KEN BIALKIN PANEL | Current Events Facing The State of Israel –

Posted By on August 20, 2020

Join a group of diverse experts and insiders for a paneled discussion on Israel, Zionism, Israeli politics, antisemitism, and contemporary issues. There is no single Jewish voice about the Jewish relationship with Israel, and each of our panelists brings a unique perspective to the conversation. You will hear views that will both challenge you, and strengthen your connection to Israel.

Jewish Center of the Hamptons is proud to continue a tradition that began over 15 years ago by our member, Ken Bialkin, of hosting a panel discussion on Israel and the Middle East. This is the conversation on Israel that you cant miss.

Jewish Center of the Hamptons gratefully acknowledges the generous support of the Bialkin Family Foundation.

In blessed memory of Ken Bialkin, a courageous leader of the Jewish people and staunch supporter of the State of Israel

Kenneth J. Bialkin passed away on August 23, 2019.

Mr. Bialkin served as an Adviser on the Federal Securities Code and Principles of Corporate Governance projects. He graduated from the University of Michigan in 1950 with a degree in economics, and then earned a J.D. from Harvard Law School in 1953. His law practice encompassed a broad range of corporate and securities law matters. He was a partner in the law firm of Willkie Farr & Gallagher before joining Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom. Mr. Bialkin was recognized as a trailblazer and giant among leaders of the American Jewish community; a phenomenal legal mind who served as a longtime senior partner at Skadden, Arps, Slate Meagher and Flom; and a kind, compassionate, and generous man.

AMANDA BERMANis the Founder and Executive Director of the Zioness Movement, a new initiative empowering and activating Zionists on the progressive left to stand proudly in social justice spaces as Jews and Zionists.Until she recently made the transition to focusing exclusively on building the much-needed Zioness community, Amanda was also a civil rights attorney fighting anti-Semitism legally, spearheading such groundbreaking initiatives as the international action against Kuwait Airways for its discrimination against Israeli nationals, and the dual cases against San Francisco State University for its constitutional and civil rights violations against Jewish and Israeli students and community members.

STEPHEN M. GREENBERGhas enjoyed a long and storied career spanning positions in public service, the private practice of law, corporate leadership, and charitable endeavors. He was elected the 29th Chairman of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations, and was Chairman of both the National Coalition for Eurasian Jewry (NCSEJ) and the National Young Leadership Cabinet of UJA; Co-chair of the First Moriah Conference; a founding member of The North American Jewish Forum; member of the executive committee and Treasurer of the Tel Aviv-Yafo Foundation.

MALCOLM I. HOENLEINwas elected Executive Vice Chairman of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations, the coordinating body on international and national concerns for 52 national Jewish organizations, in 1986. Previously, he served as founding Executive Director of the Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater New York, and the founding Executive Director of the Greater New York Conference on Soviet Jewry.

RABBI JOSH WEINBERGserves as the Vice President of the URJ for Israel and Reform Zionism and is the Executive Director of ARZA, the Association of Reform Zionists of America. He was ordained from the HUC-JIR Israeli Rabbinic Program in Jerusalem, and is currently living in New York. Josh previously served as the Director of the Israel program for the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College and as a faculty member of NFTY-EIE High School in Israel teaching Jewish History. Josh is a reserve officer in the IDF spokespersons unit, has hiked the Israel-trail, and came on Aliyah to Israel in 2003.

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