Our Heart is in the East

CSZ invites you to join us for a series of events that will culminate in a unique learning experience with author and scholar Micah Goodman of the Shalom Hartman Institute in Jerusalem.

Read with the Rabbi
Catch 67: The Left, The Right, and the Legacy of the Six Day War
Tuesday, March 16, 2021
7:00 p.m.

Since the Six-Day War, Israelis have been entrenched in a national debate over whether to keep the land they conquered or to return some, if not all, of the territories to Palestinians. Join Rabbi Aaron Starr for a discussion of Micah Goodman’s 2017 book that offers a balanced and insightful analysis of the situation and which quickly became one of Israel’s most debated books of the year. Register HERE and join the discussion on Zoom.


Read with the Rabbi
The Wondering Jew: Israel and the Search for Jewish Identity
Tuesday, April 20, 2021
7:00 p.m.

Join Rabbi Aaron Starr for a discussion of this incisive book from 2020, in which Micah Goodman explores Israeli Judaism and the conflict between religion and secularism, one of the major causes of political polarization throughout the world. Revisiting traditional religious sources and seminal works of secularism, he reveals that each contains an openness to learn from the other’s messages. Register HERE and join the discussion on Zoom.


The Ideas Behind the Politics:
What is the Debate Over Israel Really About?
Sunday, May 2, 2021
10:00 a.m.

Polarization is a challenge throughout the world, tearing liberal democracies apart. Micah Goodman, bestselling author of Catch-67 and The Wondering Jew, will discuss the ways in which a hidden consensus among Israelis could bring people together in Israel and beyond. Watch for additional information and Zoom registration.