Conversations About Israel and Gaza Event Series

04.02.24 | News, Articles

    The War in Gaza has everyone concerned, for many reasons: the rise in anti-Semitism, the rising death rates in Gaza, the continued containment of hostages and prisoners, the end of the war is not in sight. 

    How do we think about this conflict?  How do others think about it? 

    Join us for a series of presentations by different organizations within our local community to gain a deeper understanding of the various views surrounding the conflict. Seating is limited for each event, so please be sure to register in advance.


    June 2: Imam Taha Hassane of the Islamic Center of San Diego and Dr. Alham Muhtaseb, professor

    Sunday, June 2 | 12:30 - 2 PM | The Cove | RSVP

    Our speakers are Imam Taha Hassane, Imam/Director of the Islamic Center of San Diego, and Dr. Alham Muhtaseb, professor of media studies and the graduate coordinator of the Department of Communications at California State University, San Bernardino (CSUSB). 

    Previous Events

    April 14: Congregation Beth Israel & the Jewish Federation of San Diego

    Sunday, April 14 | 12:30 - 2 PM | The Cove

    We were joined by Senior Rabbi Jason Nevarez from Congregation Beth Israel and Heidi Gantwerk, President and CEO of the Jewish Federation of San Diego for a potluck, presentation, and dialogue. 

    May 5: Gary Fields, Professor and Author

    Sunday, May 5 | 12:30 - 2 PM | The Cove 

    Our speaker was Gary Fields, a Professor in the Department of Communication at the University of California, San Diego and an affiliate of the Department of History. Trained in the field of historical geography, he is the author of Enclosure: Palestinian Landscapes in a Historical Mirror (2017), and Lockdown: Gaza Through a Camera Lens and a Historical Mirror (2020). He is currently working on a new book entitled, Imprisoned: Voices and Images from Confinement Landscapes in Palestine. He has made several trips to the West Bank and Gaza as part of his research for his books and was present in the West Bank on October 7, 2024.