Dec
5
7:00 PM19:00

the OQ Colloquenda Series

Come hear a lecture on the Yom Kippur War presented by Nachliel Selavan, born and bred in Jerusalem. The Yom Kippur War is a watershed event in regard to the relationship between Israel's Military and the Press. How did the army not see the pending threats? How were they so unprepared, when all the red lights should have been on? 

Much ink has been spilled on studying this epic, multilayered and systematic failure. An official national commission of inquiry was launched to identify this failure, and its results are famously called "The Concept" - a set of assumptions, which lulled the intelligence and the military into false security. And yet, most of these studies have dealt with the mechanical aspect of the failure: The military and intelligence aspects. None have seriously dealt with the cultural backdrop, which enables the concept to take hold.

Nachliel has developed an original approach to making history come alive in musuems, and ran 20 programs at the Met this past summer, with an upcoming program at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts. He is currently earning his MA in education at the Melton Center and Hebrew University.

Coffee & Refreshments for all who attend. 

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Nov
14
7:00 PM19:00

the OQ Colloquenda Series

Raíces Cultural Center's EcoCulture Program presents a discussion on sustainable solutions to disaster relief. During natural and ecological disasters, well-meaning relief efforts can often compound environmental and ecological issues in a community. Learn about on-the-ground sustainable grassroots recovery and rebuilding efforts and discuss how you can contribute to disaster relief aid in a sustainable way to have a longer lasting and less harmful impact over time. Donations will be collected to help provide solar lights, water filters and seeds to grassroots rebuilding efforts in Puerto Rico.

Free Coffee & Refershments to all who attend. 

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