The Los Angeles-based Village Way Network offered a lively and musical program, featuring Uri Dorchin, scholar and visiting UCLA professor, and Nachum Peterseil and members of his band, PLVNK (pronounced PLANK).

Network guest speaker, Uri Dorchin, addressed 25 participants with a lively discussion about the rise of the Hip Hop generation in Israel, and how the genre has played a role politically for young Israelis, both on the left and right of the political spectrum.

Additionally, musician Nachum Peterseil and members of his band PLVNK (pronounced PLANK) gave a live performance.

Lianne Goldsmith, Friends of Yemin Orde’s West Coast Development Director, welcomed guests to The Lodge restaurant in Culver City, CA.

“Thank you all for joining us at the first in our series of programs on emerging issues in Israel. The Network will continue to host exclusive programming in Los Angeles with select speakers and premier cultural events as we seek to build increased awareness of Yemin Orde Youth Village and Village Way Educational Initiatives – groundbreaking programs serving at-risk youth in Israel,” Lianne said.

The Network’s second Los Angeles event will be on November 5, 2019 at UCLA Hillel with speaker Tal Wolfson, Rand Corporation Assistant Policy Researcher and former senior advisor to Israeli Ministry of Finance’s chief economist and senior economist in the Israeli Prime Minister’s Office. His discussion will be: “Poverty and Income Inequality in the Start-up Nation.”

Contact Lianne Goldsmith for more information on participating in Village Way Network events in Los Angeles.

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