Schedule At A Glance


Saturday, March 21


4:30 PM | Registration Opens


8:00 PM | Opening Night – A Clear Choice for a Better Future


10:00 PM | Dessert Reception


Sunday, March 22


7:30 AM | Registration Opens


8:30 AM – 9:45 AM | Concurrent Sessions

  • Among Neighbors: A Progressive Approach to Israeli National Security and Foreign Policy
    Presented by New Israel Fund
  • What Happens From Here? A Look at the Israeli Elections
  • Beyond the Green Line: Are Settlements an Obstacle to Peace?
    Presented with Americans for Peace Now
  • Choices for a Better Future: What Should the US Do Next To Advance a Two-State Solution?
  • Beyond the Usual Suspects: Broadening the Israeli Peace Camp
  • Training Workshop: How to Deal With Conflict When Talking About the Conflict

10:00 AM – 11:30 AM | Plenary Session – The Choices Ahead: Views from Israel


11:45 AM – 12:45 PM | Supplementary Sessions

  • Stay Tuned: Israeli Women Up Front
  • Artistic Freedom and Israeli History: A Book Discussion
    Presented with Mosaic Theater Company
  • An Insider’s Look at a Unique Israeli-Palestinian Publication
    Presented by Palestine-Israel Journal
  • J Street U Presents: A Conversation with the Next Generation of Anti-Occupation Activists

1:00 PM – 2:15 PM | Concurrent Sessions

  • Beyond the Green Line: What Can the US and International Community Do About Settlements?
    Presented with Americans for Peace Now
  • Democracy Not Deals: Fighting Israel’s Hidden Corruption
    Presented by New Israel Fund
  • Gaza: The Human and Political Costs of Deprivation and Disunity
  • Choices for a Better Future: Israel at a Crossroads
  • Palestinian Efforts from the Ground Up
  • Training Workshop: Moving Others Through Stories

2:30 PM – 3:45 PM | Concurrent Sessions

  • The Iranian Nuclear Negotiations: The Political Challenges Ahead
  • Canceled Is There a Regional Peace Process on the “Diplomatic Horizon?”
  • CHANGE: Room 201 What Just Happened? A Look at the Israeli Elections
  • Beyond the Green Line: Eroding the Dream — The Cost of the Occupation to Israeli Society
  • The Pro-Israel, Pro-Peace Movement: Looking Back, Looking Forward
  • Training Workshop: Responding to the Toughest Questions

4:00 PM – 5:30 PM | Plenary Session – Does Liberal Zionism Have a Future?


5:45 PM – 8:00 PM | Student Session


5:45 PM – 10:00 PM | Offsite Programming


Monday, March 23


8:00 AM | Registration Opens


9:00 AM – 10:15 AM | Concurrent Sessions

  • The Temple Mount: What’s Going On?
    Presented by Ir Amim
  • Choices for a Better Future: What’s Next for Palestinian Leadership?
  • Beyond the Green Line: Follow the Money — American Philanthropic Dollars and The Future of a Two-State Solution
    Presented by J Street U with Americans for Peace Now
  • J Street, Can We Hold it Together?
  • The Rise of European Anti-Semitism
  • Training Workshop: Our Future Our Choice: Get Engaged In Your Community
  • Text Study: How Do We Understand Jewish Values?
    Part I: Justice ?and Jewish Values in the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

    Presented by Shalom Hartman Institute of North America

10:30 AM – 12:00 PM | Advocacy Day Training


12:15 PM – 1:15 PM | Supplementary Sessions

  • Lives in Common – Arabs and Jews in Jerusalem, Jaffa and Hebron: A Book Discussion
  • People to People: Is It Just Nice or Also Necessary?
  • Youth Activism From One Generation to the Next
  • Disruptive Media: Changing the Conversation in the Israeli-Palestinian Context

1:30 PM – 4:00 PM | Plenary Session – Policy Perspectives: Finding a Way Forward


4:15 PM – 5:30 PM | Concurrent Sessions

  • Tapping Into a Better Future: Water Across Borders
    Presented by EcoPeace Middle East
  • Going Global: Palestine at the UN and ICC
  • Arab Spring, ISIS Fall?
  • Pragmatic Middle Ground or Political Food Fight? Middle East Peacemaking and the 2016 Elections
  • Choices for a Better Future: How Can the American Jewish Community Advocate for Two States?
  • Text Study: How Do We Understand Jewish Values?
    Part II: The Ethics of Self-Preservation
    Presented by Shalom Hartman Institute of North America

6:30 PM | Gala Reception (Ticketed)


7:30 PM | Gala Dinner (Ticketed)


Tuesday, March 24


8:30 AM | Advocacy Day Kickoff


9:00 AM | Appointments with Member Offices on Capitol Hill


12:00 PM – 1:00 PM | J Street Briefing

  • Exploring the Impact of the Recent Israeli Elections on US Foreign Policy





Schedules subject to change