Learning Together: An Interfaith Approach to the War in Gaza
Join the Evanston Interfaith Clergy for a thought-provoking two-part lecture series on the
history of Israel/Palestine, presented by Jewish scholar Dr. David N. Myers and Arab scholar Dr. Hussein Ibish.
Cost is $5.00 (plus $2.18 in fees) with Promo Code INTERFAITH. Registration Required: bit.ly/LearningTogetherEvanston .
Part I: “From the Origins of Zionism to the Fateful Year of 1948”
Saturday, February 17, from 2:00 – 4:30 pm at Second Baptist Church
Part II: “From Independence/Nakba to October 7 and its Aftermath”
Sunday, February 18, from 2:00 – 4:30 pm at Faith Temple Church of God in Christ
The lectures will provide a multi-lens perspective, offering insights into how Israelis and
Palestinians see themselves and each other. An open forum for questions and discussion will
follow each session.
This event aims to foster understanding and facilitate constructive dialogue on a complex and
serious topic. We invite you to engage in this opportunity for learning and reflection.
Tickets Available on Eventbrite for $5.00 (plus ($2.18 in fees) with code INTERFAITH. Regular price $20 (plus fees of about $3)
Tickets at the door are $25 (with no fees)
Registration Required: bit.ly/LearningTogetherEvanston or
Dr. Hussein Ibish is a senior resident scholar at the Arab Gulf States Institute in
Washington, a weekly columnist for The National (UAE) and a regular contributor to
The Atlantic. He previously served as a senior fellow at the American Task Force on
Palestine, executive director of the Foundation for Arab-American Leadership, and
communications director for the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee. He has
a PhD in comparative literature from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
Dr. David N. Myers is Distinguished Professor of History and holds the Sady and
Ludwig Kahn Chair in Jewish History at UCLA, where he serves as the director of the
UCLA Luskin Center for History and Policy. He also directs the UCLA Initiative to Study
Hate. He is the author or editor of many books in the field of Jewish history, including,
with Nomi Stolzenberg, American Shtetl: The Making of Kiryas Joel, a Hasidic Village in
Upstate New York (Princeton, 2022), which was awarded the 2022 National Jewish Book
Award in American Jewish studies. From 2018-2023, he served as president of the New