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Israel and the World After October 7th: A Conversation with Yael Eckstein

Wednesday, May 15
11:00am Pacific Time | 2:00pm Eastern Time
Event Details
Yael Eckstein provides insights into navigating Israel’s global position after Oct. 7, humanitarian efforts, and Jewish-Christian relations.

Since October 7th, Israelis and Jews worldwide have questioned how the Jewish state will relate to the international community. Yael Eckstein, President and CEO of The International Fellowship of Christians and Jews, one of the world’s leading religious charitable organizations, has a unique perspective on Jewish-Christian relations and Israel’s role in the world. Yael, based in Israel, will be in discussion with AJU President Jeffrey Herbst about the lessons she has learned from helping many thousands of Jews move to Israel, providing humanitarian aid to victims of terror, and building inter-religious understanding.

Cost: Free
Guest: Yael Eckstein
Yael Eckstein is the President and CEO of the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews. Yael has contributed to The Jerusalem Post, The Times of Israel, and is the author of three books. In 2021, she launched her weekly podcast, Nourish Your Biblical Roots, and has been a featured guest on CBN’s The 700 Club with Gordon Robertson. Yael has been featured as the cover story of Nashim [Women] magazine, named “the world’s leading Jewish interfaith activist,” by The Algemeiner, and was in the Jerusalem Post’s list of 50 Most Influential Jews. Yael was educated at Torat Chesed Seminary in Israel, Queens College in New York, and Hebrew University in Jerusalem. She is based in Israel with her husband and their four children.
Host: Dr. Jeffrey Herbst

Dr. Jeffrey Herbst, the fourth president of American Jewish University (AJU), is an advocate for academic innovation. His leadership at AJU includes fostering growth in the Maas Center for Jewish Journeys, expanding the Maven digital platform, and improving the Brandeis-Bardin Campus. Formerly, he served as president and CEO of the Newseum and the Newseum Institute in Washington, DC. Notable achievements include successfully overseeing a half billion-dollar fundraising campaign, implementing a university-wide strategic plan, and enhancing educational programming at Colgate University, where he was president from 2010 to 2015. Dr. Herbst holds a summa cum laude bachelor’s degree from Princeton University, as well as a master’s and doctorate in political science from Yale University. He is the author of the award-winning “States and Power in Africa” and, with several co-authors, the just-published “Making Africa Work.” In addition to many books and articles, he has been published in Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and many other digital and print publications around the world.