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COSI (Conversations on Social Issues)

Most Thursdays at noon; Virtually on Zoom (unless otherwise noted)


What is Jewish Antizionism?

Description: This session will begin with a brief timeline of Jewish opposition to zionism from various perspectives and moments in history. Then, we will discuss our stories and experiences as community members who identify as Jewish and anti-zionist.

Guest Facilitators: Bellamy Jacobs and Greta Treistman are faculty librarians at the Seattle Colleges.

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Israelism (2023) is a feature-length documentary: "When two young American Jews raised to unconditionally love Israel witness the brutal way Israel treats Palestinians, their lives take sharp left turns. They join a movement of young American Jews battling the old guard to redefine Judaism’s relationship with Israel, revealing a deepening generational divide over modern Jewish identity."

This is the trailer below, check here for info about screenings and streaming.


Pinkwashing Exposed (2015) is an hour-long documentary on anti-pinkwashing and Palestine solidarity activism in Seattle edited by Amy Mahardy and directed by Dean Spade, featuring queer Jewish activists.


Oy Ir Narishe Tsienistn (Oh You Foolish Zionists) is a folk song in Yiddish written in the 1930s. Partly satire of the Bund, but also encompasses its stance. This version is performed by Daniel Kahn: