Dr. Daniel Gordis, Gala Keynote Speaker

Vancouver Hillel is proud to announce that Dr. Daniel Gordis will present the keynote address at the annual Vancouver Hillel Gala Celebration, on Sunday, November 18, 2012. 

Dr. Daniel Gordis is senior vice-president and the Koret Distinguished Fellow at the Shalem Center in Jerusalem. He is a regular columnist for the Jerusalem Post, and a frequent contributor to the New York Times. He was the founding dean of the Ziegler School of Rabbinic Studies at the University of Judaism, the first rabbinical college on the West Coast of the United States. A recipient of the National Jewish Book Award, Dr. Gordis’s just-released book The Promise of Israel: Why its Seemingly Greatest Weakness is Actually its Greatest Strength, is a provocative rejoined to Israel’s harshest critics.

Professor Alan Dershowitz calls Gordis “one of Israel’s most thoughtful observers.”

Jeffrey Goldberg, of The Atlantic, says “If you asked me, ‘of all the people you know, who cares the most about the physical, moral and spiritual health of Israel?’ I would put the commentator and scholar Daniel Gordis at the top of the list.”

Leonard Fein, Co-founder and editor emeritus of Moment Magazine; Founder of MAZON: A Jewish Response to Hunger, calls Daniel Gordis “perhaps the single most popular speaker on Israel to American Jewish audiences.”

For tickets, please call 604-224-4748. (Students, speak to your program director ASAP to attend.)


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