ICSB Presents:

The Second Annual


Sunday November 18, 2007
10:00 am – 4:00 pm
At Santa Barbara Hillel | 781 Embarcadero Del Mar | Isla Vista (Goleta), CA

Join the community for a day of listening, learning, schmoozing and good eats…
Gain a better understanding of the current crisis in Israel:
the conflicts, complexities and the impact on all of us

Featuring Special Guest Speakers:


“The Challenging Triangle: Americans, Israelis and Arabs”

Internationally respected Professor of Political Science at UCLA and Director of Middle East Regional Security Programs for the Burkle Center for International Relations. Published author, lecturer and award winning authority on the Middle East, Professor Spiegel is an authority on the role of U.S. policy in shaping the Middle East conflict.


Award-winning documentarian with Frontline, CNN, 60 Minutes and other national news programs, whose work frequently explores the subject of terrorism in Israel. At the Teach-In Mr. Lewis will screen excerpts from his undercover profile of Hezbollah, “Party of God”, sharing his experiences and insights into the Islamist terror organization. Mr. Lewis is also co-founder of Comedy for Peace, an organization whose motto is “If we can laugh together, we can live together”.


  • Ricki Rosen – 12:00 and 2:40 PM (breakout sessions)

Jerusalem-based photographer and author of Transformations: from Ethiopia to Israel, about the rescue of Ethiopian Jews in the Operation Solomon airlift. Ms. Rosen has worked as a photojournalist for over twenty years, beginning in New York and the last sixteen years in Israel. She was a contract photographer for Time Magazine in Israel and her photographs have been published in all the major international publications, including Newsweek, People, the New York Times Magazine, Figaro, etc.

PLUS…Numerous Break-out sessions on Israel’s past, present and future including:


12:00 PM

  • Israel’s Project Solomon Airlift
Special guest speaker Ricki Rosen
  • The History of Israel, Pre-1948
UCSB Lecturer Steve Wiener 
  • Historic Anti-Semitism and Anti-Israel Sentiment Today
CBB Dir. of Education Bryan Conyer
Deciding When and how to Stand Up for Israel Ami Cohen and Peter Melnick, ICSB
  • The Importance of the America-Israel Alliance
American Students for Israel, UCSB chapter


2:40 PM:

  •  Israel’s Project Solomon Airlift
Special guest speaker Ricki Rosen
  •  Terrorism within Israel’s Borders
Special guest speaker David Lewis
  • The History of Israel, Post 1948
UCSB Lecturer Steve Wiener
  •  Zionism in a Post-Zionist Age
SB Hillel Director Rabbi Allison Conyer
  •  Contemporary Israeli Culture and Politics
UCSB Professor Tuli Glasman
  • Ask the Rabbis panel
Santa Barbara Rabbis


Morning Nosh @ 10AM and Lunch @ 1 PM provided by the Israel Committee of Santa Barbara

 Meet the Speakers – Reception  4 – 5 PM – Wine, Cheese and Music 

Live Oriental Jewish music by Flor de Kanela

Ricki Rosen will be available to sign copies of her book (on sale at the event)

Brought to you by The Israel Committee of Santa Barbara
In conjunction with Santa Barbara Hillel; ADL; Community Shul of Montecito and Santa Barbara; Congregation B’nai B’rith; and Jewish Federation of Greater Santa Barbara.


Arrangements for Steven Spiegel made through the B’nai Brith Lecture Bureau.