Shabbat Morning, April 22
Temple Emanu-El will welcome Daniel Sherman, who will speak on: A Jewish & Zionist Response to Today's Volatile Middle East
Daniel Sherman is a strategic and organizational consultant focusing on peace and development issues. He served as a Senior General Staff officer in the Israel Defense Forces' Strategic Planning Division where he worked on the peace process and Israel's defense-oriented international relations (completing reserve duty with the rank of major); developed social welfare programs for disadvantaged Jewish communities in central and eastern Europe with the Joint Distribution Committee; worked on strategic planning and leadership development at the Mandel Foundation; and was International Relations Director for the Israeli human rights organization, B'Tselem, where he was responsible for engagement with diplomats and international policy makers.
Daniel recently launched Yuvalim, an innovative project that promotes peace and shared society in Israel by linking communal networks with visonary Israeli leaders and with outstanding organizations working to solve Jewish-Arab and Israeli-Palestinian conflicts. To launch Yuvalim, Daniel embarked on a 273 kilometer solo sea kayaking journey May 2016 from Nahariyya to Ashgelon during which he met and spoke with Israelis and Palestinians about their views on peach and war.
Daniel made aliya from the United States in 1990 and lives in Modi'in Israeli with his wife and two children. In his free time, he enjoys hiking, writing and sea kayaking.
Please come and enjoy this special opportunity to learn from someone who has been intimately involved in the peace process.