Stand For Israel - 2012 classes


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Join us this fall as we launch our new series of classes entitled, Stand for Israel. They are designed to educate and inform both Christians and Jews about Israel, Jewish-Christian relations, Anti-Semitism, and the Holocaust.

The classes are respectfully designed for both Christians and Jews. They are hosted by Living Word Christian Center and cosponsored by: 

  • Jerusalem Online University

  • Jewish-Christian Library and Center

  • Jewish Community Relations Council of Minnesota & the Dakotas

  • Minnesotans Against Terrorism

Please join me this Tuesday evening as I teach a class about the legitimacy of the state of Israel. The class includes the movie “Creation of a State” followed by discussion and Q&A. Understand the legitimacy of the State of Israel by examining the events that led to the establishment of the State and the 1948 War of Independence. Address claims against the formation of Israel’s current borders by exploring the facts surrounding the 1967 ‘Six Day War’ and the resulting Arab Khartoum agreement.

It is the second of twelve classes (each meeting is a stand-alone class, you are welcome and invited to attend any or all in the series).

This Tuesday’s class is from the curriculum of Step Up for Israel, a national, grassroots Israel education campaign designed to create broad awareness of the growing movement to delegitimize Israel and to motivate the community to step up on Israel’s behalf.

The multimedia portion of the meeting includes courses that are taught by a group of prestigious educators and speakers, Princeton professor Bernard Lewis, former UN Ambassador Dore Gold, Professor Alan Dershowitz, Sir Martin Gilbert, Malcolm Hoenlein, Carolina Glick, and Dr. Daniel Pipes, just to name a few.

What: Stand for Israel - Is Israel a legitimate state? Some say no. I say yes. "Creation of a State" movie and discussion. 

When: 7:00 p.m., this Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Where: Living Word’s Small Groups Room 2 ("SG2")
9201 75th Avenue N.
Brooklyn Park, MN

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RSVP is NOT required; No cost

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Additional Information about the Stand For Israel Classes Series

Join us this fall at our Stand for Israel classes as we introduce a variety of new and updated topics to communicate, teach, and share. The meetings are designed to educate and inform both Christians and Jews about Israel, Jewish-Christian relations, Anti-Semitism, and the Holocaust.

We have many exciting things planned for each of these twelve classes, including many fascinating topics and guest speakers. We will concentrate on connecting the dots between the historical materials and the unfolding current events that need historical and biblical context to be understood. Our aim is to help attendees become familiar and comfortable with the reality of the situation in the Middle East and to be prepared to discuss it in the public square.

We hope you’ll be able to attend all of the classes, but each one stands alone, so you’re invited to attend any or all in the series. (Childcare is not available.) 


  • Pastor Tim Burt, MN State Director for Christians United for Israel (CUFI)

  • JoAnn Magnuson, a leading authority and lecturer in Israel and Jewish/Christian relations and Executive Director of the Jewish-Christian Library & Center

  • Ilan Sharon, an Israeli, a Jewish Liaison Director for CUFI Region 8, and Executive Director of Minnesotans Against Terrorism

Location: Church (room SG2)

Time: 7-8:30 p.m., Tuesdays, starting September 4th*

* Important information about specific dates:

  • October 9 meeting will actually be on October 8 — special class at a synagogue, “Simchat Torah” & “Rejoicing the Torah”
  • September 18 & 25, Nov 6—no classes
  • December 11—last class (optional make-up class, December 18)

Class Topics & Speakers: 

Many of the classes will include guest speakers, either live or video presentation. 

  • Update from the 2012 CUFI Washington Summit, with Pastor Tim Burt
  • Israel and the Bible, with Ilan Sharon and JoAnn Magnuson

  • The History of Anti-Semitism: Biblical and Post-Biblical Factors, with JoAnn Magnuson

  • The Holocaust, Victims, Resistors, and Survivors with a Holocaust survivor, hosted by JoAnn Magnuson

  • Israel: Creation of a State, with Ilan Sharon

  • Israel Inside: How a Small Nation Makes a Big Difference, with Ilan Sharon

  • Special visit at a local synagogue during the Feast of Tabernacles, with Ilan Sharon and JoAnn Magnuson
  • The Edge of History: A Look Into a Jewish Perspective, with Ilan Sharon

  • Israel in the Media and Israel Shared Values, with Ilan Sharon
  • Speak Up For Israel: Communicating for Israel, with Ilan Sharon

  • Special Salon meeting with multiple guests and Israeli music/art, with JoAnn Magnuson and Ilan Sharon

Past classes:

  • 9/4 - The problem of growing anti-Israel sentiment in America, with Ilan Sharon

If you have questions, please contact Charlie Houle at 763-315-7063 or