Israeli Scholars to Visit U.S.

Twenty-three Israeli intellectuals will spend two weeks in American Jewish communities, as participants in the annual “Scholarship-in-Residence” program, sponsored jointly by the American Zionist Youth Foundation and the American Zionist Federation. The program will span four months, with the first scholars arriving in late Oct. and the last few leaving in early Feb.

“Scholars-in-Residence” was initiated in 1972 and has been considered successful by the participating communities, as well as the Israeli scholars. While in his host community, the scholar will give concentrated exposure to matters of Jewish interest and to concerns of Israel. He will meet primarily with Jewish college students on nearby campuses, but will also meet with teenagers and adults from the Jewish community.

In addition to giving formal lectures on topics such as “Prospects for Peace in the Middle East,” “Political and Social Problems of Israel.” “The Jewishness of the Jewish State,” “Current Jewish Thought.” “Modern Jewish Art and Literature,” and “Israeli Law,” the scholar will also meet with small groups and conduct seminars with community leaders. He will also discuss his special area of interest and will have on hand samples of his works.

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