J Street’s Israel Director Nadav Tamir will speak at 10:00am on Sunday morning October 23 at Greenwich Reform Synagogue, 92 Orchard Street in Cos Cob.
He will lead a wide-ranging discussion about the upcoming Israeli elections, what Israelis and American Jews do and don’t understand about each other, and his thoughts on how the American Jewish community can support Israel’s democratic values.
J Street is a pro-Israel, pro-peace organization that promotes U.S. policies which embody deeply held Jewish and democratic values in order to help secure the State of Israel as a democratic homeland for the Jewish people.
Advocating for diplomacy-first American leadership and policies, J Street believes that only a negotiated resolution agreed to by Israelis and Palestinians can meet the legitimate needs and national aspirations of both peoples. It seeks to advance justice, equality, peace, and democracy in Israel, in the wider region, and in the United States.
As a former diplomat, Tamir has a unique perspective on the US-Israel relationship and offers valuable insight into what the elections will mean for the American Jewish and pro-Israel community. He has dedicated his career to public service, joining the Israeli Foreign Ministry in 1993 and serving in multiple roles, including Political Officer at the Israeli Embassy in Washington, DC and, from 2006-2010, the Israeli Consul General to New England. Upon returning to Israel, he joined the Policy Planning Unit of the Israeli Foreign Ministry, where he served until accepting the position of senior adviser to the president under Shimon Peres.
Currently, in addition to his role as Executive Director of J Street in Israel, Tamir is an adviser for international affairs at the Peres Center for Peace and Innovation; a member of the board of the Mitvim think tank and serves on the steering committee of the Geneva Initiative.
The event is open to the public. Those interested in attending should RSVP to Greenwich Reform Synagogue: [email protected]