In honor of the 20th anniversary of the assassination of Yitzhak Rabin, Lab/Shul is proud to host the powerful and engaging Yitzhak Rabin memorial project as it pops up here in New York City. With the situation in Israel and Palestine rapidly deteriorating, join us for this exclusive opportunity to tour the exhibit as well as learn from Amichai and two of exhibit’s dynamic educators, wrestling with our collective past on the road to peace.
November 10, 2015
Charles MacKay Studio at the National Opera Center (elevator to the 7th floor, then walk up to the 8th floor)
330 7th Ave, New York, NY 10001
(on the corner of 7th and W 29th)
$15 suggested donation ($5 of every donation will be given to Yad B’Yad, an incredible center for Jewish-Arab Education in Israel that is helping create a shared and equal society)
Free for SeasonPass Holders
MORE ABOUT THE EXHIBIT
The Yitzhak Rabin memorial project chronicles the life of Yitzhak Rabin, Israeli Prime Minister, war hero, and Nobel Peace Prize recipient. Through an artful assemblage of photographs, media accounts, and statements by Israeli academics, journalists and political leaders, the exhibition reveals the political divisions that led to Rabin’s assassination in 1995, and highlights Rabin’s teachings that have become a rallying cry for peace, pluralism, and a return to the Zionist values upon which Israel was founded.
Produced by the educators of the Dror Israel movement, the exhibition has been presented across Israel as a living memorial to Prime Minister Rabin. Now we invite the American Jewish public to discuss questions of remembrance and values and to create a space to explore the state of democracy in the Jewish state today.
Tsur did a year of national service educating in Kibbutz Naan. After this year he joined the army and served as a squad commander. After the service he returned to educational work in various fields in the movement, and two years later moved to Mitzpe-Ramon and joined the efforts for establishing the towns’ Educator’s Kibbutz.
During his 6 years in Mizpe, Tsur was involved in new groundbreaking projects that were initiated in the town, amongst them a new food co-op- a unique model to Israel’s periphery, and a Hebrew Ulpan established by Tsur three years ago that is aimed at adults who made Aliyah from many different countries. These days, Tsur is working with other partners in the movement, in order to duplicate the Ulpan model and open more Ulpan Classes by this model all over Israel.