Program

Living Our Values, Defending Democracy
December 3-6, 2022 | Washington, DC + Virtual

NOTE: Online registration for the J Street National Conference is currently closed. Those still wishing to register in-person may do so onsite at the Omni Shoreham Hotel (2500 Calvert St, NW Washington DC) from 1:00-7:00pm on Saturday December 3rd. Those wishing to attend virtually should email [email protected].

PROGRAM AT A GLANCE

All times are Eastern Time. All times are best approximations. Opening Night and all Plenaries will be available virtually.

Saturday, December 3

1:00pm

Registration Opens

7:00pm

Opening Night: Living Our Values, Defending Democracy (available virtually)

Sunday, December 4

8:00am

Breakfast

8:30-9:30am

The Volatile Reality on the West Bank (Hybrid)

Ameinu presents: Pro-Israel and Progressive: Making Clear It’s Not “Mission Impossible

East Jerusalem Tour (Hybrid)

Palestinian Economic Development

9:45-11:30am

Plenary: Defending Our Democratic Values (available virtually)

11:45am-1:00pm

The Israeli Peace Camp: Reaching a Wider Audience

Red Lines and Green Lines: Defining Boundaries for Israel Discourse within Our Communities (Clergy Only) (Hybrid)

Addressing Iranian Threats to US Interests and International Norms

The Struggle for LGBT+ Equality in Israel

Rules of Engagement: The Shifting Pro-Israel Landscape in the 2022 Midterm Cycle

1:15-2:30pm

Young Palestinian Leadership (Hybrid)

Progressive Zionism: Leftist Litmus Tests and Liberal Camouflage

Congressional Oversight of US Security Assistance: Transparency, Accountability, and Assistance to Israel

Welcoming the Stranger: Immigration and Asylum in the US and Israel (Hybrid)

Understanding and Combating Islamophobia

From Campus to Congress: The Impact of J Street U Student Advocacy

2:45-4:15pm

Plenary 2: Fighting for Democracy in Israel and Palestine (available virtually)

4:30-5:45pm

Jewish-Arab Political Partnership

Resisting Occupation: Non-Violent Activism on the Ground (Hybrid)

NIF Presents: “Can We Talk About Israel?”

Now What? A Deep Dive into the 2022 Midterm Results (Hybrid)

What is J Street’s Role within the Progressive Movement at Large?

Leveraging the Moment – Growing our Movement in the Wake of the Midterms

6:00-7:30pm

Regional Meetups

Organizing with Joy (Students Only)

7:30-8:30pm

Phone Bank for Georgia

8:00-10:00pm

Film Screenings | “H2” and “Other Voices”

Social Events

Monday, December 5

8:00am

Breakfast

8:30-9:45am

Advocacy Day Trainings

10:00-11:15am

Political Vision for Peace

Wrestling With Our Own Angels: Israel Engagement in the 2020s (Hybrid)

Shrinking Space for Palestinian Civil Society (Hybrid)

Demolitions, Evictions, and Displacement in East Jerusalem and the West Bank

11:30am-12:45pm

Middle East Partnership for Peace Act and the Future of Peacebuilding

Regional Environmental Cooperation

Evangelical Christians and Israel-Palestine: Assessing the Changing Dynamics

Israeli-Arab Normalization, Regional Integration & the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

Fighting Rising Antisemitism – and the Battle to Define It (Hybrid)

1:00-3:15pm

Plenary 3:  US Policy in the Middle East: Reshaping our Diplomatic Approach (available virtually)

3:30-4:45pm

Haaretz presents: A Deep Dive on Israeli Politics (Hybrid)

T’ruah: The Rabbinic Call for Human Rights presents: A Rising Generation: Israel and the Future of Rabbinic Leadership in America

Global Challenges to Democracy – and Fighting Back (Hybrid)

Gaza: Between Shrinking and Solving the Conflict

Making Change in Congress (Students Only)

5:00-6:00pm

Phone Bank for Georgia

7:00-8:30pm

J Street National Gala (separately ticketed event)

8:30-9:30pm

Gala Dessert Reception (separately ticketed event)

Tuesday, December 6

8:30am- 4:00pm

National Advocacy Day on Capitol Hill


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