FAIRFIELD — Come learn about Israel’s past, present and its future in a unique lecture series spearheaded by local Rabbi Chaim Zaklos.
The Chabad of Solano County, in conjunction with the nonprofit Israel advocacy group, StandWithUs, will offer the series designed to enlighten the public about the United States’ ally in the Middle East. Beginning Jan. 29, the series is titled, “Israel – Separating Fact from Fiction,” which organizers describe as five lectures in five weeks on the only true democracy in the Middle East.
In the midst of negative publicity and “misinformation,” Zaklos said he set up the series to “sift through the truths and facts.”
“We need to get together and talk about it,” he said. “I found going across all types of people, regardless if (they’re) from a Jewish community or not, I find they’re misinformed about the situation (with Israel’s neighbors in the Middle East).”
The lecture series does not stem from the recent issues between the Palestinians and the state of Israel, Zaklos said.
Rather, as a whole, the series is designed to combat the “lack of knowledge about the history, about the culture (of Israel),” said Gail Rubin, the Sacramento/Davis coordinator of StandWithUs.
“An educational series like this is immensely important because there is a disinformation campaign in the mainstream media about Israel from all regards . . . What is Israel? What does it represent,” she said.
The lecture line up:
Each lecture will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. on consecutive Tuesdays at the Missouri Street Theatre, 1125 Missouri St., in Fairfield.
For cost and further information, contact the theatre at 422-1598 or go to http://missouristreettheatre.com. Also, the Chabad of Solano County can be reached at 592-5300 or go to www.jewishsolano.com/israelcourse.
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Israel – Separating Fact from Fiction
- 7-9 p.m. Jan. 29, Feb. 5, Feb. 12, Feb. 19, Feb. 26
- Missouri Street Theatre, 1125 Missouri St., Fairfield
- 422-1598 or http://missouristreettheatre.com; 592-5300 or go to www.jewishsolano.com/israelcourse