A list of upcoming events all over the globe that may be of interest to those supporting Hindu-Jewish/India-Israel alliance work and other related efforts
** If you have an event you would like to add to this list, please Contact Me and include date, location, website/contact person for the event, and all other relevant event details in the comment section. Thank you!
Event: “Shirei Hodu, Celebrating the Jewish Saga of India”
Two -day International Conference on Art, Culture and Heritage of Jews of India
Date/Time: 6-7 February 2017, 10 am onwards
Location: Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts, 11 Mansingh Road, New Delhi, India 110001
Description/Details: Shirei Hodu meaning the “Songs of India” , celebrates the Jewish connection that India has forged over centuries. The minority community of the Jews has enjoyed religious freedom and contoured the cultural landscape of the country. India has produced distinguished businessmen, eminent artists, illustrious political leaders, world renowned poets and authors from the Jewish community.
The International Conference will discuss historical paradigms, community living, position of community in India, Jews and the contemporary arts and migrations and Diaspora. Participants from India and abroad will be part of the programme.
The Conference will be inaugurated on 6 February 2017, 10.00 am at Auditorium, C.V. Mess, Janpath, New Delhi.
An exhibition on ‘Hodu and the Jews’ will also be showcased to share about eminent Jews of India and their contributions to the country; history of the Jewish community ; their ritual practices and much more.
The exhibition will be inaugurated on 5 February 2017, 5.00 pm at Auditorium, C.V. Mess, Janpath, New Delhi. It will be on display till 28 February 2017 at Twin Art Gallery, C.V. Mess, Janpath, New Delhi-1.
For more information: https://www.facebook.com/events/227753637686091/
Event: “Doing Business With Israel (Start Up Nation)”
Date/Time: February 16, 2017 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Location: The Pind Restaurant, 4591 NJ-27, Kingston, NJ 08528 USA
Description/Details: Israel’s remarkable achievements in innovation and entrepreneurship have earned the country the nick-name of “Start Up nation.” Come attend an opportunity to learn about a new and unique model of propelling new entrepreneurial ventures to commercial success. Daniel Gradus, founder of Homrun, is flying in from Israel to discuss a new engine for that growth. Daniel will tell us how Homrun is helping global communities interact with Israel in a unique, actionable, and mutually beneficial way by using an innovative model.
Come and hear about this innovative model, and how it can be extended to entrepreneurs in the US and businesses in India with connections here in the US. Homrun’s team of US members are well-connected across various industries, and through Homrun, they provide support to US businesses looking to tap into new markets.
This event will be an exceptional opportunity for anyone interested in entrepreneurship, business and opportunities with Israel. It is also an opportunity to network with other members of our community with common interests.
COST: $30 for preregistered members; $40 for preregistered guests; There are no refunds, cancellations.
Event: A Candlelight Vigil in Memory of Srinivas Kuchibhotla #WeAreAllHindus
Date/Time: Friday, March 3rd at 7pm
Location: DuPont Circle, Washington D.C.
Description/Details: “On February 23, 2017, an Indian engineer, 32, was shot dead by Adam Purinton at the Austins Bar & Grill in Olathe, KS. His Indian friend, Alok Madasani, was injured in same attack. Ian Grillot, 24, an American who tried to save them, was also shot and is recovering now. We are in mourning. We welcome our family, friends and neighbors for a candlelight vigil to remember Late Srinivas Kuchibhotla in front of the Dupont Circle. We need each other now more than ever. We protest such heinous attack. Let’s come together to stand as a community united against a future based on hatred and ignorance manifesting as racism.” Organized by World Hindu Council of America.
For more information: https://www.facebook.com/events/278125265952365/
Date/Time: week of February 27th – March 3rd
Location: Columbia University, New York
Description/Details: “To counter a series of annual “Israeli Apartheid Week” events, a new program initiated by a grassroots advocacy group at New York’s Columbia University seeks to “empower Jewish and pro-Israel students to feel proud of their history, culture, identity and values,” an organizer told The Algemeiner.
Hebrew Liberation Week “is a positive celebration of the connection between the Jews and Israel,” said Rudy Rochman, president of the school’s chapter of Students Supporting Israel (SSI), contrasting the negative messages repeatedly conveyed by certain elements on campus.
To this end, he said, a series of large canvases and panels, depicting various aspects of Israeli culture and history, were displayed on a campus square. These included artwork of IDF soldiers; a drawing of a young person dressed like the Lion of Judah; and a written description of the relationship between antisemitism and anti-Zionism. The installation was purposely placed near an “apartheid wall,” glorifying violent “resistance” against Israel.” (from The Algemeiner)
For more information: Students Supporting Israel at Columbia University
Event: AIPAC Policy Conference
Date/Time: Sunday, March 26th – Tuesday, March 28th
Location: Walter E. Washington Convention Center located at 801 Mt Vernon Place Washington, DC 20001. This is between 7th and 9th Streets and N Street and New York Avenue in Washington, DC.
Description/Details: The AIPAC Policy Conference is the pro-Israel community’s preeminent annual gathering. The event attracts more than 16,000 community and student activists from all 50 states, members of Congress, and countless Israeli and American policymakers and thought leaders. Over three jam-packed days, Policy Conference participants choose from hundreds of informative sessions and participate in the pro-Israel community’s largest and most important advocacy day.
The conference culminates with the opportunity for delegates to lobby their members of Congress in support of legislation that enhances the relationship between the United States and Israel.
WHO ATTENDS THE CONFERENCE?
- More than 15,000 pro-Israel Americans
- More than two-thirds of Congress
- More than 3,600 students from more than 630 campuses
- 283 Student Government Presidents from all 50 states
- More than 275 synagogue delegations
- AIPAC members from across the country
Click here for registration information.
For more information: http://www.policyconference.org/index.asp
Event: CAMERA on Campus presents Hen Mazzig
Date/Time: Campus tour dates – March 14th – April 7th, **see description/details below for specific tour dates & locations
Location: **see description/details below for tour locations
March 14th – Binghamton University hosted by CAMERA-supported group BUZO – Binghamton University Zionist Organization
March 15th – University of Windsor – hosted by CAMERA-supported group UWindsor Jewish Students Association
March 16th – Brooklyn College – hosted by CAMERA-supported group Bulldogs for Israel at Brooklyn College
March 20th – Boston College – hosted by CAMERA-supported group Eagles for Israel
March 21st – Brown University – hosted by CAMERA Fellow Micah Rosen
March 23rd – Baruch College – hosted by CAMERA – supported group YOFI
March 24th – York University – hosted by CAMERA-supported group Israeli Students Association – York University
March 26th – CAMERA AIPAC PC Afterparty
March 28th – George Washington University – hosted by GW Hillel
March 29th – Case Western Reserve University – hosted by CAMERA-supported group Israel’s CWRU
March 30th – Miami University – hosted by CAMERA-supported group Miami Students for Israel (MSI)
March 31st – Ohio State University – hosted by CAMERA-supported group Buckeyes for Israel
April 3rd – Elon University – hosted by CAMERA-supported group IDEA: Israel Dialogue, Education, and Advocacy
April 5th – University of Florida – hosted by CAMERA-supported group This Is Israel UF
April 6th – University of Central Florida – hosted by CAMERA-supported group Knights for Israel
April 7th – Florida International University – hosted by CAMERA-supported group Shalom FIU
For more information: Visit CAMERA on Campus’ Facebook post for more information on this tour.