Register now for the

5-part Zoom course, on
5 Sunday mornings, 10-11:30 AM PST,
Jan 8-Feb 12


Co-Sponsored by our Israel Committee


Sessions provide the history of Jews and Arabs in the land of Israel 

and the evolution of the current Israeli/Palestinian conflict. 

 To understand the modern-day Israeli/Arab conflict, one must understand the history of both Jewish and Arab connections to the land. Next month, our Israel Committeein partnership with Beth Am Jewish and Israel Advocacy Committee and Contra Costa JCC, is offering an engaging 5-part Crash Course on the History of Israel. This course will provide the history of Jews and Arabs in Israel from ancient times to the present and the evolution of the Israeli/Palestinian conflict.  

 We who care about Israel at times find ourselves defending the State. The course is essential, providing answers to tough questions.  

 And for high schoolers and college-age students who will be facing challenges to their Jewish heritage in school, this course will provide the context they will need in discussions with their peers.  

The classes will be on Sunday mornings from 10:00 to 11:30 from January 8 to February 12, 2023 (except for January 15, MLK Weekend). Admission for this course is free of charge.

Registration is required.

Registration by January 6 is requested. Recordings will be available for those who can’t attend a session. Below is a list of the sessions.


·         January 8 -From Ancient to Modern Times 

·         January 22 – Zionism, Arab Nationalism, and Jewish Statehood  

·         January 29 – The Rise and Decline of the Arab-Israeli Conflict

·         February 5 – The Evolution of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict, Part 1

·         February 12 – The Evolution of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict Part 2 and Answering Difficult Questions about Israel 

Our course instructor, Charlotte Korchek, is a foremost public speaker in her field, recognized for making complex content engaging, accessible, and meaningful for all ages. She is the Director of International Student Programs at StandWithUs Israel. Included in each session, there will be a live Zoom Q&A with Charlotte in Israel.  

Registration is organized by the Contra Costa JCC

Click here to register.


See you on Zoom on Sunday mornings in January and February!