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CisternYard: Jewish Student Union commemorates Avi Schaefer

To some Americans, the Israeli Palestinian conflict is just an occasional headline in the news. But to Avi Schaefer, a Jewish Santa Barbara native, it was much more than that. On Feb. 8, the Jewish Student Union (JSU) hosted a commemorative ceremony in honor of Shaefer’s life and legacy, as well as the creation of the Avi Shaefer Fund. It was held at 5 p.m. in Randolph Hall and a traditional Shabbat dinner followed.

(by Ashley Sprouse)

This Sunday–Symposium Live Stream

Join us for live coverage of the Jerusalem Symposium this Sunday, February 17 9 a.m.-11 a.m. ET. Click here to join the live stream. The keynote address “What is the Continuation of the Zionist Revolution?” by A.B. Yehoshua (novelist and thinker) and the opening panel will be live-streaming thanks to the support of Stand With Us in Israel. Follow the full day’s conversation via Twitter at#ASFSymposium. (We invite you to Tweet your questions to us throughout the day.)

ASF Symposium Live Stream

On February 17, 300 young adults will take part in the third annual ASF Jerusalem Symposium: “The Meaning & Purpose of Israel as a Jewish State.” Influential thought-leaders in Israeli society, representing diverse ideological, political and religious backgrounds, will help to shed light upon some of the most pressing challenges facing Israeli society today. The Symposium will provide an open environment for participants to grapple with these challenges through the lens of Israel’s Jewish identity.