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Engaging with Israel

Kate Press


How do we ensure a long term base of support for Israel in the US? How do we engage a broad swath of American Jews on Israel? In his now famous article, Peter Beinart wrote that “for several decades, the Jewish Establishment asked American Jews to check their liberalism at Zionism’s door, and now, to their horror, they are finding that many young Jews have checked their Zionism instead.” Rabbis and Jewish communal officials constantly express concern about young Jews' disengagement from Israel. They commission studies, run focus groups, and convene meetings in an attempt to determine how they can engage the next generation and ensure a lasting connection to the state of Israel. Could an open, constructive conversation on Israel ensure its future support amongst American Jews?

Kate Press

J Street

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Kate joined J Street's Field Team after working with J Street U as the East Coast Organizer. In this role, she helped students organize on campus. Currently, she works with members of the NY Metro and Northern New Jersey communities to advocate for a two state solution through strong American leadership.

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