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HERZL: UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL In Pursuit of the Zionist Vision A traveling exhibition celebrating the visionary of the Jewish State on the 100 th anniversary.

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1 HERZL: UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL In Pursuit of the Zionist Vision A traveling exhibition celebrating the visionary of the Jewish State on the 100 th anniversary of his passing

2 Herzl: Up Close and Personal I truly believe that even after we possess our land, Zionism will not cease to be an ideal. For Zionism includes not only the yearning for a plot of promised land legally acquired for our weary people, but also the yearning for ethical and spiritual fulfillment. from Theodor Herzl’s diary

3 Herzl: Up Close and Personal 100 years after Herzl’s passing, it is up to a new generation to embrace Herzl’s legacy and make it its own. The exhibit is not just about Herzl – it is about how contemporary Jews can think about, define and shape their own personal relationship to Israel and the Jewish people Individuals visiting the exhibit, reading the materials, and considering the questions posed can become engaged in this process. Their experience can even be enhanced if they are prepared for it by community leaders and educators.

4 Herzl: Up Close and Personal Excellent for : Display in schools, synagogues, community centers, and cultural halls Exhibition at special events, community celebrations, public ceremonies, museums, libraries and city halls Presentation at seminars, retreats, conferences and in- service training programs

5 Herzl: Up Close and Personal The Exhibition is organized in 5 thematic gateways, as described below : –Growing Up Herzl –Transition and Transformation –Blueprints for Utopia –Willing Dreams into Being –Reality Check

6 Herzl: Up Close and Personal GROWING UP HERZL The social milieu of Theodor Herzl’s formative years The relationship of the Jewish community to its host society Factors impacting on identity formation

7 Herzl: Up Close and Personal Transitions and Transformations Herzl’s encounter with anti-Semitism and his analysis of the Jewish condition The germination of the Zionist idea Anti-Semitism as a contemporary phenomenon

8 Herzl: Up Close and Personal Blueprints for Utopia The publication of The Jewish State Reaction of the Jewish world to the Zionist idea The transformational power of Israel and Zionism today

9 Herzl: Up Close and Personal Willing Dreams Into Being The creation of an organizational infrastructure for the Zionist movement Herzl as an indefatigable diplomat From thought to action in the Jewish world today

10 Herzl: Up Close and Personal Reality Check Herzl’s sacrifice for the Zionist cause Herzl’s vision of the Jewish State The challenge of fashioning Israel as an exemplary society

11 Herzl: Up Close and Personal in pursuit of the Zionist vision Herzl: Up Close and Personal is available for rent or purchase. It includes: 28 easily assembled panels with archival visuals and thought- provoking text; visitors guide and educational materials; It requires: linear feet or 200 to 250 square feet of space

12 Herzl: Up Close and Personal For more information contact: American Zionist Movement Or visit our website to download an order form.www.azm.org

13 Herzl: Up Close and Personal in pursuit of the Zionist vision A Traveling Exhibition celebrating the visionary of the Jewish State Produced by: WZO – DEPARTMENT FOR ZIONIST ACTIVITIES in conjunction with Melitz: The Center for Jewish Zionist Education with the support of the Keren Kayemeth L’Israel presented in the United States by the: AMERICAN ZIONIST MOVEMENT


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