Contributor Archives: Kenneth Bob, National President

About Kenneth Bob, National President

Kenneth Bob is the National President of Ameinu. He is a member of the Jewish Agency for Israel Board of Governors,  the treasurer of Board of Directors of J Street and a board member of the Forward Association. Ken is a past chair of the Habonim Dror Foundation, the national alumni association of the Labor Zionist youth movement, providing financial support for their educational programming throughout North America. In his professional life, Ken is an experienced entrepreneur and currently provides management consulting for small and merging companies.

What do the Israeli Elections Mean? Answers from Kenneth Bob

Ameinu President Kenneth Bob answers some common questions raised in the wake of the recent Israeli elections How should one interpret the election results? The common reporting by the Israel press about a narrowing right and center-left split of 61-59 …

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YEDID Empowers Ethiopian Immigrants with Social Business Venture

Ameinu members and supporters know that we work closely with a select group of Israeli grassroots activist organizations to support their efforts to create a more just Israeli society. I recently had the opportunity to meet with Sari Revkin, the …

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Ameinu to President Obama: Help Save Two State Solution

Media Advisory: For Immediate Release New York, NY, December 5, 2012 CONTACT: Hiam Simon 212 366-1194 hiam@ameinu.net   www.ameinu.net December 5, 2012 President Barak Obama 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW Washington, DC 20500 Dear Mr. President, On behalf of Ameinu, the leading progressive …

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Israeli Elections on the Horizon; Can Anyone Challenge Bibi?

Israeli election fever is running high this week as the Knesset, led by Prime Minister Netanyahu, set new elections for January 22, 2013. Others have written at great length why Bibi decided to call for new elections almost a year …

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Kicking the Israeli-Palestinian Ball Down the Field

I am sure by now you all have watched or at least heard about the “Secret Romney tape” in which he described the 47% of Americans who will never vote for him. There was another part of that tape that …

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Why Progressive Nationalism Is Still So Relevant: Liberal Zionists Speak Out

This article first appeared in The Huffington Post. Introduced to Jewish political discourse via a Zionist youth movement many years ago, my world view and personal identification are still defined by progressive Zionism. Since the establishment of modern Zionism, the self-determination …

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Israeli Representative Walks Out In Protest, Leaving Friends Behind

By Kenneth Bob, National President I was disturbed and, frankly surprised, to read in the New York Jewish Week that an Israeli government representative walked out of the Jewish Labor Committee (JLC) dinner last week as a result of criticism of Israeli …

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Progressive Zionist Engagement with Israel

This article originally appeared in Contact: The Journal of the Steinhardt Foundation for Jewish Life, Autumn, 2011. David Ben Gurion, who later became the founding Prime Minister of Israel, was the leader of the Labor Zionist movement that led the …

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Occupy Wall Street – Commentary Magazine Still Doesn’t “Get” Young Jews: An Update from Kenneth Bob

  “It’s déjà vu all over again,” Yogi Berra’s overused aphorism, fits this moment perfectly. Mid-week before Yom Kippur, Daniel Seiradski, a new media activist, asked on Facebook  whether people would attend a Kol Nidre service at the site of the Occupy …

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Exposing Young Jews to Israeli Social Activists; an Update from Kenneth Bob

When the Ameinu Board of Directors developed our new strategic plan two years ago, we outlined several areas of central importance. Among them was to develop meaningful, personal connections for American Jews with Israel, while another was our commitment to …

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