An event to support the J Street Education Fund, a 501(c)3 Organization.
We hope you will join J Street Philadelphia for an event featuring New York Times columnist Roger Cohen in conversation with J Street President Jeremy Ben-Ami.
The discussion will focus on the ramifications of the recent agreement between Israel and the United Arab Emirates to normalize relations. Our speakers will also highlight the path forward as pro-Israel and pro-peace advocates during this critical election year.
We’re thrilled to be hosting a virtual post-event reception, where guests will have the opportunity to schmooze with Jeremy, Roger and other J Street supporters, as well as enjoy refreshments provided by J Street Philadelphia for the occasion.
Roger Cohen has worked for The New York Times for 25 years as a foreign correspondent, foreign editor and now columnist. Prior to that, he worked for The Wall Street Journal and Reuters. He has taught at Harvard and Princeton, and his work has been recognized with several awards, including a Lifetime Achievement Award from Britain’s Next Century Foundation and a prize from the Overseas Press Club of New York. Raised in South Africa and England, a graduate of Balliol College, Oxford, he is a naturalized American.
As the founder and President of J Street, Jeremy Ben-Ami brings both deep experience in American politics and government and a passionate commitment to the state of Israel to the role. Ben-Ami’s family connection to Israel goes back 130 years to the first aliyah when his great-grandparents were among the first settlers in Petah Tikva. His grandparents were one of the founding families of Tel Aviv, and his father was an activist and leader in the Irgun, working for Israel’s independence and on the rescue of European Jews before and during World War II.
NOTE: Contributions to J Street Philadelphia’s Annual Reception are tax deductible, except for $50 per attendee for the value of goods and services received.