Gil Hoffman
Gil Hoffman

Gil Hoffman, chief political correspondent and analyst with The Jerusalem Post, will serve as the keynote speaker at “American and Israeli Jews – A Growing Divide?” hosted by Jewish Community Relations Council/AJC (JCRC/AJC). Taking place at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 14, at Temple Emanu-El (14450 W. 10 Mile Road, Oak Park), the event is co-sponsored by The Well.

Recently, numerous media outlets, community leaders and national organizations, including AJC, have reported a growing fracture between American and Israeli Jews due to geographical distance, approaches to the peace process, religious identification and other issues. During his remarks, Hoffman will discuss this potential gap and address the possible reasons for it.

A question-and-answer session will follow Hoffman’s presentation. The evening concludes with a dessert reception — dietary laws observed.

Well-connected to Israeli and Palestinian leaders, Hoffman has interviewed every major figure across the Israeli political spectrum. The Chicago native has been interviewed by top media on six continents and is a regular analyst on CNN, Al-Jazeera and other news outlets. Called “the most optimistic man in Israel” by Israel Television, he provides a behind the scenes look at the intrigue and humor in the Israeli political arena.

The event is free, but advance registration is appreciated at For more information, contact Lauren Herrin at (248) 642-2641 or