As part of an ongoing effort to create safe spaces to talk and learn about Israel, the Weintraub Israel Center, a joint project between the Tucson JCC and Jewish Federation of Southern Arizona, are leveraging Israeli actress and activist Noa Tishby’s recent book “Israel: A Simple Guide To The Most Misunderstood Country on Earth,” as a launch point for dialogue. First, in July, the center hosted a book discussion, and now on Sunday, October 10, they welcome the author to the J’s campus for a presentation and book signing that can be attended in-person outdoors in the Sculpture Garden (weather-permitting) or online via Zoom.
The community event is open to all, and will provide a critical, first-hand perspective into the history and dynamics of one of the most misunderstood – and most fascinating – countries on Earth. Reading the book in advance is not necessary; there will be a limited number of copies available for purchase on site.
Actress, producer, writer, and activist Noa Tishby was born and raised in Tel Aviv. She served two and a half years in the Israeli army before she landed a starring role on the nation’s highest-rated prime time drama, “Ramat Aviv Gimmel.” She became a household name, appearing in numerous TV shows, films, theater productions, and national fashion campaigns, before moving to Los Angeles, where she sold the Israeli TV show “In Treatment” to HBO, making history as the first Israeli television show to become an American series. A passionate political activist, Tishby founded the nonprofit “Act for Israel,” Israel’s first online advocacy organization and has become widely known as Israel’s unofficial ambassador.
The program is presented by the Weintraub Israel Center, the Tucson J, and the Jewish Federation of Southern Arizona with support from the Alma and Ed Lakin Education Endowment Fund held at the Jewish Community Foundation. Details and registration information for the event can be found at https://tucsonjcc.org/israel/