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The Forbidden Conversation

A personal journey into the past and future exploring the difficulty of talking openly about Israel in the American Jewish community.

Saturday, October 28, 7pm | Temple Adath Yeshurun
(152 Prospect St, Manchester, NH 03104)

Register for The Forbidden Conversation here

Join us as actor, photographer and playwright Gili Getz presents a one-man performance exploring his journey into the conversation about Israel in the American Jewish community. On a recent trip to Israel, Gili experienced difficulty talking about Israel with his father for the first time in his life. Finding himself in a “forbidden conversation” and trying to grapple with how he got there, Gili embarked on a journey into the most complex, sensitive and contentious topic in the Jewish community.

The 25 minute performance will be followed by a salon-style discussion about how to civilly and productively navigate the challenging conversations we have with family, friends and our community concerning Israel and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Sign up to join us here. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to email Shaina Wasserman at shaina@jstreet.org.


Gili Getz began his photography career as a photo-journalist in the Israeli military. As a photographer, his work includes corporate and political events, theatre, portraits and weddings for the Jewish communities. His photos were published in The New York Times, Time Out magazine, Yedioth Ahronoth, Haaretz, The Jewish Week and more. His work is published by Princeton University Press in the new book Trouble in the Tribe: The American Jewish Conflict over Israel by Professor Dov Waxman.