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Joel Chasnoff Presents the Schizophrenic Zionist in Chicago

Should all Jews live in Israel? What role does Israel play in your Jewish identity? Is Zionism relevant – and does it even exist – now that we have a Jewish state? Stand-up comedian Joel Chasnoff will engage you – and entertain you – in a
remarkable interactive workshop that brings to life five distinct characters, each with a different perspective on what it means to
love Israel in today’s world.

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AZM Biennial Assembly Rescheduled To December 17th

Join AZM on November 18, 2012 as we review our achievements and plan for the next two years. We will bid farewell to our outgoing officers and elect a new officers and a new administration. The Assembly will feature a dinner in honor of William Hess who has so ably served AZM as President for the past five years.

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ViZionYLD’s First Intimate Shabbat Dinner a Success!

On Friday, May 18th, ViZionYLD (AZM’s Young Leadership Division) co-sponsored a very successful, intimate Zionist Shabbat dinner with B’nai B’rith International. The 18 young professionals who attended agreed that the ability to have a meaningful Shabbat discussion about social justice and Zionism in such a small group made the evening a truly unique one.

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“Israel in the Write Light” Leaves Audience Wanting More!

On May 21st, AZM sponsored a program targeted to young professionals interested in advocacy and communications in New York City. Entitled Israel in the Write Light, it featured some of the field’s outstanding younger practitioners who spoke about their craft and the Zionist context of their writing, blogging and tweeting.

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AZM Returns From TribeFest With Over 1500 Attendees!

This year, AZM was fortunate to have the opportunity to be a partner organization of TribeFest, Jewish Federation of North America’s gathering of over 1,500 Jewish young adults from around the US. Taking place in Las Vegas, Sunday, March 25- Tuesday, March 27, participants came together to explore and celebrate Judaism through the lens of politics, entertainment, art, music, and of course, Zionism.

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This Year Add a New Dayenu to Your Seder

It is part of the Passover tradition to add new songs and stories to the seder. This year add a contemporary version of Dayenu, one which calls upon the Jewish People to give thanks for the return to Israel and for all of the accomplishments of the Jewish People since the establishment of the State.

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World Zionist Organization Mobilizes for Southern Israel

Following the escalation in rocket attacks on southern Israel, the WZO brought hundreds of schoolchildren from the south to Jerusalem. The students, from grades 1-12, will explore the city with a guide to accompany them. Among the places the students will visit is the WZO’s Herzl Museum and Educational Center, located on Har Herzl (Mt Herzl).

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Israel in the Write Light: Today’s Zionism and Israel Advocacy

Please join AZM on Sunday, March 18, 2012 in NYC for Israel in the Write Light. Geared towards young professionals (post college to age 40), this seminar will provide opportunities for people to learn how to advocate on behalf of Israel through various journalistic media. Obtain tools to enable you to communicate YOUR message and thoughts on challenges facing Israel and Zionism today.

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Join the Conversation–Zionism:Seven Questions

Join AZM Chicago for “Zionism: Seven Questions, “a text-based discussion series in seven parts that explores the diverse writings and speeches of major Zionist thinkers in the pre-State era, 1840-1948. From Herzl to Ha’am, Rav Kook to Ber Borochov, Brandeis to Jabotinsky to Ben-Gurion and more, we will journey through this century of Zionist thought in all its complexity.

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This Year Celebrate Tu B’Shvat with a Seder

Tu B’shvat is the Jewish New Year for Trees. As the environment is changing, and the concept of Tikkun Olam (repairing the world) is changing with it, we must be more aware of how this generation has the potential and the responsibility to change current practices in our society. In Deuteronomy 20:19 we learn “A human is like a tree in the field.” Just as one tree does not make a forest, one person does not make up a community.

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They Came to Denver “To Do the Write Thing”

For three days, from November 6-8, twenty-seven college students and young professionals from across North America gathered at the General Assembly of United Jewish Federations of North America to discuss journalism, Israel, Zionism, and how to communicate their passions for each in an effective manner. The students were attending the 22nd annual Do The Write Thing Seminar, a leadership track held during the GA, sponsored by the American Zionist Movement and the World Zionist Organization

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Chanukah and Chummus at Katwalk in New York City

Oil is central to the Chanukah story; this year join us for a tasting of olive oils and other sustainable products from the Negev at “Chanukah and Chummus,” a pre-Chanukah celebration on December 7th at Katwalk in midtown Manhattan. Do your Chanukah shopping our virtual boutique of Israeli products, socialize with your friends and eat all the hummus your heart desires.

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GUTS – A Multi-Media Fantasia: See it Nov. 17 in NYC!

Join us on Thursday, November 17, for a special performance of GUTS – a one woman show written by and starring Liat Ron. The story takes us through one woman’s journey from Israel to the US and her struggle to reconcile her Zionist views with living in the US. The performance will be followed by a talk-back conversation with Liat.

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