.  Screening and program at Temple Concord in Syracuse, NY.
  • Sunday, October 10, 2010 at 7 PM.  Community-wide screening and program at Temple B’nai Or in Morristown, NJ.  Co-sponsored by Metrowest Federation Israel Program Center, Rimon Learning Initiative, Mount Freedom Jewish Center and more .  Educational series: Part 1 of 3.
  • Sunday, October 17, 2010 at 7 PM.  Community-wide screening and program at TBD in Morristown, NJ.  Co-sponsored by Metrowest Federation Israel Program Center, Rimon Learning Initiative, Mount Freedom Jewish Center and more .  Educational series: Part 2 of 3.
  • Sunday, October 31, 2010 at 7 PM.  Community-wide screening and program at TBD in Morristown, NJ.  Co-sponsored by Metrowest Federation Israel Program Center, Rimon Learning Initiative, Mount Freedom Jewish Center and more .  Educational series: Part 3 of 3.
  • *Sunday, October 31, 2010 at 11 AM.  Screening and program at Temple Emanu-El in Reno, NV.
  • November 2010.  Program at Binghamton University in Binghamton, NY.
  • November 1, 2010.  Senior program at Congregation Agudath Israel in Caldwell, NJ.  Part 1 of 3.
  • November 4, 2010.  Senior program at Congregation Agudath Israel in Caldwell, NJ.  Part 2 of 3.
  • *November 8-10, 2010.  Speaker at Lion of Judah conference in New Orleans, LA.
  • *November 10, 2010.  Program at Congregation Beth Israel in New Orleans, LA.
  • *November 17, 2010.  Program at Emory University in Atlanta, GA.
  • December 2, 2010.  Senior program at Congregation Agudath Israel in Caldwell, NJ.  Part 3 of 3.
  • December 25, 2010.  Program at Congregation Sherith Israel in Nashville, TN.
  • List of Past Faces of Israel Programs and Pre-Film Debut Speaking Engagements – 2009
  • *January 15-19, 2009.  Session Presenter and Workshop Leader at Limmud NY Conference in Kerhonkson, NY.
  • *February 21-22, 2009.  Honored Scholar & Artist-in-Residence at Limmud Philadelphia Conference in Philadelphia, PA.
  • *March 10, 2009.  Keynote speaker at American Jewish League for Israel Annual Luncheon in Palm Beach, FL.
  • *March 21-22, 2009.  Invited Scholar at Limmud SE – Atlanta Conference in Atlanta, GA.
    • *March 24, 2009 at 7:30 PM. Film debut and panel discussion to be held at the Riverdale YM-YWHA . This is a communal event, co-sponsored by local synagogues and temples including:
      • Congregation Shaarei Shalom
      • Conservative Synagogue Adath Israel of Riverdale
      • Hebrew Institute of Riverdale
      • Rabbi Moshe Edelman
      • Riverdale Jewish Center
      • Riverdale Jewish Community Council
      • Riverdale Temple
      • Young Israel Ohab Zedek of North Riverdale/Yonkers
    • *March 25, 2009 at 8:00 PM. Straight screening cosponsored by Kehillat Hadar and Congregation Ansche Chesed in Manhattan NY.
    • March 25, 2009. Closed screening at Columbia University Hillel .
    • March 26, 2009. Closed screening at Goucher College Hillel .
    • March 26, 2009. Closed screening at Johns Hopkins University Hillel.
    • DEBUT: *March 28, 2009 at 9:00 PM. Lincoln Square Synagogue at 200 Amsterdam Avenue, Manhattan NY (Click here for more info. )
    • *April 6, 2009. Closed screening at Rutgers University Hillel .
    • April 21, 2009. Closed screening at Brooklyn College Hillel .
    • April 22, 2009. Closed screening at Tufts University Hillel .
    • April 28, 2009. West End Synagogue at 190 Amsterdam Avenue, Manhattan NY.
    • HAMPTONS DEBUT: *April 29, 2009. The Hampton Synagogue at 154 Sunset Avenue, Westhampton Beach NY.
    • April 29, 2009. Temple Beth Haverim at 29900 Ladyface Court, Agoura Hills CA
    • WEST COAST DEBUT: *April 30, 2009. Bay Area debut in Silicon Valley, sponsored by Jewish Milestones and the BJE Peninsula Resource Center .
    • *May 5, 2009. Closed screening at Berkeley University Hillel .
    • May 6, 2009. On-campus screening at University of Denver .
    • May 21, 2009. Ohev Shalom – The National Synagogue at 1600 Jonquil Street, Washington DC
    • May 22-25, 2009. Limmud Colorado Conference and Panoramic Jewish Learning Fest at University of Colorado in Colorado Springs.
    • June 6-8, 2009. Limmud Oz 2009 Conference at the University of New South Wales in Australia.
    • NEW JERSEY DEBUT: *June 21, 2009 at 7 PM. Screening and panel discussion to be held at the Kaplen JCC on the Palisades. This is a communal event, co-sponsored by local synagogues and temples including Congregation Sha’ar, Kehillat Kesher, Temple Emanu-El and Temple Sinai of Bergen County .
    • *July 5, 2009. Screening and program at Ramah in the Poconos.
    • *July 7, 2009. Screening and program at Ramah Day Camp in Nyack.
    • *July 12, 2009. Screening and program at Ramah in the Berkshires.
    • August 4, 2009. Screening at EduPalooza, sponsored by the Chicago Board of Jewish Education .
    • *August 13, 2009. Screening at the Jewish Community Center of Greater New Haven at 360 Amity Road in Woodbridge, Connecticut.
    • August 20, 2009.  Screening at URJ Camp Harlam.
    • *August 31, 2009. Screening and program at METNY USY Encampment.
    • *September 12, 2009. Speaking engagement, partial screening and Selichot program at Congregation Agudath Israel of West Essex, New Jersey.
    • September 12, 2009.  Film Screening, discussion and Selichot program at Ohavi Zedek Synagogue in Burlington, Vermont.
    • *September 16, 2009.  Screening and program at Yeshiva University uptown campus.  Co-sponsored by The Social Justice Society, The Tolerance Club, The Yeshiva Student Union and Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theology Seminary.
  • *October 18, 2009. Cosponsored by Congregation Rodeph Shalom and Congregation Beth Ahavah at 615 North Broad Street, Philadelphia PA.
  • *October 27, 2009.  Screening program cosponsored by JICNY and Congregation Shearith Israel in Manhattan, NY.
  • *November 17, 2009 at 5:30 PM.  Screening and program at University of North Carolina Chapel Hill Hillel in Hanes 112 Lecture Hall.
  • *November 17, 2009 at 8:30 PM.  Screening and program at Duke University Hillel .
  • *November 18, 2009 at 6:15 PM.  Teen program at Beth Meyer Synagogue , located at 504 Newton Road in Raleigh, North Carolina.
  • *November 19, 2009 at 12 PM.  Senior program at Beth Meyer Synagogue , located at 504 Newton Road in Raleigh, North Carolina.
  • *November 19, 2009 at 7 PM.  Adult education program open to the public at Beth Meyer Synagogue , located at 504 Newton Road in Raleigh, North Carolina.