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Seeing eye: Relish ‘Taste of Israel’ at Jewish center

TASTE OF ISRAEL: The Jewish Community Center of Youngstown, the Inter-Agency Task Force and Shared Paths will hold a virtual lunch and learn, “Tourism in Israel: A Taste of Israel’s Shared Society,” from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday.

While Jewish and Arab citizens of Israel live in close geographic proximity, and more Arab citizens have been integrating into higher education and the advanced workforce, most still have few opportunities to get to know one another. Arab citizens, 20 percent of the population, live predominantly in all-Arab towns and villages and travel to major centers for work and daily life. In recent years, more organizations have worked to create opportunities for Israelis to learn about their Arab neighbors by creating educational encounters as a domestic tourism opportunity.

In this event, participants will learn about the growth of these tours and hear an Arab guide share her story as it relates to her hometown of Ramle and informs her vision for a more shared and cohesive

society.

Join the event at https://jewishyoungstown.zoom.us/j/96134707274 or visit www.jccyoungstown.org.

EVENT CANCELED: The annual National Night Out event held at Wick Avenue Park in Youngstown has been canceled for this year. The event is coordinated by the East Side Crime Watch, whose committee decided it was best to keep everyone safe this year,

MONOPRINT CLASS: The Paul and Yetta Gluck School of Visual Arts at the Jewish Community Center, 505 Gypsy Lane, Youngstown, is offering a monoprint class from 5:30 to 6:45 p.m. July 23. Participants will experiment with a range of printmaking techniques to create a dynamic image. The cost is $20 for members and $26 for nonmembers. Visit www.

jccyoungstown.org to register.

WEDNESDAY

∫ It Works: How and Why — 7:30 p.m., Shrine of Our Lady, 517 S. Belle Vista Ave., Youngstown.

∫ TOPS 1429 — weigh-in 9 a.m., meeting 9:30 a.m., First Presbyterian Church, Hubbard.

∫ Willingness Group — 10:30 a.m., Salvation Army, 1501 Glenwood Ave., Youngstown.

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